Our mission is to empower Latinas to develop their business and professional goals through education and collaboration. Our vision is to meet the needs of the growing ranks of Latina Entrepreneurs, Executives, Professionals and the Youth from the Inland Empire and to Create Unity in Diversity and Prosperity.
Maritza Gomez believes in putting your own personal stamp on things and being as original as you want to be. In 2014, in partnership with her mom, Maritza founded MG Custom Printing, a promotional products and printing company specializing in digital decoration of marketing products and personalized gifts.
Not always bold and brave or a champion of being an original, Maritza with all her talents was in the shadows of success. She, after all, was raised as a “DREAMer” -- an undocumented immigrant brought to the U.S. as a child. Today, she attributes those obstacles for helping her become more resilient and undaunted in her mission of getting a college education and becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Today, Maritza is a proud graduate of Cal State University, San Bernardino, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree and is one of 47 women featured in the new book, “Next Bold Move,” by number-one bestselling author Tarra Flores Sloan.
A sought-after public speaker, Maritza regularly leads conversations on the topics of immigration and entrepreneurship, including at the University of California, LA’s Youth Empowerment Conference, and at several local elementary and middle schools on the importance of higher education.
More recently, Maritza spearheaded a scholarship program for undocumented students at CSU San Bernardino, and hopes to expand that program for low-income kids.
To connect with her on LinkedIn, click here.
WHY BECOME PART OF OUR LATINA COMMUNITY?
Data shows that Latina-owned businesses increased 189% from 1995 to 2017, and observers said the numbers are still increasing.
Why join? Because NLBWA-IE members receive access to business education, research, networking events, and special discounts to tools and services specifically designed for Latinas in business.
READY TO INCREMENT YOUR SALES POWER IN A BIG WAY?
Join us at the next Business Connect Dinner if you seek to grow your business by selling your products or services to Corporate, Utilities, & Government Buyers, or you wish to start the process of certifying your company as a Woman-Owned or Small Business.
We’re passionate champions of policies and laws that support the success of professional Latinas — at school, at work, at home, in business and in their communities.
Below are the policies NLBWA-IE is working on:
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