Is Excited to Bring Back Our
2ND DIVERSITY CULTURAL & BUSINESS FESTIVAL
November 11, 2023
Sunday | 11:30AM – 5:30 PM
Live Oaks Park
10144 Bogue St.Temple City CA 91780
San Gabriel Valley
WE ARE INVITING ALL DIVERSE CULTURAL COMMUNITIES
On 11-11 we prepare you for homeownership
☆ Plus access to capital & systems for profitability☆
Hon. Edgar Badajos
Philippine Consulate General
⭐️HONORARY INTERNATIONAL GUEST⭐️
H.E. Amb. Prof. Dr. (h.c.) Caroline Makaka
#1 Amazon Bestsellers Author of Expert World Leaders Books,Vol. 1 & 2
Multi Award Winner Dr Caroline Makaka is the Founder/CEO of Ladies of All Nations International, also known as LOANI, which comprised of Beautiful Survivors World of Honours, United in Diversity Special Recognition Awards and Galaxy of Stars Young Inspirational Awards, and LOANI Magazine. Caroline has been recognized by numerous by numerous and prominent Bodies.
She is a Mother, Patron of an Orphanage School in Africa, Board Advisor for the Central Entrepreneur Capital Union, President of Aesthetics International UK, and Save the Girl Child Ambassador.
Global Peace Ambassador, Board Advisor, VIE Equality & Diversity International Ambassador, Advocate for Women, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Community Developer, Charity Worker, Mentor and Counsellor.
Dr. Caroline Makaka is a well-determined & vigorous individual, yet pleasantly calm; she reflects a varied personality, including ambition and the qualities of generosity & thoughtfulness. Her mission is to connect cultures and help underprivileged communities. She is very dedicated to uniting cultures under one roof for a great cause & funding initiatives that empower the most vulnerable women and children worldwide.
She is a Founder of Ladies of All Nations International.
Ladies Of All Nations International is a global organization that operates worldwide chiefly to bring nations together under the umbrella of humanity, with the ultimate goal being to support and uplift the underprivileged in various communities.
LOANI is now covering 88 Countries Worldwide, promoting Diversity and inclusiveness, covering ALL aspects of Equality and diversity – including age, race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, etc.
Their main mission is connecting various cultures & uniting Nations around the World, every language, every tribe, every clan, every culture, every diversity, and every individual community coming together for a great cause.
They find that the strength of any society or the backbone of any community is embedded in women.
Dr. Caroline Makakaâ€™s mission is to unite cultures under one roof for a great cause & fund initiatives that empower the most vulnerable women and children around the World and allow others to learn, appreciate, collaborate with, embrace, and experience various activities from various cultures. Loani has hosted various events worldwide.
Our vision is simple: to create collaborative, inclusive, engaging platforms and celebrate cultures where they can share various aspects of knowledge and information, recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions that women from diverse backgrounds achieve and use to make our society wholesome, and each, in turn, learn from these accolades. This is an outcome of an innovative partnership between women of all backgrounds and cultures to provide a holistic perspective toward shaping a shared vision and driving change in today’s Global communities for the better.
Source: Women Economic Forum (wef. org. in)
Jean 🦋 Amour
Jean Pioso is a renowned international fashion designer and artist with a diverse portfolio. Her achievements include being a military pageant coach, military ombudsman, medical social worker, and the manager of her son’s book series “Landon the Superhero of the Worlds,” which includes titles such as “A Race to Save the Human Race” and “Dracus.” Additionally, she is the CEO and owner of Jean Amour Couture and Jean Amour Designs, brands known for their exquisite luxury purses, tote bags, and jewelry collections.
Beyond her design career, Jean is an advocate for self-care and self-love, a movie actress featured in “Love and Karma,” and the founder of the Mahal Kita Global Foundation. This foundation was inspired by her son, Titus Bonifacio, who became an author and illustrator at the young age of ten. The foundation’s mission is to support underprivileged children in the Philippines and homeless veterans in San Diego by providing food and school supplies.
Jean has recently showcased her designs at Paris Fashion Week with a series of fashion shows on September 29, 2023, and followed up with another show at the Diamond Hotel in Manila. Her upcoming engagements include a solo fashion show in Los Angeles on November 11, 2023, in partnership with ASIAINA, and a subsequent fashion show and painting exhibit in San Diego on November 18, 2023.
