“This annual program provides women business owners with valuable connections to corporate and government opportunities that are critical to growing their businesses, especially in these times, and we were determined to keep those connections and relationships growing.”
DALLAS (PRWEB) September 04, 2020
The Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS), known for its robust programs, education, and networking events for women-owned businesses, has moved its largest event, Connections to Contracts, to a virtual setting on September 10th and 11th. The two-day event, held each morning, will feature networking, corporate “roundtable” procurement discussions, a c-suite executive keynote address, discussions on corporate supply chains with Tier 1 suppliers, and exhibitor booths.
“With the current circumstances, it was important that we still hold this event and adapt it to the new virtual space,” said WBCS President and CEO, Debbie Hurst. “This annual program provides women business owners with valuable connections to corporate and government opportunities that are critical to growing their businesses, especially in these times, and we were determined to keep those connections and relationships growing.”
When considering the virtual space, WBCS chose a platform that would be able to provide both group and individual networking opportunities for its members. During the two-day event, there will be opportunities for both small group networking and one-on-one networking, in addition to the corporate-led “roundtable” discussions. Over 30 major corporations will be in attendance, including the title sponsor, Toyota.
“It’s important for Toyota to be involved and connect with women-owned businesses virtually when we are unable to do so in person,” explains Joe Mossinger, Senior Manager Strategic Sourcing at Toyota. “During our roundtable discussion, we will explain how to do business with Toyota and the best way to get connected to the supply chain. We are also pleased to have our Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Bonnie Clinton, give the keynote address on being nimble, innovative, and inclusive in business.”
For women-owned businesses looking to do business with corporations and government entities, this event is not to be missed.
Thursday, September 10th and 11th from 9am to 12:30pm
Pre-event welcome reception on September 4th from 3pm to 4pm
Registration for WBCS members is $50 and $75 for non-members.
This event is graciously sponsored by Toyota and Pinnacle Group.
Integrated Human Capital
Parkland Health & Hospital System
SQV Construction Services
Arazzo Solutions, LLC
CAET Project Management
Anderson Asphalt & Concrete Paving
Jayne Agency, LLC
Painters USA, Inc.
Software Professionals Inc.
Celebrating 25 years, the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) is dedicated to increasing mutually beneficial procurement opportunities between certified women-owned businesses, corporations, businesses, government entities, institutions, and other organizations. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, WBCS has more than 1,200 Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Members and 85 Sustaining (Corporate) Members and administers the national certification on behalf of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for north and central Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico. To find out more about WBCS, please visit http://www.wbcsouthwest.org.