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.
Please meet Dr. Rosibel Ochoa, Associate Vice Chancellor, Technology Partnerships at the University of California, Riverside. The Office of Technology Partnerships accelerates economic development by transferring UC Riverside research from the lab to private sector, facilitating academic-industry collaborations, an encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and throughout our region. The team comprises, Technology Commercialization, Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, Industry Sponsored Research, and our Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept and Innovation Center (EPIC).
She previously provided leadership to UCSD's von Liebig Center, a unique proof-of-concept program that helps accelerate the transfer of faculty innovations into the private sector and provides entrepreneurial education to graduate students in science and engineering. Founder of TekDome LLC, a consulting company that provided expert advice on strategies for intellectual property development, commercialization and licensing support. Rosibel also served as a commercialization consultant to the Research Triangle Institute, the Georgia Institute of Technology and several university startup companies. Previously, Rosibel served as Associate Director of the Office of Technology Licensing and Manager of the Industry Contracts Group at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Working with Georgia Tech's Venture Lab, she managed proof of concept grants to faculty interested in commercialization of clean technologies. Before joining Georgia Tech, Rosibel worked at Motorola's Energy Systems Group (ESG) and at MeadWestvaco as a research engineer, developing materials for advanced lithium polymer battery technology and carbon-based super capacitors. As part of the business strategy team at Motorola, she helped identify and evaluate new business opportunities in emerging energy technologies such as fuel cells, Bluetooth and battery chargers. Rosibel received a PhD and MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville. She is the inventor of two issued patents and the author of more than 18 scientific publications.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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