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Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST Online

2021 Harvesting Partnerships Virtual

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An Educational Symposium

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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, human resources, etc.), small group networking, and one-on-one networking.

Registration deadline is 5:00pm CST on Wednesday, September 8

If you have any questions, feel free to contact WBCS Senior Director of Programs, Elizabeth Garner.

Agenda (CST)
8:30 – 9:00 … Small Group Networking

9:00 – 10:00 … Welcome and Keynote Address

10:00 – 10:30 … WBE Led Roundtable Discussions Round 1

10:30 – 10:45 … Mindfulness Moment

10:45 – 11:15 … WBE
Led Roundtable Discussions Round 2
11:15 - 11:30 ... Mindfulness Moment

11:30 – 12:00 … WBE Led Roundtable Discussions Round 3

12:00 - 12:15 ... Lillie Knox Investment Award Presentation

12:15 – 12:30 … Small Group Networking


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

Keynote Address
Women business owners wear a multitude of hats -- and the innumerable challenges they have faced since the onset of the pandemic have required grit, determination, and persistence. In this session, Jenn Flynn, head of small business bank at Capital One, will cover the current state of small business, focusing on how women-owned businesses are faring as they come out of the pandemic, as well as perspectives and lessons learned on leadership, workplace culture, and well-being. 


WBE Led “Roundtable” Discussions
The morning is dedicated to Women’s Business Enterprise led "roundtable" discussions on business themes such as marketing, 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.


There are three rounds of discussion. Each discussion is 30 minutes.

10:00 – 10:30 … Discussions Round 1
10:45 – 11:15 … Discussions Round 2

11:30 – 12:00 … Discussions Round 3


Discussion Topics and Hosts:
--- Air Quality and Employee Well-Being, led by Shelley Hines of DCG Environmental
--- Effective Employee Appreciation, led by Faye Austin of CFJ Manufacturing
--- Exempt vs Non-exempt Employees, led by Kathleen Hunt of Personalized Payroll Services
--- Growing into a New Market, led by Reena Batra of Software Professionals, Inc.
--- Implementing Individual Development Plans, led by Meg Cook of Painters USA
--- Is Operational Inefficiency Costing You Money?, led by Jen Schaumburg of Fuse Solutions
--- Negotiations and Hiring: A Win-Win, led by Jolene Risch of Risch Results
--- Perspective Taking: A Way to Understand Implicit Bias, led by Samreen Aslam of AMP Creative
--- Profitable Advice for Choosing the Right Vendor, led by Pam Thompson of Anderson Asphalt and Concrete Paving & Donna Hegdahl of The TransSynergy Group
--- Reduce Your Energy Costs and Carbon Footprint, led by Melinda Zito O'Brien of Energy Utility Group
--- The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, led by Joleen Goronkin of People and Performance Strategies
--- The Importance of Creating Brand Alignment, led by Brooke Foley of Jayne Agency

Click here
for details on each topic and host.

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!

Mindfulness Moments

These sessions are intentional, brief breaks scattered throughout the day. They will be guided by a WBE - Lisa Warner, President of AMP Creative - and allow the mind and body to reset and re-energize.

Virtual Platform Access
You’ll have access to Hubilo - our new virtual event platform - the day before the event. There will be a dummy discussion room open from 10:00 - 12:00 CST that day to test your audio and video. Check out this video tutorial to learn how to navigate the platform. Also, review these minimum operating requirements with your IT team to ensure full accessibility of the platform.

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Jenn Flynn
Senior Vice President, Head of Small Business Bank
Capital One

Jenn Flynn is the business leader for Capital One’s Small Business Bank division. She is a highly respected financial services executive with 20+ years of experience leading high-performing diverse teams in an inclusive environment.

Jenn assumed this role in June 2018 because of her passion for helping small business owners. During the global pandemic, Jenn and her Capital One team stood up the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and funded $1.74B of loans to more than 20k customers, reaching the smallest of the small in the communities hardest hit by the pandemic. In 2020, Capital One Small Business Bank was recognized by J.D. Power as #1 in customer satisfaction in the Northeast and South regions, and as the top bank in customer satisfaction for the PPP Program. Previously, Jenn spent 18 months as the Chief Financial Officer for Capital One’s International and Small Business division. Jenn joined Capital One in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer for Capital One Healthcare, which was acquired from GE Capital, and played a key leadership role in the integration.

Jenn spent 12 years in finance leadership positions at GE Capital prior to joining Capital One, and has an extensive background in finance, credit, and accounting. She served as Chief Financial Officer for the GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services and GE Capital Franchise Finance commercial lending businesses. During the Great Recession, Jenn led a credit risk management shared center of excellence responsible for valuation and accounting for loan and lease losses for GE Capital commercial assets; and she worked closely with regulators to implement CCAR and stress testing for GE Capital Americas. While at GE, Jenn was named GE’s Working Mother magazine’s Working Mother of the Year.

