Upcoming Events

Opening a Path for Others: Women as Advocates, Mentors and Sponsors

Irving, Texas

Your favorite exclusive WBE to WBE networking event is back! We will have special guests from our regional WBENC Women's Enterprise Forum.

Dallas, TX

The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions’ align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business o

Las Vegas, NV

Dallas Events

Parade of Stars Awards Gala

The Parade of Stars Awards Gala is an illuminating semiformal evening event honoring Women’s Business Enterprises and Sustaining (Corporate) Members who go above and beyond to ensure the successes of women-owned businesses. The event features a cocktail reception, dinner, awards ceremony and after party. 

Power to Potential

Power to Potential is a half-day business forum that features a luncheon, keynote speaker, matchmaker sessions, educational workshops and a networking reception. Attendees will have the opportunity to select a workshop track tailored to their business development needs.

Business Works Expo

Business Works Expo is a half-day event that connects women business owners with corporations and government entities. The event features a seated lunch with keynote speaker, business fair, roundtable procurement sessions and networking reception. This is the perfect opportunity to make lasting connections and recognize individuals who are committed to the success of women-owned businesses and supplier diversity.

Harvesting Partnerships Educational Symposium

Harvesting Partnerships is a half-day conference focused on top-tier educational programming. The event begins with the Lillie Knox Memorial Luncheon featuring a keynote speaker and the Lillie Knox Investing for Growth Awards presentation. The afternoon is dedicated to educational workshops and a networking reception.

Austin Events

Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange

Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange is a bi-annual event featuring a workshop, Sustaining (Corporate) Member supplier diversity spotlight and networking reception, focused on business and professional development opportunities.

Winning the Bid

Winning the Bid is a WBE focused event, featuring roundtable discussions on procurement opportunities with Sustaining (Corporate) Members. The event begins with a networking breakfast with community partners followed by table rotations.

Austin Insights

Austin Insights is a premier evening event featuring an executive keynote presentation and networking reception. Women business owners, procurement professionals, government officials and community partners convene at this Austin area event to create valuable connections and discover upcoming business opportunities

Lillie Knox
Investing for Growth Grant

Lillie Knox was an important part of the history and current success of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Lillie passed away after a long battle with cancer on November 10, 2003.

In 2005, the Lillie Knox Investing for Growth Grant was created by WBCS to honor Lillie for her support of women business enterprises through her commitment, spirit, passion and determination.

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Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities

Take advantage of the opportunity to support WBCS, while obtaining valuable recognition for your organization.

Sponsorships are available exclusively to our members. With the help of our sponsors, WBCS will continue to host the events and programs that give our members the chance to grow their businesses.

To become a WBCS sponsor, please complete the worksheet below and send it to Lindsay Pittard, Director of Prorgrams. The worksheet will be updated in real time to update availability.