2019 Parade of Stars Awards Gala

DFW International Airport

Corporation of the Year Award

The Corporation of the Year Award recognizes a Sustaining (Corporate) Member that consistently demonstrates outstanding commitment to WBCS and the utilization of WBEs through purchasing practices and results.  This Sustaining (Corporate) Member is a valued leader in supplier diversity and WBE inclusion throughout the supply chain. This award may be nominated by a WBE Member only.

Recipient
DFW International Airport
Olga Svirskaia, American Airlines

Buyer of the Year Award

The Buyer of the Year Award recognizes a buyer employed by a Sustaining (Corporate) Member who ensures WBEs are included in bid opportunities in their company’s procurement process and uses innovative approaches to increase opportunities for WBEs. This award may be nominated by a WBE or Sustaining (Corporate) Member.

Recipient
Olga Svirskaia, American Airlines
Moses Aito, North Texas Tollway Authority

Corporate Advocate of the Year Award

The Corporate Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an individual employed by a Sustaining (Corporate) Member who uses innovative approaches for utilizing WBEs within their company, as well as the larger supplier diversity community.  This individual contributes significantly to expanding opportunities for WBEs and has demonstrated consistent support for WBCS. This award may be nominated by a WBE or Sustaining (Corporate) Member.

Recipient
Moses Aito, North Texas Tollway Authority
WBE of the Year Award Winners

WBE of the Year Award

The WBE of the Year Award recognizes three woman-owned businesses that exemplify outstanding business acumen, industry leadership and community service. These WBEs demonstrate a commitment to doing business with fellow WBEs. Three awards will be given in this category; one with annual sales under $5 million, one with annual sales $5 million to $20 million and one with annual sales over $20 million.  This award may be nominated by a Sustaining (Corporate) Member only.

Recipients
WBE of the Year (over $20 million) - Painters USA
WBE of the Year ($5 million to $20 million) - Integrated Human Capital
WBE of the Year (under $5 million) - Firemans Paving Contractors
WBE Rising Star - Career Management Partners (CMP)

WBE Rising Star

The WBE Rising Star Award is given to a newly certified WBE who has consistently demonstrated strong support for and involvement with WBCS as a new member. 

Recipient
Career Management Partners (CMP)
Chanel Christoff Davis,  Davis Davis & Harmon LLC

WBE Advocate of the Year Award

The WBE Advocate of the Year Award recognizes a WBE owner or employee who demonstrates extraordinary efforts in inspiring, engaging and empowering WBCS-Certified WBEs. This individual will be recognized and honored for her mentoring, coaching and supporting women-owned businesses. This award may be nominated by a WBE or Sustaining (Corporate) Member.

Recipient
Chanel Christoff Davis, Davis Davis & Harmon LLC
Corporate Volunteer of the Year -  James McCombs, Ericsson

Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award

The Corporate Volunteer of the Year award recognizes a member for their dedication to our mission of promoting women business enterprises and their active assistance in Council programs and events. 

Recipient
James McCombs, Ericsson
Jamita Machen, The Software Vault

WBE Volunteer of the Year Award

The WBE Volunteer of the Year award recognizes a member for their dedication to our mission of promoting women business enterprises and their active assistance in Council programs and events. 

Recipient
Jamita Machen, The Software Vault
Kristie Boydstun, Washita Valley Enterprises

Regional Volunteer of the Year Award

The Regional Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a member outside of the DFW area for their dedication to our mission of promoting women business enterprises and their active assistance in Council programs and events. 

Recipient
Kristie Boydstun, Washita Valley Enterprises

Spend Awards

The WBCS Spend program tracks business between members of the Council (e.g., Sustaining (Corporate) Members to WBE or WBE to WBE) and honors those members who support the program by reporting their business together.

Women Working Together

Women Working Together

Recognizes an outstanding deal between WBE members. This award highlights the importance of WBE to WBE business opportunities and showcases the story behind the deal.

Recipients
Mixed Media Creations
FIRST SIGNS Graphic Solutions

Lillie Knox Investment Awards

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 Award was created by WBCS to honor Lillie for her support of Women Business Enterprises through her commitment, spirit, passion and determination.

The recipient(s) are certified-WBE member(s) of WBCS who has identified a need in her business that, if met, will support the growth and development of her business. The cash award may fully (or partially) fund this need and may include, but is not limited to, equipment purchase, technical development or upgrade, consulting services, strategic planning, website development, planning or education.

Learn more about The Lillie Knox Investment Award

Learn more about The 2019 Lillie Knox Investment Award Winners

2019 Lillie Knox Award Winners

2019 Lillie Knox Investment Award Winners

Recipients
FIRST SIGNS Graphic Creations
CAET Project Management Consultants
Templeton and Associates