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Thursday, September 10, 2020 - Friday, September 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST each day Online

Connections to Contracts Virtual

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A Signature Procurement Event

Presented by Pinnacle Group and Toyota
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Event Overview

Connections to Contracts is a procurement-focused event connecting women-owned businesses with corporations and each other. This virtual offering features a welcome reception, corporate “roundtable” procurement discussions, a c-suite executive keynote address, “prime time” sessions led by corporate members and their Tier 1 suppliers, exhibitor booths featuring select sponsors, small group networking, and one-on-one networking.

The goal of this virtual event is to provide access to business opportunities between our members that eventually lead to contracts, therefore helping women-owned businesses achieve parity. Shout out to our Spend Reporters - members who are contributing to this movement through their spend with women-owned businesses. And, shout out to our supporters over the past 25 years including our 25th anniversary signature sponsors – CFJ Manufacturing and Toyota.

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Your registration includes access to the pre-event welcome reception on Wednesday and all components on Thursday and Friday. Some components are time-specific; some are not. And, some components have a capacity limit; some do not. On Thursday and Friday, if the components with capacity limits are full, you will still be able to network one-on-one with fellow attendees and visit with exhibitors.

Time-Specific Opportunities to Connect

Pre-Event Welcome Reception
Sponsored by CAET Project Management Consultants, Jayne Agency, Nokia, Painters USA, Software Professionals, Inc., and Walmart

There is no capacity limit.

This is a come-and-go opportunity to network on Wednesday, before the event officially begins. It features sponsor remarks and three 15 minute rounds of small group video networking through Zoom. There's no formal programming. This is simply time to make connections. Join and exit at your own pace.

Small Group Networking
Sponsored by Fluor, Parkland Health & Hospital System, and SQV Construction

There is a capacity limit per group session.

At the beginning and end of each day, there will be multiple sessions available on a first-come, first-served basis for attendees to network in small group video chats of 10 people. There's no formal programming. This is simply time to make connections. Join and exit at your own pace.

Corporate “Roundtable” Discussions
Sponsored by Anderson Asphalt & Concrete Paving, Oncor, and Vistra

There is a capacity limit per discussion session.

A corporate representative leads WBEs in a discussion on his or her company’s procurement process and shares insights on how potential suppliers can differentiate themselves.

How It Works

Sized to facilitate discussion,
each “roundtable” is a small group video chat limited to 8 people. One spot is for the corporate member host; the other spots are for WBEs interested in learning about that company’s procurement process. WBE spots are open on a first-come, first-served basis. WBEs can enter a "roundtable" session during the event until the capacity has been reached.

Each discussion is 20 minutes followed by a 2 minute transition. Discussions take place from 10:15 - 11:20 each day.
10:15 – 10:35 … Discussion Round 1
10:35 – 10:37 … Transition
10:37 – 10:57 … Discussion Round 2
10:57 – 10:59 … Transition
10:59 – 11:19 … Discussion Round 3
11:19 – 11:20 … Transition

List of Roundtable Hosts*
(as of 9-1-20)

Alcon Vision

BNSF Railway

Capital One

City of Dallas

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages

Communications Test Design (CTDI)


Dallas College

Dallas County

Dallas Independent School District

Dell Technologies

DFW International Airport





JPMorgan Chase

JPS Health Network

Lockheed Martin


North Texas Tollway Authority


Parkland Health & Hospital System



Shell Oil Company

Southwest Airlines Co.

Tarrant Regional Water District

Toyota Financial Services

Toyota Motor North America



*Some corporations may host roundtable discussions only on one of the two days. Prior to the event, the full roundtable host schedule will be shared.

Keynote Address

Sponsored by Integrated Human Capital and Overture Promotions

There is no capacity limit for the keynote address.

Via a fireside chat, Bonnie Clinton, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Toyota, and Patricia Rodriguez Christian, CEO of CRC Group and Texas Standard Commercial Construction, will share insights on being nimble, innovative, and inclusive in business. All attendees will be able to simultaneously access the keynote address.

