Frequently asked questions about Summit & Salute sponsorship

Why should I sponsor?

Sponsorship brings tremendous visibility to your brand in front of 1,800+ attendees and over 40,000 contacts. The Summit & Salute attendees are comprised of women business owners and their staff, corporate executives and purchasing decision-makers, as well as representatives from government agencies and advocacy organizations. All sponsors are recognized in the event publication, on the event website, and on event signage at the Marriott Marquis Houston.

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Who is eligible to sponsor?

    The following entities are eligible to sponsor:
  • WBENC National Corporate and Government Members
  • WBENC-Certified WBEs
  • WBENC Regional Partner Organizations
  • Designated nonprofits/government agencies
Note: WBENC reserves the right to approve all entities requesting to be a sponsor.

Who do I contact about sponsorship opportunities?

Please contact Mia Delano, Senior Director, Business Development, WBENC or Jillian Schneeberger, Senior Director, Marketing, Programs & Business Development at the email below.


I am the sponsor contact for my company, what do I need to know?

    As a Sponsor Contact, there are a few things you should know:
  • You are responsible for registering all attending members of your corporation for the event. You will receive directions from Mia Delano and Jillian Schneeberger with a code to access your company’s registration. You will first need to register yourself as the Sponsor Contact and complete the company profile.
  • The Sponsor Contact will then need to register each of the individuals using your Summit & Salute registrations. You will need their full name, company name, and email address as well as demographic information.
    Important Note: If you as the Sponsor Contact will also be attending Summit & Salute, you must also register yourself for one of your company’s allotted registrations. Sponsor Contacts are not automatically registered to attend.
  • If you need to make any changes to the registrations you already completed, you can log back in to make the revision any time before March 4, 2019.

When is my company’s ad due for the digital kiosks at Summit & Salute and/or event publication (for eligible sponsors)?

All ads are due by January 11, 2019.

Email Nettie Teter, Senior Project Manager, Marketing & Communication at if you did not receive your ad specs.