Meet Our Featured Speaker for Connections to Contracts - Austin!

Leading Your People to Win! Using the Entrepreneurial Operating System’s Leadership + Management = Accountability Tool Could your leaders benefit from understanding a few simple tools that help them manage and lead their people more effectively? Good employees are promoted to management because they were great at their job being an individual contributor. After becoming a manager, the skills they used to excel before no longer work so well because now you must get things done through other people and hold them accountable for completing their tasks. In entrepreneurial companies, it’s hard to

What to Expect at Connections to Contracts

Connections to Contracts is a procurement-focused event connecting women-owned businesses with corporations and each other. It features a welcome reception, workshops, keynote luncheon, corporate roundtable procurement discussions, and a closing networking reception. All are welcome to attend. The goal of this event is to provide access to business opportunities between our members that eventually lead to contracts, therefore helping women-owned businesses achieve parity. Monday, April 3 (WBCS Headquarters - Irving, TX) 5:00 - 6:00 pm ... Welcome Reception Tuesday, April 4 (Irving Convention

Harvesting Partnerships Roundtable Topics

Have you been struggling to come up with creative ideas to engage and reward your employees? Want to know what other companies are doing to fight this war on talent? During this round table, Daris Frencha will share with you 11 of the most creative, budget-friendly and easy-to-implement employee benefit and perks that will help you attract and retain top talent. These are ideas that she has collected over the past few years from other small business owners. These ideas are proven to work! Visit The Benefit Boutique at Daris Frencha is CEO and President of The

What to Expect at Harvesting Partnerships 2022!

Harvesting Partnerships is a half-day conference focused on top-tier educational programming. It features a networking reception, WBCS Year in Review session, Women’s Business Enterprise led roundtable discussions on business themes (such as marketing, human resources, etc.), keynote luncheon, and the Lillie Knox Investment Award presentation. Registration Deadline is Friday, November 4th! Agenda 8:30 - 9:00 | Check In and Networking 9:00 – 9:30 | WBCS Year in Review Session 9:30 – 9:45 | Networking 9:45 – 11:25 | WBE Led Roundtable Discussions 11:25 – 12:00 | Networking 12:00 - 1:30 | Keynote


Join Women In Toys (WIT) for a uniquely intimate day of incredible opportunity and mentorship you won't find anywhere else. The event is for Entrepreneurs, start-ups, small manufacturers, inventors, designers, consultants, freelancers, and any women wanting to take their play product, concept, idea or business to the next level.
Lockheed Martin

Learn How to Do Business With Lockheed Martin

Are you curious about what it takes for your small business to do business with the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin Corporation? If so, then join them on July 31st, 2018 for a half-day workshop to learn more.
Walmart Investing In American Jobs

Walmart Is Investing In American Jobs

Walmart has pledged to purchase $250 billion in products made, sourced or grown in the U.S. to support the creation of American jobs. “We believe we can create more American jobs by supporting more American manufacturing,” Walmart. By investing in products that support American jobs, Walmart can continue to play a role in accelerating the growth of U.S. manufacturing. This year Walmart will be hosting the U.S. Manufacturing 5 th “Open Call” for merchandising items. The event is open to both current and potential Walmart suppliers and will be hosted at the corporate offices on June 13, 2018, in
Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange

Meet the Panelists: Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange

Meet the panelist of the Women's Business Council- Southwest's first Austin event of 2018: Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange! The event will feature supplier diversity professionals sharing their perspective on how WBEs can successfully utilize their certification to gain traction with corporate clients. If you have ever wondered how your business can stand out when responding to RFPs or struggled to think of innovative ways to market your WBE certification to corporations, this event is for you! Join us on January 24, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:30pm at the Offices of VMware. Click here for more details
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Austin Insights Recap

The Women's Business Council- Southwest hosted another successful Austin Insights event at the Canyon View Events Center . 100 women business owners and Sustaining (Corporate) members came together to network and hear a keynote speech by Mojdeh Gharbi, Vice President of Marketing & Operations at Certain Affinity . Gharbi's keynote speech focused on how her unique career path led her to become the Vice President of Austin's largest indie video game company which now has over a billion dollars in sales. She went into detail about how she worked both hard and smart, built a great team, and took
Power to Potential

Power to Potential Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for Power to Potential! We had over 300 people at Hurst Conference Center ready for a day of networking and learning. The day kicked off with our Corporate Roundtables and we would like to say a big thank you to all of our hosts! Alcon American Airlines AT&T Baylor Scott & White Health BNSF Railway Company Capgemini City of Dallas Conduent Dallas County Community College District Dell Technologies DFW International Airport Ericsson FedEx Office Fluor Hanger JCPenney Company Lockheed Martin Nokia Oncor Parkland Health & Hospital System PepsiCo