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2017 Women Business & Wellness Conference and Expo

2017 Women Business & Wellness Conference and Expo

The Second Year Event is scheduled for November 2, 2017 in Ontario, California

The 2017 SoCal Women Business & Wellness Conference and Expo will take place at the Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center on November 2, 2017.  This the second year of the event. Our inaugural effort attracted over 300 business owners and professionals and 30 exhibitors. This year we are planning on over 400 attendees with workshops on business, communications, marketing, social media, health and finances. Featured keynote speakers will share their story about succeeding in business while balancing health and wellness.

According to economic reports Southern California (six counties) is home to over 850,000 women-owned firms. Nationally according to U.S. Census Bureau Reports there are 9.9 million women-owned firms generating over $1.4 trillion annually in 2012.

The Southern California Women Business & Wellness Conference and Expo has developed into one of the great multicultural events in the region that reaches a diverse group of women professionals and business owners.

Sponsoring the 2017 SoCal Women Business & Wellness Conference Conference and Expo is Wells Fargo BankSouthern California Edison, Coca Cola, and Rise Programs, Thank you Bank of America, and Bank of the West for your support.

Exclusive photos below are taken by Richard Sandoval from the 2017 SoCal Women Business & Wellness Conference and Expo
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Women Business Owners and Professionals responsible for operating, expanding and marketing their business.

LOCATION: Ontario Airport Hotel 700 N Haven Ave • Ontario, CA 91764 (No charge for parking)

PRICING: We are extending special ticket pricing for our Friends and Social Connections for a limited time.  Regular Ticket Price will be $89.00.

* Working Schedule (subject to change without notice)

NOVEMBER 1, 2017
3:00 – 6:00pm – Exhibitor/Vendor Setup 


2017 SoCal Women Business & Wellness Conference Exhibitor Instructions Hispanic Lifestyle’s Women Business and Wellness Conference Expo, November 2, 2017 Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center 700 N Haven Ave Ontario, CA 91764. Your onsite contact person| Jenniemarie Ramirez Mobile (951) 505-9643 The updated event program can be found online, here is the link,

NOTE: If you would like to invite your colleagues and friends, we comp tickets for Exhibitor and Workshop area. The Lunch Program is a Ticketed event. The cost is $35.00 and you must register online. Wednesday Morning

Set-Up: Wednesday November 1, 2017 Set up between 3 – 6:00pm. If you are going to be late, please text Jenniemarie at (951) 505-9643

Thursday Morning: 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, 2017 and marked Attn: Hispanic Lifestyle – Hispanic Lifestyle event (Richard Sandoval) We are expecting about 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.

Our Morning Speakers Karla Adams and Patti Cotton

November 2, 2017

8:00 am Check-In – REGISTRATION

DRESS: Casual Professional

SEATING: First Come, First Serve.  Sponsors have reserved seating.


9:15 am  – Opening Presentations
Karla Adams – Founder/CEO at Karla Adams Club

BIO - Karla Adams

The Inland Empire’s #1 leader in Transformation, Karla Adams, professional athlete, has helped thousands of clients transform their lifestyles. From the young age of 16, she has embarked on a lifestyle of activism within her community in order to positively affect trends in many ways, with her deep belief and faith in GOD used as the guildline of what areas to target. She has been the CO-Chair of the Sendai Sister City and on the Internal Relations Board for over 7 year and currently is on the City Fit, Fresh and Fun Forum to lower the body fat in Riverside below 50%.

Karla Adams Club has provides custom fitness and nutrition programs for over17 years helping thousands in the process of lifestyle change, since 2011the Karla Adams Foundation has put on many events in Riverside that has been a part of positively affect many social trends in health and well-being.

Patti Cotton – Equipping Business Leaders and to Meet the Future,

BIO - Patti Cotton

My corporate background includes more than 25 years of multi-cultural leadership experience in America and Europe, in the areas of diplomatic relations, philanthropy, public relations, and communications. I bring this breadth of experience to my executive coaching and consulting, and I specialize in goal-oriented adult development to help professionals sharpen their leadership skills.

