Women Business and Wellness Conference | Nov 2, 2016

wbwce16sponsors4aInaugural SoCal Women Business and Wellness Conference & Expo. For several years Hispanic Lifestyle has produced a very successful Latina Conference which highlights the achievements of Latinas of Influence from throughout the United States.

This conference will focus on the over 800,000 Women Owned Business owners located throughout Southern California. The one day event features speakers and presenters who are leaders in the fields of Finance, Technology, Media and Professional Services. Make your plans to join us on November 2, 2016 in Ontario, California at the Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center.

fbad9aWe appreciate the sponsorship of Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo Bank Our supporting sponsors Southern California Edison, Coca-Cola, Rise Programs, Bank of America and Hispanic Lifestyle. We appreciate the resource support of the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, Inland Empire Women’s Business Center and the Small Business Administration.

 

 

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WORKING CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
7:00am – Sponsors and Exhibitor Check In

Exhibitor Instructions

Hispanic Lifestyle’s Women Business and Wellness Conference, November 2, 2016 Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center 700 N Haven Ave Ontario, CA 91764. Your onsite contact person| Jenniemarie Ramirez Mobile (951) 505-9643

Wednesday Morning Set-Up: Set up between 7 – 8:00am. If you are going to be late, please text Jenniemarie at (951) 505-9643

We will start checking in attendees at 8:00am Your booth space is 8′ x 8′, and includes 6 ft. table, black linen and two (2) chairs. Please be respectful of your fellow exhibitors, signage, music, etc. If you are planning to send items in advance, they must arrive no sooner than November 1, 2016 and marked Attn: Hispanic Lifestyle – Hispanic Lifestyle event (Richard Sandoval)

We are expecting over 300 attendees which also includes your fellow exhibitors.

Door Prizes/GiveAways A Hispanic Lifestyle Representative will pick up your door prize for our attendees, we would like to announce them at the end of the event and promote via social media.  

Tickets Your exhibitor space includes 2 tickets for lunch, please make sure that we have both names attending the event. We will be printing up name tags for each attendee.

Location Address and Phone Number Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 700 N Haven Ave Ontario, CA 91764 The venue phone number is (909) 980-0400.

Should you have any questions, your onsite contact is Jenniemarie Ramirez at (951) 505-9643.

8:30am – Attendee Registration Opens

8:30am – Networking and Exhibitors
Exhibitor Area is open throughout the event

WORKING PROGRAM
9:00am – Morning Keynote

Economic Forecast presented by Eugenio J. Alemán, Director and senior economist at Wells Fargo.

BIO Eugenio J. Alemán

Eugenio J. Alemán is a director and senior economist at Wells Fargo. He forecasts national, regional, and international economic trends. His primary focus is on the United States economy and the global economy. Within the U.S. economy, he covers the U.S. consumer and interest rates. Eugenio is also an expert on Latin American economics, with special interest in the economies of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. He is based in Charlotte, N.C.

Eugenio joined Wells Fargo in his current position in 2005. Before coming to Wells Fargo, Eugenio was the general manager of a restaurant in Puerto Rico from 1985 until 1990. From 1995 until 1996 he was a professor of economics and director of the M.B.A. program at the Inter-American University in Puerto Rico, and from 1996 until 1998 he worked for the petroleum industry in Argentina. He has been an adjunct professor of economics at Drexel University in Philadelphia since 1999, and now only teaches online economics courses for the university. From 1998 until 2005 he worked at Global Insight (now IHS), one of the most important economic forecasting and consulting rms in the U.S., as managing director for its Latin America Service.

Eugenio earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Universidad Del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina; an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from the Inter-American University in Puerto Rico; and an M.A. and doctorate in economics with an emphasis in economic development and international trade and nance from Florida International University.

Eugenio’s commentary has appeared in national publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and USA Today, as well as many national and international media outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg News. He has also made appearances on CNBC and in U.S. Hispanic media outlets.

Featured Speaker Adriana Gallardo, Adriana’s Insurance.

BIO Adriana Gallardo

Adriana Gallardo is one of Southern California’s most successful business women. As the mastermind behind Adriana’s Insurance, an empire consisting of over 50 offices, Adriana is a symbol of leadership in the insurance industry, which she has dominated for the past 20 years.

Beyond being a powerhouse mogul, Adriana has become an inspirational figure to the community, starting with the people in her offices, where there is a sense of respect and admiration. She constantly encourages and motivates her personnel to put their heart and dedication into everything they do. She personally trains her employees and shares her experience and knowledge with all the energy that is part of her character.

Having already established her insurance business, Adriana opened her own marketing firm, Resulta2 Media Group, she is also the producer of her own reality Despegando Show, and she owns an upscale beauty salon.

Adriana has shown her ability to build profitable businesses and is now ready to share her experience. After years of hard work and educating herself, she is convinced that transformational education is the key in bringing businesses to the next level of success.

10:00am – 10:45am Workshops Session 1

  • Business | Media Training for Business Owners and Professionals

Presenter BIO | Syeda Jafri

Syeda Jafri is the Communications/Media Services Director for the Rialto Unified School District.

A stand-out student and graduate of Eisenhower High School, Mrs. Jafri was formerly the award-winning print newspaper editor of the Inland Empire Community Newspapers in San Bernardino County, encompassing the Inland cities of Rialto, Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace and San Bernardino. She also served as the first, non-Latino, editor of the historic El Chicano newspaper in the early 2000s. Mrs. Jafri has served three terms as the past president of the Society of Professional Journalists, (SPJ) Inland Professional chapter, covering Riverside and San Bernardino counties. She has been recognized by various reputable agencies, including the Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Broadcasters. In 2006, Mrs. Jafri earned the State of California’s highest press honor of “California State, Media Person of the Year” from then-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Office. She was also highlighted in March 3, 2012 as one of the top Women of Achievement from Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter’s Office. In March 2013, she was awarded the Women in Leadership Award from the Home of Neighborly Services.

A 10 year veteran of the Public Broadcasting System, (PBS Television) Mrs. Jafri co-hosted Evening Edition, and then a regional Emmy-nominated environmental show called, Green Works with Syeda Jafri from 2007-2009. Mrs. Jafri who began her radio career in Los Angeles, first at KFWB News 980 AM, and later on-air, overnights on KFI AM 640, can be heard Saturday mornings as an on-air personality for the legendary rock station 96.7 FM, KCAL Rocks in Redlands. She was also the morning news anchor/director in Porterville, Ca, as well a morning news anchor/director on 92.7 LITE FM in Riverside (1999-2002). In her Public Education, print, radio, and television broadcast journalism careers, Mrs. Jafri has been fortunate to interview numerous high profile celebrities, from musical and sports genres, corporate business leaders, and State and national elected representatives.

As the Founder and Chairperson for the RUSD’s 13 Annual Puttin’ on the Ritz Fine Arts Gala, (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties’ largest student fundraising Gala) Mrs. Jafri and the Ritz Gala Committee has assisted in impressively raising more than $445,000 for underprivileged RUSD classroom students. The funds are used exclusively to pay for musical instruments, uniforms, competition fees, fine arts supplies, for K-12 students. In 2014, Mrs. Jafri earned the Key to the District, by RUSD Board of Education President, Joanne T. Gilbert, for her “unyielding commitment to students, parents, and staff members of the District.

Mrs. Jafri is the business liaison for the Rialto Chamber of Commerce and an active Member of The Women’s Club of Rialto.

Born in Pakistan, she was raised in the United States, since age 4, as the middle child of a retired (late) federal judge and a homemaker. Her older sister is a physician/specialist at Kaiser Hospital in Orange County and her younger brother is an environmental engineer in Los Angeles County. Mrs. Jafri is married to Riverside City Fire Captain, David Hernandez, since 2015. The couple resides in his hometown of the City of Riverside.

  • Wellness | Maintaining the Balancing Act Career and Family

Presenter BIO | Dr. Michele Summers Colon

Dr. Michele Summers Colon is the author of Body Wisdom: 10 Weeks to Transformation So You Can Get and Feel Healthy Again. She is also a physician, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, and a motivational speaker offering workshops and online courses based on her book. She hopes to inspire women to live happier, healthier lives that honor their own bodies, wants, and desires. She is a holistic podiatrist in Southern California and lives with her daughter in a suburb east of Los Angeles, California where she hikes and practices yoga. Visit her website at www.drmichele.com

  • Finance   | Empowering Yourself

Adriana Gallardo & Richard Martinez

Adriana Gallardo is one of Southern California’s most successful business women. As the mastermind behind Adriana’s Insurance, an empire consisting of over 50 offices, Adriana is a symbol of leadership in the insurance industry, which she has dominated for the past 20 years.

