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09/05/2019 from 11:00 - 4:30 Courtyard Marriott Grapevine - Grapevine, Texas

Harvesting Partnerships

An Educational Symposium

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Harvesting Partnerships

Presented by DFW International Airport and SQV Construction Services
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Harvesting Partnerships is a half-day conference focused on top-tier educational programming. The event begins with a keynote luncheon and the Lillie Knox Investment Award presentation. Following the luncheon, there's a networking break, dessert bar, and Kendra Scott pop-up shop. The afternoon is dedicated to Women’s Business Enterprise led roundtable discussions on business themes such as marketing, legal, human resources and more! The event concludes with a networking reception.


Complimentary self-parking

Enter through the Conference Center corridor (to your left when facing the building) and you'll immediately see our check in table.

Keynote Luncheon

With the exception of a few sponsored tables, seating is open. During the luncheon, we'll enjoy a plated meal and hear from Michael Sorrell - President of Paul Quinn College who will share his insights on building partnerships and having an entrepreneurial spirit. View his bio below.

Lillie Knox Raffle and Competition

The amount of funds available for the Lillie Knox Investment Award* is dependent on member donations. At the event, we kick off fundraising for the next year by selling raffle tickets. All proceeds go the Lillie Knox Investment Fund.

During the luncheon, the table with the most number of donors wins mini bottles of champagne to take home. In the case of a tie, the table with the highest donation total wins.

Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20.


  • 2 admissions to the WBCS 2020 Parade of Stars Awards Gala
  • $200 to Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
  • $250 to any sports game, concert, theater performance, or suite on EventFindersUSA.com

*The Lillie Knox Investment Award is a cash prize of up to $20,000, exclusively available to WBCS Women's Business Enterprises, to help further business growth. Current members, in good standing, are welcome to apply annually for consideration.

While the application deadline has passed for 2019, you can learn more here.

Kendra Scott Pop-Up Shop

Kendra Scott will have new arrivals and best selling jewelry pieces and home goods available for purchase. All items are discounted 10% and 10% of sales goes back to WBCS.

WBE Led Roundtable Discussions

Sponsored by Anderson Asphalt & Concrete Paving

In an effort to bring more visibility to the wealth of skills our WBEs provide, we're offering WBE led roundtable discussions centered on business themes.

How It Works

There are roundtables of 8 seats. One seat is for the WBE host. The other seats are for participants (women-owned businesses and corporations alike) interested in learning about that table's theme. The host will share her experience on the theme and what has worked well, then open the table to questions.

Once registered for Harvesting Partnerships, there is no additional sign up required to participate in the discussions. Seating is open on a first come, first served basis.

WBE hosts stay at their table. Participants rotate and have the opportunity to visit a total of four tables.

Each discussion is 20 minutes followed by a 5 minute rotation.

1:45 – 2:05 …. Discussion 1
2:05 – 2:10 … Transition
2:10 – 2:30 … Discussion 2

2:30 – 2:35 … Transition
2:35 – 2:55 … Discussion 3

2:55 – 3:00 … Transition

3:00 – 3:20 … Discussion 4

Many thanks to our discussion hosts!



Networking Reception

Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Painters USA

Wrap up the day with networking, complimentary appetizers, and a cash bar.

Win a Gala Admission

Help us spread the word about Harvesting Partnerships by referring your co-workers, colleagues, friends, and business acquaintances. For every person that purchases an admission and lists your name in the referral field during registration, you receive a point. The person with the most points wins a free admission to our next major event – the 2020 Parade of Stars Awards Gala in February. 

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Michael Sorrell
Paul Quinn College

Dr. Michael J. Sorrell is the longest-serving President in the 147-year history of Paul Quinn College. During his 12 years of leadership, Paul Quinn has become a national movement for its efforts to remake all of higher education to become more responsive to student and societal needs.

Under his leadership, Paul Quinn has gone from an institution on the verge of collapse to one that is now nationally renowned for its innovative approach to higher education. Among the College’s accomplishments during President Sorrell’s 12-year tenure are the following: transforming the football field into the WE over Me Farm in order to battle the food desert conditions of the community surrounding the campus; becoming the first federally-recognized Urban Work College; implementing a business casual dress code; winning the HBCU of the Year, HBCU Male President of the Year three times, and re-writing all of the institution’s fundraising records.

Michael received his J.D. and M.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and his Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. While in law school, he was one of the founding members of the Journal of Gender Law & Policy and served as the Vice President of the Duke Bar Association. He is a product of the small, liberal arts college tradition, having graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Government. While at Oberlin, he served as Secretary-Treasurer of his senior class, was a two-time captain of the men’s varsity basketball team, and graduated as the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer.

Michael is one of the most decorated college presidents in America. He was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and Washington Monthly Magazine identified him as one of America’s 10 Most Innovative College Presidents.

