Women Entrepreneurs in Banking Learn first-hand how to do business in the financial industry from Nina Nelms, Senior VP of Procurement Strategy at Bank of America.The keynote presentation will go in-depth about how to engage financial institutions as a potential vendor and the importance of supplier diversity in the procurement process. Economic Status of Texas Women Dena Jackson, Ph.D, Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Women's Foundation, will present the latest research on the state of women-owned businesses in Central Texas. This discussion will provide key takeaways to prepare you for the ever-changing business landscape of Austin. Following the keynote, network with fellow women-business owners and the WBCS Board of Directors including representation from: Dell Technologies, IBM, Fluor, Lockheed Martin, PepsiCo, Toyota, UPS. We also bring you a hands-on workshop focused on how you can utilize working capital to reach your long-term goals, no matter the stage of your business. A panel of financial experts will discuss the various types of capital, how to access it, and when and how to use it to scale your business. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A session. 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 www.wbcsouthwest.org.