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.

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

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

Parade of Stars Awards Gala Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended our Parade of Stars Awards Gala on February 1st! We had a wonderful evening recognizing our amazing WBE and Sustaining Members who contribute so much to WBCS. It is a big deal just to be nominated for the awards. Let's take a look at the night's winners: WBE Volunteer - Kathleen Hunt, Personalized Payroll Services Corporate Volunteer - Donna Butterfield, Frost Bank Regional Volunteer - Melanie Handy, VMware WBE Rising Star - CAET Project Management Consultants WBE Advocate - Patti Winstanley, Aztec Promotional Group Corporate Advocate - Cristina Lopez,

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

Meet the Panelists: Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange

Meet the panelist of the Women's Business Council- Southwest's first Austin event of 2018: Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange! The event will feature supplier diversity professionals sharing their perspective on how WBEs can successfully utilize their certification to gain traction with corporate clients. If you have ever wondered how your business can stand out when responding to RFPs or struggled to think of innovative ways to market your WBE certification to corporations, this event is for you! Join us on January 24, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:30pm at the Offices of VMware. Click here for more details

Women’s Event Brings Together Dallas’ Top Women in Law Enforcement

DALLAS, TEXAS (2017) —On Tuesday, November 7 th , the three women that hold Dallas’ top law enforcement positions will speak at the Women’s Business Council – Southwest’s annual Harvesting Partnerships Educational Symposium. The keynote panel will feature newly appointed Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, and Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson. This is the first time for a major city in the United States that all three top law enforcement positions are held by minority women. This keynote panel will discuss their journey to success, overcoming