While President Sorrell has won many awards throughout his career, the honor that has meant the most to him was being selected as the “Father of the Year” for the City of Dallas in 2016. President Sorrell is married to the former Natalie Jenkins who is an alumna of Spelman College and the University of Pennsylvania. They have two wonderful children, Michael Augustus and Sage Louise-Sinclair.

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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Keynote Luncheon [More Info]
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Networking Break, Dessert Bar, and Kendra Scott Pop-Up Shop [More Info]
1:45 pm - 3:20 pm
WBE Led Themed Roundtable Discussions [More Info]
3:20 pm - 4:30 pm
Networking Reception [More Info]

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This event is open to everyone.

The last day to register online is Wednesday, August 28.

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Last day to register online is Wednesday, August 28

On-site registration available for $15 more

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Branded Sponsor


Last day to sponsor is Friday, August 2

Each sponsorship level includes event admissions and branding. Contact Lindsay Pittard at lpittard@wbcsouthwest.org to secure a sponsorship. Review options in our 2019 sponsorship catalog



Last day to register online is Wednesday, August 28

On-site registration available for $15 more

Register Now
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360 Group InternationalCathyKirkpatrick
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A La Carte Catering & CakesShawaylaJohnson
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Abba Staffing and ConsultingSouLam
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Ability ConnectionTaiGreen
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Accelerate Print Group dba of Presslink Printing, ltd.NicoleHetterich
Advantage Business CapitalLanaFidelscaia
Affinity Technology SolutionsRashmiMalhotra
AliComm InternationalAlisonFreeman
All Janitorial Professional Services, Inc.EvelynMolina
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Allied Supply Chain Support & Svcs., Inc.VictoriaStevenson
AM Fabrication/CTJ Energy Provisions RentalsAnnaMartin
American AirlinesLauraAdams
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American Institute of Diversity and CommerceTomTrotter
AMP CreativeAmy LouAbernethy
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AMP CreativeLisaWarner
Ampcus Inc.DonnaErhardt
Anderson Asphalt & Concrete Paving, LLCPamelaThompson
Angstrom Energy SolutionsRaynaHandelman
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Aviall A Boeing CompanyMareeMcMinn
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B&H Total Office Solutions, Inc.JEANNIENORRIS
B2B CFO PartnersMindyPassmore
Bank of AmericaLauraAgardy
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Baylor Scott & White HealthMarieAllen
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BB & TBethJohnson
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BKM Total Office of TexasKyleBass
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Blue Staffing GroupCrystalOhikhuare
BNSF RailwayMadelineFikar
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Bracane CompanyTenille Massingale
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Bridgepoint ConsultingEricaLappo
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Cactex MediaClaireChiappetta
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Camelot ServicesKellyNaumann
Carrington CollegeSherryAkins
CESCO, Inc.BillieBryant Schultz
CESCO, Inc.GaryJones
CFJ ManufacturingFayeAustin
CFJ ManufacturingYolandaCunningham
CFJ ManufacturingSharonEvans
CFJ ManufacturingTrishaKillen
CFJ ManufacturingVictoriaReneau
CFJ ManufacturingKimberlySissen
Chamberlain University - Irving CampusPatPerryman
Choice SpecialistsAlyshaMartin
Cinderella to CEOCaryBroussard
CLAY STAPP + COJolieBarrios
CM Productions, Inc.SarahFischer
CM Productions, Inc.CarrieMartinez
CM Productions, Inc.DelaneyNelson
Co-Rail Consulting LLCVanessa WalshKennedy
Consumer & Market Insights (CMI)RoyalynReid
Cross Timbers Procurement CenterSpelileRivas
Cross Timbers Procurement CenterSamThatsanaphan
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Dallas Capital BankChristineMoses
Dallas City HallZarinGracey
Dallas County Community College DistrictDarcelWebb
Darlene Templeton AssociatesDarleneTempleton
DatareadyDr. AngelDurr
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC- Sales Tax ExpertsChanelDavis
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC- Sales Tax ExpertsLa Shante'Williams
DCG EnvironmentalShelleyHines
DFW AirportSonyaBridges
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DFW AirportJeriCawelti
DFW AirportSuzanneCruz-Sewell
DFW AirportRonDuncan
DFW AirportCatrinaGilbert
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DFW AirportDanielleThompson
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DFW AirportKimWhitaker
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Diamond Display Group Partners, Inc.GlennTowery
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Ebco TrendsErinMays
Ebco TrendsKalynRozanski
Employment Screening ServicesRuthiElliott
Enelra Talent Solutions, LLCArleneGreen
Ericsson, Inc.DavidGifford-robinson
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EWF InternationalJenniferCarter
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Fairway Mortgage CorpJillBurt
Firemans Paving ContractorsReneeGilmore
Firemans Paving ContractorsLisaHennessey
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First Assured Quality SystemsBrittanyStovall
First Equipment Company Technical ServicesTerryCase
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First Signs Graphic SolutionsNancyM Marino
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Fluency CorpMicahBellieu
