Walmart Is Investing In American Jobs

Walmart has pledged to purchase $250 billion in products made, sourced or grown in the U.S. to support the creation of American jobs. “We believe we can create more American jobs by supporting more American manufacturing,” Walmart. By investing in products that support American jobs, Walmart can continue to play a role in accelerating the growth of U.S. manufacturing. This year Walmart will be hosting the U.S. Manufacturing 5 th “Open Call” for merchandising items. The event is open to both current and potential Walmart suppliers and will be hosted at the corporate offices on June 13, 2018, in

Meet the Panelists: Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange

Meet the panelist of the Women's Business Council- Southwest's first Austin event of 2018: Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange! The event will feature supplier diversity professionals sharing their perspective on how WBEs can successfully utilize their certification to gain traction with corporate clients. If you have ever wondered how your business can stand out when responding to RFPs or struggled to think of innovative ways to market your WBE certification to corporations, this event is for you! Join us on January 24, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:30pm at the Offices of VMware. Click here for more details

Austin Insights Recap

The Women's Business Council- Southwest hosted another successful Austin Insights event at the Canyon View Events Center . 100 women business owners and Sustaining (Corporate) members came together to network and hear a keynote speech by Mojdeh Gharbi, Vice President of Marketing & Operations at Certain Affinity . Gharbi's keynote speech focused on how her unique career path led her to become the Vice President of Austin's largest indie video game company which now has over a billion dollars in sales. She went into detail about how she worked both hard and smart, built a great team, and took

Power to Potential Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for Power to Potential! We had over 300 people at Hurst Conference Center ready for a day of networking and learning. The day kicked off with our Corporate Roundtables and we would like to say a big thank you to all of our hosts! Alcon American Airlines AT&T Baylor Scott & White Health BNSF Railway Company Capgemini City of Dallas Conduent Dallas County Community College District Dell Technologies DFW International Airport Ericsson FedEx Office Fluor Hanger JCPenney Company Lockheed Martin Nokia Oncor Parkland Health & Hospital System PepsiCo

2016 Power to Potential Recap

2016 Power to Potential WBCS’ annual Power to Potential event was held at the Sheraton Dallas on November 8, 2016. The day started with pre-arranged matchmaker meetings, giving WBE members the chance to have one-on-one face time to discuss long-term procurement activities with potential buyers. The room was filled with positive energy and reports of very productive conversations! Following the meetings we gathered for the luncheon and annual meeting. WBCS President, Debbie Hurst welcomed the attendees and reported on WBCS’ 2016 achievements. Most notable from Hurst’s report was the wow-worthy