ShoutOut LA Feature

Our Founder, Rocio Flores, Ed.D. had the honor of sharing her story and that of B.E.L.L.A. on ShoutOut LA. Thank you to Claire Risoli, Owner of Pocha LA, for the recommendation to highlight our mission!
Read full article HERE
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2024 Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to our 2024 Grant Recipients!
Marcella is the incredible owner of Aura Creatives, a multipurpose space and retail store that serves to connect, collaborate and create community.
Lisa is the wonderful owner of Ilaments, for over 20 years, she has also incorporated Healing Jewelry. Every design incorporates a Native American philosophy of a misplaced bead.
Oddette is the amazing owner of O.A.C. Consulting. Her role is to collaborate with non–profits and help them identify, plan and deploy strategic community building and organizing techniques.

Partnership with CAMEO!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with CAMEO (hyperlink website = ) CAMEO will serve as BELLA’s fiscal sponsor beginning March of 2022. What does this partnership mean? BELLA will work with CAMEO to support the administrative and fiscal coordination of the organization. What this means for our community is that we will be in a better position to fundraise more dollars towards our annual Latina Entrepreneurship Fund, offer business development programs, provide more access to resources and community building events.
Congratulations Felicidades - BELLA GRANTEE 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Latina Entrepreneurship Fund Grantee!

BELLA launches inaugural grant to Celina Estrada of Cereus Bloom Life Coaching.
Celina’s favorite roles are sister, aunt, and mentor. Her passion for traveling has taken her to 30+ countries. She loves cactus plants, reading, creating and coffee. When she is not coaching you can catch her exploring local gems, visiting museums or vintage & thrift shopping. Her favorite quote is by Ayesha Siddiqi “Be the person you needed when you were younger”
Cereus Bloom is a youth life coaching business that addresses topics on mental health, life skills and mindset. They provide tools for youth to think outside the box and explore different ways of thinking that will help them grow in a positive way. Cereus Bloom’s coaching technique involves introduction to experiences, art, and creative activities. Their mission is to teach and instill the importance of living a mentally healthy life while creating a life you love full of possibilities.
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BELLA Founder, Rocio Flores receives prestigious award from the National Latina Business Women’s Association and Ford: Mujeres Legendarias

BELLA partners with LatinaFest celebrating all things Latina at Plaza de Cultura y Artes! BELLA supported as a C“On behalf of the BELLA community and our team, we want to thank NLBWA, Los Angeles and Ford Motor Company for this incredible acknowledgment of our organization’s purpose and mission. BELLA stands for Brillantes Emprendedoras Latinas de Los Angeles because it truly represents the beautiful community of women which we celebrate and honor everyday. Today I uplift them – Latina emprendedoras are a shining light and their story is worth telling. At BELLA, we center our focus on elevating the latina entrepreneurial voice by sharing the resiliency, strength and beauty of the Latina business owner, we provide capital and resources for capacity building, and build community through empowerment gatherings.

As a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants who helped my mother in her small business clean houses starting at the age of 10, I have profound respect and deep appreciation for marching alongside Latina entrepreneurs. Together we will overcome barriers to growth, together we will uplift one another and together we will be heard. Gracias again to NLBWA-LA and Ford; and to all of you I say – siempre Adelante!”

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BELLA Partners with LatinaFEST 2021

BELLA partners with LatinaFest celebrating all things Latina at Plaza de Cultura y Artes! BELLA supported as a Community Partner and sponsored Mariachi Los Gallos Reales’ performance at this annual event, a local Latina owned Mariachi based out of Boyle Heights.

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Podcast Interview with Smart Money, Pablo Delgado

BELLA Founder sits down with Pablo Delgado, host of Smart Money podcast to share the BELLA journey.