LEILA ™ AWARDS CEREMONY As the Inland Empire business community turns a new leaf in 2023, Latina-Owned businesses appear as resolute and valuable as a gold-spreading radiance that lights the path for future women entrepreneurs. The inspiration for this year’s LEILA Awards is taken from what is the most valuable and reliable; a ‘Gold Standard.’ Latina-owned businesses in the Inland Empire exemplify the qualities of pure gold recognized for their remarkable adaptability, strength, and relentless spirit and are formed through a transformation that requires ingenuity, grit, and a winning mindset. During the event, we’ll examine the findings of the most recent NLBWA-IE research study in partnership with UCR. This analysis focuses on the digital divide’s disproportionate impact on Latina-owned businesses, particularly the lack of access to media literacy in the Inland Empire region. The Latinas nominated are entrepreneurs that have demonstrated leadership and service to their community. We are thrilled to recognize these brilliant women in 3 categories: LATINA EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD, LATINA OWNED EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD, and LATINA OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD.
A Night of Triumph and Recognition The glitzy ambiance of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport. , on the evening of Friday, May 12, 2023, historywas made as the National Latina Business Women Association of the Inland Empire Institute hosted the much-anticipated 8th annual  2023 Latina Entrepreneur in Leadership Awards LEILA™ Gala. This celebration, organized...
2024 LEILA Awards: Sold Out! Thank you for the overwhelming support!      2024 LEILA Awards: Sold Out!         Latina Entrepreneur In Leadership Awards™ Ripples of Impact: Connecting Latina Entrepreneurs “Creating Waves of Success, One Connection at a Time.” Immerse yourself in an empowering evening where every connection initiates a ripple effect of influence. Commemorate the interwoven journey...
At the 2023 LEILA™ Awards, we are proud to honor Latina-Owned businesses that are building a legacy and the foundations for the next generations.
NLBWA Inland Empire LEILA Awards
At the 2022 LEILA™ Awards , we are proud to honor Latina-Owned businesses who are building a legacy and the foundations for the next generations
Agradecemos a todos nuestros patrocinadores y socios, mentores, oradores, capacitadores, voluntarios y participantes que han apoyado nuestra misión y visión de conectar y elevar a las empresas de propiedad de mujeres latinas para generar un impacto positivo en la comunidad de Inland Empire.
We thank all of our sponsors and partners, mentors, speakers, trainers, volunteers, and participants who have supported our mission and vision of connecting and elevating Latina Owned businesses to create a positive impact in the Inland Empire community.
La National Latina Business Women Association of the Inland Empire y UC Riverside Extensions se asociaron en un programa de Micro MBA para empresas de propiedad de minorías y de mujeres.

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The National Latina Business Women Association Inland Empire Institute (NLBWA-IE) is a regional 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with the purpose of strengthening the success of Latina Entrepreneurs in the Inland Southern California region by educating, promoting, developing, and supporting the rapid growth of Latina business owners and professionals.

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