Prime Time Sessions

Sponsored by BNSF Railway, Lockheed Martin, and PepsiCo

There is no capacity limit per prime time session.

Each session is a panel interview featuring a corporate host and some of their prime suppliers followed by audience Q&A, addressing how to engage with a corporation by working with a Tier 1 (or prime) supplier.

The session hosts are BNSF Railway, Lockheed Martin, and PepsiCo. All attendees will be able to simultaneously access each Prime Time session.

On-going Opportunities to Connect

One-on-One Networking
At any time during the event, attendees can review all in attendance, click on a person’s profile to learn more about them, and request a connection to live chat or video chat.

Exhibitor Booths
At any time during the event, select sponsors have a virtual booth where attendees can view a video and download documents provided. Attendees will have the option to live chat or request to connect at a later time.

Virtual Platform Access
Sponsored by Ericsson and Texas Instruments

Prior to the event, all registrants will receive the link to access the virtual platform. View this video tutorial to familiarize yourself with the platform.

Gift Card Give Away
Sponsored by Arazzo Solutions

In honor of our 25th anniversary, 25 registrants will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Uber Eats e-gift card. All you have to do to be eligible is register for the event! The recipients will be drawn and receive their e-gift cards on Tuesday, September 8. Enjoy your refreshments during the event or at your leisure!

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Bonnie Clinton
Vice President – Indirect Procurement Shared Services

Bonnie is vice president and chief procurement officer, indirect procurement shared services for Toyota North America. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic leadership and services of several departments that support the business units of Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Financial Services. These support departments include Strategic and Operations Sourcing, Program Strategy, Process and Controls, Spend Analytics, and Vendor Management. In her role, she collaborates with Toyota global entities to further leading practices and spend optimization. Bonnie started her career in the aerospace and defense industry supporting the Space Shuttle program.

Bonnie is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council. She serves on the Board of Directors Executive Committee for Texas Women’s Foundation. Bonnie also volunteers in local communities through the National Charity League, Plano Chapter, where she and her daughter are active members. Bonnie received an MBA from the University of LaVerne, California and a Certificate in Contract Management from the University California Irvine.

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This event is open to everyone. All are welcome.

To help facilitate participation during this economically challenging period,
WBCS has covered half the cost of each person's admission.
The prices below reflect the 50% discount.

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Last day to register is Friday, September 4

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Branded Sponsor


Last day to sponsor is Friday, August 21

Each sponsorship level includes event admissions and branding. Contact Lindsay Pittard at lpittard@wbcsouthwest.org to secure a sponsorship. Review options in our 2020 sponsorship catalog



