The Orange County Women’s Business Center is driven to professionally train and personally empower women business owners. We provide world-class entrepreneurial training programs, access to capital, and resources that will impact the outcomes of small business owners. Our goal is to accelerate business growth and development through education, empowerment, and advocacy.
The Orange County Women’s Business Center is a team of highly skilled business owners and business experts — our sole purpose is to help you establish and grow your business.
Who We Are
Bill Waldo is a successful entrepreneur who brings over 25 years of experience growing a company from start-up level to a leading organization in the foodservice industry. He works with TriTech, SBDC to help entrepreneurs identify capital, procure start-up assistance, commercialize new technologies, develop business management systems and bring to market viable products/service.
Christina is the administrative assistant for the Orange County Women’s Business Center. She has over 10 years of experience in executive administrative support and corporate event planning, primarily in the finance industry. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. Christina looks forward to supporting her team who are passionate about helping women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
Jill Bosich is an award-winning business and culinary professional with a demonstrated history of success working in diverse culinary, bakery, food-and-beverage service management, hospitality, higher education, farm/ranch/agriculture and entrepreneurial industry segments. Jill has owned and operated her own online boutique bakery for 17 years in addition to running the education, training, and consulting arm of her business, The Range Rider, helping industry professionals achieve their personal, professional and business goals.
Mernaz Masoumi is a seasoned entrepreneur and multi-hyphenate; molecular biologist, businesswoman and now, the proud founder of NutroCore. With a professional background in two fields where there are few women leaders, and as an advocate of research and discovery, her dedication and passion to help other entrepreneurs led her to the women’s business center.
Ora Villalobos is inspired by entrepreneurship, synergy, and the exchange of ideas. With a diversified background as a business owner, consultant and angel investor, Ora is committed to inspire and champion entrepreneurs.
Patricia has more than 20 years of experience working in business and finance consulting. She is the owner of a financial planning practice, PS Worth, where she helps individuals and business owners plan for the future and make better financial decisions. Throughout her career, she has worked with both big and small businesses to troubleshoot issues and put strategies in place to build profitable, sustainable businesses.
Scarlet Huang joins the OC WBC with more than 15 years of experience as an accountant, CFO, controller with expertise in business planning, accounting, bookkeeping, operational management, and business restructuring. In addition, Scarlet has extensive experience in handling personal finance and asset management for high-net-worth individuals.
Valeria L.G. Barrett is the founder and owner of Valeria LG Barrett Arts company, which offers a wide spectrum of visual arts products and services. She is a dedicated advocate for the advancement of the arts in local communities and worldwide. Valeria mentors young artists in Southern California, New York, and Eastern Europe, and she facilitates fine arts lectures and workshops to a wide array of diverse audiences.