2021 WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT

THRIVE! Imperatives Shaping the Future of Women Entrepreneurs

JUNE 10, 2021 - 1:30 pm to 6:30pm
New York City, NY

The 2021 Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Summit (2021 WEES) connects and empowers women business owners with tools and insights that propel them forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. THRIVE! Imperatives Shaping the Future of Women Entrepreneurs is discussed in three essential areas of development: Personal Power, Financial Wellness, and Business Innovation.

Join us! Our 3rd consecutive WEES will provide you with inspiration, resources, and networking connections that will allow you to THRIVE!

MAKE THE JUMP TO A BETTER YOU!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Our program is designed for established entrepreneurs interested in the following industries:

Those who are interested in Fitness and Holistic Health, Mental and Emotional Support, Life and Business Coaching, and Women’s Health. Those who pivoted or need to pivot their businesses to a digital transformation and advanced technologies to expand and grow their business. Those who are looking for new solutions to old problems in access to capital, alternative funding, an/or establishing a financial growth strategy. All entrepreneurs in any industry and vertical regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender. We also welcome high and mid-executives in Diversity & Inclusion, Procurement, Business Development, CRS, Community Outreach, Product Developers, Tech Developers, members of entrepreneur organizations, chambers of commerce and professional associations or managers looking to recruit new members.

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SPEAKERS


Alice Rodriguez

Chairwoman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Keynote Speaker

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Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn

Assemblymember, New York State’s 42nd Assembly District

Remarks at Latina Leaders Awards

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Michael J. Smith

President, Berkeley College

Susana G Baumann

President & CEO, Latinas in Business Inc.

Organizer

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Lucy Pinto

Grow with Google Program Manager

Opening Keynote Speaker

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Patricia Pacheco de Baez

Managing Director, Global Corporate Banking, Bank of America Securities

Closing Remarks

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PANEL SPEAKERS


Jessie Gabriel

CEO and Founder, All Places

Panelist

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Maria Piastre

CEO, Metallix Refining

Panelist

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Marvina Robinson

CEO and Founder, Stuyvesant Champagne

Panelist

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Susana G Baumann

President and CEO, Latinas in Business Inc.

Facilitator

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Ron Gonzales

President and CEO, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Panelist

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Thomas Savino

CEO, Prospanica

Panelist

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Damian Rivera

CEO, Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

Panelist

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Maria del Pilar Avila

Latinas in Business Executive Board Member CEO InterDUCTUS/Renovad

Facilitator

SPONSORS


Gold Sponsor

- Presenting Sponsor -

Gold Sponsor

Co-Host

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

AGENDA


OPENING REMARKS

01:30 PM - 01:35 PM
Opening & Welcome Remarks: Susana G Baumann

President & CEO, Latinas in Business Inc.

01:35 PM - 01:40 PM
Welcome Remarks from Michael J. Smith

President, Berkeley College

01:40 PM - 01:55 PM
Latino Entrepreneur Landscape Overview

The 2020 State of Latino Entrepreneurship report provides organizations focused on supporting businesses (e.g., chambers of commerce, trade associations, economic development associations, etc.), think tanks, policymakers, and corporations with insights into the business outcomes of Latino-owned businesses to inform data-driven policy and programs. Business owners are operating in largely uncertain and unprecedented times, and we would like to thank those who contributed their data to ensure that the stakeholders listed above can work together to reshape and rebuild the U.S. economy.

Facilitator: Claudia L. Dulac, Senior Vice President, New Jersey Local Market Executive, Bank of America
Speaker: Marlene Orozco, LBAN Researcher, Stanford University

01:55 PM - 02:00 PM
Opening Keynote Speaker Lucy Pinto, Program Manager, Grow with Google

DEEP-DIVE WORKSHOPS

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Taking Care of Your Inner Self: The Road to Resilience
Location: Session 1: Personal Power

How to harness your potential by learning how to manage stress, personal care, and relationships. These insights will help you empower your business, career, and life beyond the pandemic.

Speaker: Melissa Baralt. Master Faculty, Math and Sciences, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts.
Speaker: Adel Wilson. America’s Celebrity Media Coach.
Speaker: Erica Sandoval. Co-founder Employee Network Allyance.

FACILITATOR: Angela Harrington. President, Communications and External Relations.

SPONSOR: Berkeley College

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Getting to Series A: Advancing your Business to the Next Stage of Growth
Location: Session 1: Financial Wellness

You may have launched your business with seed capital, which was invested by friends, family, or your own savings. Now it’s time to attract investors for the next stage of growth. Learn what Series A can do for your business, if it’s right for you and how to go about securing this crucial funding for your next stage of growth.

