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“Latinas are Back in Business” Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction to continue advocating for female founders 

Celebrities and small business owners will come together on December 8 from 4pm to 7pm in a virtual LIVE Streaming session to tell stories about the struggle of female founders during the pandemic, and how not only they survived but also thrived! 

Latinas in Business Inc. is asking for the general public support for their Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction to take place virtually on December 8 from 4pm to 7pm. The event will feature special guests, celebrities and female founders who will be interviewed to tell stories of resilience and success over the adversity of the Covid19 pandemic.

The free virtual event takes place on Wednesday, December 8 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST –Zoom and Live streamed on Latinas in Business Facebook page. For free registration to this event visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/208728290937. The event is open to the general public regardless of gender, race or ethnicity. 

“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.   

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Latinas are back in business! Join us for our annual fundraiser and silent auction to continue supporting female founders and entrepreneurs.

The Silent Auction page includes donations from major sponsors and also, high-end female brands including Renovad Experiential Retreats, Fashion Designers of Latin America, Stuyvesant Champagne, Villakuyaya Gourmet Chocolates, and many more. The lowest bid starts at $15 but viewing of the Silent Auction Page is free to all who register.  

“We are very grateful to one of our main sponsors and supporters, Investors Bank, for donating one of the most valuable prices, 4 VIP tickets to the Disney on Ice, Let’s Celebrate show at Prudential Center in Newark NJ, for a value of $1000. And to the Investors Foundation, for providing a grant to support the event for another $1000,” Baumann added. 

For registration to this free event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/208728290937.

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Latinas in Business co-hosts Renovad experiential retreat in Rome

Renovad experiential retreat is coming up and we are just dying to be on the plane! It will take place in the  Eternal City -Rome- from August 27 to 31. We are proud to co-host this fantastic opportunity for women who want to get away from their stressful lives, take a breather and enjoy that female bonding that nurtures us and makes us stronger.

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The 2019 Summer Experiential Retreat will take place in Rome, Italy

It has been an eventful summer for all of us between family vacations and keeping up with our businesses. As we launched our Summer Tour, Renovad was welcomed cheerfully by our growing community of women in business and wellness in New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.

We are now a few days away from our maiden voyage to Italy: Rome & Pompeii on August 27-31. We are grateful to launch with a SOLD OUT retreat to the Roman peninsula. Among us will be former presidential and governor appointees; wellness, media, tech entrepreneurs; foundation executives; mother, daughter, niece, sisters, cousins, collaborators & friends – all extraordinary souls.

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Latinas in Business co-hosting Renovad experiential retreat in Rome. Join us!

Italy’s capital is a sprawling cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. You will be awestruck as you walk the Roman streets to find unidentified sites with multiple levels of underground construction silently telling stories spanning over 28 centuries.

We are staying at Hotel Isa, located in the historic centre of Rome between Piazza di Spagna, the Vatican and Piazza Navona. The main areas of interest can be easily reached walking or using public transport.

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Hotel Isa is the lodging for the 2019 Summer Renovad experiential retreats

 

 

 

You will step into the ancient ruins of the Forum and the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, evoking the power of the Roman Empire. You will be inspired at St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum among Michelangelo’s masterpiece frescoes at the Sistine Chapel.

The 2019 Summer Renovad Experiential Retreat participants will be lodging at Hotel Isa -a centrally located boutique hotel.

You will be mesmerized by Pompeii, once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, which rose from the ashes after being buried for sixteen centuries by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. And you will be nourished physically, mentally and spiritually with a daily Pilates practice at the studio of Sabina Formichella, one of the founders of the movement in Rome.

Brindisi per la bella vita!

2019 Fall Renovad Experiential Retreat in Morocco

However, the adventure doesn’t stop there! There are a few spots left for our Thanksgiving retreat in Morocco. As with all of our retreats, we will experience Morocco through the eyes of women. We will explore the ancient city of Marrakech, which has been standing since the 12th century.

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As we travel through the Atlas Mountains, we will visit Education For All, a boarding school for girls recently visited by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And we will be nourished physically, mentally and spiritually with a daily yoga practice and the endless beauty of the land, people and culture of Morocco.

RSVP for MOROCCO

As we continue scouting and curating extraordinary experiences for 2020 in Greece, Costa Rica, Tuscany, Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, we invite you to follow us through social media and confirm your spot for an upcoming retreat. And remember – place yourself on top of the priority list so you continue to rise for you and others in full force.

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Blessings and success always,

PILAR AVILA

For additional information visit Renovad Experiential Retreats

8 Latina entrepreneurs

8 Latina entrepreneurs announced as Pitch Competition finalists from NJ and NY

The 8 Latina entrepreneurs that will participate at the 2018 Pitch your Business Competition representing the states of New Jersey and New York were announced by Latinas in Business Inc, the national non-profit digital platform that advocates for the economic empowerment of Latinas and other minority women entrepreneurs.

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(From L to R) Gladys Vonglahn, founder and CEO of Gladys Cleaning Service; Judy Perez, CEO, Judy’s Dream Cakes; Yenny Espinal, founder of Yenny’s Creations; Brittnie Reyes, founder, Britt’s Catering Services; Angie Piedrahita, Founder, Chivas Bar Bus; Laura Diaz-Alberto, founder, La-Di Clothing and Accesories; Samantha Cordova, founder, She Can Tutors; and Ramona Ferreyra, Founder, Ojala Threads.

Latinas in Business Inc., the national non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that advocates for the economic empowerment of Latinas and other minority women entrepreneurs, announced the eight participants in the 2018 Pitch your Business Competition. The event will take place at the Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St., Jersey City, on November 8, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Co-hosting the event this year are the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity (HCOBO) and the Hudson County Community College (HCCC).

