1383335_729462833746019_1377035871_n[1]Denise Mendiola-Hertslet, program coordinator for the Bank of Guam Women in Business Program and Microcredit Training Program and senior business counselor at the UOG-Guam Small Business Development Center, will be a keynote speaker at the NAWIC Guam’s upcoming meeting scheduled for September 16, 2014.  Denise will address “Marketing Your Small Business,” sharing her experience and expertise in marketing and business development.

Denise has over 12 years of experience in marketing, business development, and management in the public and private sector with an emphasis in training and marketing; and over 10 years as a small business owner, including Real Woman Magazine, RW Media, LLC, I.P. Coffee Co. and Guma’ TASA.

Denise is also a Certified Business Counselor; Certified Credit Counselor; Certified Intermediate Export Counselor, Certified NX Level Trainer and FastTrac Facilitator; Profit Mastery Facilitator. In addition, she is the Executive Director of the Pacific Islands Microcredit Institute that administers the first microcredit loan program on Guam; Founder of Guam Soup Stock, a community-supported micro-grant initiative; Certified Master Food Preserver, California License; and Project Coordinator for Local First! Guam.

Other activities include host of the Women in Business Radio Talk Show on NewsTalk K-57, Past President of Soroptimist International of the Marianas, Immediate Past President of the Guam Council of Women’s Clubs, Secretary of the Rigalu Foundation, Secretary of the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce, co-founder of the WIB Wine & Whine events and creator of the Random Women’s Rally “RaWR!.”  Major awards include the 2004 SBA’s Women in Business Champion, 2006 ASBDC State Star, and 2012 ASBDC State Star.