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Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST Online

Harvesting Partnerships Virtual

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An Educational Symposium

Presented by Oncor and Software Professionals, Inc.
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Event Overview

Harvesting Partnerships is a half-day conference focused on top-tier educational programming. This virtual offering features a keynote address, the Lillie Knox Investment Award presentation, Women’s Business Enterprise led “roundtable” discussions on business themes (such as marketing, legal, human resources, etc.), exhibitor booths highlighting select sponsors, small group networking, and one-on-one networking.

Shout out to our supporters over the past 25 years including our 25th Anniversary Signature Sponsors – CFJ Manufacturing and Toyota.


8:30 – 9:00 … Networking and Exhibitors
9:00 – 9:45 … Welcome/ Keynote Address
9:45 – 10:00 … Break
10:00– 11:30 … WBE Led “Roundtable” Discussions

11:30 – 11:45 … Break
11:45 – 12:05 … Lillie Knox Investment Awards Presentation

12:05 – 12:30 … Networking and Exhibitors


One-on-One Networking Throughout the Event
While the above agenda reflects specific periods dedicated to networking, you can one-on-one network anytime with others in the virtual platform.


Exhibitor Connection Throughout the Event
While the above agenda reflects specific periods dedicated to connecting with exhibitors, you can view an exhibitor’s profile and request a connection with them at anytime. If you click to Connect with an exhibitor, they immediately receive that request and will receive your contact info for follow up after the event as well.

Small Group Networking
Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

At the beginning and end of each day, there will be multiple sessions available 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. As the event nears, you’ll be able to sign up for the small groups of your choice on a first-come, first-served basis.

Keynote Address
Sponsored by Fuse Solutions and Lockheed Martin

Via a fireside chat, Ciara Dilley, Vice President of Marketing, Transform Brands & Portfolio Innovation at Frito-Lay North America, and April Brickey, Senior Director, Global Procurement at PepsiCo, will share insights on developing a mentoring program and empowering a diverse team for social impact.


WBE Led “Roundtable” Discussions
Sponsored by Anderson Asphalt & Concrete Paving and Painters USA

The morning is dedicated to Women’s Business Enterprise led roundtable discussions on business themes such as marketing, legal, human resources, etc. Sized to facilitate discussion, each “roundtable” is a small group video chat limited to 8 attendees plus the host. Spots are open on a first-come, first-served basis. As the event nears, you'll be provided a list of roundtable discussion themes and have the ability to select which roundtable discussions you want to participate in.


There are four rounds of discussion. Each discussion is 20 minutes followed by a three minute transition to the next session.

10:00 – 10:20 … Discussion Round 1
10:20 – 10:23 … Transition
10:23 – 10:43 … Discussion Round 2

10:43 – 10:46 … Transition
10:46 – 11:06 … Discussion Round 3

11:06 – 11:09 … Transition
11:09 – 11:29 … Discussion Round 4

11:29 – 11:30 … Transition


List of discussion hosts and topics coming soon!

Lillie Knox Investment Award Presentation and Donations

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. Winners will be announced at the event.

The Lillie Knox Investment Award is funded solely by member donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to women-owned businesses. Donate now to help women-owned businesses grow!

Huge round of thanks to our current Lillie Knox Fund donors!


Virtual Platform Access
You’ll be able to enter the Boomset system on Tuesday, November 3 to start making connections and selecting sessions. On Wednesday, November 4 from 11:00 – 1:00 CST, you’ll be able to test the video and sound in a live test session. That way, we can troubleshoot any accessibility issues ahead of the actual event.

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Ciara Dilley
Vice President of Marketing, Transform Brands & Portfolio Innovation
Frito-Lay North America

Ciara Dilley, vice president of marketing for Frito-Lay North America
, leads the company’s ever-evolving and diverse portfolio of Transform Brands – including Stacy’s, SunChips, Smartfood, Popcorners, and  Off the Eaten Path. Also overseeing Frito-Lay’s portfolio innovation, Ciara is making it easier than ever for consumers to discover new flavors, ingredients and brands powered by purpose. Ciara also leads our Sustainability agenda , championing our focus on more environmentally friendly packaging solutions.

A seasoned veteran with more than 20 years of industry experience, Ciara’s passion is supporting women, both inside and outside the walls of Frito-Lay. In addition to being personally involved in a number of initiatives that involve coaching and connecting businesswomen, Ciara recently led the launch of WomanMade, a PepsiCo initiative developed to advance female founders in the food and beverage industry through funding and exclusive mentoring opportunities.

Since joining Frito-Lay in February 2019, Ciara has led Stacy’s Rise Project – a flagship grant and mentorship program by the female-founded Stacy’s brand – to flourish as an industry best-in-class initiative, awarding up-and-coming female entrepreneurs with hundreds of thousands of dollars in business grants and providing them with unprecedented access to PepsiCo people and resources to achieve long-term success.

