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The NLBWA-IE Will Celebrate Latina Business Owners at 2021 Latina BizCon on Oct. 28

The National Latina Business Women Association of the Inland Empire and UC Riverside Extensions partnered on a micro MBA program for minority-owned & women-owned enterprises.

The 2021 Latina BizCon, a conference supporting Latina business owners, will take place virtually from October 28, 2021. Latina BizCon is expecting a hybrid audience of small businesses of the Inland Empire. Participants will expand their knowledge and resources and develop strategies to invest back into their businesses. The Inland Empire is one of the fastest-growing regions of California. Attendees will have help in completing certification applications in person during the certification session at the 2021 Latina BizCon on October 28th, 2021.

“In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic disruptions, this event will impact the growth and continuing education of Latina entrepreneurs and in turn make a positive impact to our local economy in the Inland Empire region,” says NLBWA-IE President, Ruth Lopez Novodor.

Empowering Latina business owners

For the first time, the NLBWA-IE is hosting procurement matchmaking sessions for buyers and vendors. They will have the chance to discuss potential contracting opportunities with corporations, government agencies and public utilities. Certified business owners in the technology, construction, manufacturing, logistics and professional service based industries should especially apply to participate.

“Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: US Bank, Union Bank and the newly formed partnership with the Riverside Community College District,” says NLBWA-IE Executive Director, Maria Molina Solano.

A total of twenty one scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to business owners at the 2021 Latina BizCon. These business owners completed the BMA / UCR Micro MBA program. They met all requirements, including applying for Woman-Owned and small business certifications.

Want to become a certified small business? Want to participate in the procurement matchmaking session? Visit to register for the 2021 Latina BizCon.

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