Latinas in Business announces 2022 Small Business Champion and Leaders Awards at the Women Entrepreneur Empowerment Summit

Awardees have been announced for Latinas in Business’ 2022 Women Entrepreneur Empowerment Summit (2022 WEES) a unique conference that year after year gathers successful Latinas and other minority women entrepreneurs in the region to Learn. Connect. Succeed!  

The summit takes place on June 24, 2022, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm at Berkeley College’s Mid-Manhattan Campus located at 3 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017 (walking distance from Penn Station and Grand Station in New York). Registration is now open at https://2022wees.eventbrite.com/

The 2022 theme, SUCCEED! How Women Entrepreneurs Make It in America” alludes to the struggle that minority women entrepreneurs and female founders face to start and expand their businesses in an environment of discrimination and barriers to opportunities.  

From 11:30 am to 2:30 pm ET, the event includes panel speakers of who’s who in each area of development, along with a Lunch Reception and their signature peer-to-peer networking session that will help women entrepreneurs elevate themselves and their businesses.

From 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm ET, the event will feature an inspiring keynote speaker, and 12 successful Leaders will be awarded for excelling at growing their businesses or building their communities during the Leaders Awards Ceremony. Relax and enjoy in a camaraderie environment with peer-to-peer networking and a fantastic open bar Mixology Reception with Stand-up Comedian Celebrity Speaker GINA BRILLON. 


2022 Women Entrepreneur Empowerment Summit Small Business Champion and Leaders Awards.

Among the list of Leaders Awardees are: 

Ivana SediaFounder of Unida Translation

Jacqueline SansoneVice President of Investors Bank

Laura Matos President of  Board of Latina Civic PAC

Dr. Patricia Campos-MedinaPresident Latina Civic PAC 

Andrea Martinez-Mejia Chief of Staff for the New Jersey Department of Health

Samantha Telfair Founder, theMERGER. State of Mind

Marcela Berland President and CEO of Latin Insights

Lucy PintoManager of the Grow with Google Digital Coaches Program

Evelyn PadinFounder, Law Offices of Evelyn Padin and Nominated U.S. District Court Judge in NJ Supreme Court 

Elisa NeiraDeputy Commissioner at NJ Department of Human Services – Office of New Americans

Monica Ramirez Founder/President, Justice for Migrant Women; Co-founder, The Latinx House

2022 Small Business Champion: 

Natalie Madeira Cofield – SBA Assistant Administrator, Office of Women’s Business Ownership

Join us for this must-attend event where Latinas in Business Inc. will help you gain tools, insights, and resources while connecting with other like-minded women that will propel you and your business forward to SUCCEED! 

For registration: https://2022wees.eventbrite.com/


  • Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. In 2017, she received her Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing from Brookdale Community College. Now, she is working toward her Bachelor's in English Literature at Montclair State University. Along with literature, Victoria is interested in Gender and Sexuality Studies, which she is pursuing as a minor, focusing closely on women's issues, gender inequality, and LGBT issues. These studies provide her with a feminist lens, which influences her work from both fiction to academic writings.

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