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General 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 Corporate Members who go above and beyond to ensure the successes of women-owned businesses. The full event features an awards dinner, live auction, and casino night after party. 

View the 2024 Award Winners

Connections to Contracts

This procurement-focused event connects women-owned businesses with corporations and each other and features a welcome reception, workshops, keynote luncheon, corporate roundtable procurement discussions, and a networking reception.

Harvesting Partnerships

This half-day educational conference features networking, our annual meeting and Board installation, WBE led roundtable discussions on a variety of business themes, and a keynote luncheon that includes the Lillie Knox Investment Award pitch presentation.

Table Topics

Table Topics are educational events that feature networking and a keynote speaker focused on communication, business development, or personal development. For those attending in-person, lunch is also included. There are 10 luncheons in 2022, held February through November, typically on the second Tuesday of the month.

Prospective WBE Info Sessions

Each info session features an overview of WBCS, the benefits of certification, and the process of getting certified. You'll have a chance to ask questions of our staff as well. 

Women of Color Business Mixers

To better support the diverse women-owned businesses in our community and welcome those not yet part of our network, we host three business mixers throughout the year during national celebration months for women of color. All are welcome.

Corporate Breakfast Club

This event is an informal gathering for Corporate Members to candidly discuss supplier diversity related topics and gain insights to strengthen their supplier diversity programs.

Regional Business Mixers

These quarterly events have no formal programming, and are simply time for women-owned businesses and corporations to connect virtually.

Austin Event

Connections to Contracts - Austin

This procurement-focused event connects women-owned businesses with corporations and each other and features a networking breakfast, corporate roundtable procurement discussions, and a workshop.

Registration coming soon.

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, Vice President of Operations & Strategy. The worksheet will be updated in real time to update availability.

Thank you to our 2024 Pillar Sponsors! These WBE and Corporate members have chosen to support our programming in the areas of Mentoring and Outreach, Capacity Building and/or Procurement.