Anaheim, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 15, 2007–The National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA) hosts its annual conference “Awakening the Entrepreneur within You” on Friday, November 16, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Over 250 attendees are expected to gather at the Doubletree Guest Suites Anaheim Resort located at 2085 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802, to partake in a full day of business development, panel discussion, workshops, awards luncheon and networking opportunities.
NLBWA proudly selected Assemblywoman Nicole Parra as this year’s “Legislator of the Year” for her considerable contributions to her community and small business. Assemblywoman Parra has emerged as one of the Central Valley’s most prominent political leaders. Vowing to make public safety a main priority, she chaired the Select Committee on Megan’s Law and Sex Offender Registration, authoring bills aimed at strengthening and expanding Megan’s Law in California. Representing her district’s main industry, Assemblywoman Parra created an Agriculture Advisory Group, giving farmers a forum to discuss issues relating to the industry and has authored several key bills that aid farmers and workers.
The NLBWA California Chapters nominated four successful business women who have contributed in countless ways to their communities making them this year’s nominees for the “Esperanza Award.” Carmen Uzeta is a long-time business owner in Los Angeles who actively invests in her community by hiring and training High School students to prepare them for the future; Specializing in diversity initiatives and work-life balance programs, Alina U. Melendez of Orange County has dedicated her time in development and expatriate programs with emphasis on cultural assimilation; Sylvia Reyes is recognized for her commitment to her community through volunteerism while running a family-owned business focused on patient and veterans advocacy in Sacramento; and Alicia Guillen has leveraged her position as a small business owner to pursue her goals of positively impacting the Latino Community and empowering young women in San Diego. The NLBWA and local Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego Chapters congratulate these women for their sacrifice and commitment to improve our communities.
The conference also highlights two powerful training sessions designed to empower small business entrepreneurs: best-selling author and chairman of E-Myth Worldwide, Michael Gerber and DC Cordova, author and founder of the “Money & You” Program. This one day event gathers Latina business owners and entrepreneurs from across the country for content driven programs that will offer quality tools for success for up-and-coming business owners as well as those business owners that need a jump start.
NLBWA’s mission is to promote, develop and support the rapid growth of Latina business owners and professionals. The national organization supports the development of chapters throughout the country and these chapters deliver programs and services enabling greater success for this critical, but underrepresented market.
The purpose of NLBWA is to create more representation, visibility, and business development, networking and mentoring opportunities for Latinas in the world of business and at the executive levels throughout the country. Visit http://www.nlbwa.com for more information.