2022 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.

What to Expect at Connections to Contracts - Austin

Overview Connections to Contracts is a procurement-focused event connecting women-owned businesses with corporations and each other. It features a networking breakfast, corporate roundtable procurement discussions, and a panel discussion on resources available to small businesses. 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. If you have any questions, feel free to contact WBCS Senior Director of Programs, Elizabeth Garner. Click
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2022 Connections to Contracts Award Winners - Corporate Momentum and Women Working Together

Congratulations to our 2022 Connections to Contracts award winners! The Corporate Momentum Award is given to a WBCS Corporate Member who has the highest year over year increase in WBE spend. This year, Lockheed Martin was the recipient for achieving an incredible 150% increase from 2020 to 2021! The award was received by Scott Dobbs, Director of Procurement at Lockheed Martin, who is also a recent addition to the WBCS Board of Directs. Congratulations to Lockheed Martin and thank you for being an example of championing diverse spend. One of the prime missions of the Women's Business Council -
2021 Annual Meeting Recap

Annual Meeting Recap

Our 2021 Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, November 4th at the Laurel in Grapevine, TX. It was exciting to see over 200 of our members in-person and face-to-face after almost two years, and we are grateful to all who attended!
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Join us for Connections to Contracts!

Join us this year for Connections to Contracts, a procurement-focused event connecting women-owned businesses with corporations and each other. The goal of this virtual event is to provide access to business opportunities between our members that eventually lead to contracts, therefore helping women-owned businesses achieve parity.
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Virtual "Prime Time" Sessions at Connections to Contracts

Prime suppliers are an important part of the supply chain, and provide opportunities for you to work directly with them to gain business, while also allowing corporations to fulfill their diversity goals. This year at Connections to Contracts, attendees will be able to attend three virtual Prime Time sessions, hosted by BNSF Railway, Lockheed Martin, and PepsiCo.
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2020 Mid-Year Impact Report

2020 is an important year for the Women's Business Council - Southwest, as it marks our 25th year of certifying, connecting, and supporting women-owned businesses throughout our region. As the mid-point of the year approaches, we took some time to reflect on and celebrate the twists and turns of the past 6 months.
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[3-17-20] (COVID-19) WBCS Headquarters Update

With the recent recommendations from the CDC concerning coronavirus (COVID-19), WBCS headquarters are closed to outside visitors until after March 31, 2020. The Council is still open for business and all staff are working remotely to ensure their health, so please feel free to email or call staff if you have any questions.
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[3-16-20] WBCS Event Updates

At WBCS, in-person networking is essential to the work we do and to each of your businesses, but we are also committed to taking every precaution to protect your health. With the recent recommendations from the CDC concerning coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to postpone or alter our events over the next 8 weeks.