LA Women's Entrepreneurship Day 2019 "Together We Rise"

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When and where
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm PT
Los Angeles City Hall
South Lawn
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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: Registration
Arrive early to secure your spot, review program handouts, complete your business assessment, and mingle with other guests

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Speakers
Welcome 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 ownership

11: 00 am: Breakout Session - "Mindset Mastery" Panel
What 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 booth
Powered by FOUND/LA, in partnership with Opportunity Fund and Small Business Majority
Come 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" Panel
This 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 Expo
Approximately 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 Ambassador

Areva Martin, Martin & Martin and Special Needs Network (Keynote)

Sonja Rasula, Unique Markets

Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving Company

Fanny Véliz Grande, Avenida Productions

Lily Chehrazi Barrett, Together California


Mindset Panel

Moderator: Ruth Klein, Brand Strategist and Productivity Coach
Hazel Ortega, Author of “From Bounced Checks to Private Jets, The Mastery of Miracles”
Audrey Bellis, StartUp DTLA and #WorthyWomen
Dr. Yasmin Davidds, Negotiation Specialist, Author and Coach

Wealth Panel

Moderator: Jameela Jackson, Startup Grind
Vanessa Torres, Chase Bank
Deborah Valenzuela, Union Banc Investment Services
Iosefa Alofaituli, Opportunity Fund
Monick Halm, Real Estate Investor Goddesses

This 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.

Event topic: 
Access to Capital
Women's Entrepreneurship