WiNGS Dallas, a non-profit offering programs to help women lead a better life, and the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS), the leading certification and networking organization for women business owners in the southwest region, announce a partnership project to showcase the power of women helping women in the DFW metroplex. The project will help to expand the resources and tools available to women starting a business while providing an outlet for established women business owners to give back to the community.
“This partnership came about in a very organic way between our two organizations,” said Jennifer Ware, CEO of WiNGS. “At WiNGS, we provide the tools and resources that women need to start a business in order to provide a better life for themselves and their families and we know that the women we serve can benefit from the knowledge of established women business owners.”
WiNGS has a long history of helping women lift themselves out of poverty to become strong mothers, financially secure, and successful in the workplace. Through their Women’s Enterprise program, WiNGS helps women turn their hobby or interest into a full-time business and WBCS members will have the opportunity to volunteer as guest speakers or mentors at the Center. While WiNGS is the starting point to help women create a business, WBCS provides the access to business opportunities in order to grow their business.
“At WBCS, our sweet spot is providing access for and opening the doors for women business owners to fully participate in the regional, national, and world economy,” said Debbie Hurst, President of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest. “Through this partnership with WiNGS we are continuing the circle of mentorship – women helping women reach their full potential.”
The Women’s Business Council – Southwest has over 1,200 certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE) representing 45 different industries, $12.3 billion in gross revenue, and the majority in business for over 10 years. In addition to certification, WBCS provides ongoing educational and networking opportunities throughout the year.
WiNGS, or Women in Need of Generous Support, is a non-profit agency that helps women find their path to a better life. WiNGS programs help women become strong mothers, financially secure and successful in the workplace. The organization, formerly known as the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, served more than 3,000 individuals in Dallas County last year. WiNGS is headquartered at the WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place, named after the late Ebby Halliday Acers, whose life exemplified extraordinary integrity with a focus on empowering women. To learn more, visit wingsdallas.org.
Headquartered in Arlington, 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 22nd 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 the following states: Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and north and central Texas. To find out more about WBCS, please visit www.wbcsouthwest.org.