CORPORATE PARTNER EVENTS
The WBDC offers a variety of programs designed for women business owners to develop relationships with WBDC corporate and government partners who are seeking diverse suppliers. Programs take various formats including matchmakers and corporate business panels.
Matchmaker events seek to establish connections between women-owned businesses (WBO) and buyers from corporations and government agencies seeking WBO suppliers for specific opportunities. Eligible businesses will be pre-selected by corporate and government buyers to participate in one-on-one meeting(s). Matchmaker meetings are driven by the needs of our participating corporations and government agencies, and not by the WBDC. They are a great opportunity to make strong connections and effective partnerships.
The WBDC's largest annual matchmaker event is the Contract Connections program for WBENC certified Women's Business Enterprises presented each year at the Entrepreneurial Woman's Conference
Corporate Business Panels
Corporate Business Panels are unique opportunities for women business owners to learn firsthand about securing business with local corporations and government entities. Each event features a well rounded group of panelists presenting valuable business information on how to do business with their organization, upcoming opportunities and more. Following the panel, there is networking time to connect with the corporations, government entities and other attendees.