In addition, under Ciara’s leadership, Smartfood popcorn added Smart50 to its lineup – featuring 50 calories or less per cup – and underwent a full brand redesign that involved a complete swipe of its social channels and packaging updates across the entire portfolio.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Dilley leveraged her experience in communications and innovation to grow major international consumer brands including Diageo, Campbell Soup Company and Kellogg Company. 

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This event is open to everyone. All are welcome.

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Last day to register is Friday, October 30

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Branded Sponsor


Last day to sponsor is Friday, October 16

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, October 30

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Registrant List

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A La Carte Catering & CakesMarlowJones
A La Carte Catering & CakesValerieMilner
Abba Staffing & ConsultingDarlaBeggs
Abba Staffing & ConsultingSouLam
Absolute Facility Solutions, LLCMichelleRay
American AirlinesStevenJohnson
American AirlinesTaraMassey
American AirlinesNicoleScarrella
AMP CreativeJayBowman
AMP CreativeLisaWarner
Ampcus Inc.DonnaErhardt
Anderson Asphalt & Concrete PavingPamThompson
AQS, LLCDanielGhebre
AQS, LLCBrittanyStovall
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B&H Office SolutionsJeannieNorris
Back Office Credit Solutions LLCKissenaSheets
Bank of AmericaMelanieCarron
Bank of AmericaAnaisChavez
Bank of AmericaLolaDelamo
Bank of AmericaPattyFrevert
Bank of AmericaCourtneyKinard
Bank of AmericaMandyKizer
Bank of AmericaTylerPope
Bank of AmericaGreciaRomo
Bittick Environmental LLCSallyBittick
Blueprint Marketing Group LLCJenicaOliver
BNSF RailwayMadelineHunt
BNSF RailwayLeigh AnnVernon
Boeing Global ServicesMareeMcMinn
Bracane CompanyTennilleMassingale
Bracane CompanyPamNelson
Bullseye Database Marketing LLCDeborah KobeNorris
Bullseye Database Marketing, LLCDallasJudd
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Cactex MediaClaireChiappetta
Cactex MediaKristinWehe
CAET PMCMaddieBoone
CAET PMCJeffHalbert
CAET PMCMollySandlin
CAET Project Management Consultants, LLCJasonSandlin
CESCO-IncBillieBryant Schultz
CFJ ManufacturingFayeAustin
CFJ ManufacturingSharonEvans
CFJ ManufacturingKimSissen
Cheryl Polote-Williamson, LLCCherylPolote-Williamson
City of DallasZarinGracey
City of DallasDeNitaLacking-Quinn
City of DallasReginaOnyeibe
City of DallasErmaSaracho
CL Consulting, PLLCCrystalLopez
CM Productions, Inc.CarrieMartinez
Corporate Fitness WorksKenViglio
Cotter ConsultingAnneCotter
Cotter ConsultingDorothyMcCarty
Cotter ConsultingClaireSchuster
Cotter ConsultingClaireTulloch
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Dallas CollegeDarcelWebb
Darlene Templeton & Associates LLCDarleneTempleton
Davis Davis & Harmon LLCChanelChristoff Davis
Davis Davis & Harmon, LLCLaShanteWilliams
DCG Environmental, LLCShelleyHines
Dell TechnologiesJudyBriss
DFW International AirportMonicaAllen
DFW International AirportSuzanneCruz Sewell
DFW International AirportSandraGarcia
DFW International AirportCathyJackson
DFW International AirportCheryllJeter
DFW International AirportTamelaLee
Directed Action, Inc.KevinKeane
dMASS, Inc.KathrynLewis
Dove Logistics & Transportation, LLCDianeThomas
Dynamic Development StrategiesMichelleCrim
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Energy Utility GroupTim OBrien
Energy Utility GroupMelindaZito OBrien
Enlightened Power Consulting LLCLuciaPower
EricssonDavidGifford Robinson
Evolving TexasSamanthaRenz
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figMEDIA IncMichelegustin
Firemans Paving & Supplies, LLCReneeGilmore
Firemans Paving & Supplies, LLCLisaHennessey
Flatiron CSharonChandler
Fluor CorporationAmyAndro
Fluor CorporationAnnieLidge
Fluor CorporationKristenTaylor
Fluor CorporationMikeWheeler
Founders First Capital PartnersOraliaAlvarez
Founders First Capital PartnersKimFolsom
Founders First Capital PartnersPabloSchneider
Frito-Lay North AmericaCiaraDilley
Frost BankDonnaButterfield
Frost BankJustinHavins
Frost BankCharliPels
FSGS - Your Trusted Sign PartnerCristinaMazutis
FSGS - Your Trusted Sign PartnerInduSanka
FUSE SOLUTIONS INCJenniferSchaumburg
Fuse Solutions IncMattWalker
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G Systems, Inc.LyndaHarrell
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesAjiFreddy
