WBE Advocate of The Year Nominees

The 2019 Parade of Stars Awards Gala is approaching soon and we are excited for the opportunity to recognize our nominees! Today we are taking a look at the WBE Advocate of the Year Award.

WBENC’s 2019 Summit & Salute – Register Today! [March 11-13]

Join us March 11-13, 2019 as women entrepreneurs, corporate representatives, diversity and inclusion experts, and other supporters gather in Houston, Texas for three days of networking and learning, all centered around finding and nurturing business opportunities for women-owned businesses.

ICON Information Consultants Named Houston's Largest Woman-Owned Business

ICON Information Consultants , has been as ranked as the largest women-owned business in the Houston area for the third year in a row by the Houston Business Journal. “As a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) since 2001, we are proud to continue earning the highest spot in the HBJ list of largest Houston-area woman-owned businesses,” said Pamela Chambers O’Rourke, Founder and CEO. “It is always an honor to be included in such an accomplished group of women in the Houston area.” ICON Information Consultants is a provider of human capital solutions, consulting, payroll and professional

Workshop on Gender Parity and Diversity [November 30th]

Interested in learning how to drive equality within your community and workplace? The Study USA invites you to join the discussion on how to improve gender parity and diversity within the DFW community. On PAR: Parity through Access & Realism, powered by Microsoft When: Friday, November 30, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Where: Microsoft Campus, 7000 State Highway 161, Irving, TX 75039 This half-day workshop will feature panel discussions with industry thought leaders and a keynote speech from Tanis Cornell, the CEO and Dallas Co-Owner of EWF International . Panel Discussions will include:

WBE Construction Cost Management, Inc. Named One of the Nation's Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced that Fort Worth’s Construction Cost Management, Inc. has made the 2018 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America, based on revenue growth. ICIC, a 25-year-old national nonprofit founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter, promotes economic prosperity in America's inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Construction Cost Management, Inc. has been a certified WBE and WBCS Member since 2013. Congratulations!

LUNA Awards - November 2, 2018

The LUNA Awards, organized by the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, celebrates the achievements of women in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry. Friday, November 2, 2018 The Fairmont Dallas | Regency Ballroom Nominations due October 12, 2018. Click here for nominee submissions . Accepting nominations for the following categories: WOMAN OWNED FIRM AWARD NOMINATIONS - Criteria Minimum 51% Woman Owned Established A|E|C Firm of the Year Established Service Firm of the Year Rising Star Firm of the Year INDIVIDUAL AWARD NOMINATIONS - Criteria Women Only Lifetime

BuzzBallz' Merrilee Kick Featured in Dallas Innovates

WBE Merrilee Kick, president and CEO of Southern Champion/ BuzzBallz , was recently featured in Dallas Innovates . Her company's signature product, BuzzBallz, is a line of premixed cocktails in colorful, ball-like containers with equally colorful names. Recently, BuzzBallz announced its newest offering, BuzzTalls, wine-based cocktails in poolside-friendly plastic cans. Read more about Kick's story and how her journey as an entrepreneur began.

Celebrating National Women's Small Business Month

October is National Women's Small Business Month and we will be celebrating all month long! Did you know that there are more than 11 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. - 38 percent of all businesses - with annual revenues of $1.6 trillion? You can read more about the latest facts on women-owned businesses in this recent SBA blog . During this month, WBENC will be sharing stories from our certified WBEs to raise awareness around the #BuyWomenOwned movement. Follow along with the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram. Here are some ways that you can let the world know you

NTTA Business Diversity Department 2nd Wednesday Business Chat

Interested in doing business with the North Texas Tollway Authority? Want to promote your business and network? NTTA Business Diversity Department 2nd Wednesday Business Chat Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10 AM - 11 AM NTTA Boardroom, 5900 West Plano Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75093 For more information and to RSVP, please email [email protected] . Business Chat sessions will: inform you on NTTA procurement opportunities including maintenance, project delivery, information technology, and purchasing Show you how to register as a vendor Introduce you to NTTA stakeholders Enable you to