Support our Immigrant Community!
Established in June 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month gives people across the United States an opportunity to annually explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America.
According to immigrationimpact.com, while immigrants make up around 13% of the U.S. population, they launch over 25% of new businesses.
In a proclamation on National Immigrant Heritage Month, President Biden stated:
America is, always has been, and always will be a Nation of immigrants. It was the premise of our founding; it is reflected in our Constitution; it is etched upon the Statue of Liberty — that “from her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome.” During National Immigrant Heritage Month, we reaffirm and draw strength from that enduring identity and celebrate the history and achievements of immigrant communities across our Nation.
WNA is committed to supporting all of our members and we are delighted to share this list of our wonderful Immigrant members who opted in to be included here. We encourage you to support these businesses!
Chapter 206, Buckeye, AZ
Wendy Zanders is a Professional Organizer and Your Declutter Coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed families and special needs families Collect Memories and Experiences, NOT Things. An underperformer in grade school due to undiagnosed attention deficit disorder (ADD), Wendy worked hard and surpassed the expectations of everyone around her. Early in her career, she found that she had a knack for systems and organizing, but found herself living in a totally disorganized home after several episodes of depression. She helps overwhelmed families and special needs families get organized by helping them identify what has created the disorder in their lives, and by helping them create systems so they can get back in control of their possessions and homes. Wendy also works with families like herself that are struggling with ADD, depression, PTSD, and anxiety.
Wendy is from Trinidad & Tobago and came to the USA in June 1996.
Chapters 126, San Jose, CA
P01, Virtual Pacific
SurroundYou Design provides clients with a wide range of services, whether you are in need of architectural-, interior- or landscape design services. We can help you to create customized design strategies for your home remodeling project and guide you through the realization.
Inga is from a small town in Germany. She first moved to Ireland in 2008, and then on to California in 2009.
Chapter 126, San Jose, CA
Jeanie Colclough is a Conde' Nast Top Travel Specialist 2021 and the owner of Riveting Trips. She focuses on curating travel experiences for her clients.
With her parents and sister, she immigrated to the United States from South Korea.
Chapter 126, San Jose, CA
Tanja is originally from Germany and came to the U.S. in 2000 with her husband and German Shepherd. After working as a medical assistant, office manager, and paralegal, she went to law school in 2012 with a 1 1/2-year-old toddler at home. In 2016, she graduated from Concord Law School and took the bar exam. She opened her law firm in June of the same year, offering estate planning, probate and trust administration, and Conservatorships.
Tanja lives in South San Jose with her husband, daughter, stepson, two dogs, and a turtle and keeps busy by remodeling their house and being a board member on her daughter's swim team.
Chapter 115, Cupertino, CA
Born in Germany, Janet left for the US with her German mother and Minnesota-born Military Dad. As a solo business owner for 9 years, she provides coaching, online workshops, and team building to help business owners and teams ramp up their sales, goal strategies, and tactics, especially helping them power up their online presentations and speaking abilities. Her passion is to help empower others to achieve their personal and business dreams so that they can play more and live a purposed filled life.
Chapter 122, Los Altos, CA
Lineth is Certified Educator of Compassion Cultivation Training, a program developed at CCARE, at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.
She is the founder and president of Genuine Compassion LLC, a certified ‘Small Business - SB’, ‘Women Minority Business Enterprise - WBE’, and 'Minority Business Enterprise - MBE' on the mission of providing Compassion Education and Mindfulness programs for workplaces, non-profits, and community organizations.
Lineth arrived in the USA in 2008 when she relocated from Costa Rica to Ohio to continue her work in global business. She has been a California resident since 2012. "I am grateful and proud to hold my dual citizenship! I am an American Citizen celebrating 13 years living in this beautiful country that offers great opportunities and wonderful friends!" says Lineth.
Chapter 112, Sunnyvale, CA +
Caroline specializes in supporting women in male-dominated careers, who have tried all the usual methods to break through to greater success and are now ready to try something unconventional to level up their lives.
Caroline is from South Africa and has lived in the USA since 2016.
Chapter 130, Morgan Hill, CA
Providing video & photography social media content for small to medium businesses from all over the Bay Area. Recently in the process of adding online courses to her list of services.
Ewa is from a small town in Poland called Raciborz and came to the USA in 2008 as an Au Pair.
Thank you for supporting small business owners and specifically Women's Networking Alliance members. We encourage you to check out our members when you are in need of a product or service. We have over 150 members in California, Arizona, and Virtual chapters who are ready to help you with your needs. You can search our member database here.
+ - Denotes LGBTQ+ Owned
* - Denotes BIPOC Owned
^ - Denotes Veteran Owned
# - Denotes Disability Owned
~ - Denotes Neurodiverse Owned