NEW YORK, NY – July 13, 2020 – (LATINX NEWSWIRE) – Diana Franco, Executive Director of Women Entrepreneur of New York City (WE NYC) will receive the Small Business Champion Award during the Virtual 2020 Women Entrepreneur Empowerment Summit organized by Latinas in Business Inc., on July 30, 2020 between 1pm and 2:30pm EST. National and international speakers will interact with participants in an inspirational event that promotes “The Power of Collaborations in a Post-COVID World.” The event will be Livestreamed on Zoom, Facebook and LinkedIn, and is co-hosted by Prospanica NJ Chapter.

“This is the second year we recognize 12 Latinas who have been working hard in the trenches to lead organizations, grow their businesses and build up their communities. More than ever, during this pandemic and profound economic crisis, we want to bring their stories to the forefront, not because they are powerful or lead global businesses but because they are innovators, creators and committed to make their dreams happen,” Baumann said.

The awardees were featured in the Latina of the Month Spotlight on the LatinasinBusiness.us digital magazine from April of 2019 to March of 2020.

They include Dr. Ginny A. Baro, founder and CEO, ExecutiveBound (NJ); Maria del Pilar Avila, Founder and CEO, RENOVAD and InterDuctus (CA); Daphany Rose Sanchez, Founder and President, Kinetic Communities (NY); Victoria Jenn Rodriguez, VJR Enterprises (NY); Mariangelic Martinez, Co-owner, Martinez Martial Arts and Winner of the 2019 Latinas in Business Pitch Competition (NJ); and Paulina Lopez, Founder and CEO, The Business of WE (NY).

Other winners are Laura-Diaz Alberto, Founder, La-Di Designs (NJ); Fatima Pearn, VP Business Development Office, Valley Bank (NJ); Tennille Ortiz, Founder, The Ellinnet Cake Collection (NJ); Judy Justin, Owner, Judy Photography (NJ); Jackie Camacho-Ruiz, Founder and CEO, JJR Marketing (IL); and Sara Peña, Director of the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development in the NJ Department of State (NJ).

Co-hosted by Prospanica NJ Chapter, President Beth Marmolejos said, “Collaborations are vital to achieve success and soar! When we collaborate, a new energy is created that is ‘bigger than our individual efforts.’ Effectively putting together resources, energy, talents and goals paves the way for the success that we plan together, as well as many unexpected benefits.”

Latinas in Business is asking for a full support to their Costa Rica GIVEAWAY, in collaboration with RENOVAD Experiential Retreats, a company that offers the opportunity for one lucky winner to participate in the 2021 Costa Rica PURA VIDA Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa Giveaway.

“We need your generous support because all our work is on a volunteer basis: 100% of all contributions go to continue our mission to promote and build programs for Latinas and other minority women entrepreneur,” Baumann said. “Because of small supporters, so far we have promoted over 600 minority-owned small businesses who are struggling to survive in this pandemic overlapped with an unprecedented economic crisis.”

For registration: https://2020WEES.eventbrite.com

To donate: https://pages.donately.com/latinasinbusinessinc/campaign/2020wees

About Latinas in Business Inc
Latinas in Business Inc. is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that advocates for the economic empowerment of Latinas and other minority women entrepreneurs. Latinas in Business Inc. provides the space for Latinas and other minority women-owned small businesses to gain national exposure and marketing opportunities for their products and services.

About Prospanica
Prospanica, the Association of Hispanic Professionals, has advocated for Hispanic professionals for over 30 years to achieve their full educational, economic and social potential. Formed in 1988, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) started with a vision to nurture Hispanic students in their efforts to obtain an MBA degree.

Since 1988, the organization has hosted 30 annual Conference & Career Expos, delivered impactful programs with a focus on leadership and professional development and provided career opportunities with top corporations at the national and local level.

In 2016, NSHMBA extended its reach beyond MBAs with a broader focus to serve the Hispanic professional community and re-branded as Prospanica. With a reach of more than 25,000 members and 47 local chapters, Prospanica continues to build a legacy of Hispanic leadership in proportion to their share of the population.

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