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San Antonio To Host First In Governor's Women Business Forum Series


The Governor’s office is joining in the effort to help Texas women succeed in their entrepreneurial efforts with a series of Women’s Business Forums throughout the state. The first is in San Antonio this Wednesday, and is co-hosted by the Alamo Area Council of Governments.

AACOG Regional Director Gloria Vasquez says women will get specific advice on running a business from successful women entrepreneurs.

"One of our award winners is a woman-owned business who is in contracting and construction. And that’s really a nontraditional role. So I can see that that would be something that say a woman who wants to open a business in a nontraditional role might have some challenges," Vasquez says.

She went on to say they're planning these different forums throughout the state to again motivate, women business owners, to improve their skills, again their resources and their networking opportunities.

Awards for Small Business Owners will be given at the conference.

The Governor’s Business Forum for Women runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Oblate School of Theology.

Governor's Business Forum for Women

Wednesday, September 28

AACOG and the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott will host the Inaugural Governor’s Business Forum for Women. Whitley Conference Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m., followed by an 8:30 a.m. welcome from San Antonio Economic Development Foundation President and CEO Jenna Saucedo-Herrera.

There will be presentations by the Governor’s Office, Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Solutions Alamo, and panels including Women EntrepreneursWomen in STEMWomen in Leadership, and Women in Finance/Real Estate. Small Business Awards will also be presented at the luncheon, and the forum will end at 2:00 p.m. with a keynote by Austin-based Business Owner/Entrepreneur Geneva Grainger-Build Your Empire

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series, features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.