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!
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.
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.
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.
2016 Power to Potential WBCS’ annual Power to Potential event was held at the Sheraton Dallas on November 8, 2016. The day started with pre-arranged matchmaker meetings, giving WBE members the chance to have one-on-one face time to discuss long-term procurement activities with potential buyers. The room was filled with positive energy and reports of very productive conversations! Following the meetings we gathered for the luncheon and annual meeting. WBCS President, Debbie Hurst welcomed the attendees and reported on WBCS’ 2016 achievements. Most notable from Hurst’s report was the wow-worthy