Announcing the 2019 Parade of Stars Award Nominees

We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2019 Parade of Stars Awards! The winners will be announced on January 31st at the Parade of Stars Gala at the Omni Dallas. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks as we take a closer look at the awards process and some of this year’s nominees.

Toyota Named Corporation of The Year

Earlier this year, Toyota was recognized by WBCS as the top corporation of the year at the Annual Parade of Stars Gala . At the gala, the award was received by Cheryl Hughes, Group Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Toyota Mortor North America Inc. We celebrate Toyota for implementing world-class policies and programs to enable growth and innovation while creating a level playing field for women-owned businesses. Long before Toyota Motor North America Inc. opened its North American headquarters in Plano Texas, bringing thousands of jobs to the area, the global car manufacturer

We Celebrate Our Regional Volunteer of the Year

For National Volunteer Month, we want to acknowledge our Regional Volunteer of the Year! The Regional Volunteer of the Year award recognizes an individual for their dedication to our mission of promoting women business enterprises and their active assistance in Council programs and events. This year, at the 2018 Parade of Stars Awards Gala, the award was presented to Melanie Handy of VMware for serving as a primary local resource for encouraging, educating, and connecting women-owned businesses. Handy serves on the Austin committee, has offered up her talents as a presenter at several Austin

President of Personalized Payroll Services, Named WBE Volunteer Of The Year

At WBC-Southwest we believe highlighting the impact of women leaders in our community is essential to inspire the next generation of leaders; – Kathleen Hunt is one of those leaders. Kathleen Hunt, President of Personalized Payroll Services, has been named the WBE Volunteer of the Year at the 2018 Parade of Stars Awards Gala for her endless contributions to the council. A role model, mentor, and ambassador, Hunt leveraged technology to build a successful company in payroll management, implementing innovative client products. Kathleen has dedicated her time to being a member of the

Congratulations Corporate Volunteer of the Year, Donna Butterfield

Every year the Women’s Business Council - Southwest recognizes the tenacious female entrepreneurs and Sustaining (Corporate) Members in our network. At the 2018 Parade of Stars Awards Gala, the WBC-Southwest presented the Corporate Volunteer of the Year award to Donna Butterfield of Frost Bank for her commitment to outstanding volunteerism. Donna dedicates her time to being an Ambassador, mentoring and coaching new WBE’s. She has donated her time to be a part of the Certification Committee, the Senior Advisory Council, and the Lillie Knox Grant Selection Committee. No request is too large or

2017 Parade of Stars Award Winners

On February 2, 2017, we held our annual Parada of Stars Awards Gala in Frisco, Texas. The event kicked-off with a cocktail and networking hour, followed by dinner, a live auction, and awards. At the end of the night, guests enjoyed dancing at the after-party. Thank you to all of our sponsors who made the evening possible. Congratulations to all of our 2017 award winners! Corporate Champions AT&T BNSF Railway DFW Airport Ericsson Nokia Oncor PepsiCo Toyota Vistra Energy Corporate Volunteer of the Year - Pam Cline Glover with Southwest Airlines WBE Volunteer of the Year - Sou Lam with Ad-A-Staff

Top 5 things you dont want to miss at Gala

Top 5 things at WBCS Parade of Stars Awards Gala you don’t want to miss out on... HOLD UP… WE DEM BOYS! Participate in our live auction and you will have the opportunity to watch Dak and Dez in action. The highest bidder wins two luxury suite tickets, VIP parking, and food and beverages. (date and game, TBD) The best photo booth with your favorite group of business owners in town! Who remembers the awesome graffiti photo booth from our 20 th anniversary party? Well we’ve brought it back and can’t wait to take pictures with our friends! A four night stay at a mountain chalet in Angle Fire, New