My education includes a masters degree in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University, and graduate certification in Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence-based Coaching Program. My thesis topic at Fielding reflected a successful intervention with at-risk youth to increase social and emotional intelligence skills through the utilization of transformative conflict resolution. I hold credentials at the PCC level with the International Coach Federation, and I am certified in: Harvard University’s Immunity to Change methodology; conflict resolution in the workplace through Kenneth Cloke; mediation through La Sierra University’s Center for Conflict Resolution; and Amherst Writers and Artists’ generative writing. I provide training, facilitation, workshops, and retreats in the areas of immunities to change, breaking through self-limiting beliefs, conflict coaching, mediation, and personal strategic planning and transitions.


Session ONE

  • Richard Martinez, Coaching, entrepreneur in the business of physical and emotional health
  • Adriana Gallardo Adriana’s Insurance,  RISE Program

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.

  • Margaret M. Brown, Founder – Turning Social Media Contacts Into Business Connections

BIO - Margaret Hernandez Brown

Margaret Hernandez Brown is a leading authority on digital marketing who has been socializing brands in Los Angeles and across the country since 2008. As the founder and chief social business strategist of, a full-service digital marketing agency, Margaret helps companies build digital communities, maximize social media and develop profitable social business plans. She is so passionate about social business that she literally wrote the book on it: The #SocialBusinessPlan, a comprehensive guide to achieving a profitable online presence. Margaret honed her marketing expertise at Disney. Later she worked for a high end tour company in New York City. An entrepreneur at heart, she ventured out on her own as a consultant and the ANROMA – was born. The California girl returned home with a mission of building her business. She completed several counseling sessions with the SBA’s Inland Empire Women’s Business Center and found her tribe in NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners).

Today, has experienced explosive growth while helping clients achieve success. In fact, clients have secured upwards of $80,000 contracts because of a strategy developed by Margaret and her team. Also recognizing her talent (and dedication as a member), the National Association of Women Business Owners has hired Margaret as the National Organization’s social media strategist. With 10 years of marketing and social media experience, this engaging presenter is a highly sought after speaker. She is regularly invited to speak about social media & marketing at numerous events nationwide.

When she’s not speaking or helping companies build their social business plans, you might find Margaret in New York on one of her adventures during which she makes it a point to visit a new landmark each time she’s in the Big Apple.

BIO - Michelle Skiljan

Ms. Skiljan serves as executive director of the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women Business Centers. The WBCs are small business assistance programs partially funded by the US Small Business Administration. The WBCs, programs of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at California State University San Bernardino, have offices in Riverside, Colton, Palm Desert and a part-time office in Corona. During Michelle’s tenure, the Women’s Business Center Programs have raised 5 million dollars in federal and match funding, trained nearly 50,000 workshop participants, provided business counseling for over 3,500 business owners and generated regional economic impact of nearly 18 million dollars.

She came to the IEWBC with an extensive business background of consulting and management and has over twenty years working closely with a small business owner. She has three years of experience at the University of California Riverside overseeing grant funded entrepreneurial programs and three years of delivering consulting and training services to small businesses as a consultant at the Inland Empire SBDC. Michelle was recognized by the National Association of Women’s Business Owners Inland Empire Chapter as the 2014 Corporate Entrepreneur and in 2007 she was recognized as a Community Bridge Builder. She has also been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration District IX as Women’s Business Center Director of the year. Michelle has a BS in information management and a MBA in entrepreneurship from California State University San Bernardino.

11:00 am – Session TWO Workshops

  • Paulette Brown-Hinds PhD,  Voice Media Ventures | formerly Brown Publishing Co – Insights of a Family Owned Business

BIO - Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds

Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds is currently managing partner of BPC MediaWorks, LLC and Chair of March Lifecare Media. Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds has twenty-five years experience in community outreach and engagement, political organizing, and media strategy. She earned her PhD in English Literature with an emphasis in African-American Literature & Culture from the University of California, Riverside, and has taught at various universities throughout the country including the University of Cincinnati, Pomona College, CSU San Bernardino, University of Redlands, and UC Riverside. She is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English and Communications Studies at LaSierra University in Riverside.

As an expert in ethnic media Dr. Brown-Hinds is often asked to participate in forums on ethnic media for various trade and academic organizations including: New America Media, West Coast Black Publishers Association, National Newspaper Publishers Association, the Aspen Institute for Communications and Media, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism Diversity Workshops. She has also published a number of scholarly articles on 20th Century Black women writers.

