Thu, Apr. 09, 2020

Economic Injury & Disaster Recovery Assistance Virtual Information Session

Fri, Apr. 10, 2020

How to Get WBENC WBE Certified (First Fridays)

Tue, Apr. 14, 2020


Tue, Apr. 28, 2020

Women in Business Virtual Networking Reception

About WBEA


Women in Business virtual reception 


  Whether you're looking to make new business connections or have a temporary escape from sitting at home, then plan to [wine]d down with the WBEA and Vistra Energy. Physical distancing does not have to mean social distancing. This won't be a typical "camera's off and listen to music" happy hour. Plan to have your cameras on and wine poured for some {grape}ling conversations. 


Upgrade to the VIP Experience for $40 to receive an invitation to a private meet and greet with Vistra Energy before the reception, a bottle of wine and an insulated wine tumbler! In order to receive your VIP package before the reception, register by April 14! Packages are limited.



Register Today! 




Check out our online WBEA Resource Library! 


Whether you're looking for COVID-19 resources or articles to balance your home life, we have information for you. 

Visit our Business Resources page






WBEA Business Conference & Matchmaking

The WBEA Business Conference & Matchmaking links women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies, and other women-owned businesses for the primary purpose of creating connections and building strong business relationships for contracting. The WBEA Business Conference & Matchmaking is our highest touchpoint for procurement relationships and out signature supplier development event. The conference provides nine supplier and corporate touchpoints for networking and procurement sourcing. 


Sponsorships & Vendor Opportunities

There are many opportunities available to partner with the WBEA for the Business Conference & Matchmaking through sponsorships, or push your business forward by becoming an exhibitor. Learn how you can engage intentionally here. View exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities
The WBEA offers many opportunities to intentionally engage with WBEs. Download our 2020 Engagement Package.  




As an affiliate of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the WBEA serves as a third-party certifying organization for women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) in south Texas.  Businesses that are at least 51% owned by a woman and meet specific criteria as outlined by WBENC standards and procedures are eligible for this certification -- a designation that is not only recognized but required by most major corporations and governmental agencies as a purchasing criterion.

With over 750 certified WBEs, representing 9 billion in revenue and over 40,000 jobs created the WBEA organization has grown rapidly since its inception and has become one of the nation's leading certifiers of women-owned businesses by way of its network of corporate sponsors, supplier diversity programs and dedicated WBE’s.

Headquartered in Houston, the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance serves over 94 counties in Texas with scholarship and mentoring programs, networking activities, and educational opportunities designed to spark growth and new business opportunities for members and their companies. Whether you are a governmental agency, corporation or women-owned business of any size, the WBEA can help you diversify your business.

The WBEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate or give preferential consideration because of sex, race, color, creed, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, or national origin, compliant of decimation or any other legally protected status in the employment of qualified persons. It is the policy of the WBEA and all programs housed within WBEA to conform to both the letter and the spirit of Federal and Texas State Civil Rights Laws. It is our policy to select the best qualified person(s) to fill available position(s) and to ensure access to all for program services.






For information on how to launch and grow your business,or the Women's Business Center programs and services click here.

© 2020 Women's Business Enterprise Alliance, 713-681-9232