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.
Ruth Lopez Novodor, NLBWA-IE Institute President, became CEO of Beverly Oncology and Imaging (BOI) Medical Group, Inc. in 1980. Since then, she's managed BOI's strategic growth - from its first radiation therapy center in Montebello, to its current six treatment centers in Greater LA/OC. Along the way she’s also founded VivaHealth Plan, a California HMO; Spanish Speaking Health Professionals, the first all-Spanish speaking network of healthcare professionals; Americade, a home health agency; and the Beverly Oncology Women's Foundation, a non-profit that provides screenings and early-detection programs to the largely uninsured. She's also served as a Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business and has been appointed by both Mayors Villaraigosa and Garcetti as a Board Member of the Los Angeles City Workforce Investment Board.
Ruth was Chair of the Latin Business Association (LBA) overseeing more than 4,000 members. She earned an MBA and B.S. in business administration from Pepperdine University.
We are fortunate and grateful to have her as President of the NLBWA-IE Institute, and it gives us great delight to introduce her to the business community in the Inland Empire.
Connect with Ruth 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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