Alumna Receives Award from National Latina Business Women Association

Alumna Betty Rengifo Uribe (MBA ’00, EdD ’12) was recently named a 2013 Woman of Excellence by the National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA), Los Angeles chapter.

NLBWA’s mission is to promote and support the growth of Latina business owners and professionals. Nominees for the business awards distinguish themselves through outstanding leadership as corporate professionals in their industry, as entrepreneurs, in the nonprofit sector, and/or through community outreach and service.

The awards were announced at the 10th annual Honoring Latinas in Business Awards on Thursday, June 27, 2013. The ceremony was held at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood, California.

Uribe moved to the United States from Colombia at the age of 12 and speaks fluent Spanish. She brings a unique bilingual and bicultural understanding to her profession. She is involved in a host of community organizations, including: the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce (president), Junior Achievement, the Anna Maria Arias Foundation Board and its National Latina Business Series Program, the California Hispanic Chamber, the Professional Network Group (founder), and the Parents Step Ahead Foundation. In 2010 Uribe was named one of the Most Prominent Latinas in L.A. by Univision and one of the Top 25 Corporate Elite by Hispanic Business Magazine. A mother of three, she resides in Chino Hills, California, with her husband and her family.

To learn more about the NLBWA Los Angeles chapter, visit

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