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)
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 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)
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.
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.
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. If you commit to sponsoring events by Friday, December 13, you may be eligible to receive a discount on your total sponsorship cost. Your bundled payment isn’t due until Friday, January 31, 2020, and payment plans are available if needed. Contact Lindsay Pittard for more information.
Interested in taking your sponsorship commitments to a higher level in 2020? Celebrate the WBCS 25th Anniversary by joining the 25th Anniversary Champion Circle! For eligibility and benefits, click here.
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.