The awards gala is an opportunity for the Women's Business Council - Southwest to recognize Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Corporate (Sustaining) Members that have gone above and beyond to support women-owned businesses and promote supplier diversity initiatives.
As we move in to our 25th anniversary year, we are excited to celebrate a successful 2019! Highlights of this year include a notable 28% growth in Sustaining (Corporate) Members and over $11 million in total WBE gross revenue.
On November 12, the Women's Business Council - Southwest hosted an open house for members and non-members alike to meet the WBCS staff and tour the office headquarters. Attendees learned about 2019 organizational insights and performance from WBCS President, Debbie Hurst. The 2020 Board of Directors were also introduced.
This outreach event caters specifically to women of color business owners and their staff who are interested in doing business with corporations and/or government entities.
Do you know a WBE who is involved with WBCS, committed to working with other women-owned businesses, or a leader in their industry? Have you worked with a Corporate (Sustaining) Member who is dedicated to expanding opportunities for WBEs and sharing procurement opportunities? Nominate them for a Gala award!
On September 5th, over 300 attendees came together for a day of networking at our 2019 Harvesting Partnerships event!
Harvesting Partnerships is tomorrow! We’re so excited to see everyone come out for our annual half-day conference for women business owners. The event officially starts at 11AM, but you can show up around 10:30 to get through registration and have the chance for some extra networking.
Last year we introduced WBE led roundtables as a new Harvesting Partnerships feature. The feedback received was overwhelmingly positive and we are excited to say they will be making a return at this year’s event.
Please join us at Harvesting Partnerships, our annual half-day conference focused on top-tier educational programming. Our keynote speaker this year is Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College. Read more here!
Last week, the Women's Business Council - Southwest hosted its annual Austin Insights event with the new addition of a financial education workshop presented by Bank of America. The workshop provided information on how business owners can use payment as a tool to build working capital