Building Bridges: Women in Global Trade


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Building Bridges: Women in Global Tradev

10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Canoga Park, CA

Hosted by the NEW Women's Business Center – Lunch Included!

Jade Cheng, Founder & CEO


Jade is a serial entrepreneur of several seven and eight figure companies.

She is a former celebrity chef and is globally renowned as a pioneer in the plant-based industry since 2009.

She is the founder of SUPERHUMN, which is a food technology platform offering affordable plant-based meats.

SUPERHUMN has participated in women-led trade missions to Central America and developing unique supply chain centers in Asia.


You’ll hear high-level insights and best practices from the NEW Women’s Business Center and International Trade Administration officials and guest speakers on the state of global trade for women-led businesses worldwide. During the meetings and information-packed sessions, federal trade organizations, local trade resource organizations, and successful exporters will share guidance on how to export, how to finance, and how to find tools you need to succeed internationally.

The Building Bridges agenda will include:

10:00am Registration and Networking with *Trade Partners: Meet the Partners

11:00am Welcome and Introductions: Ruth Garcia Corrales, Executive Director, New Women’s Business Center

Julieanne Hennessy, Director, U.S. Commercial Service – West Los Angeles

Scott Abrahms, District Director, Congressman Brad Sherman 32nd District

11:15am Opening Remarks: Diane Farrell, Deputy Under-Secretary, International Trade Administration

Export Achievement Certificate Presentation – Kerry Mellin, CEO, dba EazyHold confirmed; Jade Cheng, CEO and Founder, Superhumn Food TBD

11:45am Export Experts: Best Practices and Pro Tips for Global Business Success

Moderator: Diane Farrell, Deputy Under-Secretary of the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Kerry Mellin, CEO, dba EazyHold – Export Success Story Confirmed

Jade Cheng, Founder & CEO, Superhumn Food, Los Angeles Export Success Story Confirmed

Christine Peterson, City of Los Angeles, Director of International Trade & Investment Confirmed

Julie Clowes, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles, CA Confirmed

12:30pm Lunch and Learn w Kili Medical Drain Center’s Cinde Dolphin, CEO (Box lunches) Confirmed

12:45pm Export Assistance: Access to Finance, Logistics, Legal, and Supporting Global Customers

Moderator: Julieanne Hennessy, Director, U.S. Commercial Service – West Los Angeles

Judy Wang, Attorney, Steptoe, LLC, District Export Council Member Confirmed

Lendistry.com, Strategic Partner TBD

Delia Valdivia or Cynthia Torres, Global Apparel and Sports Team Leader, U.S. Commercial Service, West Los Angeles TBD

Diana Dominguez, CA Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GO Biz) Confirmed

Lilia Navarrete, CEO, LKN Logistics and President of Women in International Trade Los Angeles TBC

1:15pm Closing Comments – Ruth Garcia Corrales, NEW WBC

1:30pm Program Concludes

NEW Women's Business Center
7500 Alabama Avenue
Canoga Park, CA 91303
United States

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