• Connections to Contracts - Virtual

    Connections to Contracts is a procurement-focused event from September 10-11 connecting women-owned businesses with corporations and each other. This virtual offering features a welcome reception, corporate “roundtable” procurement discussions, a c-suite executive keynote address, “prime time” sessions led by corporate members and their Tier 1 suppliers, exhibitor booths featuring select sponsors, small group networking, and one-on-one networking.

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You have your WBE certification, but what happens next? Join our monthly live webinar to learn how to put your certification to work! This is ideal for WBEs certified in the last year.


Dallas Events

Parade of Stars Awards Gala

The Parade of Stars Awards Gala is an illuminating semi-formal 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. (February 4, 2020)

View the 2020 Award Winners

Connections to Contracts

Our signature procurement event connecting WBEs to corporations and each other will be virtual this year on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, 2020. Highlights include corporate “roundtable” discussions and multiple opportunities to network via small group video chats and one-on-one video chats. 

Harvesting Partnerships

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 Investment Award presentation. The afternoon is dedicated to educational workshops and a networking reception. (November 5th - Online)

View the 2019 Lillie Knox Investment Award Winners

Table Topics - Virtual

Table Topics Luncheon is a monthly series featuring a networking lunch and a keynote speaker focused on communication, business development, or personal development.  There are 10 luncheons in 2020, held February through November. They are currently being held in a virtual format via Zoom. 

Trade Talk

Trade Talk is a quarterly industry-focused event featuring open networking and Sustaining (Corporate) Member remarks on industry trends and their supplier diversity initiatives. Held in March, June, October and December, the industries featured are healthcare, public entities, finance, and construction respectively. These events are exclusively reserved for WBE members and the event’s corporate sponsors.

Austin Events

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. 

Connections to Contracts - Austin

Expanding the features of the previously held Winning the Bid event, Connections to Contracts – Austin begins with a networking breakfast, followed by Sustaining (Corporate) Member hosted roundtable discussions, and concludes with a business development workshop. (September 24, 2020)  

Trade Talk - Austin

Trade Talk – Austin is a biannual industry-focused event featuring open networking and Sustaining (Corporate) Member remarks on industry trends and their supplier diversity initiatives. Held in January and October, the industries featured are construction and technology respectively.

Lillie Knox Investment Award

The Lillie Knox Investment Award is a cash prize of up to $20,000, exclusively available to WBCS Women's Business Enterprises, to help further business growth. Current members, in good standing, are welcome to apply annually for consideration.

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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 Programs. The worksheet will be updated in real time to update availability.