Gail Lara

Los Angeles Small Business Commission
Gail Lara
Executive Director, Women’s Collaborative Mentoring Program (WCMP)

Gail Lara is the Executive Director of the Women's Collaborative Mentoring Program (WCMP). She comprises over twenty years of experience in small business development, training, and as a business owner. She holds twenty-five years of experience in retail buying, sales management, procurement and advertising specialty.

Lara diligently worked with Small Business Development and non-profit agencies to create curriculums, present workshops, and host panels and events for over 5,100 entrepreneurs during her long career. In addition, her collaboration with over 390 business resource and industry experts helped prepare entrepreneurs to navigate through the resources available to connect to mentors, training, funding, networking, diversity and government contracting programs.

Gail Lara is a recipient of various Business Awards, including; NLBWA, LABJ and SFVBJ, and serves on the City of Los Angeles WED and Small Business Summit planning committees.