Her contributions to fashion and philanthropy have been recognized with several awards and honors. These include the Woman of Worth (WOW) award, a certificate of recognition from the city of Carson, California, and the AmerAsia awards. Her humanitarian efforts have earned her the World Class Superheroes award from LOANI and the United Nations, as well as the title of Ambassador of Happiness and Kindness from the Royal Kutai Mulawarman Peace International Institute in association with the European Commission PIC.
Matt A. Ranillo
Abacus Business Capital Inc.
Nellie C. Reyes
Nellie Reyes is the Founder of ASIAINA Non-Profit corporation. A Filipino-American Health Information Tech Specialist, Accountant, and Speaker-Author, she leads strong advocacy for uplifting the underserved Asians & diverse minority communities in North America, especially women and the youth.
She is passionate to help them find their inner courage and reach their highest potential by providing them with the necessary tools to create their own systems, which are duplicable and proven to work required to build their legacies early on in life.
Dr. (h.c.)Stephanie Ellison-Keys
As a chaplain, humanitarian, philanthropist, ambassador, and activist, I fervently advocate for special needs and the disabled, women, and children. I am a skilled facilitator in personal development, practical application, and ownership, adept at tackling complex issues with a proactive and thoughtful approach. My commitment to empowering individuals and groups is showcased through initiatives like Ruth’s Table and Mercy Worldwide’s Chaplain Intensive, where I serve as a Chaplain providing spiritual care and training for volunteers as first responders in crisis situations.
Sankofa Global Funding
Concierge Service Director (Current)
Creating hybrid events.
Marketing and lead generation for business and real estate funding.
Supporting clients, brokers and agents from the beginning of the sale to after move-in/funding.
My Friends House
Founding Partner, Director of Development & Chaplain
Feb. 2009 – Present
Overseeing development operations including direct mail, corporate sponsorships, and special events.
Fostering relationships with sponsors and securing key partnerships for significant fundraising campaigns.
Collaborating with executive leadership to set fundraising benchmarks and reporting on progress.
Leading event catering and managing a team of 6-12 cooking staff.
Chaplain support and prayer chain coordinator.
Tommy Cat/You Go Boy/Indigo Productions/Monami Entertainment
Apr. 1989 – Mar. 2017
Managed logistics for travel and accommodations, estate management, and staff coordination.
Developed and maintained project timelines, script notes, and industry information.
Feb. 2013 – Feb. 2015
Directed the dietary department ensuring quality care and maintained infection prevention practices.
Developed staff training and oversaw in-services for dietary personnel.
Founder, President, and Director Of Operations
Mar. 2003 – Aug. 2009
Grew the business to $1 million annual revenue, managed event planning, and catered to high-profile clients.
District Sales and Account Manager
Nov. 1999 – Feb. 2003
Led a sales team in a $33 million territory, significantly boosting revenue and exceeding sales targets.
Anthony Robbins Research International
Estate & Facilities Asset Manager Mar. 1997 – Oct. 1999
Managed multiple properties and coordinated special events.
Heartcore Leadership, Solana Beach, CA (September 2023)
GIA/Global Humanitarian Award Doctorate (June 2023)
ICCM/Ministry College, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (June 2020)
Marketing Supervision Certification, California State University, Sacramento, CA (Oct. 2009)
Mini MBA-UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 1994)
Community Leadership & Development
President/Chair of San Gabriel Valley Pasadena Chapter of GSFE.
Engaged in various initiatives including Autism Speaks, Mercy Worldwide, The Miracle Project, and the Best Day Foundation.
Affiliated with Ohanaeze World Youth Development Foundation, Royal Kutai Mulawarman Peace International Institute, and Birland Education Without Borders.
Facilitator and Speaking Engagements Positions
Facilitator and creator of “You Are Responsible for Everything: The Blueprint Series Workshops.”
Facilitator and creator of “Laughter Therapy Heals” events.
Facilitator webinars for “Sankofa Stories” and “Nana Okyere.”
Led the “Extraordinary Giving Frenzy,” creating remarkable experiences for 11 families.
