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Find the perfect holiday gift at the Latinas Are Back In Business silent auction! 

The holiday season is upon us and everyone is looking for the perfect holiday gift for loved ones. Our annual fundraiser and silent auction this year centers around the joy of giving and receiving. Thanks to our wonderful donors, we have a variety of amazing prizes available from businesses within our Latinas in Business community. 

Join us in celebrating and amplifying the voices of minority owned small businesses and entrepreneurs this holiday season! 

The free virtual event will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, December 8 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST –Zoom and Live streamed on Latinas in Business Facebook page, featuring special guests, celebrities and female founders. 

You won’t want to miss it! Register now! 

Bid on amazing holiday gifts and support minority owned businesses 

We shared some of the prizes available last week, and now thanks to our donors we have even more prizes to share! Find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones and help support minority owned businesses this holiday season. 

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A Visit to Oaxaca’s Mexico Culture and PrideSpend one week in Oaxaca as Adriana Pavon’s guest to share her mission at Mexico Culture and Pride. 

Adriana is the creator of Mexico Culture & Pride (Mexico Cultura y Orgullo), an initiative inspired by traditional Mexican textiles and fashion accessories designs who employs artisans and crafters from indigenous cultures around the country.

The trip includes: Hotel, Food, local transportation, guided visits, and unique experiences  for 7 nights. Air transportation is not included.

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1-night with New York View from Edgewater Hotel! 1-night stay certificate that includes a breakfast buffet for 2 people.

Courtyard Edgewater NYC Area is ideally situated in New Jersey along the shore of the Hudson River, just steps away from sweeping views of the iconic New York City skyline. The waterfront hotel boasting stylish decor is just a one-mile scenic ferry ride away from popular landmarks in Midtown, Time Square, and the Garment District. Stylish rooms with contemporary decor are well-equipped with plush bedding, efficient ergonomic workspaces, mini-refrigerators, and a 39-inch LED flat-screen TV. 

Stay connected throughout your journey with our complimentary Wi-Fi, premium movie channels, and a modern business center. Before ending your night, stop by The Bistro for delicious casual dining and enjoy a cocktail.

FAB Cenia NY Stretch Crepe Forest Green Dress Look Fab in this Dress by Latina designer Cenia NY for the Holidays!

Cenia New York is a revolutionary, tasteful, and sexy clothing line for women who celebrate their femininity and want to look radiant no matter what size or body type.

Designer Dress by Yas GonzalezGenesis, a dress part of the collection “Letters to Jesus” by Yas Gonzalez. 

Yas González is a fashion designer, journalist, and businesswoman of Cuban origin based in the United States.

Her company “House of Yas” has produced pieces for artists such as Alejandro Sanz, La India, Diana Fuentes or the duo Gente de Zona. She has also been in charge of making costumes for music videos for Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, and Pitbull. She is recognized as the first Cuban to have presented her work at Paris Fashion Week.

Simplify your wash day with our 3-Step System! Plus a one-hour hair consult with Scarlett Rocourt, the founder of Wonder Curl & Healthy Hair Summit.  

This bundle includes: 8oz Detoxifying Clay Cleanser, 8oz Moisturizing Hair Pudding, 8oz Get Set Hair Jelly

Scarlett has been a hair enthusiast ever since she was a small child, styling everyone’s hair in her family as well as becoming the resident “hairstylist” in her college dorms. Her love of hair became a business when she founded Wonder Curl. She wanted to create hair products that worked on all textures of curly hair that simplified the styling process down to just 2-3 products. With over 11 years in the natural hair industry, having done hundreds of hair demonstrations as well as researched curly hair, she has become an expert in caring for our hair.

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Get Sweet Love for your Holiday Gifts!A beautiful basket full of delicious and amazing holiday gifts for you or someone you love!

Basket includes:

*Swarovski Earrings

*Foot lotion

*Cozy socks

*Caramel Popcorn

*Coffee mug

*Chocolates

*Mini agenda

*A coupon for 50% off for SweetLove products

Lourdes “Lulu” Carey is the owner of SweetLove gifts, an online gift shop that personalizes anything you can think of, from wine bottles to balloons and surprise boxes. Her growing business is still new, but Lulu is proud of what she has accomplished so far and the support she has received from her community. Joe. A full-time mom and Local Consultant for Cultural Care Au Pair, Lulu decided to start her small business, SweetLove, after discovering her creative side this past year.

