3 days. 1,800+ attendees. 900+ companies. One mission:

Fueling the success of women-owned businesses.

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. From March 11 - 13, 2019, women entrepreneurs, corporate representatives, diversity and inclusion experts, and other supporters will gather in Houston, Texas for three days of networking and learning, all centered around finding and nurturing business opportunities for women-owned businesses.



Make lasting connections with fellow entrepreneurs, supplier diversity professionals and more. WBENC events are an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals with similar goals - the advancement of women in business.


Whether you are a business owner or corporate representative, leave with new skills, knowledge, and resources to help develop as a leader, apply best practices, and fuel economic growth.



Pitch your business to corporations and government entities seeking women-owned suppliers through formal and informal matchmaking sessions, and connect with procurement and supplier diversity professionals from some of America’s most prestigious brands.


Help us honor some of the nation’s most successful women-owned businesses and the corporations who are doing the most to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs.


Supplier Diversity professionals, procurement and senior executive representatives from the Fortune 1000 and federal government; women business owners and their teams; and key representatives of strategic partner organizations.


Amazing event and so refreshing to see so many trailblazers in one location.

We met the key people who gave the right information and contacts to get our foot in the door.

I landed several contracts before the first day of the conference was over!


I believe Summit & Salute is the best event for WBE/Corporate networking and exposure for most WBEs.

MatchMaker Meetings allow laser focus to what I really need.

This was yet another game changer for my business!

Always an excellent, extremely well managed process - one of the best of any conference that we attend.