Hosted by
Jerome E. Horton
Chairman
Board of Equalization

Co-Sponsored by
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California Educational Solutions
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Thursday, June 18, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Loker Student Auditorium
1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747

Register online or by calling
1-888-847-9652

Check out our Facebook page

Why Attend?

  • Connect entrepreneurs to decision makers and empower them with strategies, techniques, and opportunities for new alliances and future success.
  • Help California taxpayers start, grow, and maintain businesses in California; expand their operations globally; and comply with the tax laws, policies, and rules.
  • Teach leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, and life management strategies and techniques
  • Introduce participants to key decision makers at the Board of Equalization, Franchise Tax Board, Internal Revenue Service, and Employment Development Department for the purpose of fostering good will and voluntary compliance with tax laws.

Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Jerome E. Horton, Chairman, California State Board of Equalization
Yvonne Horton, City Clerk, City of Inglewood
Dr. Willie J. Hagan, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Dave Jones, California State Insurance Commissioner

Keynote Presentation
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Ann marie Houghtailing, Author of How I Created a Dollar Out of Thin Air

Career Fair

Connecting Women to Power Career Fair on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Held in the Leo F. Cain Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Find an exciting and challenging career! Please bring your resume.

RSVP by June 17th to SUTD-Recruiting@boe.ca.gov or call 1-888-847-9652

 

At this event you will learn:

  • How to navigate the State of California employment website
  • Which positions are currently available with the BOE, FTB, EDD and other State agencies
  • Minimum qualifications to qualify for certain positions

Confirmed agencies:

  • California State Board of Equalization (BOE)
  • Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
  • Employment Development Department (EDD)
  • California Bureau of State Audits (BSA)
  • Department of State Hospitals (DSH)
  • and other State and Local Employers

For more information, visit: www.boe.ca.gov/jobs or jobs.ca.gov

Toro Tank

Have A Great Business Idea?

Enter the Toro Tank Boot Camp and Competition hosted by California State University, Dominguez Hills Entrepreneurial Institute for the opportunity to audition, pitch your business idea, and win access to funding and business resources that could help turn your dream into a million dollar reality.

Toro Tank Boot Camp & Auditions: Pitching and Presenting

Learn what judges are looking for in your pitch, proper etiquette and how to keep your pitch brief and concise.
Auditions will also be held, those accepted will be entered into a drawing to be one of ten selected to compete in the Toro Tank.

  • Session 1: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
  • Session 2: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 326/327 – Loker Student Union (Room located in side hallway near rear of Ballroom C)

Toro Tank Competition – Semi Finals

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
University Theatre

Toro Tank Competition – Finals & Awards Ceremony

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
University Theatre

Toro Tank Registration

Expo Passport Connecting Women to Power, a World of Possibilities

Expo

Discover the World of Possibilities with over 50 Exhibitors!
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Pick up a conference Tote Bag and Expo Passport from one of 3 tables located on the walkway and outdoor patio area.

During the expo, visit exhibitors to collect 15 passport stamps to be eligible to enter a prize drawing!

Confirmed exhibitors:

  • Academy of Art University
  • Ameriprise
  • Airvoice Wireless – California Lifeline
  • AmPac Tri State CDC, Inc.
  • Armenian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Black Business Association of Los Angeles
  • Black Women for Wellness
  • California Black Women's Health Project
  • California Department of Consumer Affairs
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • California Office of the Attorney General
  • California Small Business Association
  • California State Board of Equalization
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills – College of Extended Education
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills – Entrepreneurial Institute
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills – Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute (MDAAPEI)
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills – School of Business and Public Policy
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills – Women's Resource Center
  • CDC Small Business Finance
  • City of Los Angeles Business Source
  • Employment Development Department
  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Global Federation of Chinese Business Women – Southern California Chapter
  • Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
  • Herbalife
  • Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
  • Institute for Health and Prevention
  • Institute for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • iVentLabs
  • Jewish Labor Committee
  • Korean Churches for Community Development
  • Lil Xtreme Productions
  • Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
  • Los Angeles County Office of Small Business
  • Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network
  • Los Angeles Sparks – #WeAreLA
  • Los Angeles Urban League
  • Massage Envy
  • Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)
  • Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)
  • South Bay Workforce Investment Board
  • Southern California Edison
  • U.S. Postal Service – Los Angeles District
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • U.S. Small Business Administration / U.S. Export Assistance Center
  • Valley Economic Development Center
  • Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation
  • Wade Institute
  • Yogurtland

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Any prizes or other items of value provided during the event are NOT sponsored or paid for by the California State Board of Equalization or with any government funds.

THANK YOU TO OUR CO-SPONSORS

  • AT&T
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Finders Key Purse
  • Haas Automation
  • Herbalife
  • Intuit
  • Kasier Permanente
  • Neutrogena
  • Ralphs
  • SpaceX
  • Terranea Resort
  • Time Warner Cable
  • UPS
  • US Bank
  • The Walt Disney Company
co-sponsors

Speakers

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kim Yamasaki

Kim Yamasaki
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment

Jerome E. Horton

Jerome E. Horton
Board of Equalization

Yvonne Horton

Yvonne Horton
City of Inglewood

Willie J. Hagan, Ph.D.

