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Meet Our New Team Member!

Hello Everyone, my name is Kayla! I am so excited to be joining this amazing team as the new Marketing Communications Specialist here at the Women’s Business Council - Southwest! Already I have gotten to meet so many passionate WBEs, and I can not wait for the opportunity to get to know even more of you. A bit about me, I was born and raised in a little place you might have heard of already, called Fort Worth, TX! I have a degree in political science from Abilene Christian University, and a background in marketing and public administration - I spent the last several years in public relations

What to Expect at Connections to Contracts - Austin

Overview Connections to Contracts is a procurement-focused event connecting women-owned businesses with corporations and each other. It features a networking breakfast, corporate roundtable procurement discussions, and a panel discussion on resources available to small businesses. All are welcome to attend. The goal of this event is to provide access to business opportunities between our members that eventually lead to contracts, therefore helping women-owned businesses achieve parity. If you have any questions, feel free to contact WBCS Senior Director of Programs, Elizabeth Garner . Click
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Power of Partnering Event Roundup 8-17-2022

WBENC Women of Color Program “Conversations that Count” What: During the Self Care Matters workshop , participants will receive the 5 Keys to Self-Care and how to implement a self-care plan. Are you looking to improve your work life balance and learn how to overcome imposter syndrome; this workshop is designed for you! By the end of the workshop, attendees will learn to create and implement a self-care plan that works and get results. When: August 19th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Where: Virtual - Register Here Build Fort Worth Expo What: The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) and the

Dallas ISD Bond Vendor Opportunities

There are many upcoming opportunities for WBEs to work with Dallas ISD through the recent 2020 Bond. Learn more about the Construction Offices and Bond Office here and view the calendar of upcoming bids here .

WBCS Call for Leadership Nominations

WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL – SOUTHWEST CALL FOR LEADERSHIP NOMINATIONS Deadline for nominations for either opportunity is 5:00pm CST on Thursday, August 11, 2022 The Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for two separate leadership opportunities - service on the Board of Directors for 2023 and appointment to the WBENC National Women's Enterprise Forum for 2023. You may nominate for one or both opportunities. Board of Directors Position Description & Terms The Board of Directors is comprised of Corporate and WBE members of the WBCS. As the governing body of the

WBENCPitch Frequently Asked Questions

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 is now live, and will be open

How a Lillie Knox Investment Award helped redesign customer experience for A La Carte Catering & Cakes, Inc.

Sisters Valerie and Michelle became business partners when they decided to purchase A La Carte Catering and Cakes in 2008. Their vision was to infuse their passion for food, family, and service into the well-established catering company they took over. With hard work and dedication, Valerie and Michelle have continued to grow the business year after year. Throughout the years, their family-owned business has served various clients in different industries and sizes – ranging from small gatherings or small meetings to events with hundreds of people. Needing to find a way to amp up their online

How a Lillie Knox Investment Award helped Star Wellness better serve their clients

Star Wellness is an industry leading certified WBE with over 15 years of experience in providing onsite biometric screenings, vaccinations, & vascular ultrasounds to employees for the early detection and prevention of disease. They provide turn-key solutions for onsite any employee wellness screening needs. With the increase in demand for the COVID-19 Vaccination, their team needed a way to update their scheduling system to meet the need. Read more below about how winning a Lillie Knox Investment Award has helped their business be more efficient when it comes to serving their clients. 1. What

How a Lillie Knox Investment Award streamlined Gifting with Sol

Anne Mitchell, a 4th generation El Paso, Texan, launched a private label line of salsas representing El Paso that later blossomed into a retail souvenir store. During the pandemic, companies were looking for ways to better connect with their employees and customers. Leading Anne to launch Gifting with Sol. Shipping a “whole lotta party” to front doors across the nation. Since expanding her services, Anne and her team found a need to merge their business processes in order to make room to better serve their customers. It was then that she applied and won a 2021 Lillie Knox Investment Award

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