IRVING, Texas (PRWEB) April 16, 2018
On Tuesday, April 17th, women businesses owners from all over the DFW area will convene for the annual Power to Potential event held by the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS). This procurement-focused event includes corporate roundtable discussions, a keynote lunch, a pitch event, breakout sessions, and a networking reception.
Returning this year is the popular Power Pitch session in which 16 pre-selected women business owners will pitch their product or service to a room of corporate buyers. At the end of the session, two finalists will be selected to give their pitch to all event attendees during the networking reception and will be featured on the WBCS blog, newsletter, and social media.
“We are very excited to bring back the Power Pitch session again this year because it is such a unique opportunity for our women business owners,” said Debbie Hurst, President of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest. “As is consistent with our mission, we strive to help Women Business Enterprises grow and providing them with face time in front of corporate buyers is one of the best ways to do that.”
The day will kick-off with corporate roundtable discussions in which any attendee can sit down face-to-face with 25 corporate decisions makers and learn how to do business with that specific corporation. Afterwards will be a luncheon with keynote speaker Sarah Reilly Engle, VP at Alice. Engle leads the Alice global accelerator for high-growth female founded companies, customer experience, content strategy, and event programming. Prior to joining Alice, Sarah founded a consulting company, Campsix, where she leveraged her startup expertise to help female founders scale their companies through growth-strategy services. The luncheon is followed by breakout sessions and concludes with a networking reception.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:30am - 5pm
Hurst Conference Center – 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, Texas 76054
On-site registration is available.
This event is graciously sponsored by DFW International Airport, Software Professionals Inc., PepsiCo, Asociar, BNSF Railway, Anderson Asphalt and Concrete Paving, Painters USA, Walmart, Raytheon, AT&T, and Prestige Maintenance USA.
Corporate Roundtable Hosts:
BNSF Railway Company
City of Dallas
City of Fort Worth
Dallas County Community College District
DFW International Airport
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Trinity Regional Water District
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) is dedicated to increasing mutually beneficial procurement opportunities between certified woman-owned businesses, corporations, businesses, government entities, institutions, and other organizations. With more than 1,200 Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Members and over 80 Sustaining (Corporate) Members, WBCS is in its 23rd year of providing national certification to women-owned businesses. WBCS administers the national certification on behalf of the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for north and central Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico.