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.
Juanita Ruiz has dedicated her life to helping others live healthier through the preventive, alternative and wellness industry. She is the Owner and Principal of El Jardin Wellness Center & Spa, a woman and minority-owned small business in Ontario, California. Her company educates the community through workshops and seminars on ways to cope with everyday stressors that can lead to health problems.
Prior to launching her wellness center, she was the owner of J&R Marketing Consultants, which specialized in marketing and public relations for elected officials in San Bernardino County.
Juanita Ruiz has served on several nonprofit boards, such as Kiwanis, Reach Out West End, Ontario-Montclair YMCA, Inland Empire Region Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, to name a few. She is also Founder and former President of Ontario Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Founder of the Hispanic Business Alliance, Inland Empire Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and TAHOE HCC. Currently, we are fortunate to have her as Vice President of National Latina Business Women Association - Inland Empire.
After Chaffey Junior College, Juanita transferred to California State University, Fullerton. She earned her Masters from UCLA, and received a Nonprofit Organization of Board and Governance certificate from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business.
Connect with Juanita on LinkedIn.
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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