Beth Marmolejos-Marrazini

Mistress of Ceremony

Fleriser Bello

Fireside Chat Interviewer

George Torres

Master of Ceremony

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Vendors setup

12:00 PM

Registration opens

12.00 PM - 12:30 PM

Susana G Baumann

Expo Opens

Welcome Remarks to the Expo: Susana G Baumann, Founder, President, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Latinas in Business Inc.

Welcome to Hudson County Community College:

Welcome to the City: Maria Nieves, President, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Chef Leo Cervantes

Secrets of Mexican Cuisine

Chef Leo Cervantes, published author and award-winning restaurateur, will be sharing the secrets of Mexican cuisine and sampling his fantastic Naked Tamales.

1:00 - 1:30

1:30 PM - 2:00PM

 Rosario B. Casas

Technology Keynote Speaker

Rosario B. Casas is a strong advocate for women in tech, Co-founder and CEO of VR Americas.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Elle Morris

LifeStyle Keynote Speaker

As President & CEO of SnapDragon, Elle (Elenita) Morris  is a visionary, expert designer leader and agent of change.

3:00 PM - 3:30PM

Chef Jazz (Jasmine Moore)

Benefits of Cooking with Cannabis

Chef Jazz, (Jasmine Moore), known as The Green Panther, will be sharing the benefits to relief chronic diseases using cannabis as an ingredient.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Isaiah Stanback

Wellness Keynote Speaker

Mr. Stanback was recruited to the NFL major leagues teams including the New York Giants -during his tenure they won the Super Bowl Championship XVLI. He now has become a Wellness Entrepreneur, and youth and women's advocate.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cafecito Break - Expo Closing Ceremony

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WINNERS Reception

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Hon. NJ Senator Teresa Ruiz

Inspirational Speaker

Hon. Senator M. Teresa Ruiz was elected as a Democrat to the New Jersey Senate in 2007 and re-elected in 2011, 2013 and 2017. She was elected by her colleagues in January to serve as Senate President Pro Tempore, becoming the first Latina to serve in a leadership position in the New Jersey Senate.

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Joseph Camberato


Manny Fernandez


Dr. Stephanie D. Burroughs

Investors Panel

Panelist: Joseph Camberato, President and Co-founder of National Business Capital and Services. What started out of his spare bedroom in 2007 has blossomed to a business with 100 employees and multiple locations.

Panelist: Manny Fernandez, who has been called the “Latino Shark,”  is the co-founder and CEO of DreamFunded, a world-class equity crowdfunding platform.

Moderator: Dr. Stephanie D. Burroughs, CEO of StephanieSpeaking LLC is a dynamic and inspirational keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, moderator, G.R.I.T. Growth© coach; government and public contracting strategist for minority, women, veteran and small business owners.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Pitch Competition - Finalists Round

Co-sponsored by


7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fatima Pearn


Carlos Yepez

Awards Ceremony

Latina Leader Award: Fatima Pearn, VP Business Development Officer, is a distinguished team player at Valley Bank and a long-standing supporter or Latinas and other women entrepreneurs.

Lifetime Supporter Award: Carlos Yepez, VP Sr. Business Relationships Manager, Investors Bank, has been a constant support of Latinas in Business Inc. in different roles.

Latinas in Business Inc. Pitch Competition Winner (To be announced)

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Reception - Closing Remarks