Welcome to NLBWA-LA Online

About Us

National Latina Business Women Association-Los Angeles (NLBWA-LA) meets the needs of the rapid growth and ranks of Latina entrepreneurs, executives and corporate professionals from the Greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to encourage Latinas to develop their business and professional skills and to meet their career goals through education, business referrals and networking by building relationships. 

Our vision is to promote, develop and support the rapid growth of Latinas as business owners and corporate professionals. To create nationwide representation, visibility and business opportunities for Latinas entrepreneurs and corporate professionals in the business world. To help Latinas reach executive level in various companies or achieve success with their own companies.

Thank You Sponsors for Your Commitment to Latinas in Business


Member Highlights

Before becoming Vice President, Credit Products Officer at Bank of the West, Gilda Pettit spent 10 years at Wells Fargo Bank as VP/Relationship Manager. Today, she possesses more than 35 years of experience in the Commercial Lending (asset based lending) industry and she is doubly effective in the world of business as a powerful bilingual Latina.

Ms. Pettit is a native of Guatemala, who at the age of 13 relocated to Los Angeles. After raising two daughters, Gilda returned to college to pursue her BA and continued her studies towards an MBA.

Gilda works towards giving back to her community. As Vice Chair of the Hispanic Team Resources Group at Bank of the West, she empowers those in the community with educational and hands-on activities that make a long-term difference in the lives of everyone she touches.

In addition, Gilda is an avid golfer who through her participation with Latina Golfers Association (LGA), mentors the Girls Golf Team at Roosevelt High School in an effort to inspire and guide young Latinas.

The part that we selfishly appreciate the most; Gilda is an active and invaluable new Board Member at NLBWA-LA.

For your vision, dedication, mentoring, hard work and active participant in the Latino community, thank you.

Upcoming Events

11 Feb 2016 1:30 PM (EST) • Energy Education Center - Irwindale 6090 N. Irwindale Avenue Irwindale, CA 91702
16 Feb 2016 12:00 PM (EST) • Los Angeles Law Library 301 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
18 Feb 2016 7:00 PM (EST) • DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown 120 South Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA 90012


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