2023 LEILA™ Awards

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2023 LEILA™ Awards

As the Inland Empire business community turns a new leaf in 2023, Latina-Owned businesses emerge as relentless and valuable as gold!


When and where

Date and time

Friday, May 12 · 6 - 11pm PDT


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport 222 North Vineyard Avenue Ontario, CA 91764

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


May 12, 2023

6 PM - 11 PM

Black tie event

As the Inland Empire business community turns a new leaf in 2023, Latina-Owned businesses appear as resolute and valuable as a gold-spreading radiance that lights the path for future women entrepreneurs.

The inspiration for this year’s LEILA Awards is taken from what is the most valuable and reliable; a ‘Gold Standard.’ Latina-owned businesses in the IE exemplify the qualities of pure gold recognized for their remarkable adaptability, strength, and relentless spirit and are formed through a transformation that requires ingenuity, grit, and a winning mindset.

During the event, we’ll examine the findings of the most recent NLBWA-IE research study in partnership with UCR. This analysis focuses on the digital divide’s disproportionate impact on Latina-owned businesses, particularly the lack of access to media literacy in the Inland Empire region.

The Latinas nominated are entrepreneurs that have demonstrated leadership and service to their community. We are thrilled to recognize these brilliant women in 3 categories: LATINA EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD, LATINA OWNED EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD, and LATINA OWNED BUSINESS.


Do you know a ‘Triunfadora’ that deserves to be honored at our upcoming LEILA Awards? We are looking to honor Latina-Owned businesses and Latina executives that have demonstrated an innovative business approach, resilience & success and have an impact on the local business community in the Inland Empire.

LEILA Award Nomination Form



Are you interested in sponsoring a future workshop event or webinar? Please get in touch with Maria M. Solano at mmsolano@nlbwa-ie.org.

Want to support our #NLBWA-IE mission or donate to one of our causes? Visit our website NLBWA-IE

Volunteer Opportunity

Do you feel compelled to volunteer for a fantastic organization that helps Latina's advancement? Help us carry out our mission and vision. This is a unique opportunity for you to network with other women while being part of a fantastic event.

Sign up to volunteer at the 2023 LEILA AWARDS GALA Today!

Sign-up form


A block of rooms has been reserved for our group at the Double Tree Hotel.

Group Rate - $159 per night.



The safety of our sponsors, partners, staff, affiliate members, volunteers, and event attendees is a top priority for NLBWA-IE.

To provide a respectful and mindful environment, as well as to keep our event safe and compliant with the San Bernardino County most current CDC regulations, we ask that all attendees follow the following guidelines at this event:

Proof of Vaccination:

Proof of vaccination for this event. Please plan accordingly ahead of the event. Please visit the CDC Website to stay up to date on your COVID vaccine before the event.

Mask Policy

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a high-quality mask or respirator indoors. Masks will be available on-site at the registration table. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask.

Cleanliness guidelines

Hand sanitizer will be available. Wash hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer before and after touching shared items and before meals.

Illness symptoms

We will be checking attendees' temperatures at registration. We strongly recommend staying at home for individuals displaying symptoms the day of the event. You won't need a recording of the event highlights at no additional cost. Read CDC Guidelines about symptoms.

We reserve the right to update these guidelines at any time as health and safety protocols evolve.

About the organizer

Organized by

NLBWA- IE Mission

To promote, develop and support the growth of business owners and professionals by embracing all diverse cultures.


To create more representation, visibility, support, and business development, networking, and mentoring opportunities for women of color in the world of business and the executive levels in the Inland Empire.

NLBWA-IE draws together business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals who offer success tools.

Have questions about NLBWA?  visit https://nlbwa-ie.org/

$130 – $1,000