Women Business & Wellness Conference 

December  10, 2020 Online

The 5th Annual Women Business & Wellness Conference, a digital experience is presented by InlandValleyLiving.com a product of Hispanic Lifestyle.

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About the Conference 

The annual Women Business and Wellness Conference is the event that Connects, Inspires and Empowers women of diverse backgrounds with business, wellness resources and information.

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PRESENTER BIOS

Presenter | Lynette Romero

Six time Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter Lynette Romero brings extensive news experience to her role on the KTLA 5 Morning News.

Lynette came to KTLA in January 1998 as a general assignment reporter and in her first year at the station, received the prestigious Golden Mike Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for producing and reporting the KTLA News series “Public Schools: Working the System.” From August 2000 to October 2004, Lynette was co-anchor for “KTLA Prime News,” where she — along with her news colleagues — received a second Golden Mike for best 60-minute evening newscast. She is a recipient of 6 local Emmy Awards including an Emmy for best feature news reporting. In 2006, Lynette received a local Emmy and Golden Mike Award for her work as anchor/reporter for the show “Access L.A. – The Latino Experience” and a local Emmy as reporter/producer for the five-part series “From Farm to Fork.” In 2015, Lynette was honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with the Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award.

Lynette has travelled domestically and internationally in her role as a journalist covering stories from   Prague in the Czech Republic, to El Salvador, Mexico City, Guadalajara and Rome where she covered the Papal Conclave for KTLA and other Tribune television stations across the country.  

Prior to joining KTLA, Lynette anchored and reported for 10 years at KUSA-TV in Denver. She also spent nearly a year reporting for KUSA-TV’s sister station in Austin, Texas, KVUE-TV. While in Denver, Lynette’s assignments included the 1993 papal visit, the standoff in Waco and the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

Lynette has been a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and an advisory board member for the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She has taught anchor and reporting classes for UCLA Extension. She spends much of her personal time in the community speaking at schools and community events.

Lynette has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, broadcast news from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. She was born and raised in Denver. Lynette moved her elderly mother who has Dementia to her home in California so she could take care of her. Lynette lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter and their two rescue dogs Benny and LuLu.

Presenter | Sandra Campos

Sandra Campos is a CEO, entrepreneur, and operating partner within the retail and consumer products sector. She has been building global fashion lifestyle brands for more than twenty years. She is the founder of Fashion Launchpad, the only digital masterclass edtech platform specifically for the fashion-retail-beauty industries.

Sandra advises startup businesses in tech, fashion/beauty, and consumer products such as Katie Kime-home and sleepwear brand, Bubble-beauty startup for GenZ, Saavitude-startup helping to design through AI, Project Verte-a comprehensive dashboard for ecommerce,Purple Dot-software that helps brands sell their inventory more profitably. In addition, she’s an investor, mentor, and board member.

As the former CEO of Diane Von Furstenberg, Sandra is known as an innovator and evolved a traditional business into one focused on global digital acceleration and the implementation of Omni-channel strategies to enhance the consumer experience. Under her leadership, the business turnaround was under way with profitable KPI improvements within each channel, created a Weekly Wrap newsletter with The Newsette, established collaborations with female founded brands such as Lingua Franca and Ashley Longshore, and promoted the “In Charge” mission throughout every consumer touchpoint. The company substantially reduced its losses through improvements in operational efficiencies, product margins, inventory management, and store rationalization.

Prior to DVF, Sandra was instrumental in restructuring Iconic brands such as Juicy Couture, Bebe, and BCBG. An executive with broad skills and experience, Sandra focuses on driving digital innovation, fueling international expansion, and leading youth culture marketing. Her international experience has included brand building in many regions with hundreds of stores in China and SE Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Her entrepreneurial ventures include Mobi and Cynosure Holdings-ACH, a celebrity brand management co responsible for launching Selena Gomez’s lifestyle collection.

Ms. Campos is a frequent keynote speaker, panelist, and invited guest on MSNBC, Telemundo and Bloomberg on topics ranging from innovation at retail, leadership, and diversity in the workplace. She has been named one of the top 100 Latina Leaders by Latino Leaders Magazine, was one of 2019 Top Líderes in Business by Hispanic Executive Magazine, named a 2020 Top Woman in Retail and was honored by Girls Inc.

Sandra lives in NYC and spends her time with her three kids and partner in the Hudson Valley on her rescue horse farm.

Presenter | Lisa Brandl

Lisa Brandl is the Chief Operating Officer for the County of Riverside. Lisa has over 27 years of experience in local government, working on key public policy issues throughout her career, such as Court Facility Transfers, implementation of the County’s Development Impact Fee and Capital Improvement Programs and the dissolution of Redevelopment.

Lisa has worked in various departments in the county, such as Information Services, Auditor-Controller, Executive Office, Regional Park and Open-Space District, and the Economic Development Agency.

Prior to her appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Lisa was the Director of the Purchasing and Fleet Services Department, and functioned as the Board of Supervisor’s Agent. She served as Chair for the Riverside County Employee Campaign, and started the first charitable 5k walk/run to benefit the campaign in Indio. She is the current Chair for the Riverside County Oversight Board of the Successor Agency.

Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino, a Master of Public Administration from California Baptist University, and is a Certified Public Procurement Officer.

Presenter | Michelle Skiljan

Michelle Skiljan serves as executive director of the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women Business Centers.

