We Salute Our Heroes

Today we recognize, WBE, Chelsea Derrah for serving 4 active years in the US Army as a Korean Linguist. Chelsea's certified woman and service-disabled-veteran-owned company, DME currently distributes bulk copy paper, medical supplies and equipment, MRO products, and a variety of office technologies to large corporations, state agencies, and the federal government. DME is also a licensed pharmaceutical and medical device wholesaler. DME's primary role as a sales intermediary is to enable businesses in the public and private sector to market their products and services, while also supporting

How Applying For The Lillie Knox Grant Helped Expand My Business

"I wanted to transform communities positively. When the opportunity arose for me to apply for the Lillie Knox Award , I did because I saw the benefits. I knew that the grant could allow me to grow my business." Kaylynn Jordan, CEO of Ethical Sourcing Network , has been a certified WBE since 2013. The company is dedicated to designing and delivering products that create positive change in the lives of others. How many years as a WBCS member? I started researching the market in 2012, and I officially launched in 2013. My first decision as a business owner was to become a certified woman-owned

Making a Difference With WiNGS

Through the WBCS partnership with WiNGS , Dr. Rochelle Webb has been a dedicated volunteer at WiNGS (Women in Need of Generous Support), non-profit offering programs to help women lead a better life. With over 20 years of management and leadership experience having served in both public sector government and the for-profit private sector, including six years in federal, state and local business consulting, Rochelle is a committed, certified trainer, executive coach, and educational consultant dedicated to helping women achieve business ownership. As a WiNGS volunteer, Dr. Webb teaches the RiSE

Thank You WBCS Volunteers

April was National Volunteer Month and to celebrate we took time to surprise our WBE and Sustaining (Corporate) volunteers for their hard work and dedication in contributing to the success of the Council. On Thank You Tuesday and Thursday, we surprised our volunteers with goodies and balloons. We want to thank all of our volunteers that work diligently during the year; we could not provide many of our services without your help. Volunteers deserve to be applauded and we want to say you're appreciated. Watch our video to see some of the volunteers we surprised already. We have a few more

We Celebrate Our Regional Volunteer of the Year

For National Volunteer Month, we want to acknowledge our Regional Volunteer of the Year! The Regional Volunteer of the Year award recognizes an individual for their dedication to our mission of promoting women business enterprises and their active assistance in Council programs and events. This year, at the 2018 Parade of Stars Awards Gala, the award was presented to Melanie Handy of VMware for serving as a primary local resource for encouraging, educating, and connecting women-owned businesses. Handy serves on the Austin committee, has offered up her talents as a presenter at several Austin

The #MeToo Campaign Has Sparked A Fight For Equal Pay

Since #MeToo , the hashtag that rocked the world went viral last October in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein; women are demanding equal pay. The movement has become a worldwide phenomenon, and for the first time, the world knows that these once-fledgling women movements are not to be disregarded. Today, women have come forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Because of the campaign, companies are firing employees who have used their power to harass or assault their colleagues sexually — and, in some cases, have replaced

The LATINA Style “Entrepreneur of the Year”

The Women’s Business Council – Southwest is excited to announce Patricia Christian, as the Latina Style, “Entrepreneur of the Year,” winner. The Latino Style Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors leading entrepreneurs that stand out in leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. Award recipients are nominated by community partners and are selected based on their vision, leadership, financial success, community service, and visibility as a role model for young women. This year, the council nominated Patricia Christian, President and CEO of the CRC Group Inc. for her entrepreneurial

Congratulations 2018 Quality & Excellence Award Winners

Every year the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors partners and stakeholders that have demonstrated a commitment to furthering its mission of growing and supporting the Hispanic business community in North Texas with Quality & Excellence Awards. The Chamber also recognizes Hispanic-owned small businesses that have exhibited innovation, community involvement, and dedication. This year, the chamber awarded Linda Valdez Thompson of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, the Chairwoman's Award. Oncor received the President's Award, and our WBE, CRC Group Inc. won the Pacesetter


At the 2018 Summit and Salute Conference, WBENC honored Claudia Mirza as a Women’s Business Enterprise Star for her business accomplishments, her inspiration to other women, and her leadership and vision as CEO and Co-founder of Akorbi. Akorbi was founded to help companies build compassionate, human connections, to increase their global or diverse market position through innovation, language, and people. As a WBENC-Certified WBE since 2007, Mirza’s company has constantly evolved to meet the needs of its customers. For example, Akorbi launched a compliance division to help clients with HIPAA

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names WBE Board Chair

The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce names WBCS member, Betty Manetta as the 2018 Board Chair. Join the GDHCC on Wednesday, February 28 from 5:30 to 8:00pm for an evening of high-level networking with business and community leaders from the North Texas Region, as well as an opportunity to meet the GDHCC's new Board of Directors. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 5:30 to 8:00pm Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 Learn more and RSVP here.