NEW BEDFORD — In the wake up of the BuyBlack movement, other diverse entrepreneurs in the local business world have formed similar groups.

Von Marie, 36, program manager for EforAll SouthCoast, is following in the footsteps of BuyBlackNB to created Latinas in the South Coast (Lit SoCo).

It is a Massachusetts-based group focused on creating a platform for Latina career women, women in business or those thinking about starting a business.

“Our goal is to bring together a community of powerful women looking to support, network, engage, inspire, economically empower and celebrate women, specifically Hispanic career women and entrepreneurs,” said Marie, who identifies as Hispanic.