Events & Training


Catch the Wave Regional Conference


Catch the Wave provides networking, training, and access to certified women business owners in Kentucky, Ohio & West Virginia and WBEC ORV corporate members. This conference draws over 500 attendees from across the region and includes an opening reception, pitch breakfast, keynote luncheon, awards dinner, corporate and WBE workshops, WBE Showcase and a Meet the Buyer event. Corporate and WBE sponsorships are available.

Women Winning Contracts


This event assists women-owned businesses to leverage their WOSB certification by learning how to effectively complete for government contracts covering topics such as researching opportunities, selling strategies, and securing contracts. This event may be co-hosted by WBEC ORV and key federal government partners including SBA and WIPP.

Industry Events


This is a collaborative approach between corporate members and WBEC ORV to identify WBE suppliers to be included in the proposal/bid process for upcoming targeted spend categories. WBEC ORV will assist corporate partners in identifying WBEs that may have the capacity and capability to participate in upcoming opportunities. These events and workshops can be customized based on the desired outcome for each event. This approach can help produce significant and immediate results in your inclusion and supplier diversity efforts through targeted, invitation only outreach efforts.

WBENC Summit & Salute


Summit & Salute is a signature event from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) dedicated to the development, growth, and success of women-owned businesses. During the month of March, women entrepreneurs, corporate representatives, diversity and inclusion experts, and other supporters gathered in Houston, Texas for three days of networking and learning, all centered around finding and nurturing business opportunities for women-owned businesses.

WBENC National Conference & Business Fair


The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking receptions, and a notable Business Fair.