NEW YORK, NY – April 21, 2020 – (LATINX NEWSWIRE) – Latinas in Business Inc. will conduct a Virtual Meeting, COVID-19: NY Resources for Women and Minority Small Businesses (Public and Private), on April 22, 2020 at 1pm EST to share financial assistance and other resources from federal, state, and City government, and the private sector.

The guest speaker will include Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer from the Office of the New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, who will provide information on resources available to minority, women, and all small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The Virtual Meeting is free to attend but participants must register to receive meeting information. Attendance is limited. Please register here: https://covid-19-ny-resources.eventbrite.com.

As Chief Diversity Officer, Wendy Garcia is responsible for increasing contracting opportunities for Women- and Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and managing the Comptroller Office’s internal supplier diversity initiative, as well as other diversity related projects across all bureaus of the agency. Ms. Garcia also leads the Comptroller’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth through Diversity and Inclusion – a group comprised of national, local, corporate, and government experts seeking to increase supplier diversity in the public and private sectors.

The Comptroller’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, led by Ms. Garcia, releases “Making the Grade: New York City Agency Report Card on Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises,” a report that examines how well City agencies meet existing supplier diversity goals while outlining additional measures that could be taken to increase the participation of MWBEs in City contracting.

Previously, Ms. Garcia served as the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer at the Office of New York City Comptroller, Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships at the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), Deputy Director of the Manhattan Borough President’s Northern Manhattan Office, and Immigrant Research Analyst for the Rockefeller Foundation through Baruch College.