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Meet your friendly NEW Women’s Business Center team

Supporting Small Business in LA County

New Economics for Women has put together a team of experts to take care of the Women’s Business Center. The NEW-WBC will have its headquarters in Canoga Park, with another location in Van Nuys. In addition to all the workshops and one-on-one consultations, the program will expand in the months to come with an “On the Road Program” taking the much-needed program to different communities and organizations around Los Angeles County.

The NEW Women’s Business Center provides resources and tools to ensure women entrepreneurs are on the right track for economic independence through small business ownership.

We are here to help your business. Register for local training workshops that help you develop your business. Book a 1-on-1 appointment with our staff. Get the support you need to succeed.

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Meet the Team

Ruth Garcia-Corrales, Program Director at the NEW Women's Business Center

Ruth Garcia-Corrales

Program Director

Ruth has an extensive and flourishing background in helping small businesses thrive.

Irene Vazquez, Program Coordinator at the NEW Women's Business Center

Irene Vazquez

Program Manager

Irene is an experienced client database manager, and her knowledge of CRMs makes her the go-to expert for information technologies.

Gabriela Canas, Billing Specialist at NEW Women's Business Center

Gabriela Canas

Billing Specialist

Gabriela has a strong background in contracts, invoicing and billing. She handles all our external consultants and updates the program budgets.

Marianna Karapetyan Program Operations

Celeste Young-Ramos

Restaurant Program Manager

Libia Berbesi, Spanish Program Manager

Libia Berbesi

Spanish Program Manager

Maria Rangel

Maria Rangel

Fashion Design Program Manager

Marianna Karapetyan Program Operations

Marianna Karapetyan

Women in Entertainment Program Manager

Nadiyah Al-Mumin, Program Assistant

Nadiyah Al-Mumin

Program Assistant

Cynthia Ramirez, Program Assistant

Cynthia Ramirez

Program Assistant

Maggie Cervantes, CEO of NEW Women's Business Center

Maggie Cervantes

CEO, New Economics for Women

During her tenure, Ms. Cervantes has assisted in leveraging grants for NEW into its existing success as a $280 million economic development corporation.

Maggie Cervantes

CEO, New Economics for Women

During her tenure, Ms. Cervantes has assisted in leveraging grants for NEW into its existing success as a $280 million economic development corporation.

Quentin Strode, COO of NEW Women's Business Center

Quentin Strode

COO, New Economics for Women

For 25 years, Quentin’s work has been focused on creating a powerful national community platform with innovative economic development solutions.

Quentin Strode

COO, New Economics for Women

For 25 years, Quentin’s work has been focused on creating a powerful national community platform with innovative economic development solutions.

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