Initiated and organized the “LoveRun 5K,” raising over $50,000 last year for charitable causes.
Dr. Stephanie Keys
Sid Alvarado, M.Ed., AFC, CHC
▪︎ Homeownership through Federal Assistance
▪︎ Become A Nonprofit HUD Counseling Agency
Sid Alvarado is the Principal Consultant at Emerging Financial Concepts, where she leads a portfolio of projects in the community development and affordable housing sector.
Sid’s work began in the housing counseling industry over 18 years ago, providing direct counseling services and teaching homebuyer education courses.
Early on, Sid found that besides helping families meet their financial goals, she also enjoyed translating program policy and guidelines. This led to her developing and teaching engaging courses on service delivery and program administration with two HUD-funded national training partners, NCRC and UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), where she continues to teach.
During her career, Sid has led the development of several resources, webinars, guides, and toolkits, which have gained a national platform and have aided in helping housing counselors and agencies efficiently serve their communities. As a lead consultant, Sid has managed projects as a technical assistance provider to HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling. In addition, her work on teaching and learning has also been recognized and published in scholarly journals.
In her previous role, Sid was the Director of Income and Asset Building at Commonwealth Catholic Charities, overseeing housing, financial capability, asset building, entrepreneurship, and workforce
development programs. One of the highlights of her time at the agency is when she led efforts in the
agency being recognized as the housing counseling agency of the year.
Sid holds a Master of Education degree from Liberty University and a Certificate in Non-profit Management. She is also a HUD Certified Housing Counselor and an Accredited Financial Counselor.
When not immersed in her work, Sid enjoys engaging in culturally focused travel, exploring nature, hiking, and creating wonderful memories with her family.
City National Bank
Michelle Scott of CITY NATIONAL BANK was a former Community Lending Specialist at Loan Depot, who has secured down payment assistance for Low and Moderate Income Home Buyers for over 20 years, making homeownership a reality for those who thought it was out of reach. Her name is consistently published by local Cities and Agencies from Los Angeles to San Diego as a contact to become pre-approved for eligible down payment assistance programs and grants. Michelle will assist families in every part of the homeownership journey, from credit counseling to budgeting.
Amelita (Ami) Pascual
Ami Pascual is a writer and city planner based in the San Gabriel Valley. Prior to moving to Southern California, she worked for 17 years in the South of Market and Mission Bay neighborhoods in San Francisco. She was the Founding Executive Director of SoMa Foundation, an economic development corporation providing working capital loans while operating a social enterprise and workforce development venture, SoMa Steam Clean, for homeless youth and adults. Between 2001-2004, she was a Management Services Officer III for UCSF’s School of Medicine where she oversaw intramural and extramural funding, capital projects and a major move of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology’s laboratories and offices from the Parnassus to Mission Bay campus.
Ami was also a consultant to social and environmental justice nonprofits in Los Angeles and San Francisco, raising over $4.7 million for programs, creating strategic plans and “how-to” manuals on topics such as grant proposal writing, leadership development and community-based research.
She earned a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in English and American Literature from UCLA. She is a graduate of the National Development Institute’s Leadership and Management Training Program for Executive Directors in Baltimore, MD and an awardee of a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship on Democracy, based in New York and South Africa.
Cristina Espiritu, JD, MBA
Dr. Kathleen Ronald, h.c
Kathleen Ronald, “Business Growth Architect”, an internationally renowned speaker-trainer, an unparalleled networker, an eight-time award-winning business consultant and poet, a three-time contributing best-selling author, and the founder of Speaktacular. Kathleen has more than 40 years of experience providing custom, inspirational keynotes, training seminars, and consultancy to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and professional associations. She also
appeared on The Doctor’s and The Dr. Phil show!
In 2015, Kathleen was honored with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service. In June of this year, Kathleen received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarianism.
Kathleen excels at helping people expand their profits, productivity, and peace!
With an electrifying, comedic style, she delivers empowering programs that motivate and produce bottom-line results.
With a lifelong reputation for uniting people and building communities, she has founded successful networking groups, Fortune 10/10 (a women’s investment group), and WOW (Women of Wealth) Ventures, and co-founded WIN.
