Thank you for attending Connections to Contracts!

Thanks you for making our inaugural Connections to Contracts event a success! We were so excited to bring you this brand new event, and hope it was a day full of meaningful connections for all who attended. Please check back next week for a full recap and photos from the day. In the meantime - we want to hear your thoughts!

Prime Time Sessions - Learn How to Work with Tier 1 Suppliers

The path to becoming a vendor for a corporation can be tedious and use up valuable resources for a small business. If you are interested in working with large corporations like Fluor and Shell Oil Company, but not quite ready to take on this process, there is an alternative - working with Prime (Tier 1) suppliers.

2019 Parade of Stars Award Winners

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.

2018 WBCS Annual Report

We are excited to present our 2018 Annual Report. Providing valuable resources to women-owned businesses helped us see an exciting year of growth - including a notable 31% increase in WBE certifications in Austin, and a 94% retention rate across all members.

Austin Insights 2018 Recap

Last week, almost 100 WBE and Sustaining members, community partners, and the Women's Business Council- Southwest's Board of Directors, joined together at Canyon View Event Center for Austin Insights. This year's event featured a keynote speech by Stephanie Breedlove, co-founder of Care.com HomePay , the nations largest household payroll and tax firm. The program began with welcome remarks by WBCS President, Debbie Hurst and Title Sponsors, Hanger and Software Professionals Inc . Stephanie dove right into her keynote speech, which highlighted her journey from a career in corporate America to

Business Works Expo 2018 Recap

Breaking past limits and connecting women-owned businesses with supplier diversity advocates are the themes built into Business Works, a procurement event hosted by the Women’s Business Council-Southwest. This year’s event, which drew around 345 attendees, was held at the Arlington Convention Center. Sessions included one-one-one matchmaker meetings, a new session called WBE Speed Connect, luncheon, half day trade expo, silent auction, and networking reception. There was a lot to highlight and celebrate at the luncheon. Joe Mossinger Strategic Sourcing Manager at Toyota was awarded the Cheryl

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.