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Latinas in Business Presents 2021 Women Entrepreneur Empowerment Summit

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Alice Rodriguez and other national leaders to support the third annual Latinas in Business Women Entrepreneur Empowerment Summit.

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Chairwoman Alice Rodriguez will be a keynote speaker for the virtual Latinas in Business 2021 Women Entrepreneur Empowerment Summit (2021 WEES). This conference gathers successful Latinas and other minority women entrepreneurs to learn, connect and succeed.

Details on the 2021 Women Entrepreneur Empowerment Summit

The summit takes place on June 10 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in a virtual space. Afterward, the Latina Leaders Awards ceremony will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Berkeley College’s Mid-Manhattan Campus. This event will be by invitation only. Registration is now open at

Featured leaders

Other national leaders who support the event are:

  • Thomas Savino, CEO, National Prospanica
  • Damian Rivera, CEO, Association of Latino Professionals for America
  • Ron Gonzales, President and CEO, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

They will shares ideas on “Enlisting Men’s Support to Expand and Grow your Network.”

Three successful women entrepreneurs will also be sharing their experiences about “Turning Adversity into Success.” This is a common path they have traveled through different industries. The featured leaders are:

  • Maria Piastre, President, Metallix Refining
  • Marvina Robinson, founder, Stuyvesant Champagne
  • Jessie Gabriel, founder, All-Places

“The support from leaders of this caliber show us that Latinas and other women entrepreneurs are a striking force in the US economy, and they cannot be left behind. Organizations and leaders around the country need to work together to keep them not only surviving but also thriving during the difficult pandemic economic transition,” said Susana G Baumann, President and CEO of Latinas in Business Inc.

During the Latina Leaders Awards Ceremony, Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer, NYC Office of the Comptroller Scott Stringer will receive the 2021 Small Business Champion Award. The LIVE segment will be broadcasted to all virtual audiences from Berkeley College in NYC.

For registration, visit

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