Xiomara Peña

As California Deputy Director & National Hispanic Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority, Xiomara manages relationships with a variety of stakeholders to promote smart public policy solutions and organize educational functions for the small business and entrepreneur community. She is the Chair & Founding Member, Alumni Association, El Nido Family Centers Secretary & Founding Member, Junior Board, El Nido Family Centers Advisory Board Member, Women's Mentoring Collaborative Program.

Home cooking laws will help legitimize microenterprise home kitchen operations in our state. We believe that home cook operations can be pathways to entrepreneurship and small business ownership for underserved populations. The bill aligns well with our goal of supporting small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs, as it will enable home cooks--mostly women, immigrants, and people of color--to use their skills to generate income.