Green Festival Speakers

Marianela Mendoza


Ms. Mendoza is an experienced entrepreneur and small business consultant who excels at explaining the rewards, challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs. In her role with Women’s Initiative, she conducts outreach through the agency’s many partners and leads "My Business Action Plan" classes where students learn of Women’s Initiative services and conduct a self evaluation of their readiness to become an entrepreneur. Using her experience and Women’s Initiative’s patented tools, Marianela reviews each applicant to the 3 month training program, thus increasing each student’s likelihood of future success.