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Women’s Business Council – Southwest Announces New President & CEO

IRVING, TEXAS (August 30, 2021)—The Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS), after an extensive search, has announced that Bliss Coulter will become the new president & CEO. Prior to joining WBCS, she was the Chief Executive Officer for The Ladder Alliance, a non-profit that empowers women and gives them the tools to be self-sufficient and successful. During her time at The Ladder Alliance, Coulter doubled the amount of operating cash, tripled the operating reserve, transformed the annual golf event, increasing new attendees by 80%, decreased expenses by 10%, as well as received the “Best

Women of Color Mentor Programs Fall 2021

We are excited to launch two Women of Color Mentor Programs this fall! The first is our 4th cohort for the Women of Color Mentor Program, targeted to women business owners looking to get WBE certified. Participants will be matched with a mentor (a WBE or Corporate WBCS member) for a three-month time period in which they will meet once per month and discuss the benefits of certification and any questions about the application.

Curious About Going Back to the Office?

Last month we hosted our 7th Women Owned Wednesday (WOW) of the year featuring PDR, a design and architecture firm based in Austin, with satellite locations all around Texas. Hear their thoughts on the future of the office...

2020 Lillie Knox Investment Award Winner - Mutts

Every year, The Women’s Business Council – Southwest awards the Lillie Knox Investment Award, a cash prize of up to $20,000, exclusively available to WBCS Women's Business Enterprises, to help further business growth. We interviewed the 2020 award winners about how the Lillie Knox investment award has benefitted their business and helped them thrive.