Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development invites you to attend a celebration of LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019."Together We Rise"In recognition of the significant impact women business owners have made on the Los Angeles economy and quality of life despite significant obstacles, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council declared November 19 to be Women's Entrepreneurship Day in Los Angeles. The goal of the LA WED Celebration is to inspire, empower, and catalyze diverse, yet like-minded individuals, agencies, and organizations to help women-owned businesses realize their full potential in Los Angeles and throughout the world. All are welcomed to join in the celebration and partake of the resources available.The LA WED Celebration will include remarks from successful and emerging local women entrepreneurs, a business development resource expo, and networking opportunities with various influential public and private officials and representatives.9:00 am - 10:00 am: RegistrationArrive early to secure your spot, review program handouts, complete your business assessment, and mingle with other guests10:00 am – 11:00 am: SpeakersWelcome remarks by Mayor Eric Garcetti following by remarks from founders of a variety of companies who will share their stories of challenges and victories on their pathway to successful business ownership11: 00 am: Breakout Session - "Mindset Mastery" PanelWhat does it mean to have a business mindset? How do you develop a business mindset? How does one maintain a business mindset despite pitfalls and obstacles? This panel discusses the set of skills, attitudes and behaviors that entrepreneurs need to succeed.12:15 pm: Micro-Workshops about Micro-Finance and Small Business Lending @ the FOUND/LA boothPowered by FOUND/LA, in partnership with Opportunity Fund and Small Business MajorityCome learn everything you need to know about financing in just 10 minutes!12:15 pm -12:25 pm: What you need to prepare for a strong loan application.12:30 pm -12:40 pm: What you should know about your lending options.12:45 pm -12:55 pm: What you should know about predatory lending and your borrower rights.1:00 pm: Breakout Session - "Creating Your Wealth Cycle" PanelThis panel focuses on business and financing strategies to grow your business and build wealth. Learn innovative and transformative approaches to wealth management. Discover means of boosting profitability, increasing valuation, and planning the growth of your business.12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Resource ExpoApproximately 50+ exhibitors with information, resources, and contacts to help you take your business to the next level (weather permitting). Please see below FAQs for exhibitor information.***LA WED Celebration Speakers:Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles (schedule permitting)Katie Chin, Founder, Wok Star Inc. and Women's Entrepreneurship Day Los Angeles AmbassadorAreva Martin, Martin & Martin and Special Needs Network (Keynote)Sonja Rasula, Unique MarketsLaura McHolm, NorthStar Moving CompanyFanny Véliz Grande, Avenida ProductionsLily Chehrazi Barrett, Together CaliforniaBREAKOUT SESSIONSMindset PanelModerator: Ruth Klein, Brand Strategist and Productivity CoachHazel Ortega, Author of “From Bounced Checks to Private Jets, The Mastery of Miracles”Audrey Bellis, StartUp DTLA and #WorthyWomenDr. Yasmin Davidds, Negotiation Specialist, Author and CoachWealth PanelModerator: Jameela Jackson, Startup GrindVanessa Torres, Chase BankDeborah Valenzuela, Union Banc Investment ServicesIosefa Alofaituli, Opportunity FundMonick Halm, Real Estate Investor GoddessesThis event is not to be missed. Register now!By registering for this event you agree that the Los Angeles Mayor's Office and our partners, Found/LA, OneWest Bank, and Opportunity Fund, may send you future communications through email.Business.lacity.org
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