Supervisor Hilda L. Solis recognizes and applauds women entrepreneurs in First District

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  • L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted a Women’s History Month celebration to honor female entrepreneurs across the First District at the Grace T. Black Auditorium in El Monte on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted a Women’s History Month...

    L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted a Women’s History Month celebration to honor female entrepreneurs across the First District. El Monte Mayor Pro Tem Alma Puente greets the audience on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted a Women’s History Month...

    L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted a Women’s History Month celebration to honor female entrepreneurs across the First District. Solis stands with Diana Diaz, Director of The Goddess Mercado and Kelly LoBianco
    Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development at County of Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted a Women’s History Month...

    L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted a Women’s History Month celebration to honor female entrepreneurs across the First District on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted a Women’s History Month...

    L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted a Women’s History Month celebration to honor female entrepreneurs across the First District. El Monte Mayor Pro Tem Alma Puente greets the audience on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis (of the First District) on Wednesday morning, March 30, played host to a Women’s History Month celebration to honor the perseverance and hard work of women entrepreneurs across the district, which consists of San Gabriel Valley cities and other parts of Los Angeles County.

The event was held at Grace T. Black Auditorium in El Monte.

Supervisor Solis recognized small businesses owned by women throughout the district.

“If there’s one thing I know, it’s that women small-business owners are central to the health of our economy,” said Supervisor Solis, who made history as the first Latina to serve in the Presidential Cabinet under President Barack Obama. We knew that before COVID-19, and we certainly know that now.

“They’ve been the drivers of our economic recovery and resilience during COVID-19. Angelenos have found hope in their restaurants, boutiques, hair salons and plant shops throughout the past two years and to that end, I am proud to honor a diverse group of female entrepreneurs this Women’s History Month.”

Among the local dignitaries present were El Monte Mayor Pro Tem Alma Puente, El Monte Council member Maria Morales and Alma Martinez, City Manager of El Monte.

Martinez spoke of the importance of this recognition.

“It was an honor to collaborate with Supervisor Solis in hosting today’s event,” Martinez said. “As Women’s History Month comes to a close, it is critical that we recognize the importance of uplifting women entrepreneurs not just during the month of March, but all year-round. Thank you for dreaming big and allowing us to be customers of your magic.”