Upcoming Events

Trade Talk: Public Entities

The City of Dallas and Dallas County Community College District will be sharing information on their supplier diversity initiatives as well as insights into their industry, followed by two rounds of 20 minute virtual small group discussions. 

Irving, Texas

Table Topics - Virtual : Conversational Intelligence

Learn the significant impact and limitations that arise when fear, uncertainty, and stress are present, vs. when trust and strong connections exist. We then turn this knowledge into power by teaching how to build trust through conversations.  


WBE Virtual Industry Mixer - A/C/E

It's a time to build relationships with fellow women-owned businesses who can potentially complement your services and strategize on overcoming similar challenges in the architecture, construction, and engineering industries.


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

Combining the most popular elements from former WBCS events - Power to Potential, Executive Insights, and Business Works Expo, this inaugural procurement event features corporate roundtable sessions, a c-suite executive keynote luncheon, and "prime time" sessions led by Sustaining (Corporate) Members and their Tier 1 suppliers. Join us at this signature event, September 10, 2020 at Irving Convention Center, to transform your business connections into contracts!

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. (October 9, 2020 at the The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas)

View the 2019 Lillie Knox Investment Award Winners

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.