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.
As Community Relations Manager and Vice President in the Inland Empire, Cathy Paredes is responsible for implementing Bank of America’s local corporate social responsibility work, leveraging the company’s unmatched capabilities to help the region address social and economic challenges and build stronger communities.
Cathy advocates strongly for girls and young women in her community, serving on the boards of the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio and the Women’s Leadership Council of Arrowhead United Way. She believes in the power of entrepreneurship, serving on the board of the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce and having come from a family of immigrants who achieved their American dream through their small business. She knows first-hand how education can change a life, having been the first person in her family to graduate high school and then college, with a B.S degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Cathy is a native to Los Angeles, and her family has resided in the Inland Empire for over 30 years. She calls Riverside her home, and is a mother to six year old Cataleya.
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:
THANK YOU SPONSORS