Cheryl Stevens made a significant contribution to WBCS through her time, actions, service, and dedication to the advancement of Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and because of her compassion, an award was created in her honor after her retirement. 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 Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs). This year at Business Works ,
We are pleased to announce, Kelly Smith, CEO of Texas of All Tech Electric, LLC was awarded the second place in the 22nd Annual Procurement Pitch Contest. Kelly went through three rounds of pitching before winning. "I had no idea that there was a pitch contest, I just signed up and went for it. I wanted to get feedback. I had no idea that I would actually be competing as a finalist" said Kelly. Kelly wowed the judges with her innovative pitch explaining, why All Tech is best for your business. All Tech is an experienced electrical and energy services company, providing trusted services to a
WBE and Managing member, Rebecca Hicks of Hicks Law Group PLLC has been recognized in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Construction Law. This marks the second consecutive year Ms. Hicks has been included in Best Lawyers® for this area of practice. Best Lawyers is a publication that has been highlighting top legal talent since 1983. Inclusion in this publication is based solely on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process. Congratulations Rebecca!
We are pleased to announce that one of our Board of Directors has received an award. The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce -Southwest recently recognized local community and business leaders, including Don McKneely, Chairman and CEO of The MBN USA & WE USA Magazine at the 17th Annual Business Expo. Don received the Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award, an award designed for those who demonstrate hard work, steadfast commitment, and make an impact in their community. Congratulations Don, we are honored to celebrate you!
At WBC-Southwest we believe highlighting the impact of women leaders in our community is essential to inspire the next generation of leaders; – Kathleen Hunt is one of those leaders. Kathleen Hunt, President of Personalized Payroll Services, has been named the WBE Volunteer of the Year at the 2018 Parade of Stars Awards Gala for her endless contributions to the council. A role model, mentor, and ambassador, Hunt leveraged technology to build a successful company in payroll management, implementing innovative client products. Kathleen has dedicated her time to being a member of the
Every year the Women’s Business Council - Southwest recognizes the tenacious female entrepreneurs and Sustaining (Corporate) Members in our network. At the 2018 Parade of Stars Awards Gala, the WBC-Southwest presented the Corporate Volunteer of the Year award to Donna Butterfield of Frost Bank for her commitment to outstanding volunteerism. Donna dedicates her time to being an Ambassador, mentoring and coaching new WBE’s. She has donated her time to be a part of the Certification Committee, the Senior Advisory Council, and the Lillie Knox Grant Selection Committee. No request is too large or
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)recognized Bank of America, Ericsson, Exxon Mobile Corporation, FedEx, IBM, PepsiCo, Inc., Raytheon, TOYOTA, UPS, Vistra Energy, and Walmart Stores, Inc. as America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBE) in 2017. WBENC’s Top Corporations set the standard for enabling women suppliers to access increased opportunities in new markets – both domestically and internationally. The selection of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) is conducted annually by the Women’s Business Enterprise National
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
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
CEO and Co-founder of Akorbi, Claudia Mirza Named A “2018 WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE STAR” BY WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL - SOUTHWEST
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