Virtual Women Business Leaders Conference (WBLC)

Featuring the Women of Color Business Summit

CWE's Annual Women Business Leaders Conference is the premier event for women in business.  Each year this event brings together women business leaders and owners, entrepreneurs, community leaders, supplier diversity teams and purchasing professionals. Having the opportunity to host the conference virtually has allowed us to be more innovative and present subject matter directly impacting those severely affected by COVID-19 and information beholding to CWE’s commitment to Diversity and Equity.

The conference will span over the course of three days allowing participants to access:

  • Workshops, round table and panel discussions led by knowledgeable experts; topics will revolve around building and scaling your business, personal journey, and best practices in supplier diversity
  • Ample networking opportunities
  • Exclusive networking and procurement opportunities between WBENC certified businesses and corporate supplier diversity and procurement specialists

Women of Color Business Summit

CWE is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the marketplace. This year we are launching a new forum at the Conference, The Women of Color (WOC) Business Summit.  The WOC Business Summit will have a keen focus on the development, success, and highlights of WOC entrepreneurs and business leaders.


DATE: Tuesday, October 6 - Thursday, October 8, 2020


TIME: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM 

Keynote Speaker I - Oct. 6: 


Speakers & Program

This year's conference features 3-days of workshops, roundtables, and panel discussions as well as networking opportunities and more.  Please click here for the Agenda At A Glance,  We are proud to introduce this year's lineup of speakers.  To view their bios please click here.  


Get your tickets today. Early bird registration ends on Sunday, September 13. Online registration ends on Sunday, October 4.  Click on the button below to purchase tickets, ads and sponsorships.

Scholarships & Pricing Considerations

CWE gladly offers scholarships based on household income. Click here for the scholarship form and email it to Samantha Pevear, for consideration.

CWE recognizes the impact and challenges COVID 19 has had on our communities.  In addition to our scholarship offerings, this year we are offering special pricing considerations for those who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. To create accessibility for as many of those who need it most, there are limited discounted tickets. For consideration, please send an email to Samantha Pevear,, include specific details of how the COVID19 pandemic is impacting your finances. For example, "I was laid off when the pandemic hit, changing my household income from $X per month to $X per month."  Decisions will be based on financial impact to the household and/or business in 2020.

Sponsorship, Advertisement Opportunities and Donations

Interested in gaining visibility for your company while helping CWE help women and veterans.  Become a sponsors, purchase an ad and/or donate to a great cause.  Your company logo/name will be included in the conference promotional material sent to over 39,000 subscribers including our clients, Corporate Members, supporters, business leaders and much more.  Click here for our sponsorship menu and view our advertisement opportunities below, or contact Melinda Leon, or Michelle Miller, about how to leverage this opportunity for your business!


For more information about sponsorships, tickets and general conference inquiries please contact Melinda Leon,