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On Thursday, September 6th, the Women's Business Council - Southwest (WBCS) will hold its Business Works Expo at the Arlington Convention Center. The half-day event features one-on-one matchmaker meetings, Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Speed Connect, a keynote luncheon, trade expo, and networking reception.

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IRVING, Texas, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On Thursday, September 6th beginning at 10:30 a.m., the Women's Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) will hold its Business Works Expo at the Arlington Convention Center. The half-day event features one-on-one matchmaker meetings, Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Speed Connect, a keynote luncheon, trade expo, and networking reception.

New this year is the WBE Speed Connect, consisting of minute-long roundtable introductions exclusively for women-owned businesses. The goal is for WBEs to quickly introduce their business services in order to exchange referrals and better utilize the WBE network.

"Business is all about relationships," said Debbie Hurst, president of WBCS. "The Women's Business Council – Southwest provides opportunities for women business owners to network, not only with corporations and government entities, but also with fellow female leaders. Between matchmakers, WBE Speed Connect and the expo, this is the ideal half-day to step away from the desk and build relationships within the supplier diversity community."

This year's keynote speaker is Thear Suzuki, Americas Advisory Talent Leader at Ernst & Young LLP. Thear is responsible for innovating and leading comprehensive programs designed to attract, retain, grow, and develop over 17,000 consulting professionals across the Americas. Her keynote presentation will focus on how to build an inclusive culture, ways women are changing the face of business, and keys to lead through an era of rapid transformation.

Major sponsors of the event include Toyota, Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, Shell, DFW International Airport, and ExxonMobil.

Event Details
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 10:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Arlington Convention Center, Expo Hall
$75 for members / $100 for non-members online
$100 for members / $125 for non-members on-site
Visit the website to learn more and register.

About WBCS
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, 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. With more than 1,200 Women's 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'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.

 

SOURCE Women's Business Council - Southwest

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