Who We Are

Our Mission

The Orange County Women’s Business Center empowers and assists female entrepreneurs and business owners by providing consulting and training at no cost. Our team of business owners and industry experts will help accelerate your business launch and development through education, access to resources, and funding opportunities.
 

We are dedicated and passionate to supporting our ever-growing community of female entrepreneurs throughout Orange County. 

Educate

We educate you through trainings and one-on-one consulting.

Empower

We empower you by providing you with the tools and resources needed to succeed in business.

Advocate

We are your advocate. As an existing or future small business owner, you are our priority.

Our Team

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.

Bill Waldo

Business Consultant

Christina Kim

Administrative Assistant

Jill Bosich

Business Consultant

Kyu Jin Kang

Program Manager

Mernaz Masoumi

Business Consultant

Ora Villalobos

Business Consultant

Patricia Stallworth

Business Consultant

Sarah Solorio

Business Consultant

Scarlet Huang

Business Consultant

Valeria Barrett

Business Consultant

Bill Waldo

Business Consultant

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 Kim

Administrative Assistant

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

Business Consultant

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.

Kyu Jin Kang

program manager

Kyu Jin Kang believes in small business entrepreneurship and is passionate about supporting start-ups. Having been in the food industry for the past 5 years, Kyu owned and operated a boba/milk tea business that he built from the ground up, taking care of its daily operations, menu creation, human resources, and marketing. With a background that also includes 8 years in the tech industry, working with software companies on app and video game publishing and development, Kyu has experience as a program manager, social media coordinator, and customer service supervisor, and has managed multi-cultural teams with members from Europe, to Asia, to Latin America. Such a diverse cultural experience allows him to fluently communicate with clients in English, Spanish, and Korean.

Mernaz Masoumi

Business Consultant

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

Business Consultant

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 Stallworth

Business Consultant

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.

Sarah Solorio

Business Consultant

Sarah Solorio is a seasoned business professional with extensive experience in management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and operations. With a background that includes founding and managing her own boutique fitness studio, as well as roles in corporate management and merchandising, Sarah brings a unique blend of leadership, strategic thinking, and operational expertise to the OC WBC. Sarah holds an MA in Management from the University of York and a BS in Business Administration from Chapman University.  

Scarlet Huang

Business Consultant

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 Barrett

Business Consultant

Valeria Barrett, an award-winning leader in fashion and visual arts, passionately mentors new creatives and entrepreneurs. With 30 years of experience, she has served on boards and been featured in prestigious publications, driving success for top industry players like The Walt Disney Company, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and NY Broadway Productions. Over 25 years, she launched four successful businesses in New York and California. Recognized as an expert in fashion, lifestyle, arts, and entertainment, Valeria‘s influence extends globally, making her a prominent figure in creative and entrepreneurial spheres.