Rachel Sanchez

Certifying a Second Generation Company

Rachel Sanchez, president of Prestige Maintenance USA, Ltd has seen impressive growth since joining WBCS. Prestige is a second generation company with 41 years of experience and 12 of those years being certified as Women Owned. Since earning the Women's Business Enterprise Certification, they have seen substantial growth, 47% to be exact! Rachel is humble about the company's success and has a great reminder for newly certified WBEs,"I think that some individuals think that the certification is magically going to get you new business. That’s not the case. You still have to deliver on service an

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

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

Collaborating and Creating Value through WBE Certification

"The best reason for another WBE to get certified is all the possibilities to grow & develop their business through collaboration & new channels of business opportunities either with other WBEs or Sustaining Members." Melinda Zito O'Brien is the CEO & Chief Energy Strategist of Energy Utility Group (EUG). In her 4 years as a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Melinda has effectively utilized the Women's Business Council- Southwest network to create new business opportunities for EUG and value for her clients. Melinda currently serves on the 2017 Austin Committee. Read the full case stu

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 P
Helen Lampkin

Taking a Family Recipe to Market

"All of our products bear the Women-Owned logo. In fact, My Brother's Organic Tortilla Chips was one of the first food products to have the image on the packaging when WBENC rolled it out in 2015." Helen Lampkin, founder of My Brother's Salsa , has been a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women's Business Council - Southwest (WBCS) member since 2011. Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, My Brother's Salsa is a family operated business with ten varieties of all-natural salsa made with choice ingredients. In 2016, she decided to get more involved with WBCS by joining the certification c

One Woman, Four Businesses, Each WBE Certified

“ I made the most of my certification by getting involved right away…[it] gave me the opportunity to meet amazing people- WBEs, corporate and government professionals that are mentors, friends and customers today.” Patti Winstanley, President of Aztec Promotional Group, has been a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and member of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) for over 10 years. She is involved with the Council in many ways including serving on the Women’s Enterprise National Forum and several WBCS committees. She is the recent winner of the WBE Advocate of the Year Aw