Last day to register is Friday, September 4

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Registrant List

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2020 Lives Changed, Inc.SherryJames, PMP
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5 DynamicsMofedaDababo
5 DynamicsEmilyLawson
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A La Carte Catering & CakesMarlowJones
Abba StaffingSouLam
Abba Staffing And ConsultingDarlaBeggs
Ability ConnectionJimHanophy
Ability ConnectionLanaMarker
Absolute Facility Solutions, LLCPatrickLynass
Absolute Facility Solutions, LLCMichelleRay
Accelerate Print GroupJennaO'Brien
Adanta, Inc.KimPatz
Advanced Business Graphics, IncKrisSorokwasz
Alcon VisionTamikaTutt
American AirlinesNicoleDesimone
American AirlinesPreetiHarder
American AirlinesTaraMassey
Ampcus Inc.DonnaErhardt
Ampcus Inc.TanyaPenny
Anderson Asphalt & Concrete PavingCoryHenneberg
Anderson Asphalt & Concrete PavingPamThompson
Anderson Asphalt & Concrete PavingMikeWilliams
AQS, LLCDanielGhebre
AQS, LLCBrittanyStovall
Arazzo SolutionsCharleneMcNeil
Arazzo SolutionsDebVallo
Argent AssociatesBettyManetta
Austin Community CollegeKelliHollins
Austin CSIMeganPiehler
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B&H Office SolutionsJeannieNorris
Badmus & AssociatesAnnBadmus
Barr Fabrication, LLCSandraBarr
Barr Fabrication, LLCCatoPlatt
Bittick Environmental LLCSallyBittick
bkm Total Office of TexasCarolRoehrig
blueprint marketing group, llcJenicaOliver
BNSF RailwayMadelineHunt
BNSF RailwayLeigh AnnVernon
Bracane CompanyTennilleMassingale
Bracane CompanyPamNelson
Bullseye Database Marketing LLCDeborah KobeNorris
Bullseye Database Marketing, LLCDallasJudd
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Cactex Media, Inc.ClaireChiappetta
Cactex Media, Inc.Michael Hinkler
CAET Project Management ConsultantsMaddieBoone
CAET Project Management ConsultantsKyleCornett
CAET Project Management ConsultantsJasonSandlin
CAET Project Management ConsultantsMollySandlin
Capital OneTamaMcLean
Cardinal StrategiesKimAnderson
Careeer Management Partners, CMPRosemaryHeilner
Career Management Partners (CMP)FaithAbbott
CESCO, Inc.BillieBryant Schultz
CFJ ManufacturingFayeAustin
CFJ ManufacturingSharonEvans
CFJ ManufacturingVictoriaReneau
CFJ ManufacturingKimSissen
Chem Chek, Inc.LoriBauske
City of DallasDeNitaLacking-Quinn
Clampitt PaperMeredithClampitt
Clayborn, Inc. DBA ONC NationalJackieClayborn
Clayborn, Inc. DBA ONC NationalMariaMartinez
Clicks Digital MediaCherieWhite
CM Productions, Inc.CarrieMartinez
Coca-Cola Southwest BeveragesAmandaTrippler
Commonwealth Capital CorpDenisePugliese
Commonwealth Capital CorpKentSchaller
Communications Test Design, IncGeorgeEhrgott
Communications Test Design, IncAmyMetarelis
Confident Coffee RoastersAmberDietrich
ConneXion ResearchMaricelDominguez-Watson
Consumer and Market Insights (CMI)RoyalynReid
Corbin Solutions GroupStarrCorbin
Corporate Events & OccasionsDebraMcDonald
Cotter ConsultingAnneCotter
Cotter ConsultingDorothyMcCarty
Cotter ConsultingClaireSchuster
Cotter ConsultingClaireTulloch
Cowtown Creative, LLCAmyDay
CRG Telecom IncDeniseMunro
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Dallas CollegeDarcelWebb
Dallas CountyLaSonyaAllen
Dallas CountyKimberly Gould
Dallas Independent School DistrictStephanieBroughton
Dallas Independent School DistrictVelinaWillis-Smith
Darlene Templeton & Associates LLCDarleneTempleton
DATCSLa VondaGuice
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC- Sales Tax ExpertsLaShante'williams
DCG Environmental, LLCShelleyHines
Deaf Interpreter Services, IncMarilynWeber
Decatur Machine ServicesLisaBivens
Decatur Machine ServicesMilesBivens
Dell TechnologiesAroosaAjani
Dell TechnologiesJudyBriss
Dell TechnologiesCarlyKrainen
Dell TechnologiesDarleneOwens
Dell TechnologiesHienTran
DFW International AirportSuzanneCruz-Sewell
DFW International AirportRonDuncan