Frost BankLaurenAston
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Fuse SolutionsJenniferSchaumburg
Fuse Solutions IncJoshBurnley
Fuse Solutions IncJayJordan
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G Systems, Inc.LyndaHarrell
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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesNatashaHarris
Grand Shoe CareLeslieGreen
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GS Wealth ManagementKellyKunst
Guaranteed Express, Inc.JenniferBlakeney
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Hello Imprint LLCAmandaHueneke
High Pointe Advisors LLCLarryCaldwell
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Integrated Human CapitalCristiDey
INTERPRISE DesignRachaelTurin
Intuitive EdgeLisaScott
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JJ Williams PCJulietWilliams
Johnson & Pace IncorporatedDelcineJohnson
Jones Lang LaSalleAshlePower
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Joy Promotions Inc.DonnaClemons
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K Post CompanyJenniferBarker
Kid Therapist/ LPCRociRuffin
KPost CompanyElizabethGray
KPost CompanyChristiRadogna
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Laguna Media GroupSilvanaRosero
Law Offices Of Nick Nemeth, PLLCJoanneReding
Le Rouge CuisineAmberWilliams
Legacy Family RevolutionCindyArledge
LegacyTexas BankCaseyHerr
Lillie Knox's FamilyNadyaMcKellar
Lockheed Martin - AeronauticsMaxFox
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Lockheed Martin - AeronauticsChantayWhite-Taylor
Lockheed Martin AeronauticsClaire Armstrong
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Lynne Malkoff Promotions IncLynneMalkoff
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Marfield, Inc.KatieCrawford
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Marketing Operations GroupSheilaSteinmark
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Mead & HuntSaraDickinson
Merrill LynchCarolMeyer
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Mixed Media CreationsSusieCarter
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National Council of Negro WomenDeatraChildress
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NSH BookkeepingNancyStuhlmuller
Numbers Only, IncSharmilaPolavarapu
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ONC NationalJackieClayborn
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Padrino Foods, LLCEdBiela
Padrino Foods, LLCDianeLuther
Padrino Foods, LLCChrisWright
Padrino Foods, LLCNicoleWright
Painters USAMegCook
Painters USA IncLauraSchulz
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemPamelaBryant
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Parkland Health & Hospital SystemMelissaHurtado
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemTawanaMcCullough
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Partnership with Native AmericansRobbiRice Dietrich
Paul Quinn CollegeKennethBoston
Paul Quinn CollegeAndreaMaldando
Paul Quinn CollegeElizabeth (Ellie)McRae
Paul Quinn CollegeMichaelSorrell
People & Performance StrategiesJoleenGoronkin
People & Performance StrategiesAudreyRyan
Perimeter Global LogisticsStevenHeathington
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Personalized Payroll ServicesKathleenHunt
Pilar Funeral HomeMarisolTrevizo
POWERHANDZDanyelSurrency Jones
Prestige Maintenance USARachelSanchez
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Pure Design SolutionSuchiGupta
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Q2 Marketing Group LLCTerriQuinton
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R Miller Law pllcRendaMiller
Randstad TechnologiesZacDowning
Randstad TechnologiesAbelRamirez
Real Time Resolutions, Inc.ShaunaBoedeker
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Ricochet Fuel Distributors, Inc.RoseJohnson
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RightStaff, Inc.KathyIvey
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Risch ResultsJoleneRisch
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Saltus Training GroupVeronicaSauto
Sanergy Business SolutionsSandraPortales
Secure On-Site Shredding, IncKathrynShrum-stockdale
Simon Engineering & Consulting, Inc.NikkiSimon
Smart Folks IncSatya PrakashGandikota
Smart Folks IncLalithaNandyala
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Software Professionals, IncBrandonChavez
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Southwest Airlines Co.PamGlover
Southwest Airlines Co.JonJones
Southwest Airlines Co.MyraLaudt
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Sprint SMBGregoryGhee
SQV Construction ServicesKellyHudgeons
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Superior Support CompanyStephanieTorres
Sustainable Solutions EngineeringElizabethBlackwelder
Swan PackagingVictoriaMcDonald
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TALENT Software Services, Inc.BryanLee
Tarrant CountyTeresaLobacz
Tarrant Regional Water DistrictCrystalAlba
Tasty CleanCorby Frazier
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Texas InstrumentsJessicaMccarthy
Texas InstrumentsJeffMclaughlin
Texas InstrumentsBradWoodson
Texas InstrumentsTerriWright
The Donna Bender CompanyDonnaBender
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The Midtown GroupKendellBrumley
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The Software Vault, LLCJamitaMachen
The Study USATomFoley
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Town Center ChiropracticDanaMoore
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TWU Center for Women in BusinessTracyIrby
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United Parcel ServiceBarbaraAdamson
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Valerie & CompanyValerieSokolosky
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Vistra EnergyWendyAllen
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