Dr. Brown-Hinds is the founder and managing partner of BPC Mediaworks, LLC, a strategic media and marketing firm she founded with her sister in 2004. Its client list includes a number of key California candidates, initiatives, government agencies and companies including: March Healthcare Developmet, The Black Voice News, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co (public finance specialists and number one ranked minority-owned investment banking firm in the US); The Research and Policy Institute of California, First Lady Maria Shriver’s WE CONNECT Campaign; First 5 California; California Black Media, the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, the Coalition to Protect California’s Budget & Economy 06; the California Department of Insurance; Morongo Band of Mission Indians/Together California Campaign; Schwarzenegger 2006, Westly for Governor 2006, and Wilmer Amina Carter for Assembly.

  • Joan Burke Stanford,  Owner and Founder at Jazzy Pen Communications – You Are The Brand – Building Your Online Marketing Image

BIO - Joan Burke Standford

I’m a trained journalist with more than 20 years of writing and editing experience. I’ve written about everything from radiation therapy technology to hip hop music. I’ve also edited a wide array of documents from electronic component reports to urban, erotic novels. My career began just after college when I worked as an intern at Video Toaster User magazine (A video what? Yeah, I know, right? Trust me. It’s very well-known in video production and 3D animation circles). In less than two years I worked my way up from intern to managing editor. At the time, the dot-com boom was in full swing. Eager to be a part of it, I earned a technical writing certificate and joined the technological revolution taking place. I wrote technical user manuals and marketing collateral for several startup companies, where I discovered a love for the entrepreneurial world. A few years later, the dot-com bubble popped and I decided to play it somewhat safe. With my editing pen in hand, I worked comfortably for many years as a technical editor at a market research firm. Alas, listening to that entrepreneurial whisper, I launched Jazzy Pen Communications as a part-time freelance editing venture. Following a layoff (a blessing in disguise), I transitioned Jazzy Pen to a full-time business and now as an independent freelance writer and editor I enjoy writing marketing content for small and medium-sized businesses and editing business documents and full-length books for self-publishers. I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University, a strong desire to help others and unbridled creative energy. I have served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners, Inland Empire (NAWBO-IE) for multiple years and as the chapter administrator. I won the 2015 NAWBO-IE A.N.I.T.A Award, which is presented to the Member of the Year. When I’m not writing, editing or assisting clients with content marketing, you can find me wrapped up with a good book, shopping for shoes or spending quality time with my husband and two adorable children.


Lisa Stevens – Executive Vice President
Regional Banking Executive, 
Western Region

Lisa StevensExecutive Vice President, Regional Banking Executive, 
Western Region Wells Fargo & Company 

Ms. Stevens is president for the Western Region, which includes the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and 17 states throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountains. Within the Western Region, Stevens has responsibility for nearly 2,700 branches, 7,150 ATMs and nearly 34,000 team members who serve consumers and small businesses.

Maria Costa, Award-winning actress/writer/comedienne

Maria Costa, Award-winning actress/writer/comedienne

Maria Costa is a groundbreaking and dynamic actress, comedian, and writer whose unique brand of “funny, brilliant, and sexy” humor is making her an influential voice of social relevance on tours, on television, and in film. Maria’s roster of hilarious and original characters has critics calling her “the women of a thousand faces.” Her award-winning one-woman stand up performance, Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them, has sold out prestigious venues like the Kodak Theater, toured throughout 16 cities and 6 countries, and is now setting college campuses on fire, having toured over 80 campuses nationwide.

1:30 pm – Afternoon Workshops

The 2017 SoCal Women Business & Wellness Conference and Expo is taking place right before the 2017 holiday season and launching our 2018 event season. For sponsorship opportunities please your call us at 213.705.3322 or send your email request to

We are looking to establish a VIP Lounge  if you have ideas give us a call if you have any questions.

About the Event Producer
Richard Sandoval has been producing events throughout California since 1994. Mr. Sandoval is producer of Hispanic Lifestyle’s signature events such as the annual Latina Conference, SoCal Business Expo and Conference. He  has been recognized by several local, state and federal agencies for his efforts to promote positive images of the Latino community.  Mr. Sandoval is also a two (2) time Small Business Administration Award  (SBA) Winner.


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