(left) EWDD Assistant Chief Grants Administrator Jackie Rodriguez and EWDD Senior Project Coordinator Vanessa Willis assist female small business owners at LA’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
More than 200 female business owners visited EWDD’s Business Advancement Team (BAT) booth at LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Celebration on November 19, 2018.

The event was held by Mayor Garcetti's Office of Economic Development.

Approximately 600 women attended the event, which was designed to help women-owned businesses realize their full potential in Los Angeles.

Many of the inquiries were from existing business owners, who were struggling to fund rising business costs and wanted to learn about EWDD’s business assistance programs. The Business Advancement Team provided guidance and referrals to the appropriate experts during and after the event.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of November 26, 2018. Read this issue and more.