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.
Over a span of 30 years, Celia Garcia has provided strong leadership and vision to tens of thousands of participants in over 40 custom workforce development training, bridging the gap in services available to underserved minority communities, and the needs of an aging workforce by improving job skills for Adult Learners and providing business training to Small Business Owners.
Previously, Celia completed two terms of service as State Deputy Director for Women for CA LULAC and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Latin Business Institute, a nonprofit community-based organization dedicated to economic development through job skills and entrepreneurial training.
Ms. Garcia recently served four years as a board member for a local Charter School and Community Development Corporation, and has been elected to serve in her third term as a national board member of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals.
Her most recent business launch was with Client Builder, a lead-generation management system, designed for business efficacy, to assist entrepreneurs in developing the competitive edge needed by so many starting and operating small businesses.
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