La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc. (La Casa) and Puerto Rico Sun (PRSUN) Communications hosted 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, which was a success, was held on Saturday, June 16, at El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 (Gallery) in Manhattan.
Dr. Nilda Pérez, a futurist and foresight business strategist, was keynote speaker. Dr. Pérez is the CEO of Foresight Strategies Group and Academy. Dr. Pérez spoke on the theme of “Women in Business Marching into a Sustainable Future.”
Panel speakers were Robin Daniels, lending specialist of the Small Business Administration New York District, 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, Precious L. Williams, killer pitchmaster at Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC, and Yvette Martínez, CEO and President at One World Arts and Artistic Director for Retumba, an all-female music ensemble.
Marlene Peralta, senior strategist at Progressive Cities, moderated the panels of discussion. Other Conference highlights included a women entrepreneur’s marketplace, a powerful dramatic dance by artist Xiomara Evans, and Retumba’s universal rhythms and resounding music.
|PRSUN's Clarisel Gonzalez welcomes attendees to the First Annual Women Entrepreneurs: Doing It Ourselves Conference. (Photo by Elena Mamarazzi Marrero)