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How a Lillie Knox Investment Award transformed Firemans Paving Contractors

Firemans Paving Contractors is woman-owned and operated by a FireFighter Wife, Renee Gilmore. From new paving construction to repairs, replacement and maintenance of existing surfaces, Firemans Paving Contractors is a full-service company located in Fort Worth, Texas, and serving the DFW metroplex. Renee and her team received their WBENC certification in 2016, and have been involved in our community ever since. Like so many in our community, their team saw the ups and downs of life in a pandemic. Not letting this slow them down, Firemans Paving Contractors continued to strategize new ways to

How to Make Your Lillie Knox Application Stand Out 2022

Each year the Women’s Business Council – Southwest gives away cash awards of up to $20,000 via the Lillie Knox Investment Awards to support the business growth of WBEs within our region. Read below for some tips on how to make your application is complete and stands out this year:

Top Three Reasons to Attend Austin Insights - July 14th

Austin Insights is back in person on July 14th and better than ever! If you are a women-owned business in the Austin area, this event is for you and here are three reasons why you should attend. 1. Learn Strategies for Scaling Your Business - Have you hit a plateau in your business or are curious of where to grow next? Consider doing business with corporations and refining your company’s infrastructure. Join us to gain insights into supplier diversity, the obstacles you’re facing in achieving progress, and the four breakthroughs to growth. You’ll walk away knowing how to prepare to do business

Announcing WBENCPitch

The Women's Business Council - Southwest is proud to bring you WBENCPitch presented by FedEx and PepsiCo. This August, we will host a regional pitch round that will serve as a pre-qualifier to the National WBENCPitch Semi-Finals. The top three pitches from the WBCS Pitch Competition will advance to the following rounds: National Semi-Finals: Week of October 24th | Top 3 Pitches from each RPO | Virtual Format Live on Zoom National Finals: Week of November 14th | Live Format In-Person at the WBENC Invitation-Only November Event The application for the WBCS Pitch will be open August 1st - 15th