A Lemonade Day “Little Lemmy Curriculum” PackageThe Lemonade Day “Little Lemmy Curriculum” package is ideally suited for a church youth group, a classroom, a homeschool teacher, or a library.

Limited to no more than 50 youth participants. Includes basic program training provided by the National office.

Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Each year, in participating cities, youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city’s community-wide Lemonade Day. 

Ace your Next Job Interview with Gabby Rincon!Learn how to Connect, Communicate and Finally Ace your next Job Interview in English. 

ONE-HOUR PRE-INTERVIEW WITH GABBY RINCON PLUS HER RESULTS-DRIVEN COURSE.

“I’ve packaged up for you my own simple and strategic interview preparation program to guide you every step of the way. 

This is not a traditional course full of “tricks” or lists of common job interview questions. It is a transformational self-study program designed to give you the support, practice, and feedback you need.” 

You will also learn from exclusive hiring managers the exact steps you need to follow on how you can stand out from the competition, but more importantly, you’ll have a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing out and takes nothing for granted as you implement it.

The end result: You will have the strategies and tools to answer any question. You will also feel comfortable, prepared, and confident expressing yourself for your next interview in English. And your chances of getting hired will increase dramatically.

Digital Protocol and Etiquette Workshopfor 20 people – Led by Felipe Forero-Hauzeur (en español). 

This 2-hour workshop is designed for teams. Felipe goes through the key concepts explained in his book “Manual de Protocolo y Etiqueta Digital. Productividad en la Nueva Realidad Digital”.

The book can be found here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CDG74J6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 

This workshop has been implemented with teams in companies like Ogilvy, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Unimetro, Chambers of Commerce, and the Brooklyn2Bogota Digital Transformation Community incubation program, impacting more than 500 people on their work and productivity.

Workplace Productivity and Time Management Problems with remote work and productivity? Your group to the next level!

Led by Rosario B Casas and Felipe Forero-Hauzeur (English or Spanish), this virtual workshop is for a group of up to 40 people in your workplace.

– Optimizing time management and being more productive has become a priority and a necessity; through simple methodologies and digital tools, we find help to build routines, create good habits, focus, be more productive, and thus improve your performance and at the same time, your quality of life, achieving the right balance, physical and mental health.

This workshop is a 4 hours workshop designed for teams and business leaders in every role. It results from the best practices and real experience Rosario and Felipe have. If you see what they accomplish daily and their success, you can see they work through excellence while having time for themselves. As for the last few years people used to ask them, “how you can do it without being overwhelmed” they decided to design the workshop.

A thousand entrepreneurs and business leaders benefited from the workshop and improved their use of time, productivity without the overwhelming sensation, and being happier.

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Register Now on Eventbrite and visit our auction page to participate! 

Female founders and leaders gather for holiday Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Latina in Business’ Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction is a time for giving and receiving. This year, our fundraiser titled Latinas Are Back in Business, will focus on celebrating the successes of female entrepreneurs and founders, supporting each other, sharing the struggles and lessons learned during the pandemic, and amplifying the voices of minority small business owners. 

The Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction will take place on December 8 from 4pm to 7pm, featuring special guests, celebrities and female founders. 

“We are extremely excited and grateful that many sponsors and members are joining us to amplify the voice of  Latinas suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic.  We want to bring a little joy and hope to many female founders and tell them we will continue to support them,” Susana G Baumann. President and CEO, said.   

Join us for this free virtual event on Wednesday, December 8 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST –Zoom and Live streamed on Latinas in Business Facebook page. 

You won’t want to miss this event! Register Now! 

 Guest speakers to share their stories of business and success as female founders 

Mariela Dabbah, CEO and Founder, Red Shoe Movement

Mariela Dabbah, CEO and Founder, Red Shoe Movement

Mariela Dabbah is the founder and CEO of the Red Shoe Movement, a leadership development company powered by a global community of women and men allies who support each other for career success. She is also a TEDx and International speaker, award-winning, best-selling author and go-to corporate authority for Fortune 500 companies interested in inclusive cultures.  

Dr Ginny A. Baro, founder of Fearless Women at Work.

Dr Ginny A. Baro is an award-winning international motivational speaker, certified leadership coach, career strategist, and #1 bestselling author of Fearless Women at Work. Named one of the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders, she delivers coaching programs, trainings, and keynotes to global audiences to develop individual women and leaders and helps Fortune 500 companies build inclusive leadership dream teams.

