Women’s Business Council – Southwest

The Women’s Business Council – Southwest provides certification (a competitive advantage for those looking to do business with corporations and government entities) and events to help women-owned businesses grow.


The Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) is one of 14 regional partners of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest certifier of women-owned businesses (WBEs) in the U. S.

Mission: To increase the value of women-owned businesses by providing certification, education, advocacy, and mutually beneficial business opportunities for our members and affiliates.

Vision: Lifting up women-owned businesses, and positively impacting the community through inclusive and prosperous partnerships for all.

Certification is a competitive advantage for women-owned businesses looking to do business with corporations/government entities. That’s because these corporations have supplier diversity programs, meaning they’re intentionally being inclusive of the suppliers they work with and have goals around the # or % of suppliers they work with who are considered diverse (women-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, or LGBTQ-owned). They rely on third party organizations like ours to verify (or certify) that the company is, in our case, women-owned.


The certification we provide is national in scope. Our parent company, WBENC, sets the standards for certification, and the country is divided into 14 regions to serve as a more local resource for the folks in their region. Our region includes all of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and the northern half of Texas – Austin and above. We have 1,286 certified women-owned businesses in our network and 91 Corporate Members.



Whether or not certification is right for you, you’re welcome to attend our events for networking/education. We also have a free, monthly virtual info session about certification and who we are.

Check out our upcoming events and info session here: https://wbcsouthwest.org/event

Services Provided

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification (Specialty)
  • Obtaining Certification (Specialty)
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts (Specialty)
  • Obtaining Government Contracts (Specialty)
  • Subcontracting Opportunities (Specialty)
Contact Information
Elizabeth Garner
5605 N. MacArthur Blvd
Suite 220
Irving, TX 75038
(817) 299-0566 Ext: 202