2022 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 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.
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.