Directed ActionCyndiRyan
Directed Action, Inc.KevinKeane
dMASS, Inc.KathrynLewis
Dove Logistics & Transportation, LLCDianeThomas
Dove Logistics & Transportation, LLCMichaelThomas
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Energy Utility GroupTimO'Brien
Energy Utility GroupMelindaZito OBrien
etc groupLesaTruitt
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Fluor CorporationAmyAndro
Fluor CorporationMelissaBrinkmeyer
Fluor CorporationTraciCheeks
Fluor CorporationErinEsser
Fluor CorporationKarinKapoor
Fluor CorporationDavidMurphy
Fluor CorporationLaurenRudd
Fluor CorporationMikeWheeler
Fossil GroupWhitneyTaylor
Frost BankDonnaButterfield
FSGS - Your Trusted Sign PartnerInduSanka
FSGS - Your Trusted Sign PartnerLaurieScharff
Fuse Solutions IncBrianaDelgado
Fuse Solutions IncJenSchaumburg
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Genius Road, LLCKimberlyZanatta
Gifting with SolAnneMitchell
Go By Truck, Inc.DawnStrobel
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesNatashaHarris
Grable Martin Fulton PLLCSuzyFulton
Green Tax And Business Advisors, LLCJessicaGreen
Grizzly Glass and Mirror, LLCAmyRatterree
Guaranteed ExpressJenniferBlakeney
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Handcrafted LearningDorothyFinnigan
Harutunian EngineeringAnneHarutunian
Havens & Company, Inc.DianeGreen
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IBM RetiredTomTrotter
iBridge Group, Inc.DustyClitheroe
Imagen/ The CollaborativeJoanLaGrasse
Imprimis Group, Inc.ValerieFreeman
Independence Coffee Company, LLCAllyWest
Integrated FocusValeriePelan
Integrated Human CapitalCristiDey
Integrated Human CapitalEleanorEuler
Integrated Human CapitalNicoleNavarro-Velesiotis
Interprise DesignMachelleAbove
Intrinsic Motivation Counseling ServicesAndreaWise-Brown
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Jayne AgencyBrookeFoley
Jayne AgencyAndreaLeppert
Jayne AgencyBradleyPierce
Jayne AgencyBethPieti
Johnson & Pace IncorporatedDelcineJohnson
Jones Lang LaSalleVictoriaMegason
Jones Lang LaSalleSarahSargent
JPMorgan Chase & Co.RobertStrobel
JPS Health NetworkLouisBedford, III
JPS Health NetworkMarjetaDaja
JPS Health NetworkLouisMattingly
JPS Health NetworkJamieWhitener
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Kanti GoodsErnestineLammers
KC's Experience, LLCDanaJackson
King of Texas Roofing Company, LP.KellyVan Winkle
Kleenoil NowErinSmith
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Laguna Media GroupSilvanaRosero
Legacy Assessment Counseling and ConsultingSallyFalwell
Lockheed MartinVinceFeck
Lockheed MartinMaxFoxwell
Lockheed MartinRitaRamsey
Lockheed Martin - RetiredMarkmiller
Lonestar BenefitsHeatherBowers
Lonestar BenefitsHollySechrest
Lynne Malkoff PromotionsLynneMalkoff
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Marfield, Inc.AndreaRowe
Marfield, Inc.RonniShue
Marfield, Inc.TiffanyWaggoner
McKinley Marketing PartnersMichelleBoggs
McKinley Marketing PartnersKarynHartley
McNeely Technology SolutionsMary ElizabethMcNeely
Meta Team, LLCAliciaMichael
MEXZIM CorporationEbbahRealzola
Miller Consulting ServicesAmyMiller
Mondelēz InternationalFrankThompson
Mondelez InternationalGregLoPotro
Mondelez InternationalPaulWilliams
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Nicole Hooper PHD PLLCNicoleHooper
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Office Interiors GroupSharonBraithwaite
Overture PromotionsJoAnnGilley
Overture PromotionsReneeKutrubis
Overture PromotionsTejShah
Overture PromotionsBlake Wasson
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Painters USA IncMegCook
Painters USA IncMattNichols
Painters USA IncLauraSchulz
Painters USA IncJesseValencia
Paradox Compensation AdvisorsBillieDay
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemCherrieFisher
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemAdrianaHinojosa
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemMelissaHurtado
