GSD&M’s 9th Annual Small & Diverse Vendor Partner Summit

GSD&M invites you to their 9th annual Small and Diverse Vendor Partner Summit in Austin, TX. The summit is an opportunity for WBEs to hear GSD&M's top leadership discuss important information about their respective departments. Brunch will be provided and you will have the opportunity to network with employees from different departments of the agency. Speakers and topics will include: New Business presented by Jay Russell, Senior VP of Business Development Small Business Subcontracting presented by Bo Bradbury, Senior VP/Group Account Director Production Process presented by Jack Epsteen,

Global Entrepreneurship Week Events in Austin

Global Entrepreneurship Week will be held November 13-17, 2018. The City of Austin's Global Business Expansion Department is teaming up with several organizations around the city to bring entrepreneurs panels, workshops, networking, and sessions all focused on expanding your business internationally. Some events include: Kick-off Breakfast featuring the success story of Polly Glasses, an Austin Entrepreneur selling products in 30 countries. Mercury Hall, November 13 at 9:00am Going Global: A Hands on Guide to Global Market Research Orange Co-working, November 15 at 9:00am Know Before You Go! A

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

Meet the Speaker: Stephanie Breedlove at Austin Insights

The Woman's Business Council- Southwest is excited to announce the 2018 Austin Insights keynote speaker, Stephanie Breedlove . Breedlove is the co-founder of Care.com HomePay , formerly known as Breedlove & Associates. In 1992, Breedlove and her husband had successful careers in corporate America while raising a young family. They decided to hire a nanny to provide additional care for their boys. It was a priority that the nanny receive all the protections and benefits that working Americans enjoy by properly following the tax laws for an in-home employee. At first, the Breedloves tried to

Finding Your Tribe in WBCS

"Working with other WBEs, both as partners and clients, has enabled me to add another stream of revenue to my business. The opportunities are tremendous and continue to grow. It’s such a great way to step out of your comfort zone and add an entirely new group to your network." Darlene Templeton is the President & CEO of Templeton & Associates , based in Austin, TX. She is a professional speaker, executive coach, author, business strategist, trainer, and author. Darlene's passion for connecting women led her to create the Amazing Woman Leaders program and Amazing Woman Alliance where high

WBE Wins Global Woman Inspirational Award

Cherie Mathews, an Austin-based WBE and CEO of Healincomfort , has been awarded the Global Woman Inspirational Award presented by Global Woman in collaboration with the Inspirational Awards for Women. She received the award at the Global Woman Summit held New York City on July 14th. She was chosen because of her remarkable work with helping women who have undergone mastectomy surgery heal in comfort and dignity using her patented post-operative garment. Cherie is a breast cancer survivor herself and decided to turn her bad experience into a positive one for the women and men battling breast

Jumping into WBE Certification Head First

" WBE Certification with WBCS will offer the support, insight, and the ability to partner with other women to obtain opportunities not available without the certification. My business has added a new revenue stream with our WBE Certification that has shown an increase of 30% in the year since we were certified." Andrea Tsakanikas, President of Austin-based Crewfacilities.com , has been a certified WBE for under one year. In her short time as a member of the Women's Business Council- Southwest, Andrea has taken full advantage of the network. She is a frequent volunteer at Austin events, an

Austin Energy SHINES Project Receives Grid Edge Innovation Award

The Austin Energy SHINES Project and Department of Energy recently received Greentech Media's 2018 Grid Edge Innovation Award for their creation of the first Virtual Power Plant and Distributed Energy in the country. The Grid Edge Awards recognize the top companies that are driving change in the electricity system. Melinda Zito O'Brien, owner of Energy Utility Group (EUG ), was the WBE selected for the project. EUG served as a consultant for STEM (system integrator) and Austin Energy. On this project, EUG was the first company to successfully submit applications and secure energy storage

Austin Woman's Way Award Announces WBE Finalist

WBE and owner of Gold Rush Vinyl , Caren Kelleher has been announced as the finalist for the On the Dot Woman's Rising Star Award. Austin Woman Magazine presents the annual Woman's Way Awards to recognize professional women who innovate and contribute to the city's development and progress. The Rising Star Award is given to a business that is less than three years old. According to Austin Woman Magazine, "This business is fresh on the Austin scene but is already one to watch. During the next few years, we expect great things from this company, as it is on track to scale and become an