Upcoming Events

Dallas Happy Hour

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Dallas, Texas

Austin Insights

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Austin, Texas

Trade Talk: Public Entities

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Irving, Texas

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 new signature event, April 14, 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. (September 10, 2020)

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

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.

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. (May 21, 2020)

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)  

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.  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.