The WBCs are small business assistance programs partially funded by the US Small Business Administration. The WBCs, programs of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at California State University San Bernardino, have offices in Riverside, Colton, Palm Desert and a part-time office in Corona. During Michelle’s tenure, the Women’s Business Center Programs have raised over 7 million dollars in federal and match funding, trained nearly 70,000 workshop participants, provided business counseling for over 4,200 business owners and generated regional economic impact of over 22 million dollars.

Ms. Skiljan has also served as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at CSUSB since 2007. She came to the IEWBC with an extensive business background of consulting and management and has over twenty years working closely with a small business owner. She has three years of experience at the University of California Riverside overseeing grant funded entrepreneurial programs and three years of delivering consulting and training services to small businesses as a consultant at the Inland Empire SBDC. Michelle was recognized by the National Association of Women’s Business Owners Inland Empire Chapter as the 2014 Corporate Entrepreneur and in 2007 she was recognized as a Community Bridge Builder. She has also been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration District IX as Women’s Business Center Director of the year.

Michelle has a BS in information management and a MBA in entrepreneurship from California State University San Bernardino.

Presenter |Dr. Sumanta Chaudhuri

Dr. Sumanta Chaudhuri as Chief Medical Officer for Hemet Valley Medical Center and Menifee Valley Medical Center. Hemet Valley Medical Center and Menifee Valley Medical Center are two of seven hospitals affiliated with KPC’s southern California-based health system.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Sumanta Chaudhuri most recently served as Program Director of the Transitional Year Internship for graduate medical residents at Hemet Valley Medical Center.

In addition, Dr. Chaudhuri served as the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Director of the Peri-Operative Clinic of the Eye Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Was selected as the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Riverside Community Hospital, and served as Medical Director for local Independent Physician Associations and Hospitalist groups.

TIPS & EXPERTS BIOS

Presenter | Janise Graham

 Janise Graham helps business owners and entrepreneurs develop a succession plan to protect the future of their business, employees and their families.  

When her mother’s friend died in a plane crash in 2001 and Janise learned he had no plan for his family or his business upon his death, she knew business insurance and succession planning was her calling. Janise later rebranded her business as Entrepreneur’s Insurance Services as a testament to her commitment not to see another business or family suffer due to poor planning. 

 

With more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry, Janise is well versed in her specialty area serving business owners. She leverages past experiences as a retirement specialist who has provided solutions to the employees at HP, Verizon, and Avery Dennison, to name a few. Today, she uses her extensive knowledge to help entrepreneurs plan for unexpected situations impacting businesses such as the disability or death of a CEO.

 

Janise has served as President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Inland Empire Chapter, President of the Business Resource Connection and as a board member of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Janise has been recognized as a finalist for Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards.

 

Janise enjoys speaking at industry associations, meetings, and conferences and often presents topics such as: “Leaving In Style” and “Recognizing The Franchise Difference.”  She is the author of “Leaving In Style; From Business Success to Succession.” Which is due to be released in 2018.

 

Janise is viewed by many as a protector and connector.  She loves making introductions to connect like-minded people, and protecting her clients from unforeseen risks.  Janise also enjoys counseling fledgling entrepreneurs at the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center.

 

Janise currently holds a Life & Health License in California, Minnesota, and Texas, the designations of Life and Annuity Certified Professional (LACP) and Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC). For more information, visit www.businessownerprotection.com        

WORKING PROGRAM*

WELCOME 

PRESENTATION
Your Money. Building, Protecting Wealth in 2021

WELLNESS TIPS
• Inner Health Check In
• Mental Health Check In

PRESENTATION
The Power of Positive Choices
Presenter – Michelle Skiljan Executive Director of Inland Empire Women’s Business Center.

PRESENTATION
Family, Distance Learning and Mentally Surviving the Pandemic
Presenter, Lynette Romero, Six time Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter, KTLA 5 morning news.

PRESENTATION
How Fashion, Beauty and the Retail Industry Will Change in a post pandemic economy.  
Presenter, Sandra Campos is a CEO, entrepreneur, and operating partner within the retail and consumer products sector.

PRESENTATION
Community Health Update
Dr. Sumanta Chaudhuri, Chief Medical Officer for Hemet Valley Medical Center and Menifee Valley Medical Center.

PRESENTATION
Managing Resources During the Pandemic
Presenter, Lisa Brandl, Chief Operating Officer for the County of Riverside

PRESENTATION
Economy Update

BUSINESS TIPS
• Government Contracts
• Selling during tough times
• What Works, What doesn’t

Health Cooking Segment

LIVE “Networking with the Presenters”

Closing and Thank You

* Program and speakers subject to change without notice.

PRESENTATIONS

The focus of the conference is addressing the  importance of balancing health, wellness, family and the challenges of maintaining a professional career.

VENDOR SHOWCASE

Sponsors, exhibitor and vendor will have their message placed in the online stream of the event. 

SPONSORSHIP & ShowCase Pricing 

We are offering sponsorship, vendor, exhibitor and registration opportunities for the 5th Annual Women Business & Wellness Conference. Registration for this event is complimentary thank you to our presenting sponsor Wells Fargo Bank. 

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We are offering sponsorship, vendor, exhibitor and registration opportunities for the 5th Annual Women Business & Wellness Conference. Registration for this event is complimentary thank you to our presenting sponsor Wells Fargo Bank. 

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