The LATINA Style Business Series in San Francisco, CA
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Location: The Stanford Faculty Club. 439 Lagunita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305
(Directions/Parking & Visitors Parking).
The LATINA Style Business Series is a one-day event from 8:00-3:00 pm. at the Stanford Faculty Club.
This unique conference for entrepreneurs includes an exhibit area with a networking breakfast, impactful sessions, Latina Entrepreneur Award, and a luncheon with a keynote speaker.
2023 Program Agenda
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast (Exhibitor Market Open)
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome Presentation
Mistress of Ceremony: Alicia Gonzalez, CEO of Adelante Media & Contributing Writer for Insider, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and CEOWORLD Magazine
Welcome Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Presenting Sponsor: Lory Burgos, Senior Consultant, Enterprise Diverse Marketing, Nationwide
City Sponsor Remarks: Lesley Osorio, Walmart Omni Merchant, Walmart Inc.
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM Session 1: Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) – State of Latino Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Arturo Cázares, CEO of Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)
9:50 AM – 10:10 AM Break.
10:10 AM – 11:00 AM Session 2: Leveraging your Network & Community Resources
FOCUS: This panel brings together a diverse group of professionals with extensive experience assisting small businesses by understanding the landscape and resources. Our experts will share critical resources to ensure you can start or scale your business successfully.
Moderator: Ryan Ramirez, Head of Partnerships, Walmart Business
Speaker: Carlos Reza, Instructor & Business Advisor, Prosperity Lab
Speaker: Martha Gil, Client Success Manager, Renaissance Women’s Business Center
Speaker: Chris Horton, San Francisco District Director, SBA
Speaker: Griselda Quezada-Chavez, President, NAWBO Silicon Valley
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Session 3: Master Plan to Access Capital & Your Small Business Finances
FOCUS: This panel brings together professionals with extensive experience in business bank lending, and government lending to small businesses. Panelists from the Internal Revenue Service and financial institutions will present available sources and ways to build capacity to position a small business to secure capital for expansion.
Moderator: Anna Dapelo-Garcia, Founder & President, Lean in Latinas
Speaker: Bernardo Ramos, Managing Director, Hispanic Segment Leader, Diverse Segments Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo
Speaker: Jenny Baltodano, Vice President, Community Manager, JPMorgan Chase
Speaker: Sandra Felegy, SVP, California Director of Small Business Banking, Comerica
Speaker: Alexa Lam, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, IRS C&L Outreach and Field Operations
11:50 AM – 12:20 PM Nationwide Break & Exhibitor Market
12:20 PM– 1:00 PM Lunch Break (Buffet Style)
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Keynote & Sponsor Remarks
Sponsor Remarks: Jenny Flores, Head of Small Business Growth Philanthropy, Wells Fargo
Sponsor Remarks: Marisabel Torres, California Regional Director, Community Engagement, JPMorgan Chase
Keynote: Laura Lucas, General Partner, L’ATTITUDE Ventures
1:30 PM – 2:20 PM Session 4: Entrepreneurs Spotlight: The Paths to Success
Focus: Hear from successful Latina entrepreneurs at various stages of business maturity and discuss the lessons they’ve learned, the insights they’ve gained from their experiences, the challenges they’ve faced, and how they’ve overcome them. Learn how some of our most successful leaders have managed their success and how to apply that to your own journey.
Moderator: Gabriela Chavez- Lopez, Executive Director, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Nancy Rosales, Founder of Pepito’s Paletas
Speaker: Paola Santana, Founder & CEO, GLASS
Speaker: Marissa Zamora, President & CEO, Tulum Innovative Engineering, Inc.
Speaker: Martha Hernández, Founder & CEO of madeBos, and Co-Founder & Partner of ESO Ventures, Inc.
2:20 PM – 3:00 PM Closing Awards Presentation
LATINA Style Awards: Robert E. Bard & Lupita Colmenero, LATINA Style, Inc.
2023 Trailblazer Award: Brooke Jenkins, San Francisco District Attorney
2023 Community Award: Frank Carbajal, Founder & President of Es Tiempo, LLC &Founder of the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit
* Latina Entrepreneur of the Year Award Presentation
City Sponsor: Lesley Osorio, Walmart Omni Merchant, Walmart Inc.
Sponsor Remarks: Isaias Diaz, Sr. Underwriting Consultant
Closing Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.