Jenn started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she spent seven years in financial audit. She holds a BA in Accounting from Bryant University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jenn serves as the Market President for Capital One’s Greater Washington Market President Network and is actively engaged on the Executive Steering Committee for Capital One’s Women’s Business Resource Group. Jenn is an active board member for 1863 Ventures and an advocate for small business owners. She publishes regular op-eds for the Forbes Finance Council and has been featured in media outlets including Yahoo! Finance, Bloomberg Radio, and Enterprising Women.


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This event is open to everyone. All are welcome.

Registration deadline is 5:00pm CST on Wednesday, September 8

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Last day to register is Wednesday, September 8

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Branded Sponsor


Last day to sponsor is Friday, August 13

Each sponsorship level includes event admissions and branding. Contact Lindsay Pittard at lpittard@wbcsouthwest.org to secure a sponsorship. Review options in our 2021 sponsorship catalog



Last day to register is Wednesday, September 8

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3D Lash and BrowAmyLedgister
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A La Carte CateringValerieMilner
A La Carte Catering & CakesMarlowJones
A La Carte Catering & Cakes, Inc.MichelleMcDonald
A Woman With VisionL’arealLipkins
Absolute Facility Solutions, LLCJeffHubbard
Absolute Facility Solutions, LLCMichelleRay
Akanksha Education FundSejalDesai
AlconTamika Tutt
Amenity Financial ServicesAliciaSanders
american airlinesPreetiharder
AMN HealthcareMaisamIleiwi
AMP CreativeSamreenAslam
AMP CreativeArdisCampbell
AMP CreativeAngelaSong
AMP CreativeLisaWarner
Ampcus Inc.DonnaErhardt
Anderson Asphalt and Concrete PavingPamThompson
Anderson PavingMattSingel
Angstrom Energy SolutionsRaynaHandelman
Any Day CPR TrainingDeniseCastille
AQS, LLCBrittanyStovall
Argent AssociatesBrianCarroll
Argent AssociatesBettyManetta
Assoc Director Supplier Diversity HeatherRamsey
Atlantic Trading CompanyXiaozhenWang
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Barnes Team MediaKimBarnes
baylor scott and whiteJenniferClark
BCM Engineered SolutionsBrianneMartin
Beyond You Credit FirmSekiaBennett
BNSF RailwayMadelineHunt
BNSF RailwayLeigh AnnVernon
Bracane Co.PamNelson
Brettco Roofing II LLCHollyGreen
Bullseye Database Marketing LLCDallasJudd
Bullseye Database Marketing LLCDeborah KobeNorris
Business InteriorsSallySmith
Business InteriorsKathyWhite
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Cactex MediaClaireChiappetta
Cactex MediaClaireCopeland
Cactex MediaKristinWehe
Capital OneAllisonKube
Career Management ProfessionalsRosemaryHeilner
Carolyn Mobile Notary ServicesCarolynSheffield
Castro ConstructionMarinaCastro
CelaneseMary ElyseFarah
CESCO, Inc.BillieBryant Schultz
CFJ ManufacturingFayeAustin
CFJ ManufacturingYolandaCunningham
CFJ ManufacturingChandaJones
CFJ ManufacturingManoloMesa
CFJ ManufacturingVictoriaReneau
CFJ ManufacturingStuartWeiss
Choate USANicoleBolton
CignaKhadija aka MollyBhuiyan
City of Fort WorthCherylJones
City of Fort WorthWalterNewman
CM Productions, Inc.CarrieMartinez
CRC GroupPatriciaRodriguez-Christian
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Dallas Capacity LogisticsCharleneArnold
Dallas CollegeMalcolmMayo
Darlene Templeton & Associates LLCDarleneTempleton
Dase' Cyber Solutions, LLCChe'Jackson
Davis Davis & Harmon LLCChanelDavis
Davis Davis & Harmon LLCLaShante'Williams
DCG EnvironmentalShelleyHines
DCG EnvironmentalLynetteKargel
DCG EnvironmentalMistiPruitt
Dean Brannon Institute TamaraSmith
Demolition Specialties, LPLindaProctor
DFW International AirportRicardoCardoza
DFW International AirportDonnettaCole
DFW International AirportSuzanneCruz-Sewell
DFW International AirportAmberDavis
DFW International AirportSandraGarcia
DFW International AirportCheryllJeter
DFW International AirportTamelaLee
DFW International AirportLindaValdez Thompson
DFW International AirportKimWhitaker
dMASS, Inc.KathrynLewis
doc2e-file, Inc.RoxannaDowning
Dr. Cheryl Carr LLCCherylCarr
Drip Like Jesus LLCTarnishaHayter
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Energy Utility GroupTimO'Brien
Energy Utility GroupMelindaZito O'Brien
Ericsson Inc.DavidGifford-Robinson
EvolvingOssana Hermosillo
EWF InternationalTanisCornell
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Family Vision 20/20 LLCTeiaJones
femPAQ Inc.AprilRoy
Firemans Paving ContractorsReneeGilmore
Fluor CorporationAmyAndro
Fluor CorporationAnnieLidge
Fluor CorporationToddYoder
Frost BankDonnaButterfield