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemBennieMiller Jr.
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemGuyToliver
People & Performance StrategiesJoleenGoronkin
People & Performance StrategiesAudreyRyan
People Development and TrainingSherlynDorsey
Perimeter Global Logistics (PGL)YvonneTucker
Personalized Payroll ServicesKathleenHunt
Pharma Sales AssociatesNancyLacoste
Pinnacle GroupXimenaAlvarez
Pinnacle GroupMattGantt
Pinnacle GroupMichaelKnutsen
Pinnacle GroupAllisonLehman Allen
Pinnacle GroupMaryMartin
Pinnacle GroupSarahMiller
Pinnacle GroupJessicaNavarre
Pinnacle GroupKylePittenger
Prelude SolutionsCateHeaman
Prelude SolutionsKristenRiley
Prestige Maintenance USARachelSanchez
Primed Business ConsultingLillieRitter
Pure Design SolutionSuchiGupta
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Q2 Marketing Group LLCTerriQuinton
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R Squared ElectricChristinaRossini
Raytheon TechnologiesRubyMcCleary
Red Bird Logistics Services, LLCMarieDiemer
Red Bird Logistics Services, LLCMelissaStruebing
RedDoor Consulting & Marketing GroupBrittanyLoyd
Retired ExecutiveCherylStevens
Ricochet Fuel Distributors, Inc.HeatherAlford
Ricochet Fuel Distributors, Inc.JDHolland
Risch ResultsJoleneRisch
RLC Diversity, LLCJesseCrawford
Road Warrior WellnessMaryWarren
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Sam's Word, LLCSamanthaWilliams
Seaman Group LLCAngelaSeaman
Secure On-Site Shredding, Inc The Company Literally Tearing It Up!KathrynShrum-Stockdale
Shell Oil CompanyBrianHall
Shell Oil CompanyJTScudari
Software Professionals IncSureshBatra
Software Professionals IncAkshayChopra
Software Professionals, IncBrandonChavez
Software Professionals, Inc.ReenaBatra
Solar Interchangeable Panels Inc.TammyJames
Something in the Water Cleaning ServiceCarrieMandelin
Southwest Airlines Co.PamGlover
SSP ConsultingTamekaSadler
SuiteMate Staffing Solutions, Inc.EurekaPinkney
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Tarrant CountyTeresaLobacz
Tarrant Regional Water DistrictCrystalAlba
Tarrant Regional Water DistrictDavidOwen
Team Delegate, LLCTonyaThomas
TechRover Solutions IncNutanRanoliya
Techway Services, Inc.CathiCoan
TemperaturePro Round RockCarriePalacios
Texas InstrumentsJoeJaworski
Texas InstrumentsXavierMadison
Texas InstrumentsJeffMcLaughlin
Texas InstrumentsBradWoodson
Texas InstrumentsTerriWright
Texas Standard Commercial ConstructionPatriciaRodriguez Christian
The Coca-Cola CompanyPaulCooper
The Gift TailorSamanthaWorrell
The Marketing ArmVeronicaAppleton
The Marketing ArmTrinaRoffino
The Marketing Arm, an Omnicom AgencyLoriThelen
The Program College ConsultingDeannaAkin
The Sales CompanyDebbieMrazek
The Software Vault, LLCJamitaMachen
The TransSynergy GroupDonnaHegdahl
Tiger Natural Gas, Inc.TamaraWalden
TNT CommunicationsKhristySantee
Trade SimplifiedDeborahHlabano
Treco Services, IncDeborahTrevino
TWU - Center for Women EntrepreneursTracyIrby
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U-nique InspirationsBernardKelly
U-nique InspirationsJamelaWright
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Vet Promo USAErinMaselli
Vistra CorpHeatherBirge
Vistra CorpAnnetteCopeland
Vistra CorpMaryGano
Vistra CorpRaphaelLevy
Vistra Corp.HeatherHerndon Wright, MCA, CPSD, CPSM
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Walker Transfer-PowellKathleenBaker
WBCS Encore CouncilRobinPulford
Wheelhouse Lifestyle SolutionsJaniferWheeler
Winstanley ConsultantsPattiWinstanley
Women's Enterprise Texas (WE Texas)KristinGabaldon
Women's Enterprise Texas (WE Texas)DonMcKneely
Women's Enterprise Texas (WE Texas)LarethaNorwood
Women's Enterprise Texas (WE Texas)KristinSchneider
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XenaTech Software Integration ServicesJeanneWoodfin
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