The Latin Business Association

once again proudly presents

The 4th Annual

LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference (MWBC)
“Energy & Technology in the Eyes of Women in Business”

“The Most Important Event on This Date in Southern California!”

Thursday, August 15, 2013

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


The Castaway Restaurant

1250 East Harvard Road
Burbank, CA 91501
Tel: (818) 848-6691

Driving Directions

The MWBC, providing women in business the opportunity to connect with the top Women Executives from various energy, telecommunications and technology companies – focuses on how women and minorities in business not only can meet the buyers but also successfully obtain a contract!

The Conference aims to provide a welcoming and supportive business environment for all minority groups, most particularly women. It will feature insightful discussions, panelists comprised of top women executives from major corporations and powerful presentations covering a broad range of topics, in addition to several networking opportunities throughout the day – all designed to empower you, the business entrepreneur!

Download 2013 MWBC Brochure

Master of Ceremonies:

LBA BOD Member

David V. Cruz

Host of

Weekdays, 3-7PM on KTLK AM1150 – A Clear Channel Station

Bio of David V. Cruz


    Ms. Mona Pasquil
    Appointments Secretary
    Office of California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
    Bio of Mona Pasquil



    Ms. Josefa Salinas
    Morning Show Personality & Community Affairs Director
    HOT 92.3- A Clear Channel Station

    MWBC Program:

      Seminar 1- Successful Women in Business

      Hear top women executives from a wide cross-section of industries discuss how they started their careers and went on to become highly-successful, and what they consider the dynamics of their success to be.

      Featured Panelists:

      Seminar 2: “Tackling the Titans”


      Gilbert Buchanan, MA

      “The Small Business Paramedic”
      Founder/Principal Consultant
      Buchanan & Associates
      2013 LBA/LBA-Institute Supplier Diversity Boot Camp Training Program

      This seminar teaches how to build and present your business value position and capability statement- in a matter of seconds! Learn how to focus upon the organization’s needs, resolve their issues- and save time and money by strategically highlighting the product or service that is germane to the company with which you seek to do business.

      Seminar 3: “Successful Women in Energy & Technology”

      Learn about the pros and cons of being a woman in energy and technology- from top women in these fields! Hear their own stories about how they made it, and what motivates them to work with energy and technology firms on a daily basis.

      Featured Panelists

      The LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference was formed in 2010 to encourage women to engage in fields in which they have traditionally been underepresented – namely Energy and Technology. All are welcome.

      This is the time to engage in a full day of the exciting and dynamic world of women in business!

      “Welcome to the 4th Annual LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference. The MWBC is an opportunity, in our community, to do business with each other- where we encourage minority- and women-business owners and entrepreneurs to engage in fields in which they are currently underrepresented, and connect them with contracting opportunities.”

      Ruben Guerra

      Chairman & CEO
      Latin Business Association


      FREE to LBA Members and Collaborative Partners!
      (Requires Active Membership Status, which will be verified at door)
      General Admission only $25.00
      Admission includes Continental Breakfast, Full Luncheon and access to Exhibits and Networking


      To register for the MWBC, download the MWBC Registration Form and fill out completely, including credit card information and return electronically to, or print a copy and fax to (213) 628-8519.


      The LBA thanks our generous Sponsors

      Diamond Sponsors

      Emerald Sponsors

      Ruby Sponsors

      Amethyst Sponsors

      The LBA also thanks the following participating LBA Media Partners for their promotional support:

      publisher of the all-new SacLatino Magazine!

      LBA Events

      The 4th Annual LBA/LBA-Institute Minority Women’s Business Conference is an LBA Signature Event. Read about LBA Member Events, and other LBA Signature Events, including the upcoming 2014 LBA GLOBAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE- Coming in Spring 2014 to the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, CA!

      LBA Membership

      The 4th Annual MWBC is FREE to all LBA Members! Learn more about LBA Membership, the benefits of becoming an LBA Member and Join Now!