La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc. (La Casa) and Puerto Rico Sun (PRSUN) Communications will host the First Annual Women Entrepreneurs: Doing It Ourselves Conference, in recognition of Latina and other women leaders who are creating their own paths in the world of business, and making their entrepreneurial dreams real. The conference will be on Saturday, June 16, from 2:00 to 9:00 P.M. at El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 (Gallery), 215 East 99 Street in Manhattan.
Dr. Nilda Pérez, a futurist and foresight business strategist, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Pérez is the CEO of Foresight Strategies Group and Academy. Dr. Pérez will speak on the theme of “Women in Business Marching into a Sustainable Future.” "As a futurist, what I talk about is how to position your business and yourself for the future,” she says. “This is not something typically spoken, but it is a critical piece of business."
Conference highlights include a panel of women entrepreneurs who will showcase their best business practices and tools for success, while a panel of private and government representatives will address resources available to women interested in developing their own business or in need of additional resources to reach their full potential.
Panel speakers to include Quenia Abreu, President and CEO of the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, TV Personality, Author and Chef Daisy Martínez, Sandra Morales Deleon, Deputy Director for Union Settlement’s Business Development Center, Dr. Georgina Falu, President and CEO of the Falu Foundation, Maribel González, longtime proprietor of the South of France Restaurant in the Bronx, Rachel Calderón, Creative Media Strategist and CEO of AARKS Digital Designs, Flora Montes, CEO/Founder of Bronx Fashion Week, and Yvette Martínez, CEO and President at One World Arts and Artistic Director for Retumba, an all-female music ensemble.
Marlene Peralta, host and producer of the Prospecto Latino TV Show, and artist Mia Román Hernández will moderate the panels of discussion. Other Conference highlights include a women entrepreneur’s marketplace, a powerful dramatic dance by artist Xiomara Evans, and Retumba’s universal rhythms and resounding music.
The conference is open to the general public. Admission fee is $20, seniors and students (with I.D.) $10. Paid via PayPal or at the door. For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña at (212) 360 - 4126, (212) 470-8228 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc., also known as “La Casa” is a not-for-profit, historic cultural and educational organization, originally developed in 1980, and incorporated in 1983 by Puerto Rican pioneers as a Heritage Library and Resource Center to promote, enrich, and preserve the culture, literature and arts of the Puerto Rican Diaspora, within the multicultural context of New York City. La Casa celebrates the contributions pioneered by the Puerto Rican community of New York City, year-round.
La Casa’s programs and services are supported in part by the New York City Council, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, The Bay and Paul Foundations and La Casa’s Members. Other supporters include, Camaradas El Barrio, El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 and El Barrio’s Operation Fight Back.
PRSUN Communications, founded by multimedia journalist, producer and social entrepreneur Clarisel González, is an independent digital media business based in the Bronx. PRSUN’s mission is to inform, empower and build community via media.