Women Shaping the New Economy

October is National Women’s Small Business Month

The California Women’s Business Center Network invites you to celebrate women small business owners by joining our celebration of the power of women entrepreneurs and how they’re successfully sustaining their businesses and supporting their communities during these challenging times.

Invest in California’s women entrepreneurs – women-owned businesses are central to the recovery of California’s economy.

Agenda from Previous Event:

Event Agenda:

1:00   Facilitator: Isabel Casillas Guzman, Director, Office of the Small Business Advocate, Governor Gavin Newsom, Office of Business and Economic Development

  • Welcome and introductions
  • How women entrepreneurs are shaping the economy

5:00 Opening Remarks: Senator Toni Atkins, Senate Pro Tem      

  • Importance of Women Businesses to the State’s Economy

15:30 Nancy Swift, Chair, CA WBC Network

  • Purpose and impacts of WBC Network
  • Introduces and facilitates 3 women business owner panelists


56:00 Keynote: Micheal Shuman, Author, “Put Your Money Where Your
Life Is”, a leading visionary on community economics

1:17:00 Isabel Casillas Guzman

  • Closing remarks