Speaker: Jennifer Garcia, Iterim CEO, LBAN
Speaker: Michael Arena, Bank of America Small Business Region Executive, Northeast Region
SPONSOR: Bank of America

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Upgrading your Tech to Optimize your Business Performance
Location: Session 1: Business Innovation

Google is not just a brand; it is a verb! Have you tried to “Google” your business?" Have you ever wondered how potential customers can find your business online but never dared to try?
In this workshop, you will learn how Google Search works and how you can improve your website's visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more.

Speaker: Sandra Elisa Garcia, Grow with Google Coach
SPONSOR: Grow with Google

02:30 PM - 02:55 PM
Continue Breakout Sessions — Networking & Group Discussion

Take center stage at this multi-participant discussion with the Workshop Facilitators! Attendees have the opportunity to engage with the Facilitators and each other by sharing their feedback and voicing their reactions to the content.

Participants are encouraged to share their own best practices with the group related to the topic discussed on the panel. This Peer-to-Peer Sharing is a tried-and-true collaborative learning experience that helps everyone expand their business knowledge.

FACILITATOR: Each Workshop Facilitator

GENERAL SESSION: Women's Panel

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Women’s Panel: THRIVE! Women Turning Adversity into Success

These women have struggled against the odds, not only during the Covid19 pandemic but also in their industries and their businesses. They understand that it is essential to excel and show confidence and vision as well as have a well-rounded set of skills to effectively run their businesses. Continuously developing those competencies is essential to not only help your business grow, but thrive. Listen to their fantastic stories!

Panelist: Maria Piastre, CEO, Metallix Refining
Panelist: Jessie Gabriel, CEO, All-Places
Panelist: Marvina Robinson, CEO, Stuyvesant Champagne

FACILITATOR: Susana G Baumann, Latinas in Business

DEEP-DIVE WORKSHOPS

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
The Sandwich Generation: Thrive while Homeschooling, Caregiving and Running a Business
Location: Session 2: Personal Power

A recent study found that school closures, stay-at-home orders and balancing family responsibilities disproportionately affected working moms more than fathers. In this workshop, we will learn ways to tackle the tough decisions, unique anxieties and challenges women still have to face while trying to balance many priorities as we approach a post-COVID world.

Speaker: Dr Ginny A. Baro, PhD, Executive Bound, Author, Healing Leadership
SPONSOR: Investors Bank

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Why Am I Not a Million Dollar Company? Understanding Alternative Sources of Funding
Location: Session 2: Financial Wellness

After years of running your business, do you find yourself asking, “Why Am I Not a Million Dollar Company?” Ask the Experts instead!
You know you need capital to expand, hire and prototype new products. We’ll explore funding options to help you grow your business to where you always knew you could be: a million-dollar company.

Speakers: Orlando Callegari, Valley Bank | VP SBA BDO; Peggy Paulson, Valley Bank | VP SBA BDO
SPONSOR: Valley Bank

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Bottom Line: Sustainable Practices that Increase Your Business Bottom Line
Location: Session 2: Business Innovation

Integrating sustainable practices into a company’s operations can not only motivate employee engagement and encourage technological solutions, it can actually save the company money. Find out which sustainability practices you can readily implement without increasing your overhead and boost your company’s bottom line.

Speakers: Apple White, Workplace & Environmental Sustainability Strategy Valley Bank ; Dorothy Kahlau, Director of Women in Business. First Senior Vice President Valley National Bank.
SPONSOR: Valley Bank

04:30 PM - 04:55 PM
Continue Breakout Sessions — Networking & Group Discussion

Take center stage at this multi-participant discussion with the Workshop Facilitators! Attendees have the opportunity to engage with the Facilitators and each other by sharing their feedback and voicing their reactions to the content.

Participants are encouraged to share their own best practices with the group related to the topic discussed on the panel. This Peer-to-Peer Sharing is a tried-and-true collaborative learning experience that helps everyone expand their business knowledge.

FACILITATOR: Each Workshop Facilitator

GENERAL SESSION: Men's Panel

05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Enlisting Men’s Support to Expand and Grow your Networks

Women entrepreneurs don’t often have the gender ally benefits that their counterparts in corporate America may be offered. Join us and our panel of gender equality advocates as they share with us why enlisting men to grow and expand your networks can offer a valuable perspective. There is no one approach to break gender barrier challenges, so we’ll explore how different strategies may serve different needs and real-life examples of partnerships in which our panelists have taken part.

