The 16th Annual Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference is the resource to propel your brand forward.


Location : Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374

As the Largest Women’s Business Conference in the Midwest states in 2016, Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, (Great Lakes WBC) takes pride in addressing the needs of both aspiring and established business owners. The conference will deliver strategies for succeeding in emerging markets and an exceptional opportunity for WBENC certified women business enterprises procurement matches.

The conference is attended by women business enterprises (WBE’s), Great Lakes WBC corporate members, additional Fortune 500 executives, U.S Government entities and partner organizations. Great Lakes WBC Women’s Business Showcase, of 150 (WBE’s) offers exceptional procurement introductions and Meet the Buyers offers certified women business enterprises supplier matches with 70 plus Fortune 500 corporations.

Executive level workshops are available to assist you with strategies to grow your business and empower diversity excellence.

Conference Benefits:

  • Networking with women business owners and conference attendees
  • Attend valuable workshops that will assist in strengthening and growing your business
  • Experience the impressive network of corporations and organizations that partner with Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.
  • Opportunities to meet and develop relationships with supplier diversity and purchasing representatives from corporations, public institutions and government entities.
  • Expand your knowledge of the Great Lakes WBC services.
  • Learn about the full range of benefits that WBE certification can provide

Who Should Attend?

  • Certified Women’s Business Enterprises
  • Women business owners
  • Supplier diversity and purchasing representatives of corporations, public institutions and government entities
  • Supporters and partners of Great Lakes Women’s Business Council
  • Women who are interested in starting or growing their business
  • WBE Breakfast Forum - Connections

    WBE Breakfast Forum - Connections

  • WBE Breakfast Forum

    WBE Breakfast Forum

  • Meet the Buyers

    Meet the Buyers

  • Meet the Buyers

    Meet the Buyers

  • Women's Business Showcase & Reception

    Women's Business Showcase & Reception

  • Afterglow

    Afterglow