NTAA Monthly Business Chats

Did you know the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) hosts a monthly informational session on doing business with them? If you are in the DFW area, be sure to take advantage of these!

DFW Airport Business Opportunity Forum [December 7]

Interested in working with DFW International Airport? Plan to attend a Business Opportunity Forum on Friday, December 7. This event will focus on construction projects expected to be let for bid by DFW Airport's Design, Code and Construction Department between December 2018 and June 2019.

GSD&M’s 9th Annual Small & Diverse Vendor Partner Summit

GSD&M invites you to their 9th annual Small and Diverse Vendor Partner Summit in Austin, TX. The summit is an opportunity for WBEs to hear GSD&M's top leadership discuss important information about their respective departments. Brunch will be provided and you will have the opportunity to network with employees from different departments of the agency. Speakers and topics will include: New Business presented by Jay Russell, Senior VP of Business Development Small Business Subcontracting presented by Bo Bradbury, Senior VP/Group Account Director Production Process presented by Jack Epsteen,

Joe Mossinger Presented the Cheryl Stevens Legacy of Leadership Award

The Cheryl Stevens Legacy of Leadership Award was created to honor leaders who help increase opportunities, serve as a role model for compassion, help to create a level playing field on which diverse suppliers can compete fairly for contracts, and ensure broad and fair access to Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). This year at Business Works , Joe Mossinger, Strategic Sourcing Manager at Toyota received the award for his beliefs in creating access and opportunity for certified WBEs. "I am truly honored and humbled to have received the Cheryl Stevens Legacy of Leadership Award," said Mossinger.

Fueling a Future of Women Leaders in the Energy, Oil & Gas Industries

The WBENC Energy Executive Program sponsored by Shell Oil Company plays a vital role in developing women’s businesses as successful future suppliers of the energy, oil, and gas industries. The program is a week-long, immersive executive education experience focusing on the Energy, Oil and Gas industry to drive the development of Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) leaders within the Energy Industry supply chain. Underwritten by a grant from Shell Oil Company , this landmark program is part of a sustained effort by oil and gas companies to enable women-owned businesses to become valued partners

Toyota's Financial Services Mentorship Program, Has Been a Great Opportunity

Cindy Kerr, Executive Vice President/Coo of Switchplace shared how the Toyota Financial Mentorship Program has helped her develop her business skillset. Since, January 2018, Cindy has learned the skills and confidence to gain valuable business relationships. "The program has allowed me to learn more about business growth and to be resilient. I have been provided feedback that will help drive my performance to grow my business." Cindy learned about the program through the Women's Business Council - Southwest. "I wanted to apply immediately because it seemed like a great program to gain business

What You Should Expect at Business Works

The Business Works Expo is a half-day expo that features one-on-one matchmaker meetings, WBE Speed Connect, keynote lunch with Spend Awards presentation, half day trade expo, silent auction and a networking reception. If you are a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), this is the event you want to attend! Envision an expo filled with booths that are women-owned companies, or corporations who are looking for women-owned businesses as suppliers. What’s better is this event is open to the public. So, even if your women-owned company isn’t certified yet, you can still attend and make

Congrats to Don McKneely for The Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award

We are pleased to announce that one of our Board of Directors has received an award. The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce -Southwest recently recognized local community and business leaders, including Don McKneely, Chairman and CEO of The MBN USA & WE USA Magazine at the 17th Annual Business Expo. Don received the Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award, an award designed for those who demonstrate hard work, steadfast commitment, and make an impact in their community. Congratulations Don, we are honored to celebrate you!

Executive Insights 2018 Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended Executive Insights at JCPenney . It was a great event full of lots of knowledge from our keynote speaker, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Davis. Jeff gave us insight into his 30-year journey in finance, what it takes to be a great leader, having significant interactions with people, and the importance of having a mentor. Jeff was asked a series of questions by SVP, Merchandising, Pam Mortensen. When asked about networking, Jeff Davis, stated, "you must develop relationships and connections within your network to have more opportunities to advance your