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2022 Lillie Knox Award Winners

2022 WBCS Lillie Knox Winners from WBCSouthwest on Vimeo. Therapeutic Focus Tell us about Therapeutic Focus Therapeutic Focus (TF) is my heart: a passionate, outpatient pediatric therapy clinic located in West Memphis, Arkansas. TF provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy services to predominantly impoverished children with disabilities while focusing on improving their overall functional performance in the areas of fine and gross motor skills and speech. How has WBE certification benefited your business? As a result of acquiring the WBE certification, I have been afforded the

Power of Partnering Roundup 11-08-2022

Helping Women-Owned Businesses Thrive in Big Retail What: WBENC has teamed up with Target Corporation, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Macy’s, Inc., The Home Depot to demystify the process with Women Owned in Retail, a program designed to help women-owned businesses with consumer goods scale and thrive in the retail space. When: November 9 I December 1st - Register Here Where: Learn More & Register Here Rotary Minority Business Awards What: Join three wonderful Fort Worth organizations with delicious drinks and food while getting more information about the Rotary Minority Business Awards. When

Power of Partnering Roundup 11-02-2022

HEB Opportunity Exchange Expo What: The theme for 2022 Opportunity Exchange and Expo is Growing in Community: Driven by Ownership with a focus on I.D.E.A.: Innovation/Invest, Develop/Discovery, Education, and Acceleration. The virtual exchange is structured into two parts, the general session, and second session where you will hear from current HEB suppliers and community partners. When: November 3 Where: Online - Learn more and register here. Austin Startup Week What: Austin Startup Week is a celebration and showcase of everything entrepreneurial in Austin. Each year, we bring entrepreneurs

Harvesting Partnerships Roundtable Topics

Have you been struggling to come up with creative ideas to engage and reward your employees? Want to know what other companies are doing to fight this war on talent? During this round table, Daris Frencha will share with you 11 of the most creative, budget-friendly and easy-to-implement employee benefit and perks that will help you attract and retain top talent. These are ideas that she has collected over the past few years from other small business owners. These ideas are proven to work! Visit The Benefit Boutique at https://thebenefitboutique.com Daris Frencha is CEO and President of The

What to Expect at Harvesting Partnerships 2022!

Harvesting Partnerships is a half-day conference focused on top-tier educational programming. It features a networking reception, WBCS Year in Review session, Women’s Business Enterprise led roundtable discussions on business themes (such as marketing, human resources, etc.), keynote luncheon, and the Lillie Knox Investment Award presentation. Registration Deadline is Friday, November 4th! Agenda 8:30 - 9:00 | Check In and Networking 9:00 – 9:30 | WBCS Year in Review Session 9:30 – 9:45 | Networking 9:45 – 11:25 | WBE Led Roundtable Discussions 11:25 – 12:00 | Networking 12:00 - 1:30 | Keynote

Power of Partnering Roundup 10-18-2022

The AmeriHealth Caritas Supplier Diversity What: The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies is committed to working with a diverse group of suppliers that reflect the diversity of our members. Attend this webinar to learn how to pursue contract opportunities with the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. Featuring a live Q&A, get answers to supplier questions and learn how to maximize supplier contract opportunities with the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. When: October 18 I 12 pm Where: Online - Register Here McCarthy Construction Inclusion Week - Supplier Diversity Day What: An

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are sharing advice from some of our women business owners who strive to lead the way for other Hispanic business owners. Grace Hastings | Supplier Diversity Manager | Oncor Who is a modern day Latina you admire that is making history? Julie Chavez Rodriquez – granddaughter of Cesar Chavez My father, his parents, his brothers and sisters were migrant farmers that came to the United States from Mexico to build a better life. They all became legal citizens and productive members of their communities as professors, farmers and entrepreneurs. My father

Meet Our New Team Member!

Hello Everyone, my name is Lucy Castillo! I have recently joined the Women’s Business Council - Southwest as the Certification Manager! Every day I get the chance to work with, and support the hardworking WBEs throughout their certification process. About me, I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas! Over the last several years I have helped support the work of an immigration law firm here in Texas. In the community, I am a member of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and in my spare time I am the co-chair of the fundraising committee for the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

Power of Partnering Roundup 10-4-2022

UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center What: The UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides various types of training including virtual technical, and specialized training through our staff and local, city, county, state, federal, and department of defense resource partners for all different learning levels, Beginner-Immediate and Advanced on various government contracting subjects. When: October 4th Where: Online - Learn More and Register Here Luna Awards held by Regional Hispanic Contractors Association What: Celebrate women, women-owned businesses, individuals

Power of Partnering Roundup 9-27-2022

Austin Commercial M/WBE Lunch and Learn What: Join Austin Commercial for lunch to learn about subcontracting and vendor opportunities in the Sherman, Texas area with specific focus on the Texas Instruments Sherman campus. When: September 27 I 11 am Where: Sherman Municipal Ballroom - Register here WBENC Women & Pride in Partnership What: Women & Pride is an outreach and development program designed to support and strengthen the community of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and corporate professionals within the WBENC network and beyond. When: September 29 I 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET Where: Online - Register here