Austin is full of free and low-cost resources for small business owners. The Women's Business Council - Southwest encourages business owners to take advantage of the educational and financial opportunities offered by our community partners.
Many organizations in Austin are hosting a variety of free events for National Small Business Week, which is May 5 - May 11, 2019. Here are our top events to attend for women entrepreneurs.
The South by Southwest Conference and Festival is a prime opportunity to network with people and companies from around the world. However, there is so much going on that it can be difficult to decide how to spend your time. Here are our top picks of free women-entrepreneur focused events that are open to the public - no badge required!
The Women's Business Council - Southwest hosted its first event of the year, Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange, in Austin, TX. The new format featured the opportunity for attendees to sit down with knowledgable WBEs for 15-minute speed networking sessions to learn more about WBE certification and each of the mentors' areas of expertise.
We are introducing a new format for Woman Entrepreneur's Exchange which includes WBE-to-WBE speed mentoring sessions, a corporate supplier diversity spotlight, and open networking.
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.
Global Entrepreneurship Week will be held November 13-17, 2018. The City of Austin's Global Business Expansion Department is teaming up with several organizations around the city to bring entrepreneurs panels, workshops, networking, and sessions all focused on expanding your business internationally.
Last week, almost 100 WBE and Sustaining members, community partners, and the Women's Business Council- Southwest's Board of Directors, joined together at Canyon View Event Center for Austin Insights.
The Woman's Business Council- Southwest is excited to announce the 2018 Austin Insights keynote speaker, Stephanie Breedlove. Breedlove is the co-founder of Care.com HomePay, formerly known as Breedlove & Associates.
"Working with other WBEs, both as partners and clients, has enabled me to add another stream of revenue to my business. The opportunities are tremendous and continue to grow. It’s such a great way to step out of your comfort zone and add an entirely new group to your network." - Darlene Templeton