Act Intentionally Map


If you were at the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Las Vegas you may remember the ActIntentionally Map. Each RPO was challenged with writing out how they ActIntentionally on a post-it and sticking it to their RPO region. We are excited to report that WBCS won the contest! So, what is ACTIntentionally? WBENC created an initiative to enables our community to show appreciation for our members. Or better said, "We support those who support us." Check out the #ActIntentionally twitter feed to see how easy it is to participate.
Pamela O'Rourke

Pamela O'Rourke: Lunimary Award

The Luminary Awards , presented by The Committee of 200 , are a special event each year to honor four outstanding women who have demonstrated outstanding business leadership in Entrepreneurship, Corporate Innovation, STEM Innovation, and Skills to Succeed. We are excited to see one of our WBE Members, Pamela O'Rourke , president and CEO of ICON Information Consultants among the list of the 2017 Luminary Award Recipients.
Arlington Chamber

Leveling the Playing Field for Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

Join Debbie Hurst, President of WBCS, at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's Lunch with Leaders event: "Leveling the Playing Field for Minority & Women-Owned Businesses". August 1, 2017 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m. Learn More and Register Here Arlington Chamber of Commerce | 505 E Border St Speakers: Reginald Cleveland, City of Arlington MWBE Coordinator Demetri Bivens, Executive Director DLB Consultants Debbie Hurst, President Women's Business Council - Southwest

WBCS Featured in Texas Comptroller FiscalNotes

The Women's Business Council - Southwest's President, Debbie Hurst, was recently featured in the Texas Comptroller's FiscalNotes publication speaking about women-owned businesses and access to capital. "Access to capital can be a major hurdle in women-owned businesses' ability to scale. They need education about financing and determining what options are right for their businesses." - Debbie Hurst Read the full article here .

Parkland: Let's Talk Business Forum - IT Opportunities

Parkland’s Supplier Diversity is pleased to host a Let’s Talk Business Forum – Information Technology and I.T. Opportunities at Parkland. You are invited to: Meet and network with Parkland’s Contracts, Information Technology leadership, Diversity staff and our prime IT contractors. Learn about the future I.T. prime and subcontracting opportunities. Date: Tuesday July 25, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00PM. RSVP IS REQUIRED to [email protected]
Terri Quinton

Case Study: The Benefits of Multiple Certifications

"Businesses owned by women of color have the hardest time of all business owners in building a network for doing business. Getting both certifications (WBE and MBE) provides you a head start in building a viable network to grow and improve your business. Why not do both? You will be glad you did!" Terri Quinton, Chief Executive Officer of Q2 Marketing Group and Alliance of Diversity Printers, LLC , has been a member of WBCS since 2010. She currently serves on our Board of Directors and is a co-chair for the annual Women of Color outreach event. Being active in both WBCS and the DFW Minority Su
Dinah Miller

Doors Open for Recruiting Company After Getting Certified

Dinah Miller is the President of Nymble Recruiting, a highly-experienced recruiting and hiring solutions company. A certified WBE for just two years, and Miller has already grown her revenue by $4 million. She knows the power of relationships in business, "you can't do business with people you don't know". Since getting certified shes partnered with another WBE and served on a committee to aide in the building of relationships with key individuals. How/why did you start this business and how did you learn about certification? My company has existed since 2002. I took full ownership in 2015 aft
Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses

4 Days Left to Apply!

The deadline to apply for the next Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses cohort is this Friday, June 23rd. You Built Your Business. Let us Help You Grow It. Develop A Growth Winning Strategy! The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-DCCCD site is now taking applications for our upcoming cohort 10. We are looking for eligible small businesses who are eager to link learning to action to take their businesses to the next level. Transform your business and build success with: Practical business education Education about access to capital A powerful and supportive network of advisers and peers All
The Study

The Study, Irving Innovation Center, Ribbon Cutting

We are pleased to invite you to The Study's Ribbon Cutting on June 22, 2017 at 1pm. Register today! Please join Mayor Stopfer, former Mayor and HUD Regional Administrator Van Duyne, Council members, Irving ISD Superintendent Dr. Parra, and others as we introduce this newly renovated business and entrepreneur center to the City of Irving. The Study's Mission: To converge, collaborate, and create through the collision of academic partners, companies, small businesses, start-ups, and the Community. Come join us, visit .