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Evelyn Isaia

Asesora de Negocios / Business Advisor
Evelyn Isaia, Asesora de Negocios, Asesora de Negocios
Meet Evelyn Isaia, Asesora de Negocios

Asesora de Negocios

Evelyn Isaia is the founder of Ratatouille & Company, providing sophisticated catering with a social mission.

Having served as a successful private wealth manager for over 30 years, most notably as a senior vice president with Merrill Lynch, Evelyn’s professional career found her working with individuals throughout Latin America and Europe.  Her extensive travels, personal experiences, and a life-long passion for volunteering her time and skills to improving the quality of life for others is the cornerstone for her transition away from corporate America and into a career that held a deeper meaning for her.  Combining her love for the culinary arts and giving back to the community, Ratatouille & Company was formed in 2017 as a way to empower immigrant and refugee women through the food trade and set them on a path to self-reliance and economic stability.

Fluent in five languages, Evelyn brings her financial expertise, entrepreneurial experience, and love for empowering women to the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC).  She serves on WBDC’s Board of Directors, and works with child care service providers and other small businesses to guide them with their business strategy and support them in applying for funding.

Evelyn also works with workforce development departments at nonprofit organizations such as Building One Community in Stamford; the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) in Bridgeport; and the International Rescue Committee in New York.

In her free time, Evelyn can be found practicing Pilates, cooking and entertaining her friends, and enjoying family time with her husband, and their daughter and grandchildren.

To request your virtual counseling session with Evelyn in Spanish, French, Italian, Portugese or English, contact Eloisa Melenedez at emelendez@ctwbdc.org or (203) 353-1750 x113.

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