 

Rosario B. Casas is an award-winning women-in-tech advocate, co-founder of Business Creative Partners, leading digital adoption and transformation for Hispanic owned businesses. She is a Colombian-born serial entrepreneur, with over 8 years of practical experience in data and technology platforms and management roles. Most recently, she co-founded  Brooklyn2Bogota, a digital incubator for Hispanic business owners. The program aims to help close the digital divide post-COVID for business owners and entrepreneurs 

Tania Molina, founder and CEO of Villakuyaya Organic Dark Chocolate.

Tania Molina is the founder and CEO of Villakuyaya Organic Dark Chocolate. Originally an architect by profession, Tania shifted her career in 2014 with the entrepreneurial dream to create her own chocolate brand. Drawing on her Ecuadorian roots, Tania created Villakuyaya with quality ingredients and sustainable practices as her guiding goals. 

Lourdes Lulu Carey

Lourdes “Lulu” Carey, owner and founder of SweetLove gifts.

Lulu Carey is the owner and founder of SweetLove gifts, an online gift shop that personalizes a variety of products, from wine bottles to balloons and surprise gift boxes. Lulu started her business during the pandemic after discovering her creative side this past year. From hobby to business, Lulu shares her story as a new entrepreneur and the challenges and successes throughout her journey so far. 

Erica Sandoval, author and clinical therapist.

Erica Sandoval is a passionate licensed clinical therapist who is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is also committed to amplifying the voices and businesses of Latinx social work leaders. Erica’s book, Latinx In Social Work, has been named a #1 Best Seller New Release on Amazon. 

Jacqueline Camacho

Jacqueline Camacho Ruiz, entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, philanthropist and pilot. 

Jacqueline Camacho Ruiz is a visionary social entrepreneur that has created an enterprise of inspiration. As an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, and philanthropist she has created two successful award-winning companies, two nonprofit organizations, published over a dozen books, created many products, and held dozens of events around the world in just the past decade. Additionally, she is one of the few Latina sports airplane pilots in the United States, living by the motto: “taking off is optional, landing on your dreams is mandatory.”

Pilar Avila, founder of interDUCTUS, and  Renovad experiential retreats.

Pilar Avila is the founder of organizational change management consulting practice, interDUCTUS, and  Renovad experiential retreats. After building a fruitful career over 26 years providing leadership at institutions across the private equity, hospitality, and nonprofit sectors, Pilar decided to launch a consulting practice as a boutique lifestyle business inspired by her journeys across 5 continents and 18 countries, and the desire to spend more quality time with the extraordinary women who serve as her mentors and collaborators. 

Crystal Berger is the Founder of EBO.

Crystal Berger is the Founder of EBO, an on-demand expert bookings API that is committed to breaking barriers to entry in media using emerging technology. She is also the host of the Counter Culture Podcast, and a lifestyle contributor using emerging tech to break barriers to entry in media and corporate as a media tech entrepreneur. Berger has been recognized as a NAACP Award-Winning Journalist and is a Social Media Ambassador for the United Nations.

Nicole Mason, National CEO of Lemonade Day.

Nicole Mason serves as the National CEO of Lemonade Day, a non-profit committed to preparing youth for life by instilling an entrepreneurial spirit. For 15 years, Lemonade Day has offered youth K-8 an entrepreneurial and experiential program infused with life skills, character development, financial and business literacy, and mentorship. Their vision is for all children to be introduced to entrepreneurship through the real-world experience of starting their own business – a lemonade stand, the quintessential first business for young entrepreneurs.

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Register now for our Silent Auction for a chance to win big prizes from our donors! 

This year’s Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction is all about giving and receiving. For over a year, small businesses and entrepreneurs have struggled through hardships due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As an organization, Latinas in Business has been committed to amplifying the voices of minority small business owners and female founders through these turbulent times. 

Our fundraiser this year, titled Latinas Are Back in Business, aims to bring together our vibrant community of business owners and entrepreneurs to celebrate their success and share their stories and experiences throughout the pandemic.  

The Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction will take place on December 8 from 4pm to 7pm, featuring special guests, celebrities and female founders. 

“We are extremely excited and grateful that many sponsors and members are joining us to amplify the voice of  Latinas suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many female founders have suffered losses not only in their businesses but also in their families and friends.  We want to bring a little joy and hope to many female founders and tell them we will continue to support them,” Susana G Baumann. President and CEO, said.   

