RSVP: Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development invites you to attend a celebration of LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2018.

"Pathways to Prosperity"

Draw inspiration from women entrepreneurs who have created their own path to success, and gain valuable information, resources, and contacts to chart your own.

10:00 am - 11:00 am - Registration - Arrive early to secure your spot, review program handouts, complete your business assessment, and mingle with other guests

11:00 am – 12:00 pm - Speakers - Founders of a variety of companies who will share their stories of challenges and victories on their pathway to successful business ownership

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Resource Expo - Approximately 50 exhibitors with information, resources, and contacts to help you take your business to the next level (weather permitting)


In recognition of the significant impact women business owners have made on the Los Angeles economy and quality of life despite significant obstacles, Mayor Eric Garcetti declared November 19 to be Women's Entrepreneurship Day in Los Angeles. The goal of the LA WED Celebration is to inspire, empower, and catalyze diverse, yet like-minded individuals, agencies, and organizations to help women-owned businesses realize their full potential in Los Angeles and throughout the world. All are welcomed to join in the celebration and partake of the resources available.

The LA WED Celebration will include remarks from successful and emerging local women entrepreneurs, a business development resource expo, and networking opportunities with various influential public and private officials and representatives.

LA WED Celebration Speakers:

Jane Wurwand, Founder, Dermalogica (Keynote)

Sonya Blake, Director of Community Business, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

Katie Chin, Founder, Wok Star Inc. and Women's Entrepreneurship Day Los Angeles Ambassador

Kalika Yap, Founder & CEO, Citrus Studios, Luxe Link, Orange & Bergamot

Ronda Jackson, Principal and Chief Workplace Stylist, Decor Interior Design, Inc.

Lia Hirsh, Owner, World Empanadas

Jessica Reveles, Founder, J Squared Communications

This event is not to be missed. Register now!



Is there a charge for this event?

There is no charge for this event, however registration is strongly encouraged to ensure availability of business resource materials reserved for registered attendees.


Who do I have to thank for this event?

LA WED is produced by the Mayor's Office of Community Business in partnership with WED | Women's Entrepreneurship Day, with support from FOUND/LA, the Wurwand Foundation's initiative to support entrepreneurs, Opportunity Fund, Union Bank and Chase Bank.

Special thanks to our Planning Committee: Black Women's Network, The Entrepreneur Organization, LA Commission on the Status of Women, LA Latino Chamber of Commerce, LA World Airports, Los Angeles Women's Business Center, National Association of Women Business Owners-LA, National Association of Women in Construction, National Latino Business Women Association, Small Business Majority, and Women's Collaborative Mentoring Program.


Where might I find parking?

Here are three parking options for your consideration close to City Hall (please be aware that availability and price may change without notice):

The L.A. Mall $16.00 (Early Bird in by 8 am $8.50)
Between E Temple St and Los Angeles St
225 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Aiso Street Garage (Lot 763) $14.00 (approx. 8 minute walk)
1 Hour $1.00, 2 Hours $2.00, 3 Hours $3.00
Between E Temple St and Judge John Aiso St
101 N Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

City of Los Angeles Lot 2 $8.00 (approx. 7 minute walk) 6am - 3:30pm
Between E Temple St and N. Los Angeles St
352 E Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012


RSVP: Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development invites you to attend a celebration of LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2018.



November 19, 2018 at 10:00am - 2pm



Will you come?