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Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM CST Norris Conference Center in Austin, TX

Austin Insights

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What is Austin Insights?
This is an annual event that features networking, a keynote presentation,
appetizers, and cash bar.

Questions? Contact WBCS Senior Director of Programs, Elizabeth Garner.

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Strategies for Scaling

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Have you hit a plateau in your business or are curious of where to grow next? Consider doing business with corporations and refining your company’s infrastructure. Join us to gain insights into supplier diversity, the obstacles you’re facing in achieving progress, and the four breakthroughs to growth. You’ll walk away knowing how to prepare to do business with a corporation and with a better understanding of your:

  • Addressable market
  • Product differentiation
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Operational capability
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Danielle A. Davis
Vice President, Houston Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries- Diverse, Women and Veteran-Owned Businesses, Commercial Banker
JPMorgan Chase

Danielle A. Davis is a commercial banker with JPMorgan Chase’s Middle Market & Specialized Industries group. She is primarily focused on strategy execution, business development and growth of mid-size diverse, women and veteran-owned businesses in the city of Houston and southwest segment. Danielle has been with JPMorgan Chase for over 20 years. She started as an intern with INROADS and has never looked back. Prior to her joining the commercial bank in the business development group three years ago, she’s held various leadership roles in sales coaching and management throughout Consumer & Community Banking. Over the years, she has been involved with business resource groups, such as Houston’s WOTM chapter as a Marketing Chair and BOLD’s Global Board as the Marketing and Advertising Chair. Currently she is the co-chair of the external community committee for the Houston Location Leadership Program.

Danielle earned her BBA in Marketing and Advertising and MBA from Eastern Michigan University. She is actively involved in the community through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Black Girls CODE and as the Vice President of Young Alumni with INROADS. Recently she accepted a board member position with The Edison Arts Foundation, Inc. and the Ethel Hedgemon Lyle Foundation of Texas. In her spare time she is a foodie, loves to shop until she drops, attend live concerts, and travel the world, visiting 15 countries and counting.

Shelli Howlett


Shelli Howlett is a leader that has a passion for helping businesses grow! Previously, she owned franchises with BNI in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio for 26 years and grew it to over 105 chapters and 2,800 members. She scaled BNI from 1 part-time staffer to 8, and up to 55 “chapter directors”. Her regions passed an incredible $102,764,946 in referral business per year. 

Valentine’s Day 2020, she sold the entire business, and took off for two years with nine incredible trips. She then partnered up with Eric Strafel, Founder of Summit (Summi7). As President, she leads an inside staff and outside consultants that scale companies, but this time with a unique business scaling method. 

She helped write part of the “workbook” from the business owner's perspective that’s now the foundation of the company. What she’s most proud of is that clients leave with an executable playbook and actually get help implementing it. One company grew 40% in a year!!

In the past she’s presented in the U.S., Paris, Durban, Johannesburg, and Tokyo and is a contributing author of two books.

A graduate of Texas Wesleyan with a BBA in Marketing, she’s also recently completed the Harvard University Certificate called Manage Mentor. She's a member of WBCS and Women Presidents Organization. Shelli volunteers on the board of the BNI Global Foundation and supports Friends of Thai Daughters, and pays every month for a girl, Pim, in Bangkok, to get through grade school, high school, and college. In her spare time, she does weight training, yoga, and loves to travel with her husband and friends.    

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3:30 - 4:15 ... Networking
4:15 - 5:15 ... Presentation
5:15 - 6:00 ... Networking


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This event is open to everyone.

The last day to register online is Tuesday, July 12.

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Registrant List

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# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Absolute Facility Solutions, LLCMichelleRay
Assured Quality SystemsPaulinaSandoval
Assured Quality SystemsPrestonWagoner
Austin ISDLatoyaEdwards
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Better Sour CoIsabellaHughs
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Caliber SolutionsKellyeBadon
Caliber SolutionsTheresaFigari
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Dell TechnologiesMirandaTubilla
Dell TechnologiesNicolaWilliams
Dutech SystemsVinayDubey
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Energy Utility GroupTimO'Brien
Energy Utility GroupMelindaZtio O'Brien
EWF InternationalTanisCornell
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G.W Investment PartnersKristieWhites
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Hot TakeEliseBrulotte
Human InterestMelissaWallace
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iBridge Group, Inc.JenniferCumpian
iBridge Group, Inc.MollyRivera
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JE Dunn ConstructionEleonorOshitoye
JPMorgan ChasePeterBaez
JPMorgan ChaseDanielleDavis
JPMorgan ChaseJuanitaLopez
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LuxArmi IndustriesBrittany NicoleSmith
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McNDT Pipeline, Ltd.AmandaYoung
Munck Wilson MandalaJessicaMcGlynn
Munck Wilson MandalaGabrielaMonahan
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Parenting Aging ParentsKimBarnes
Personalized Payroll ServicesKathleenHunt
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Skin by MaeAlyciaCuffee
Software Professionals, Inc.ReenaBatra
Software Professionals, Inc.MonicaBatra-Shrader
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Texas Residential Specialists / Texas Multifamily SpecialistsTracyTombari
Texas Woman's University Center for Women EntrepreneursKymberlyNielsen
The Midtown GroupKendellBrumley
Think GroupSeliciaSanchez-Adame
Treco Services, Inc.DeborahTrevino
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