Another Entrepreneurship Project of the  Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

WISE Latina

WISE Latina



WISE Latina is a session within the WISE Symposium geared towards Latin American women entrepreneurs. It’s an opportunity for women from Latino heritage and culture to meet and network with fellow business women.

After a few years of CNY Latino being one of the sponsors, co-owner Marisol Hernandez noticed the lack of ‘Women in Color’ within these all-day events. So she proposed to the organizers back in 2011 to create WISE Latina as part of the WISE Symposium. Ever since then, the Latina representation has regularly increased in attendance and participation.

This year, CNY Latino is partnering with WISE Symposium for the 8th consecutive year to produce, sponsor, and present a Latina session in the upcoming symposium on April 18, 2018.

Feel free to contact Marisol Hernandez ( if you have any questions, or need more info about the WISE Latina session.



More information coming soon!



Session Title: “The Power of Profit: Latina Entrepreneurs Changing Their Communities”

Speakers: Ingrid Macher, Entrepreneur, Founder of Adelgaza20 & President of Burn20 ™ LLC; Eugenia Brieva, QPK Design

Moderator: Marisol Hernández, Editor-in-chief of CNY Latino Newspaper

Interactive Table Discussion Leader: Berenice Bonilla, Founder and Director of Bérica Agency, Syracuse’s first Latina-owned strategic communications and event design company.

About: Join fellow Latina professionals and entrepreneurs from Syracuse, Rochester, Albany and Utica at this year’s WISE Latina Conference at the WISE Symposium. This year’s theme “The Power of Profit: Latina Entrepreneurs Transforming their Communities”, reflects this year’s focus on inspiring women to find power in their purpose by encouraging them to seek out creative ways to launch successful business enterprises through which they can positively impact their communities. Featuring two prominent Latinas who have used their businesses to make a social difference, this year’s event will offer reflections on both personal and business growth, while offering practical tips and tools for becoming healthy, wealthy and wise. Through interactive table discussions led by local Latina leaders who are getting it done, each attendee will take new steps to becoming the mover and shaker that will help change the world by changing their communities.