Dallas County recently launched a new electronic vendor registration system allowing vendors to register online with Dallas County and simultaneously become notified of contracting opportunities.
It's time to submit your 2018 Spend information - if you spent money with any third-party certified WBE in 2018, let us know! WBCS collects WBE spend information from members on an annual basis. From small women-owned businesses to large Fortune 500 companies, WBCS wants to hear from you.
We are excited to present our 2018 Annual Report. Providing valuable resources to women-owned businesses helped us see an exciting year of growth - including a notable 31% increase in WBE certifications in Austin, and a 94% retention rate across all members.
Make plans to attend this upcoming Project Information Meeting and Contractors Networking Event for the Parkland Outpatient Clinic Project.
Did you know the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) hosts a monthly informational session on doing business with them? If you are in the DFW area, be sure to take advantage of these!
Interested in working with DFW International Airport? Plan to attend a Business Opportunity Forum on Friday, December 7. This event will focus on construction projects expected to be let for bid by DFW Airport's Design, Code and Construction Department between December 2018 and June 2019.
GSD&M invites you to their 9th annual Small and Diverse Vendor Partner Summit in Austin, TX. The summit is an opportunity for WBEs to hear GSD&M's top leadership discuss important information about their respective departments. Brunch will be provided and you will have the opportunity to network with employees from different departments of the agency. Speakers and topics will include: New Business presented by Jay Russell, Senior VP of Business Development Small Business Subcontracting presented by Bo Bradbury, Senior VP/Group Account Director Production Process presented by Jack Epsteen,
The Cheryl Stevens Legacy of Leadership Award was created to honor leaders who help increase opportunities, serve as a role model for compassion, help to create a level playing field on which diverse suppliers can compete fairly for contracts, and ensure broad and fair access to Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). This year at Business Works , Joe Mossinger, Strategic Sourcing Manager at Toyota received the award for his beliefs in creating access and opportunity for certified WBEs. "I am truly honored and humbled to have received the Cheryl Stevens Legacy of Leadership Award," said Mossinger.
The WBENC Energy Executive Program sponsored by Shell Oil Company plays a vital role in developing women’s businesses as successful future suppliers of the energy, oil, and gas industries. The program is a week-long, immersive executive education experience focusing on the Energy, Oil and Gas industry to drive the development of Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) leaders within the Energy Industry supply chain. Underwritten by a grant from Shell Oil Company , this landmark program is part of a sustained effort by oil and gas companies to enable women-owned businesses to become valued partners
Cindy Kerr, Executive Vice President/Coo of Switchplace shared how the Toyota Financial Mentorship Program has helped her develop her business skillset. Since, January 2018, Cindy has learned the skills and confidence to gain valuable business relationships. "The program has allowed me to learn more about business growth and to be resilient. I have been provided feedback that will help drive my performance to grow my business." Cindy learned about the program through the Women's Business Council - Southwest. "I wanted to apply immediately because it seemed like a great program to gain business