Join us for this free virtual event on Wednesday, December 8 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST –Zoom and Live streamed on Latinas in Business Facebook page. 

You won’t want to miss this event! Register Now! 

Register and make a bid for a chance to win big prizes! 

The silent auction portion of the event will feature big prizes from our donors and fellow minority business owners, female founders, and entrepreneurs. Register for the event and make a bid for a chance to win one of these prizes. Below is a list of our confirmed donors so far, with more to come! View the full auction page here

fundraiserCrate & Twine Gift Box donated by co-founder Tania Molina. Crate & Twine combines the efforts of two strong, independent small business women from two distinct fields of industry. Tania, creator and owner of Villakuyaya Organic Dark Chocolates, and Suany Baca, creator and owner of Sweets by Suany, came together with a vision of uniquely curated gift boxes centered around Tania’s chocolates and Suany’s cookies and sweets, and filled in with heart and soul items that give the receiver of the gift box a feeling of love and pride from receiving.   

Win one of these beautiful gift boxes to share with a loved one this holiday season. The gift box includes: Villakuyaya Chocolate Bars (3), Villakuyaya Hot Chocolate Jar, Villakuyaya Truffles (4), Sweet by Suany Alfajores Marplatences (2), Sweet by Suany Design Christmas Cookies (2), Sweet by Suany Choco Bomb by Villakuyaya Chocolate, Christmas Rompope, Palo Santo by South Rhoades Apothecary, Crocheted Mini Christmas Gnome by Lnkreactions, Fancy Matches by Candlefolk, and a Custom Candle. 

Create your Business or Career Vision for 2022! donated by Dr. Ginny A. Baro. Connect with Dr. Ginny for a private 1-hr. VIP strategy & business acceleration session AND a copy of Dr. Ginny’s latest best-seller “Healing Leadership” book.

During that one hour, Dr. Ginny Baro will cover the top 3 challenges and create a 12-month practical action plan based on what’s most important and meaningful to you!

Dr. Ginny A. Baro is an award-winning international motivational speaker, certified leadership coach, career strategist, and #1 bestselling author of Fearless Women at Work. Named one of the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders, she delivers coaching programs, trainings, and keynotes to global audiences to develop individual women and leaders and helps Fortune 500 companies build inclusive leadership dream teams.

Group Session for 6 donated by Erica Sandoval. Erica is a passionate licensed clinical therapist who is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is also committed to amplifying the voices and businesses of Latinx social work leaders. 

This prize includes an inspiring group session for 6 people on “How to Set Boundaries & Cultivate Joy with Latino Families this Holiday Season” Or “Navigating Difficult Conversations.”

Additionally, winner will receive a copy of Erica’s book, Latinx In Social Work, #1 Best Seller New Release on Amazon. 

3-month Business Coach and Advisor to Grow! donated by Jennifer Garcia. Jennifer Garcia is a multi-faceted business professional and leadership coach with a passion for empowering people and transforming businesses. 

Jennifer is also the founder of Fluential Leadership, a business and leadership consulting firm focused on elevating small-to-medium-sized business performance through developing and executing growth strategies, recruitment, and retaining talent. 

Let Jennifer guide you and help you grow your business with this 3-month coaching package! 

Improve your Life with YOGA virtual classes! donated by Norma Colón. Win 2 Sessions of 5 classes each that will teach you simple techniques!

Norma Colón, a proud Latina, born and raised in The South Bronx, brings her passion for Iyengar Yoga to every class and private lesson.

A Certified Iyengar Yoga instructor since 1999, (with other prior certifications) Norma has been practicing and teaching Yoga for more than 40 years, in the tradition of Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyengar since 1987. Norma has studied with many of the world’s top Iyengar Yoga teachers as well as with her Guru, B.K.S. Iyengar and his daughter, Gita Iyengar. She continues her studies with Abhijata Iyengar, even on Zoom.

Private YOGA classes to jumpstart your wellness! donated by Norma Colón. Place a bid on this prize for a chance to win 3 private yoga classes with Norma, an experienced certified yoga instructor with over 40 years teaching and specializing in Iyengar Yoga. 

