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.

Presenter |Van Ton-Quinlivan

Van Ton-Quinlivan is a nationally recognized thought leader in workforce development. She has a proven record for guiding and implementing large system change while fostering a culture of experimentation, innovation and collaboration. Her distinguished career spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

She is CEO of Futuro Health, whose mission is to improve the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied healthcare workers in the nation. Futuro Health was established through a $130 million commitment by Kaiser Permanente and SEIU-United Healthcare Workers to address the shortage of healthcare workers in the nation starting with California.

Ton-Quinlivan previously served as executive vice chancellor for the California Community Colleges, the nation’s largest system of higher education, and grew public investment in workforce programs from $100 million to over $1 billion during her tenure.

In 2013, Ton-Quinlivan was named a White House Champion of Change under the Obama Administration in recognition of her notable career in industry, education and service as a community leader. She received the California Steward Leader Award in 2017 for her dedication to collaboration and work to align public, private, and civic sector leaders in support of economic and social mobility for state residents. In 2019, Ton-Quinlivan was named a mediaX distinguished visiting scholar by Stanford University.

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        

Presenter | Joanne A. Landa, CFP®

Joanne A. Landa, CFP® Senior Vice President, Senior Investment Specialist Pasadena Region
Joanne Landa is a Senior Investment Strategist- Senior Vice President located in the Pasadena, CA Wells Fargo Private Bank office. As part of investment management, Ms. Landa works with clients to help develop, implement and manage portfolios that help them meet their investment objectives while managing risk. She manages assets for affluent individuals and families, non-profit organizations, and retirement plans.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Joanne was VP/Portfolio Manager at Bank of America Private Bank in Los Angeles, California for 12 years, where she specialized in managing investment portfolios for affluent individuals and families. She began her career as a licensed securities broker, and has been in the financial industry for more than 25 years.
Mrs. Landa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. She has been awarded the Certified Financial Planner designation, is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, and the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

Joanne is a current member of the National Charity League, Alumni Association of UC Irvine, and a past board member of the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts. She lives in La Crescenta with her husband and three children, and is involved in several local youth organizations as a volunteer and coach.

Presenter | Cecilia “CeCe” Alvarado

Cecilia “CeCe” Alvarado Nationally Board & I-ACT Certified. Colon Hydro Therapist – Being of service since 2003 

Cece is very passionate about her profession; she has personally experienced through her own health the benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy. She is a very strong advocate that “Our Health is Our Responsibility”. She does her best daily to instill this to every one of her clients, family and friends. She also holds monthly live FB, IG & YouTube “Inner Health Care Moments” with the desire to educate all those that are looking for preventive ways to improve their Own Health. She is also a strong believer in Jesus and is not shy about sharing her faith with her clientele & staff.

Cece is continually expanding her knowledge, in an effort to bring the very best to her clients. She shares “The more I learn, the more I love my profession”. She absolutely loves helping others find the answer to their own health issues, but most of all she LOVES PAYING IT FORWARD. Her exact words “Helping each one of my clients is so rewarding, for I know my clients will feel better just as I did, and when they do, they too will go out and PAY IT FORWARD!.

She has been involved with the Riverside Chamber of Commerce. The Holistic Chamber of Commerce. National Association of Female Executive. Her daily heart desire is to serve God to the best of her ability in all that she does.

Presenter | Elizabeth Yang Esq

Elizabeth Yang (楊安立) has been practicing law since 2007 and specializes in Intellectual Property Law, including Patent, Copyright and Trademark Prosecution and Litigation; Business Law, including corporate entity formation, contract drafting, contract disputes, litigation; Family Law, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and asset division; and Estate Planning, including establishing wills and trusts. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Elizabeth was admitted to the United States Patent & Trademark office in 2007. At the age of 19, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in two and a half years. Her IP practice is primarily focused on Intellectual Property litigation at the Federal District and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Elizabeth’s practice also includes complex business litigation, patent prosecution and trademark prosecution.

In 2011, Elizabeth founded Yang & Wang, P.C., a boutique law firm that ultimately gave life to the Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang. Prior to starting her own practice, Elizabeth gained extensive experience at various international intellectual property law firms where her practice primarily focused on a variety of technologies, including electronics, hardware, software, variable data printers, fingerprinting sensors, data packet processing, network security systems, microprocessors, and automated telephonic systems along with IP Litigation. She is also experienced in drafting patent validity opinion letters, requests for reexamination, intellectual property licensing agreements and trademark consent agreements.

Elizabeth further has extensive experience dealing with family law issues involving child custody, child support, alimony, asset division, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements. Being a mother of two young children , she understands and can relate to clients who are also undergoing emotional divorces. She has represented family law clients both efficiently and compassionately at various stages of litigation and trial. Elizabeth earned her mediation certification in 2015 from the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) and has assisted many combative litigants in resolving their issues through mediation and alternate dispute resolution.

Prior to practicing law, Elizabeth worked for Raytheon Company as an electrical engineer designing radar systems for the B2 Bomber. She has also interned at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, working as a team member on the main control unit of the Mars Exploration Rover.

In 2016-2020, Elizabeth was awarded the “Top 100 Civil Lawyers” award and the “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” award by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2017-2020, Elizabeth was recognized by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” ranking her in the top 2.5% of lawyers in California and also presented with the Lawyers of Distinction award, recognizing her as the top 10% of lawyers in the United States.

In 2017, Elizabeth published her first best-selling book, “The Big Secret” alongside Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. In 2018, Elizabeth published her second book, “Stress-Free Divorce” to assist parties going through this very difficult time of their lives.

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
From Immigrant to National Thought Leader:  5 Tips for Making the Journey.
Presenter, Van Ton-Quinlivan, Chief Executive Officer Futuro Health: Where the Future of Health Begins

PRESENTATION
Economy Update

PRESENTATION
Legal Insights Living with the Pademic
Presenter, Elizabeth Yang Esq,  Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang

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

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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