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Connecting Women to Power Business Conference on March 30 in Los Angeles

Jerome E. Horton, Chairman of the California State Board of Equalization, and Michelle Steel, Vice Chair of the Board of Equalization, along with California Educational Solutions, and the National Association of Women Business Owners-Los Angeles, today announced that a free conference for business women will be held on March 30, 2011 in Los Angeles.


Keynote Speakers:     Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of Act-1 Group

Maria Marin, Motivational Speaker

Rosario Marin, 41st U. S. Treasurer


Connecting Women to Power Conference


California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E. Victoria Street

Carson, California 90747

Parking is $4.00, cash only


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (check-in at 8:00 a.m.)

 Register: Call 888-847-9652 or register online at:


This free business conference is geared towards business owners, business professionals, and community leaders.  Representatives from nonprofit organizations and local, state, and federal agencies will be available to assist attendees. Topics include presentations and panels on contracting opportunities; accessing traditional and non-traditional capital; working with the Board of Equalization and other tax agencies; leveraging technology to enhance success; understanding state, local, and federal stimulus programs; wealth management and financial planning; expanding overseas and contracting with foreign countries; and mastering work-life balance.


Editors: please watch the BOE sponsored 30-second Public Service Announcements regarding this event at:


For the invitation, list of sponsors and directions, visit: Additional information regarding other helpful in-person classes offered by BOE is available online at:  The BOE also offers easy to use, convenient, 24-hour accessible online seminars on a variety of tax and fee topics at:


Elected in 2010, Chairman Jerome E. Horton is the Fourth District Member of the California State Board of Equalization, representing more than 8.5 million residents in Los Angeles County.  He is also the BOE Legislative Committee chairman.  He is the first African American to serve on the BOE since its inception in 1879 and the third African American constitutional officer in California’s history. Horton previously served as an Assembly Member of the California State Assembly from 2000-2006.


The five-member California State Board of Equalization is a publicly elected tax board.  The BOE collects more than $48 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.  For more information on other California taxes and fees, visit