“These 8 Latina entrepreneurs are stepping up to promote their products and services to a Juror composed of media in the region and participating sponsors,” said Susana G Baumann, President, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Latinas in Business Inc. “They are residents of the states of New Jersey and New York, and they will compete for an opportunity to win this year’s Latinas in Business Best Business Award,” she added.

The Expo will also feature other small businesses and sponsors that year after year support these growing community of Latina entrepreneurs. “We will have DJ Music, sponsors’ giveaways for the first 50 visitors to the Expo, Latino food and beverages, and a ‘Dessert Reception’ offered by students of the HCCC Institute of Culinary Arts,” Baumann explained.

Visitors will also enjoy make-up touch ups and hair make-overs by beauty consultants and hair designers during the Expo.

“The Pitch your Business Competition is the signature event that attracts strong and established Latina small businesses for an opportunity to be promoted, while gaining business knowledge and exposure to decision-makers in the region,” Baumann said.

The participants –in registration order- are Gladys Vonglahn, founder and CEO of Gladys Cleaning Service; Judy Perez, CEO, Judy’s Dream Cakes; Yenny Espinal, founder of Yenny’s Creations; Brittnie Reyes, founder, Britt’s Catering Services; Angie Piedrahita, Founder, Chivas Bar Bus; Laura Diaz-Alberto, founder, La-Di Clothing and Accesories; Samantha Cordova, founder, She Can Tutors; and Ramona Ferreyra, Founder, Ojala Threads.

“I invite the community to support these Latinas Poderosas and all vendors, especially if you are looking to shop for the Holidays!” Baumann added.

The 2018 Latina SmallBiz Expo and Pitch competition will take place at the Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306, on November 8 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.

Students with ID can register for free, and all others who would like to attend can register using the code LIBFAN100 for a FREE Early Bird Expo and Pitch ticket (Reg. $10) until November 7 at https://2018-latina-smallbiz-expo.eventbrite.com.

For exhibitors’ opportunities, please contact Susana@latinasinbusiness.us/

About LatinasinBusiness.us
LatinasinBusiness.us is a national non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that advocates for the economic empowerment of Latinas and other minority entrepreneurs. Susana G Baumann, President, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of LatinasinBusiness.us is an award-winning business writer, published author, speaker and multicultural marketing expert. For this initiative, launched only four years ago, she has received the 2015 Hispanicize TECLA Award, the 2015 LISTA (Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology) Award and was named 2017 Latina of Influence by Hispanic Lifestyle Magazine and honored with the Red Shoe Movement Leader award in 2018.

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First three 2018 Pitch Competition participants contending for 10K Package Prize

The 2018 Latina SmallBiz Expo has announced the first three Latinas that will participate at the 2018 Pitch Competition representing the states of New Jersey and New York. This year they compete for a $10K Package Prize that includes cash and promotion. Registration for the Pitch Competition closes on October 30th, 2018.

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Latinas in Business Inc. the national non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that advocates for the economic empowerment of Latina entrepreneurs and other minority women, announced the first three participants to the 2018 Latina SmallBiz Expo Pitch Competition. The event will take place at the Hudson County Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St, Jersey City, NJ on November 8, 2018 from 12:00 to 7:00pm. Co-hosting the event are the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity and Hudson County Community College.

“Three brave Latina entrepreneurs are stepping up at the 2018 Pitch Competition to promote their products and services to the most relevant media and sponsors in the region,” said Susana G Baumann, President, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Latinas in Business Inc. “They are residents of the states of New Jersey and New York and they will compete for an opportunity to win a $10,000 Package Prize that includes $2000 Cash, promotion and business acumen,” she added.

The three participants at the 2018 Pitch Competition are Gladys Vonglahn, founder and owner of Gladys Cleaning Service LLC, a residential and commercial cleaning. A Chilean by birth, Gladys began working in the cleaning business without much knowledge of professional cleaning, without access to capital, and with a language barrier. Little by little her business began to grow due to her constant dedication and from there she was able to structure her business into the company it is today. “I have a good sense of humor and I use it to market my services and also create communication channels with my clients,” Gladys said.

Judy Perez pitch competitionJudy Perez was born in New York City in a Dominican household. She loved cooking since the age of 8, and would cook for her family. “Baking didn’t come until I couldn’t seem to find any dessert I enjoyed when I went to eat out,” Judy said. So she created her line of Judy’s Dream Cakes, a dessert creation that she calls “edible art.” I began my idea in 2008 struggling as an entrepreneur but didn’t quit. I believed in my skills and my dream,” Judy said.

Yenny Espinal is from Belleville, NJ. She is a designer, a craft artist and owner of Yenny’s_creations, a small business she started in 2014. “I make handmade hair accessories like headbands for girl and babygirls, l also made all type of handmade craft, paper flowers, Christmas centerpieces, home and party decorations,” Yenny said.

“The 2018 Pitch Competition is a signature event that attracts strong and established Latina small businesses for an opportunity to be promoted in main media in the region,” Baumann said. “We only require that the businesses are Latina-owned –solely or with a 50% partnership, they have to be in business for at least one year and they have to have a product or service in hand,” she explained.

Yenny Espinal pitch competitionThe event will take place at the Culinary Conference Center, 161 NewKirk St, Jersey City, NJ 07306 on November 8 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm. Validated parking for exhibitors, vendors and those who purchase a Full Event Ticket will be available at 140 Sip Ave Jersey City, NJ, across the street from the Culinary Conference Center.

 

For information and to register please visit 2018 LatinaSmallBiz Expo(https://2018-latina-smallbiz-expo.eventbrite.com)

For sponsorship and promotional opportunities, please contact Susana@latinasinbusiness.us/ or 848 238 6090.