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.
Bliss Coulter

Letter from the President & CEO

Hello Members, Community Partners, and Gala Guests, I want to thank you all for making our 2022 Parade of Stars Awards Gala a huge success! As our first major in-person event since February 2020, it was not surprising that over 500 of you were ready to get together in person. This year, we not only had the opportunity to celebrate our awards winners in-person, but to also give back to the Council through several fundraisers. Over $146,000 was raised during the evening through our Bling Boxes, donated by JCPenney, Heads of Tails Game, prize donated by The Container Store, gift-card grab, silent
2020 Parade of Stars Award Nominees

2020 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.
2020 Parade of Stars Award Nominees

Announcing the 2020 Parade of Stars Award Nominees

We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2020 Parade of Stars Awards! The winners will be announced on February 4th at the Parade of Stars Gala at the Omni Dallas. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks as we take a closer look at the award process and some of this year’s nominees.
Parade of Stars Gala

Submit your 2020 Gala Nominations Today

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!
2019 Parade of Stars Award Winners

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.
Award Nomination Responses

Who Decides Gala Award Winners?

This year we had over 70 nominees across 6 categories. And while every nominee is deserving of an award, decisions still had to be made. We’ve detailed the nomination and judging process below to give you some insight on how the winners are chosen.
Corporation of the Year Nominees

Corporation of the Year Nominees

At the core of WBCS’s mission is the connection of women-owned businesses with corporations. In 2018, our Sustaining (Corporate) Members reported over 8.5 billion dollars in spend with WBEs!