Panelist: Damian Rivera, CEO ALPFA
Panelist: Thomas Savino, CEO, Prospanica
Panelist: Ron Gonzales, President and CEO, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

FACILITATOR: Maria del Pilar Avila, Latinas in Business Inc. CEO InterDUCTUS/Renovad

05:35 PM - 05:40 PM
Susana G Baumann Introduces Keynote Speaker
05:40 PM - 05:55 PM
Keynote Speaker: Alice Rodriguez, USHCC

Chairwoman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

05:55 PM - 06:00 PM
Closing Remarks: Patricia Pacheco de Baez, Bank of America

Managing Director, Global Corporate & Investment Banking. Bank of America

06:00 PM - 06:40 PM
Latina Leaders Awards Ceremony

SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION: Wendy Garcia, CDO, NYC Office of the Comptroller Scott Stringer

06:40 PM - 06:45 PM
Closing remarks: Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn

Assemblymember, New York State’s 42nd Assembly District

06:45 PM - 08:00 PM
Live Reception (By invitation only)

REGISTRATION


Early Bird Non-Members

$49.00
  • Sales End May 28, 2021
  • Choose your workshops, participate in peer-to-peer networking and all General Sessions. Watch the Latina Leaders Awards Ceremony Live Streamed from NYC!

FIRESIDE CHATS


Fireside Guest

Marlene Orozco

LBAN Researcher, Stanford University

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Fireside Facilitator

Claudia L. Dulac

Senior Vice President NJ Local Market Executive, Bank of America

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Fireside Guest

Jose Forteza

Senior Editor of Condé Nast (Vogue, GQ and AD) for Mexico and Latin America

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Fireside Facilitator

Albania Rosario

Latinas in Business Executive Board Member, Founder & President, Fashion Designers of Latin America

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WORKSHOPS SESSION 1


Angela Harrington

President, Communications and External Relations, Berkeley College

Melissa Baralt

Master Faculty, Math and Sciences, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts

Adel Wilson

America’s Celebrity Media Coach

Erica Sandoval

Co-founder Employee Network Allyance

Jennifer Garcia

LBAN, Interim CEO

Michael Arena

Bank of America Small Business Region Executive, Northeast Region

Sandra Elisa Garcia

Grow with Google Coach

WORKSHOPS SESSION 2


Dr. Ginny A. Baro

Founder and CEO, Executive Bound

Dorothy Kahlau

Director of Women in Business

First Senior Vice President Valley National Bank

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Apple White

Valley Bank | Workplace & Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Orlando Callegari

Valley Bank | VP SBA BDO

Peggy Paulson

Valley Bank | VP SBA BDO

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2021 SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION AWARD


Wendy Garcia


Chief Diversity Officer, NYC Office of the Comptroller Scott Stringer

LATINA LEADERS’ AWARDS 2020-2021


Leader of May: Alicia Puig

Leader of June: Albania Rosario

Leader of July: Veronica Sosa

Leader of August: Jessica Asencio (RIP)

Leader of September: Beth Marmolejos

Leader of October: Maria Elena Salinas

Leader of November: Maria Piastre

Leader of December: Mariela Dabbah

Leader of January: Claudia Vazquez

Leader of February: Maria Elena Noel-Vaeza

Leader of March: Damaris Diaz *

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2018 TESTIMONIALS


 We loved every single second of the event! The workshops were very informative, we loved the topics, we loved the panelists, and we loved learning from the experts!! Also, it was great that it included lunch!"

Anonymus from 2018 EEL surveyParticipant

 Thanks to Susana G. Baumann & LatinasInBusiness.us for an excellent event!
The #2018LatinaExpo and Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch were absolutely inspiring. I loved your questions at the branding session. Let’s geek out on branding again soon."

Danay Escanaverino, CEO. LunaSol Media LLCSpeaker

 Brand Your Business Brand Yourself was great! The speakers were way more knowledgeable and it could've continued for at least two hours. This was the topic most of us wanted to hear in the age of social media. I believe it was the most important workshop of them all."

Anonymus from 2018 EEL surveyParticipant

 I loved that it was hands on. They were too short to really get into the subjects fully."

Anonymus from 2018 EEL surveyParticipant

 Susana G. Baumann we appreciate the wonderful results of your tireless efforts. LatinasinBusiness.us is a true driver for women empowerment and business growth. Thanks for having me as a guest speaker. Excited for the future and upcoming events!"

Ana Torres, CEO Global Voice TNSpeaker

 Excellent event, Susana. Congratulations!"

Jackeline Sansone, Branch Manager, Investors BankSponsor

CONTACT


  • New York, NY, USA

For additional information: Ashley Hayes, Executive Assistant to the CEO, Latinas in Business Inc.