SACRAMENTO – On Monday, March 4, 2019, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will honor Liliana Andriani of Rancho Cucamonga as the 23rd Senate District Woman of the Year in a ceremony at the State Capitol.
Andriani is currently the owner of Angel Jewelers, a small business in Rancho Cucamonga. She is an active member of the community, working to support other entrepreneurs as a member of the Board of Directors for the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce and through her work with the National Latina Business Women Association - Inland Empire.
She is also involved with a number of nonprofits including OPARC, Foothill Family Shelter, Hope Through Housing, Growing Pains, and serves on the Board of Directors for Sisters of Strength.
Local nonprofit The Unforgettables Foundation recently named Andriani one of the “Biggest Hearts of the Inland Empire” at the 8th Annual Unforgettable Heart Awards held in Redlands.
For her full biography, see below.
The legislature’s annual Woman of the Year ceremony coincides with Women’s History Month and acknowledges extraordinary women from all over California for their outstanding contributions and community service.
The California State Senate will stream the ceremony live online at www.senate.ca.gov.
Liliana Andriani, 23rd Senate District Woman of the Year
Senator Mike Morrell, 23rd District
Annual Legislative Woman of the Year Ceremony
Monday, March 4, 2019
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA
Streamed online at www.senate.ca.gov
Instructions for viewing: On March 4 at 2 p.m., click on the “Live Streams In Progress” link found at the top-left corner of the Senate homepage. Under the “Senate Floor Session” section, select the “Watch” option under “Regular Session” to view.
Liliana Andriani was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. She came to the United States in 1986 and established a small jewelry repair booth in 1987 at an indoor swap meet in Pomona. In 1989, she opened Angel Jewelers in Rancho Cucamonga. Her commitment and dedication have allowed her to stay in business for decades, but it is her spirit of giving back that sets her apart.
Liliana is grateful for her profession because it has allowed her to provide jobs to her three employees, to connect with many people, and to establish strong relationships. She says her business serves as her platform to do what brings the deepest reward and fulfillment, which is serving others.
Liliana helps to promote growth through education and lifting others up. For many years, Liliana has supported Chaffey College, where she started her educational journey taking ESL classes and earning her A.A. and A.S in Business Administration. Not only does Liliana regularly contribute to the food pantry at Chaffey, but in March of this year, Angel Jewelers will sponsor three scholarships.
Liliana invests her time and effort in supporting organizations that promote economic prosperity in the community, and in particular, small businesses. She is an active member of the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce and serves as a director on its board.
Liliana is also on the Board of Directors of Sisters of Strength (SOS), a nonprofit dedicated to education, empowerment, and support of single parents in Southern California.
As a Latina entrepreneur and business owner, Liliana is interested in supporting Latinas in business. She is an active member of the National Latina Business Women Association – Inland Empire and has served on the fundraising committee for the Latinas in Business Awards Gala.
Other nonprofits that Liliana supports include OPARC, Foothill Family Shelter, Hope Through Housing, and Growing Pains.