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Griselda Quezada-Chavez


Business Description

Griselda Quezada-Chavez is the President and Owner of Q&C EXIM, LLC an Import and Export Company located in Northern California.

 

The company launched “GuayaFina®” a private label in textiles, and in a joint venture formed “World Boutique & Gallery”. 


Business/Service Areas

International Business: Import/Export, Consulting

Professional Biography

Griselda devotes time and resources to local communities and non-profit sectors.  Her experience in the global marketplace includes participation in many formal International Trade Delegations, plus a continuous involvement with various international and business organizations as well as government agencies.

 

Her pioneer efforts for global business helped to create the first internationally focused department with NAWBO - Silicon Valley (National Association of Women Business Owners) naming her the first Director of International Affairs.  

 

In recognition of her continuous dedication, NAWBO® bestowed Griselda with the title of Ambassador of the newly formed International Task Force.  Its focus is to have NAWBO® be the conduit between women business groups globally and to bridge international opportunities for its membership.

 

Due in most part by her determination, NAWBO® renewed its membership and resumed communications with the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM) Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises Mondiales; and also brought to fruition an Affiliation between the Mexican Association of Business Women Entrepreneurs (AMMJE) Asociacion Mexicana de Mujeres Empresarias.

 

The unfolding of Griselda’s global involvement comes from her profession as a REALTOR®.  With over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, licensed in both California & Texas; Griselda is a seasoned Agent with a vast local and global network. Recently she was recognized as one of the Top 1% Agents in Northern California by Coldwell Banker.

 

Her additional community contributions include; Past Co-Chair of the International Trade Committee with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, Chair/President & Advisor to two different Hispanic Chambers of Commerce in Northern California, a Past Co-Chair of the Latina Style Magazine Business Series…   


Honors & Awards

  • Ambassador, International Task Force, NAWBO
  • Director, International Affairs, NAWBO - Silicon Valley
  • Business & Leadership Recognition, NAWBO-CA; 2015
  • Organized an International Delegation for NAWBO Women in Business Conference from AMMJE (Mexican Association of Business Women Entrepreneurs); 2015
  • Featured Article in Latina Style Magazine “Latina Entrepreneurship & Business Ownership”; 2013 Leadership Committee, Latina Style Magazine Business Series Salute in Dallas & San Jose; 2013 International Committee for the 2013 NAWBO Women Business Conference Miami; 2013
  • NAWBO Delegate, Mexican Association of Business Women Entrepreneurs (AMMJE) Conference, Durango, Mexico; 2013 59th Congress meeting/expo FCEM (Global Business Women Association) and AMMJE (Mexican Business Women Association), Merida, Yucatan Mexico; 2011 International Forum and Committee meeting FCEM (Global Business Women Association) and AMMJE (Mexican Business Women Association), Maya Riviera, Quintana Roo Mexico; 2010
  • Co-Chair International Trade Committee, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce; 2010-2011 Co-Chair, Latina Style Magazine Business Series San Jose; 2009 Hall of Fame Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Contra Costa County; 2009 Award, Women of Influence in Silicon Valley, San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal; 2008
  • Business Trade Mission, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico; 2007, 2009 America’s Competitiveness Forum, Atlanta; 2008 US Embassy Business Trade Delegation to Colombia, Ecuador & Peru; 2008 Director, Chair & President, Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; 2004-2008
  • Scholarship, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Executive Chamber Development; 2007 Foro De Negocios, Zacatecas, Mexico; 2007 Director, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Contra Costa; 2006, 2007
  • Business Trade Delegation to Florida & Nicaragua; 2006 Foro de Negocios, Mexico City, Mexico; 2006 Advisor, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Contra Costa County; 2005-2007 Recognition, East Bay Business Times 40 Under 40; 2005

Associations & Affiliations

  • Mexican Association of Business Women Entrepreneurs (AMMJE)
  • World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM) Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises Mondiales

Education / Certifications

  • Certification in International Supply Chain
  • Graduate, UCLA Anderson of Management Development Entrepreneurs Academy
  • Certification, Import/Export Management, Oakland Bay Area World Trade Center
  • NxLeveL® Certified Instructor



“NAWBO-Silicon Valley is the first Chapter to implement an international department & is pioneering global opportunities for NAWBO nationally”