Parade of Stars Awards Gala
The Parade of Stars Awards Gala is an illuminating semi-formal evening event honoring Women’s Business Enterprises and Sustaining (Corporate) Members who go above and beyond to ensure the successes of women-owned businesses. The event features a cocktail reception, dinner, awards ceremony and after party. (February 2018)
Power to Potential is a half-day business forum that features a luncheon, keynote speaker, corporate roundtables, Power Pitch sessions, educational workshops, and a networking reception. Attendees will have the opportunity to select a workshop track tailored to their business development needs. (April 2018)
Business Works Expo
Business Works Expo is a half-day event that connects women business owners with corporations and government entities. The event features a seated lunch with keynote speaker, business fair, roundtable procurement sessions and networking reception. This is the perfect opportunity to make lasting connections and recognize individuals who are committed to the success of women-owned businesses and supplier diversity. (September 7, 2017 at Arlington Convention Center - registration opens in late July)
Harvesting Partnerships Educational Symposium
Harvesting Partnerships is a half-day conference focused on top-tier educational programming. The event begins with the Lillie Knox Memorial Luncheon featuring a keynote speaker and the Lillie Knox Investing for Growth Awards presentation. The afternoon is dedicated to educational workshops and a networking reception. (November 7, 2017 at Courtyard Grapevine - Registration opens late September)
Investing for Growth Grant
Lillie Knox was an important part of the history and current success of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Lillie passed away after a long battle with cancer on November 10, 2003.
In 2005, the Lillie Knox Investing for Growth Grant was created by WBCS to honor Lillie for her support of women business enterprises through her commitment, spirit, passion and determination.
Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities
Take advantage of the opportunity to support WBCS, while obtaining valuable recognition for your organization.
Sponsorships are available exclusively to our members. With the help of our sponsors, WBCS will continue to host the events and programs that give our members the chance to grow their businesses.
To become a WBCS sponsor, please complete the worksheet below and send it to Lindsay Pittard, Director of Programs. The worksheet will be updated in real time to update availability.