Austin Celebrates National Small Business Week

Many organizations in Austin are hosting a variety of free events for National Small Business Week, which is May 5 - May 11, 2019. Here are our top events to attend for women entrepreneurs. C hat with a Dynamic Austin CEO What: An intimate conversation with one of Austin’s dynamic entrepreneurs, ABC Home and Commercial Services owner and CEO, Bobby Jenkins. Local KVUE news anchor and reporter, Jenni Lee, will open up discussions with Jenkins as he covers the journey of the original ABC Pest Control brand to its expansion as a full-service company with over 800 employees throughout the state.

Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange Recap

The Women's Business Council - Southwest hosted its first event of the year, Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange, in Austin, TX. The new format featured the opportunity for attendees to sit down with knowledgable WBEs for 15-minute speed networking sessions to learn more about WBE certification and each of the mentors' areas of expertise.

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

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

Recap: Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange

The Women's Business Council- Southwest recently hosted Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange at Dell Technologies' campus in Austin. The event featured a panel of certified Women Business Enterprises (WBE) and a Sustaining (Corporate) Member, all with different perspectives on utilizing WBE certification. The panel included Pamela Bryant, Chief Supply Officer at Hanger , Andrea Tsakanikas, President of Crewfacilties.com , and Patti Winstanley, President of Aztec Promotional Group moderated by Vera Fischer, CEO of 97 Degrees West . Each panelist shared her unique experience as a member of WBCS. Patti

Meet the Decision Makers for Capital Metro's Upcoming Projects

Capital Metro invites you to an excellent networking opportunity to meet with prime contractors, sub-contractors, project managers, and procurement staff for their upcoming upcoming Fixed Route Service and DT Station Construction projects. Date : Thursday, August 9 Time : 5:30pm to 7:00pm Location : ACC Highland Campus 6101 Highland Campus Drive Building 4000 Rm 4.1130.2 Austin, TX 78752 RSVP to [email protected] by August 3rd. Possible Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) work areas include: DT Station Construction Project General Construction –

Recap: Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange

The Women's Business Counci l- Southwest kicked off our 2018 Austin programming with Women Entrepreneur's Exchange. Local business owners gathered at the offices of VMware to hear a panel of Sustaining (Corporate) Members answer questions about their supplier diversity programs and procurement processes. Photo courtesy of Demand Lighting The panel featured supplier diversity professionals from Capital Metro , Dell Technologies , Pearson , and VMware . Some tips from the panel included: Register as a vendor with Capital Metro and become familiar with their DBE program. Learn more here . Stay

Austin WBEs Nominated for ABJ's Profiles in Power

Congratulations to René Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation and Valerie Salinas-Davis, CEO of EnviroMedia ! Both WBCS members were nominated for Austin Business Journal's 23rd annual Profiles in Power & Women of Influence in Central Texas. 85 professional women were nominated for the award, many of which are entrepreneurs. René Banglesdorf was recognized as one of the top 26 finalists for the Profiles in Power distinction. See the full list of finalists and winners here .

Shining a Light on the Power of Partnership

“The opportunities that WBENC presents are many – opportunity for personal growth, mentorship, comradery, inspiration, to practice persistence and patience and lastly, the opportunity to get a corporate contract.” Marie McGrath is the CEO of Demand Lighting. Since she joined the Women's Business Council- Southwest in 2014, Marie hit the ground running by developing relationships with fellow WBEs and Sustaining members alike. Demand Lighting has benefited from the network Marie has grown through the Council. Marie sits on the Austin Committee and won Regional Volunteer of the Year at the 2017

Event Recap: WBCS' Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange

2017 Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange Women business owners in the Austin region gathered at the offices of sustaining member, VMware, for the Women's Business Council-Southwest's first Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange. The afternoon kicked off with remarks from Pamela Bryant, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Hanger, Inc. , on how WBEs can get involved with their supplier diversity department and featured a keynote by WBCS member and CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation , René Banglesdorf. René's presentation, "4 Ways Women Can Rise Above the Status Quo", focused on steps women can take in order to crush