3 Day Professional Women’s Conference & Retreat in Southern California
Why now? Why the Los Angeles area for a Multi-Day Women’s Conference?
Entrepreneurs: What makes The Bella Network’s conference critical and timely is that women are starting businesses at a higher rate than men, especially in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. What is deceiving is the assumption that all women are making on average a high revenue from their entrepreneurial efforts.
Looking at women-owned business by race…
Black women businesses are smaller both in terms of employment size and revenue.
When viewed by race, California is the top state for Asian, Latina and White women-owned business, but the bottom for Black women-owned businesses. We want to make a positive change in those statistics.
Professionals | Executives | Attorneys | Physicians | Educators:
What makes The Bella Network’s conference critical and timely is that we have programs in place to get women through college and into professional roles, but then “SPLAT” we drop them at the doorway of companies and expect them to find their own way through the political landmines inherent in any large organization. We tell them to perform well, but everyone is expected to perform. To rise through the ranks requires someone to sponsor and advocate for us when decisions are being made. We need to focus on building women’s confidence, trust and strategic alliances with each other, yet most women complain that other women see them as their direct competition.
It’s important to join organizations like The Bella Network where you will find like-minded women ready and willing to support you in your growth. Stop complaining about it and be about joining forces to create professional relationships with high caliber women of color. More importantly share what we are doing with other women so that they too may have a beautiful network…. The Bella Network.