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesDanicaHershberger
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesLaKedraSmith
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Handcrafted LearningDorothyCafino Finnigan
Havens & Company, Inc.DianeGreen
Hello Imprint LLCAmandaHueneke
HRS BUILD, LLCHarrietReisman-Snyder
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IBM RetiredTomTrotter
ICC: Innovate. Coach. Consult.MeredithMasse
Improve GrowthBrisaRenteria
Integrated FocusValeriePelan
Interprise DesignMachelleAbove
Interprise DesignRACHAELTURIN
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Jayne AgencyBrookeFoley
Joy Promotions IncDonnaClemons
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Kanti GoodsErnestineLammers
Kate Burda & CompanyKateBurda
KCs ExperienceDanaJackson
Key Point LearningMaryHancock
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lockheed martin (retired)Markmiller
Lockheed Martin-AeroRitaRamsey
Lone Ranger PropertiesShelliHowlett
Lynne Malkoff Promotions IncLynneMalkoff
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Marfield, Inc.AndreaRowe
Marfield, Inc.TiffanyWaggoner
McKinley Marketing PartnersKarynHartley
McNeely Technology SolutionsMary ElizabethMcNeely
Mega Inc Lifestyle INCDorrisBogus
MEXZIM CorporationEbbahRealzola
MUTTS Canine CantinaMichelleBoggs
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Nicole Hooper PHD PLLCNicoleHooper
Nodus Performance ConsultingDebbieWaggoner
O [ Back to top ]
Office Interiors GroupSharonbraithwaite
Optimum-Link Resource Group, Inc.RubyJohnson
Overture PromotionsBlakeWasson
P [ Back to top ]
Painters USA IncMegCook
Painters USA IncTomMickey
Painters USA IncLauraSchulz
Painters USA IncJesseValencia
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemKimberlyBell
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemCherrieFisher
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemAngelicaFlores
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemAdrianaHinojosa
Pebsky Staffing Services, LLCTrinaPrice
People & Performance StrategiesJoleenGoronkin
People & Performance StrategiesAudreyRyan
Personalized Payroll ServicesKathleenHunt
Photography by MistyMistyHoyt
Premier LogiTechKateAlberts
Premier LogiTechTinaWorthington
Prestige Maintenance USARachelSanchez
Primed Business ConsultingElaineMendoza
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Q2 Marketing GroupTerriQuinton
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Reaction Management, Inc.KathiHealy
Real Time Resolutions, Inc.BritneyBroadnax
Real Time Resolutions, Inc.KimberlyCole
Real Time Resolutions, Inc.VeronicaGutierrez
Real Time Resolutions, Inc.AshleyIrving
Retired ExecutiveCherylStevens
Road Warrior WellnessDr. MaryWarren
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Savoca Enterprises,Inc.SharonSavoca Mahin
Seaman GroupAngelaSeaman
Shaunna Black and Associates ShaunnaBlack
Sicily Hill LLCDeannaHill
Software Professionals IncAKSHAYCHOPRA
Software Professionals, Inc.ReenaBatra
Software Professionals, Inc.SureshBatra
Software Professionals, Inc.BrandonChavez
Software Professionals, Inc.AlexDalton
Southwest Airlines Co.DominiqueAllison
Southwest Airlines Co.PamGlover
Southwest Airlines Co.MyraLaudt
SparkBell EnterprisesAshwinaKirpalani
Stacie Speaker Coaching and Consulting, Inc - DBA Ready Now Lead Consulting GroupStacieSpeaker
Summi7 LLCRobinBramman
SWP AssociatesStaciWiiten
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Tarrant CountyTeresaLobacz
Tasty CleanJessicaGore
Team Delegate, LLCTonyaThomas
Texas InstrumentsJeffMcLaughlin
Texas InstrumentsBradWoodson
Texas InstrumentsTerriWright
Texas Standard Commercial ConstructionPatriciaRodriguez Christian
The Midtown GroupKendellBrumley
The Program College ConsultingDeannaAkin
The Software Vault, LLCJamitaMachen
The Translation CompanyCamilaSaunier
The TransSynergy GroupDonnaHegdahl
The TransSynergy GroupDonnaTrowbridge
The TransSynergy GroupMelindaYium
Tiger Natural GasTamaraWalden
Tri-Chem IndustriesLisaMendenhall
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UPSMary AnnPlatania
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Vahr IncRitaSingh
VistraHeatherHerndon Wright, MCA, CPSD, CPSM
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Walker Transfer-PowellKathleenBaker
WBCS Encore CouncilRobinPulford
WE TexasKristinGabaldon
WE TexasDonMcKneely
WE TexasToneyMcKneely
WE TexasLarethaNorwood
WE TexasKristinSchneider
WiNGSAnisah Khan
Winstanley Consultants, LLCPattiWinstanley
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