Beyond being a powerhouse mogul, Adriana has become an inspirational figure to the community, starting with the people in her offices, where there is a sense of respect and admiration. She constantly encourages and motivates her personnel to put their heart and dedication into everything they do. She personally trains her employees and shares her experience and knowledge with all the energy that is part of her character.

Having already established her insurance business, Adriana opened her own marketing firm, Resulta2 Media Group, she is also the producer of her own reality Despegando Show, and she owns an upscale beauty salon.

Adriana has shown her ability to build profitable businesses and is now ready to share her experience. After years of hard work and educating herself, she is convinced that transformational education is the key in bringing businesses to the next level of success.

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Richard Martinez is a recognized leader in the world of coaching, entrepreneur in the business of physical and emotional health, and now one of the leading specialists of one of the most talked about shows on the internet: Despegando Show. He is well known for advising the Latino community, reaching thousands of people who want to experience a radical change for a more fulfilling life.

“Discipline leads to excellence”, and he has perfected that with the use of the best technical practices, to heal and empower people. He listens and advices through innovative methods of effective training. These have had the best results with his “risers “, who have experienced positive changes.

The study and training of a great leader like Richard Martinez has led him to work beside the best health and wellness experts in the world such as, Dr. Andrew Weil; Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine Arizona, the great recognized and acclaimed Dr. Deepak Chopra; leader in the field of “mind-body” medicine, Dr. David Katz; director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University, and Dr. Water Willet; President Nutrition at Harvard University. These are only some among other great personalities, and researchers internationally, that Richard Martinez has had the opportunity to work with.

11:00am – 11:45am Workshops Session 2

  • Business | ABCs of Women and Minority Owned Certifications for your Business

Presenter BIO | Karla Gonzalez

Karla Gonzalez is a small business consultant. She currently consults with business owners in Riverside and San Bernardino County and throughout the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, federally funded program through the Small Business Administration (SBA) since April 2011. Prior to that, Karla provided business consulting services through the Inland Empire Minority Business Development Center, a federally funded program through the Minority Business Development Agency- US Department of Commerce from 2005- 2011. Karla provides counseling and training services to businesses throughout the Inland Empire. She counsels business owners on the managerial and technical aspects of expanding their businesses, as well as the importance of sound financial management.

  • Finance   | Living Today, While Planning for Tomorrow

Presenter BIO | Olyvia Padua

Olyvia Padua is the branch manager for the Limonite & Clay location in the Riverside Heights Market, Inland Empire Region where she leads a team of 20 team members. She has been in her current role since 2011 and has managed five stores in the Inland Empire.

Olyvia began her career with Wells Fargo in 2008 as a teller in the same location she now manages. She has held personal banker, assistant manager, and branch manager positions in various locations throughout the Inland Empire.

As the Wells At Work District Proponent for the Riverside Heights Market. She supports her local community. Olyvia regularly provides financial literacy classes to various businesses, non-profit organizations, and schools throughout the Moreno Valley and Riverside areas.

  • Wellness   | Living Healthy

Presenter BIO | Adrienne Braxton-Record

Adrienne Braxton-Record is a passionate visionary committed to serve as an advocate for the well-being of women.  She is the radio host of “Braxton’s Back Show” on Studiow Buzz; a Women’s Empowerment Health Awareness Radio Show, based in San Bernardino, Ca.  As a (2) two-time Breast Cancer Survivor, her eagerness for early detection is the catalyst behind “Braxton’s Back. She is heading a movement that has rallied women from all walks of life to share their common interest in dealing all health issues of life and health living and eating.  Adrienne also is the Branch Director of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Inland Empire & Branch Cities Branch.

Adrienne grew up in San Bernardino, California,  where her strong foundation was established.  She worked at the American Cancer Society for over nine (9) years.  Even at a young age, she was set aside as someone destined to do great things.  Her magnetic personality and presence incite an environment of excitement wherever she goes.

11:45am – Noon | Networking and Exhibitors

Noon – 1:30pm | Luncheon Keynotes
NOTE: VIP Ticket is required for this segment.

Patricia Arvielo
President & Co-founder of New American Funding

BIO Patricia Arvielo

With more than 30 years of experience in mortgage, Patricia Arvielo has risen to the top executive ranks and become a source of lending expertise for the housing industry. She is co-founder and President of New American Funding, a national mortgage banker, and she continues to originate loans while managing all sales and operations for New American Funding’s headquarters, 100 branches, and over 2,000 employees.