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Gifting with SolAnneMitchell
Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of CommerceGabrielaCarvallo
Greenhill InsuranceJonathonSung
Guaranteed Express, Inc.JenniferBlakeney
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Harmony Public SchoolsScottColeman
Harmony Public SchoolsRebecca Murry
Havens & Company, Inc.DianeGreen
Helm Creative StudioAshleeHollis
Hooked on CodeVictoriaCapistran
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IBM RetiredTomTrotter
Improve GrowthBrisaRenteria
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Jackson Walker LLPRettaMiller
Jackson Walker LLPAmyRoberts
Jayne AgencyBrookeFoley
Jayne AgencyAndreaLeppert
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Karen M. Smith & AssociatesKarenSmith Jackson
KCs ExperienceDanaJackson
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Language Learning MarketAllisonMonroe
Le Rouge CuisineAmberWilliams
Lockheed Martin-AeronauticsVinceFeck
Lockheed Martin-AeronauticsRitaRamsey
Lynne Malkoff PromotionsPriscilaPearson
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McKinley Marketing PartnersMichelleBoggs
McKinley Marketing PartnersAnnHuron
Media Link, Inc.NatalieLinville-Mass
Mega Inc LifestyleDorrisBogus
Midtown Personnel, Inc., dba The Midtown GroupKendellBrumley
Milkspace, LLCKelliMumphrey
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Nicole Hooper PHD PLLCNicoleHooper
Nokia of America CorporationLisaCarlee
Nokia of America CorporationUmarFarooqui
Nokia of America CorporationMarioFematt
Nokia of America CorporationManuelHarfuch
Nokia of America CorporationIjazHussain
Nokia of America CorporationKennethKvancz
Nokia of America CorporationKarinaRodero
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Painters USAMegCook
Painters USASamGuido
Painters USANicoleHanik
Painters USALauraSchulz
Pangea BiologicalCamilleSparks
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemPamelaBryant
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemCherrieFisher
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemAdrianaHinojosa
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemMelissaHurtado
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemBennieMiller
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemGuyToliver
Partnership with Native AmericansRobbiRice Dietrich
Payroll Data ProcessingDavid Volpi
People & Performance StrategiesJoleenGoronkin
Perfect Timing EventsAdrianaGallegos
Perimeter Global Logistics (PGL)YvonneTucker
Personalized Payroll ServicesKathleenHunt
Personalized Payroll ServicesAllisonKauffman
Prestige Maintenance USARachelSanchez
Pro Share ServicesDanielleBaughman
Pure Design SolutionSuchiGupta
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Q2 Marketing GroupTerriQuinton
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Retired ExecutiveCherylStevens
Rios GroupRachel Navejar Phillips
Risch ResultsAndreaAnderson
Risch ResultsJoleneRisch
Road Warrior WellnessMaryWarren
Ross Transports LLCSheretJames
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Shell Oil CompanyGregConklin
Shell Oil CompanyJenniferHaik
Shell Oil CompanyBrianHall
Shell Oil CompanySrividhyaVaidyanathan
SignSmiths of Texas LLCMallorySmith
Software Professionals, Inc.ReenaBatra
Software Professionals, Inc.BrandonChavez
Software Professionals, Inc.CherieGordon
Southern Glazer's Wine & SpiritsNicoleReeves
Southwest Airlines CoSabrinaRangel
Southwest Airlines Co.PamelaGlover
Spot On TalentKarenFox
Spot On TalentCindyYared
Star WellnessJohnetteVan Eeden
Sugar BlissTeresaGing
Supplier Diversity Sourcing ManagerShirleyPotestio
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TechWaze XRMayMahboob
Teneo Linguistics Company, LLCHeatherHemer
Texas InstrumentsJeffMcLaughlin
Texas InstrumentsBradWoodson
Texas InstrumentsTerriWright
The Double Bottom LineBrittanyLambert
The Sales CompanyDebbieMrazek
The Software Vault, LLCJamitaMachen
Tomahawk Information SolutionsQuentinThomas
ToyotaKrystal Cruz
TransSynergy GroupDonnaHegdahl
Trinity Resolution Services LLCAngelaMills
Tulsa Pier DrillingCaraCowan Watts
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UMGA LogisticsAnaCruz
Unica Janitorial ServicesNancyGalvan
UPSMary AnnPlatania
Upshaw Johnson CompanyKatieJohnson
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WalmartKristina Carrion
WBCS Encore CouncilRobinPulford
WE TEXASStephanieForest
WE TEXASKristinGabaldon
WE TEXASCandiceLindstrom
WE TEXASLarethaNorwood
WE TEXASKristinSchneider
WE TEXASSuzanneSquyres
Westwind Computer ProductsBrigettaKoepke
Win & Winnow Language ServicesNoeliaFrontalini
Winners Circle TravelAngelTaylor
Winstanley ConsultantsPattiWinstanley
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Yummy Life Naturals, LLCMissyClay
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