Metro Women Business Center

About Us

Metro Women Business Center. Friends of Puerto Rico is the host of a Women Business Center that is powered and partially funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Our Women Business Center will create a thriving ecosystem of women entrepreneurs in the Bayamon and San Juan region and serve as a hub to access the tools, capital, knowledge, and networks to create a supportive environment in which women and the local community will grow their businesses. This will allow an accelerated growth of an economic hub and the commercialization of new businesses in Puerto Rico.

Friends of Puerto Rico’s Metro Women’s Business Center is located at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamon. This program, funded partially by the Small Business Administration, provides comprehensive training and resources for women entrepreneurs in the San Juan-Bayamón Metro area. The business center provides important resources to budding women entrepreneurs wherever they are in their process, from support through the conceptual stage, to creating a startup business through the path of achieving sustainability. Additionally, the center supports established women, entrepreneurs, to help maximize the growth potential of their existing businesses.

 

MISSION

As a nonprofit, our mission is to improve inclusion, access, and knowledge in entrepreneurship that leads to starting or growing a business.

VISION

Our vision is to enhance the economic self-sufficiency and quality of life of women and individuals through entrepreneurial training, technical assistance and access to capital for new and growing businesses throughout Puerto Rico’s San Juan and Bayamon region.

WHO WE SERVE

Puerto Rico’s San Juan and Bayamon metropolitan area

MEET OUR TEAM

angelique Sina

Executive Director

Elizabeth Tredent

Is Chief of Staff at Friends of Puerto Rico. Elizabeth has led our operations, training and human resources since 2018 at Friends of Puerto Rico. She previously worked at Wall Street as an Operations Coordinator for multiple high profile financial firms in NYC. She is also a professional Opera singer. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music and was awarded a full scholarship for her Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Elizabeth is fluent in English and German and conversational in Italian French.

Bianca Ann Antonio

Is our Accounting & Finance Assistant at Friends of Puerto Rico. Bianca joined the organization in 2021. She graduated from Ateneo de Davao University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology. Bianca is adept in program management, communications, and leads the team across all operational areas.

Eduardo A. Díaz-García

Is a Business Counselor at Friends of Puerto Rico. He has 9 years of experience in the education sector, from a variety of areas such as teaching, school leadership, federal programs, discipline and parental engagement. He joined the organization in February of 2022. In 2011 he completed his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. In 2020 he completed his Masters degree in Educational Management and Leadership at the Interamerican University in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Eduardo is adept in educational and federal programs, program management and communication.

andrés g. atra

Development Manager

laura santamaría

Team Assistant

sol rivero

Communications Coordinator

ADVISORY BOARD