 

Martha Daniel
President and CEO IMRI – Technology and Engineering Services

BIO Martha Daniel

Martha Daniel’s technology career has spanned both corporate and government sectors. Prior to founding IMRI, Ms. Daniel served in the U.S. Navy and had a lengthy corporate career with positions ranging from mainframe programming to chief information officer for such companies as IBM, Aerojet General, Bekins Transportation, CVN(now QVC), ARCO (now British Petroleum), and FDIC. In 1992, she acquired Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI). IMRI has a history of successfully implementing innovative technology solutions that addressed integration challenges for the emerging information technology industry. Ms. Daniel has been involved with technology since 1970, completing her B. S. Degree in Computer Information Systems from California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, and a MBA from the University of LaVerne. Ms. Daniel was recognized nationally for her leadership during the Year 2000 Crisis; the mainframe conversions – Legacy Systems Migrations; and now the Cyber Security Crisis.

Today, under Ms. Daniel’s leadership and strategic vision of “Translating business needs into technology solutions,” IMRI provides program management for over $300 million in data center operations; currently designing the public safety broadband first responder network (FirstNet); and provides cyber security governance and compliance, information assurance, and operations security solutions using the company’s Cytellix Solutions.

IMRI operates nationally in over 19 states with an international presence supporting the Department of Defense. Our team of consultants provide comprehensive technical, engineering, and cyber security support services and solutions for Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarter Services, U. S. Cyber Command, Department of the Navy, Army, and Air Force, Executive Office of the President, Defense Information Systems and the U. S. Department of Defense Combatant Commands including Europe and Africa and numerous public and private companies – International Paper, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bank of America, City of Los Angeles, City of Memphis and Memphis Light Gas and Water.

IMRI is ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America. As the President and CEO of IMRI, Ms. Daniel led the company in the successful delivery of more than $150 million in technology and engineering services.

A published author and frequent speaker, Ms. Daniel co-authored a book entitled, On the Other Side of Midnight 2000, An Executive Guide to the Year 2000 Problem and most recently co-authored Million Dollar Conversations with 15 entrepreneur women. She is quoted as an industry spokesperson for a variety of publications and has been featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise Magazine, and LA Times. On numerous occasions, Ms. Daniel has appeared on the “Inside OC” program on PBS, the nation’s sixth-most watched public television station. Awards and Accomplishments   2016 “Small Business Person of the Year Award”, United States Small Business Administration   2016 “Change Maker Award”, EmpowHer Institute   2015 “Patriot Award” Employeer Support of the Guard and Reserve   2014 “Champions of Change: Women Veteran Leaders,” President Obama – White House Honoring   2014 “Leaders of Integrity Honoree, American Life Technology,” Passkeys Foundation   2014 “Outstanding Service – Disable Veterans Women Business of the Year,” Public Connections LA   2014 “Community Achiever Award,” Mayor, City of Aliso Viejo, CA.   2014 “Economic Development Award,” OC Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Impact Award   2013 “Small Business Association Small Business Person of the Year Finalist,” Orange County

 

2:00pm – EVENT CONCLUDES

NOTE: Speakers and Presenters subject to change without notice.

SPONSORSHIP EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Over the last three years Hispanic Lifestyle’s events have attracted the largest gathering of Latino/Latina professionals in the region. The majority of the people that attend our events are business owners and professionals who are decision makers and define the word “influencers”. Hispanic Lifestyle has been organizing and producing quality events that celebrate the achievements of the Latino community since 1995.

  • Attendance Goals | 300  attendees, with over 100 women business owners.
  • Marketing Reach | Over 2 million impressions (Social Media and Television)

For sponsorship and exhibitor information call 951.940.9099 or send your request to RDS@Hispaniclifestyle.com

ABOUT HISPANIC LIFESTYLE
Hispanic Lifestyle is an independently produced television program and event producer that promotes positive images of the Latino community. We highlight the achievements of community leaders, organizations, business owners, with segments on health, travel, food and entertainment.  Hispanic Lifestyle is broadcasted on PBS and independent television stations. We have produced events throughout California, Denver CO, and Kansas City, KS.

Hispanic Lifestyle is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) through the California Public Utilities Commission and a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) through the State of California. MBE# 14110125 SBE#1791437. Hispanic Lifestyle is a two (2) time SBA Award Winner.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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