(Women in Networking).
She is also featured in several books, “Miracle Thinking” by Randy Peyser, “Got Experts” by Michele Moliter, and “Ultimate Life Lessons – Take Control Of Your Life…. Instead Of Letting Life Control You” by Eve Grace-Kelly, Vinden
Grace and Tracy Repchuk.
Kathleen has devoted over 35 years as a business consultant, helping companies, executives, and solopreneurs to develop strategies that support them to have first-year revenue increases of 20% to 50%.
A dynamo on and offstage, Kathleen tells it like it is, with unabashed conviction and contagious enthusiasm.
Lady Dr. (h.c.) Robbie Motter
Best Selling Author, It’s All About Showing Up
Robbie Motter is the CEO/Founder of Global Society for Female Entrepreneurs (GSFE) website: gsfeus.com, GSFE is a 501 c 3 nonprofit, whose mission is to empower, inspire, educate, mentor, and connect women so they become successful entrepreneurs.
Robbie is also a PR/Marketing consultant, certified global speaker, business coach, event planner, #1 US Award book author and #1 International book author, also the host of her Diva Strategies for Success Radio show on Blog Talk Radio.
Robbie has been featured in numerous chapters of books nationwide and has written forwards for over 25 books. March 8th 2022, she wrote her own first book called “How To Rise Up and A.C.H.I.E.V.E.” A Woman Leader’s Manual for life. It first came out on that day which also is International Women’s Day and Robbie’s 86th Birthday on Amazon and the book was just released and It is available at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon. Books that she is a co author in are: “Love Your Haters” by Angela Covany, “It’s All About Showing Up and the Power is in the ASKING”, by Robbie Motter, “100 Most Successful Women Around the World”, Volume 1, which features the first fifty, by Maria-Renee Davila, MBA, and Prof Caroline Makaka, “Rise Up: Women Who Lead Building Legacy”, by Dr. Nephatina Serrano, “Goddesses Among Us”, by Kimberly Anderson, These are the latest books that she is in this year and the end of last year. She is also on the Advisory Board for The Global Trade Chamber in Florida and the She Inspires Me in London.
Robbie loves to do events and over the years she has put together numerous successful events for several Chambers, Federated Women’s Clubs, and nafe and GSFE events. She is planning her 6th Extravaganza event which is a fundraiser that benefits three nonprofits, it is always an afternoon of entertainment and desserts. She has 13 dynamic entertainers for this year’s event.
For over 30 years Robbie served in a volunteer position for Nafe (National Association for Female Executives), which is headquartered in New York City as their Global Coordinator, In this capacity she interacted with the women of all their Nafe affiliate networks across the country. After Covid Nafe decided they no longer were having networks, so Robbie added networks to her non-profit GSFE which she launched in 2017 and GSFE now has networks not only in the US but internationally as well.
As a certified speaker, she has spoken over 30 years for many corporations and organizations on a variety of topics. In 2019 she did a SUE TALK in Orange County, CA to over 300 women. SUE TALK is like a TED TALK but mostly for women. Her recent 2022 talks were with the Corona Chamber Women’s Conference, where she spoke on ACHIEVE, which gave her the idea to do her latest book. She also spoke for the Hemet/San Jacinto CA Women’s Conference; her topic was SUCCESS.
Prior to being an Entrepreneur, Robbie spent 25 years in the corporate world with her last 15 years being in high-level positions. Her work took her ro New York, Washington, DC, Virginia, Texas and Hawaii and now California. Her passion is helping women to soar higher than even they imagined, and for the work she has done serving women and her communities, she has received over 160 awards and this year over 20 International awards from London, South Africa, Italy, Vietnam and the latest one from Thailand. Her favorite saying is: It’s All About SHOWING UP and the POWER is in the ASKING, also she shares with women that we do not COMPETE we COMPLETE each other.
Charles Hai Nguyen
Coach Tee Lee
Registration & Cultural Program Host
She Is Foundation Network
❇️ Awarding & Raffle Drawings ❇️
❇️ Post Program Dance Party ❇️
Thank you to Our Major Sponsors:
Cetera Financial Group/ Cetera Advisor Networks El Segundo CA