In honor of Women’s History Month, the Solano County Library, supported by a generous donation from the Solano County Library Foundation, will present a speaker series and workshops to support and foster the development of woman owned and operated businesses.



Start your Business





Speaker Saturdays


Speaker Saturdays is a series featuring a women owned and operated success story followed with an informational component to support and encourage future entrepreneurs.


The event will feature individualized accounts of personal successes and challenges as women in the business world. Roxana Damas of Diversity RD Global, Christina Baird of Little Wing Connections and Alexis Koefoed of Soul Food Farm have incredible stories to share.


Women owned and operated area businesses will be able to table outside the event by invitation and help give greater visibility to area resources.



John F. Kennedy Library

March  4

2-5 p.m.

Roxana Damas Diversity RD Global
with the Solano Small Business Development Center

Fairfield Civic Center Library

March 11

2-5 p.m.

Christina Baird Little Wing Connections
with Manjul Batra of Cooperative Realty & Ajanta Enterprises

Vacaville Town Square Library

March 18

2-5 p.m.

Alexis Koefoed Soul Food Farm
with Maria DeSousa, Doctor and Medical Consultant




Travis Credit Union presents Women & Money


All events are free and open to the public. Please join us to celebrate Women’s History Month and the launch of the first Women Mean Business series.


The Travis Thursday Sessions will focus on the specific challenge women have for money management, security, stability and the path to financial empowerment. You’ll learn the best ways to help secure your financial future,  how to turn your earnings to wealth, and the steps to take for every women contemplating the start of a new business.



Fairfield Cordelia Library

March 2

6-8 p.m.

Rio Vista Library

March 9

6-8 p.m.

Suisun City Library

March 16

6-8 p.m.





Get Inspired and Informed








Online Resources


Small Business Reference Center
Information and advice on small business and many other common business topics. Includes videos providing business owners with informative interviews, ‘lessons learned,’ lectures and ‘how to’ instructions.

Resources to Find



Legal Reference Center
A resource of over 250 Nolo press legal reference titles in full-text, detailed how-to instructions, and thousands of forms on a wide range of legal issues.

Resources to Find


MasterFile Complete (EBSCO)
A comprehensive collection of full-text journals, magazines and trade publications of general interest topics including business.

Resources to Find






Thank you to the Women's History Month Luncheon Committee of the
Solano County Library Foundation for their generous support.





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- Ron

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