Reconnect to the Power Within with RENOVAD donated by Renovad Experiential Retreats. Renovad hosts world-class renovation experiences around the globe in destinations that evoke relaxation, inspiration and adventure, providing women of consequence a unique opportunity to reinvigorate mind, body, and soul. 

Bid for a chance to win a $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE towards one Renovad 2022 Experiential Retreat.*

Choose from the following upcoming Retreats:

MOROCCO: Zagora Desert, Marrakech & Atlas Mountains, May 27 – June 4, 2022, OR GREECE: Athens, Paros & Santorini, Sept 3-10, 2022.

*Valid with the purchase of a complete CORE RETREAT PROGRAM. Please find additional information about these trips: https://www.renovad.co/retreats

fundraiser4 VIP Tickets to Disney on Ice at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ donated by Investors Bank.

Thanks to Investors Bank, one of our amazing sponsors for this event, you will have a chance to make memories with your entire family at Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! at Prudential Center in Newark NJ.

See your favorite Disney characters like never before! VIP tickets for the best location

We will also be giving away a number of Latina Inner Circle Memberships during the silent auction to all who participate on December 8 from 4 pm to 7 pm on our Facebook LIVE Streaming event.

To view the full list of prizes and donors, visit the silent auction page here. For more information and to register for the event visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/208728290937.

Unwind and relax in Morocco this summer with Renovad’s Experiential Retreat  

Renovad is an initiative of management consulting practice–interDUCTUS. Renovad hosts world-class renovation experiences around the globe in destinations that evoke relaxation, inspiration and adventure, providing women of consequence a unique opportunity to reinvigorate mind, body, and soul. 

After many months with limited travel due to the pandemic, we are all itching to take flight and experience new things. This upcoming summer, unwind and relax in the stunning Morocco! From May 27 – June 4, renew your mind, body, and soul with a variety of renewal and exploration activities. 

Inspired by founder Pilar Avila’s own travels and experiences, Renovad’s programs are designed for minds and souls. Influenced and guided by a variety of life experiences, originating from the seven continents, leading across industries, Renovad strives to lift humanity while defying borders and barriers. 

“As women focus on sustaining our families, advancing our businesses, and improving our communities, too often we place ourselves far down the priority list,” said Pilar. “Reality is that in the measure that we nourish ourselves, we are more effective in lifting others. This is the impetus for Renovad retreats.”

Renovad’s upcoming Morocco retreat will be the perfect gift to give yourself or other hard working women in your life! Reserve your spot now! 

For a chance to WIN a trip to Renovad’s Morocco trip OR Greece trip, place a bid at the Latinas Are Back in Business Silent Auction on December 8! 

Morocco Retreat Itinerary 

Core Retreat Program – Marrakech & Atlas Mountains – May 30 – June 4, 2022

5-night accommodations, including:

  • 3 nights at our Marrakech riad within the old city walls including Euro Moroccan breakfast, rooftop terrace and Wi-Fi
  • 2 nights at an award-winning Atlas Mountains kasbah including daily Moroccan breakfast, lunch and dinner feast, private hammam steam bath unattended sessions, all located at almost 6,000 feet with 360 mountain views
  • Daily yoga & meditation group practice
  • Marrakchia medina promenade and welcome dinner
  • Marrakech history and cultural experience with lunch
  • Shakira gratitude dinner
  • Visit Education for All, a full scholarship secondary boarding school for girls
  • Trek across Atlas Mountains
  • Airport and Marrakech/Atlas car transfers
  • Renovad organic cotton bag, yoga mat, handy dandy journal & eco pen
  • Personalized attention from hosts with maximum of 24 guests
  • Master Concierge to assist you in researching flights and any additional custom-made experiences
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Morocco, 2019 Renovad Retreat

Early Add-On Option – Zagora Desert – May 27-30, 2022

3-night accommodations, including:

  • 2 nights at Zagora village kasbah
  • 1 night at Ouarzazate riad
  • All meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 2 yoga & meditation group practices
  • Zagora desert experience with camel ride to and from nomad camp feast
  • Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO World Heritage Site tour
  • Inbound airport car transfer
  • Desert to Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech van transfer

Extended Add-On Option – Live with the locals in Imlil Atlas family lodge – June 4-6, 2022

  • 2-night accommodations in an Imlil Atlas Mountains family lodge
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners with your host family
  • Imlil community walking tour
  • Imlil/Marrakech car transfer

For pricing and additional information, visit renovad.co/morocco-marrakech-atlas