Willie J. Hagan, Ph.D.
CSU Dominguez Hills

Dave Jones

Dave Jones
State of California

Paulette Francis

Paulette Francis
California Educational Solutions

Keynote Presentation

Ann marie Houghtailing

Ann marie Houghtailing
Author

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Patti Cotton

Patti Cotton
The Cotton Group

Business Tax Essentials

Karen J. Syverud

Karen J. Syverud
Board of Equalization

Rebecca Warren

Rebecca Warren
Employment Development Department

Lisa Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton
Internal Revenue Service

Lila Fedler

Lila Fedler
Franchise Tax Board

Skyrocket Your Business with Marketing Strategies, Trends, and Branding using Social Media

Dallas Fowler

Dallas Fowler
Daltek Global Solutions

Sé Reed

Sé Reed
Long Beach College SBDC

Michele Ruiz

Michele Ruiz
Ruiz Strategies

Natalie Gouché

Natalie Gouché
L.A. Social Media Trainer Inc.

Business Startup 101

Constance Anderson

Constance Anderson
Pacific Coast Regional SBDC

Star Van Buren

Star Van Buren
El Camino College SBDC

Angela J. Reddock-Wright

Angela J. Reddock-Wright, Esq.
Reddock Law Group

Ashley Gerwin

Ashley Gerwin
Farmers Insurance

Negotiating to Win: Leadership and Persuasion to Get the Outcome You Want

Susan Barilich, Esq.

Susan Barilich, Esq.
Susan Barilich, P.C.

Think Like a Negotiator Workshop

Eldonna Lewis Fernandez

Eldonna Lewis Fernandez
ThinkLikeaNegotiator.com

Global Expansion and e-Commerce

Julie Anne Hennessy

Julie Anne Hennessy
U.S. Department of Commerce

Doug Barry

Doug Barry
U.S. Department of Commerce

Lawnet Bates

Lawnet Bates
U.S. Postal Service

Martin Selander

Martin Selander
U.S. Small Business Administration

Funding Your Business

Natalie Orta

Natalie Orta
U.S. Small Business Administration

Stephanie D. Ardrey

Stephanie D. Ardrey
iVentLabs

Hilda Kennedy

Hilda Kennedy
AmPac Tri State CDC

Melinda Moore

Melinda Moore
Crowdfunder

Lan Nguyen

Lan Nguyen
U.S. Bank

Real Talk, Real Issues, Real People, Right Now!

Yvonne Horton

Yvonne Horton
City of Inglewood

Nicole Barnes-Hinkson

Nicole Barnes-Hinkson
Kaiser Permanente

Annie Lim

Annie Lim
Dr. Annie Lim International

Deane Leavenworth

Deane Leavenworth
Time Warner Cable

Keri Murphy

Keri Murphy
Inspired Living

Power of Conversation – Public Speaking

Barbara Rocha

Barbara Rocha
Barbara Rocha & Associates

Non Traditional Business Ventures

Alexandra Torres Galancid

Alexandra Torres Galancid
Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles

Michele Ruiz

Michele Ruiz
Ruiz Strategies

Valerie Draeger

Valerie Draeger
Triliad Development, Inc.

Danita Johnson

Danita Jonson
Los Angeles Sparks

Lunch Keynote: Franchising

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams
McDonald's Corporation

Lunch Keynote: Time Management

Deborah Deras

Deborah Deras
Synergy Unlimited LLC

Women in High Places: Successful Leadership and Management Skills

Elizabeth Ghaffari

Elizabeth Ghaffari
Technology Place Incorporated

Edna Murphy

Edna Murphy
Board of Equalization

Ruth Garcia-Corrales

Ruth Garcia-Corrales
National Association of Professional Women

Lori Guidry

Lori Guidry
Development Industries, Inc.

Brenda Riddick

Brenda Riddick
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Renee Gibson

Renee Gibson
Employment Development Department

Business Tax Essentials

Karen J. Syverud

Karen J. Syverud
Board of Equalization

Rebecca Warren

Rebecca Warren
Employment Development Department

Lisa Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton
Internal Revenue Service

Lila Fedler

Lila Fedler
Franchise Tax Board

Health, Wealth, and Wellness

Phyllis Hayes-Reams

Dr. Phyllis Hayes-Reams
Kaiser Permanente

Ruth Frechman

Ruth Frechman
On the Weigh

Kathy Kangarloo

Dr. Kathy Kangarloo
Emerging Om

Winning the Contract

Danetta Jackson

Danetta Jackson
Department of General Services

Summer Sepulveda

Summer Sepulveda
Women's Business Enterprise Council-West

Virginia Gomez

Virginia Gomez
National Minority Supplier Development Council

Donovan Green

Donovan Green
AT&T

Miriam Scott-Long

Miriam Scott-Long
Los Angeles County

Debbie Cabreira-Johnson

Debbie Cabreira-Johnson
Los Angeles County

Connecting a Million Minds: Identifying and Solidifying Strategic Alliances

Tonya Haynes

Tonya Haynes
Phoenix Business Development Group

Peggy Freeman

Peggy Freeman
Write Now Publishing

Debbie Lumpkin

Debbie Lumpkin
Debbie E. Lumpkin Consulting LLC

Mickey Marraffino

Mickey Marraffino
CenterCal Properties

Wealth Management, Estate Planning & Financial Literacy

Brittney Castro

Brittney Castro
Financially Wise Women

Richard Downer

Richard Downer
Morgan Stanley

Karyn L. Williams, Ph.D.

Karyn L. Williams, Ph.D.
Farmers Insurance Group

Mark Quann

Mark Quann
Revolution Financial Management