Planoly Brand Partnership Manager Priscilla Castro spent an hour dropping all kinds of knowledge on "How to Create a Social Media Content Calendar to Grow Your Brand" with us during an hour-long live webinar.
Saturday morning of #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 opened with four separate keynotes by four outstanding women. Michelle Poler, Gaby Natale, Ana Lucia Cottone and Eliana Murillo each shared their experiences with change and how to find the good in evolving into who we are meant to be.
Throughout the keynotes, we learned how scary change can be - it's incredibly uncomfortable and the outcome is unknown so we don't actually know what's going to happen. When your life begins to alter, it can feel like you're no longer in control. But it’s important, as women and as Latinas, to find the beauty in your constant evolution.
Without change, we stay static. Without change, we aren't able to experience new things. The growing pains of change can be tough but the results are more than we could ever want because, oftentimes, we end up discovering exactly who we are meant to be.
These four women opened their hearts to us and shared how moments filled with incredible amounts of evolution brought them into their new.
Founder, Hello Fears
Fear Less, Do More
EMMY Award Winner, Speaker & Bestselling Author
El Circulo Virtuoso: Awakening Your Potential in Uncertain Times
To close out the first full day of #WeAllGrow Summit 2018, attendees heard from four badass women about the power of storytelling. Presented by Red Bull Amaphiko, this keynote session focused on the importance of our past experiences and how they shape our future, as well as the need to use our voices to create change.
Lucy Flores, Carolina Rubio MacWright, Rosa Clemente, and Paolo Mendoza bravely took the stage to share their journeys. While all women come from very different backgrounds, each have spent their lives harnessing their voices to drive impact. Through their individual activism, we left with the same message - we cannot sit ideally by and expect change. We need to be the powerhouses driving the change because we are strong and powerful enough to shape society. There is no time to waste because everything we need can be found inside ourselves.
Here are some of the most powerful quotes from the session.
Vice President of Public Affairs at mitú
CAROLINA RUBIO MACWRIGHT
ARTIST, IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY & ACTIVIST
ORGANIZER, POLITICAL COMMENTATOR & INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST
FILM DIRECTOR, ACTIVIST, AUTHOR & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN'S MARCH
Watch the entire Red Bull Amaphiko Presents: The Power of Storytelling session and Q&A here.
Our very first #WeAllGrow Wellness Day is only five days away! And we couldn’t be more excited to bring you all a full day of wellness, holistic health and mindfulness practices just in time to end the #WeAllGrow weekend on a high vibe.
AVEENO®, our Wellness Day title sponsor, is getting ready to bring you an Oasis of amazing experiences!
The AVEENO® Oasis, a sensorial experiential journey, will provide you the tools to find your equilibrium via expert voices, product innovation, wonderful super ingredients and how to achieve that ultimate #RadianteAMiManera lifestyle.
In the Soothing Pavilion, Andrea Minski will encourage you to adopt a more active and happy life by experiencing a wonderful full-body massage enjoying the new Positively Radiant collection.
Relax and unwind with Kika Rocha while trying the new Ultra-Calming collection, sipping a delicious cup of chamomile tea, making some yummy s’mores and warming up next to the fire pit.
Always on the go? Jacquie Marquez will show us how to prepare quick but delectable Salads in a Jar, highlighting the powerful antioxidant attributes of the Absolutely Ageless ingredients, the perfect way to keep a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.
If you are ready to find your own balance in life, Nikki Novo will help you discover this path, connect with your soul, be your most authentic self and feel #RadianteAMiManera through crystals mini-readings. OMMMM…
Fabulous Dermatologist Dr. Bertha Baum, will take consultations and create personalized skin care regimens for each guest.
The AVEENO® Oasis is sure to be fantastic with amazing experiences that everyone will enjoy. Make sure to visit the AVEENO® Oasis starting at 9 am and throughout the day and sign up for some (or ALL) of these incredible activities.
We are just days away from one of the most exciting weekends of the year, #WeAllGrow Summit 2018. As you know by now, Neutrogena is rolling out the red carpet and hosting a fabulous cocktail-evening just for us. Now comes the stressful part, what to wear? No worries! We are here to share some ideas and inspiration to get you red-carpet ready with pieces you probably already own and won’t have to break the bank account.
Spring is right around the corner and tones that never go out of style are pastels. Choose a tone that suits your skin color along with fabric that sits well on your body. Soft pinks, yellows, and lilac tones are great choices. Accessorize with simple delicate pieces that will add the perfect touch or go for one bold piece that will be the key point of your look. You can choose from statement earrings, a belt, clutch, or heels.
Not going the traditional way for a cocktail event is also a great way to make a fashion statement. Choose from a jumpsuit that clinches onto your body on all the right places. Go for a solid color and no prints. Add a few bold accessories that will give the outfit a POW! Try adding a belt and a touch of gold pieces to complete your outfit.
Mixing textures is a great way to mix and match pieces you already own. Add a touch of lace, sequins, or satin and combine with a simple skirt or shrug. Remember less is more. Only mix into your look one or two textured pieces and keep accessories very minimal.
Lace has been raving for some time now. Look for lacy pieces that again will work with your body shape. Choose from tops to heels or a clutch. If you’re thinking of going for the dress route, definitely try an array of dresses and styles just to see what looks best. Since lace is a strong statement keep accessories dainty.
Prints and Color
Mixing both prints and color can be unpredictable. In this case go for a print that is not rowdy but soft to the eye. If you’re adding color stick to tones that suit each other and make sure no more than three are used. Add some nude heels or sandals and very minimal jewelry.
Or just opt for a colorful dress! A cocktail affair is a semi-formal event with a bit more room to play with fashion and personal style. Play around with pieces in your closet and the main thing is that you feel beautiful and comfortable.
The Little Black Dress
You can never go wrong with a LBD. You can choose from various cuts to fabrics. Black is always a classic and one way to update it is by mixing in prints, color, and statement jewelry. You don’t need a lot to look red carpet ready. Just a few key pieces to spice up your outfit.
Congratulations! After months - or perhaps years (!) - of stalking the #WeAllGrow hashtag, you took a deep breath, closed your eyes went ahead and bought yourself a ticket. And you did it before they sold out. Congratulations! Now you get to panic.
(No, no, please don’t panic.)
You have nothing to worry about, PROMISE.
I know that seems easy for me to say - after all, I’m talking to you from the inside (I guess that can sound obnoxious, but I’m part of the team that has been working to make your Summit as amazing as possible, so I guess that makes me an ‘insider’). #WeAllGrow Summit is an opportunity for growth, for sisterhood, and just plain fun. You have nothing to worry about.
But, I know what it’s like to be nervous the first time you do anything. So let me share with you ten Insider’s Tips to help you put your mind at ease.
Meet New People
Hi, yes, I realize this is obvious because it’s all of these new people that are causing los nervios, but hear me out. Even if you literally don’t know a soul, you will automatically find people that are like you - and that’s a very good thing. Like attracts like. But there’s a lot of power in meeting people that are very different from you - that is how you truly expand your network, and those are the people who make life interesting. It’s usually very hard to find people that are different from you - unless, perhaps, they are coming from all over the country to Long Beach so that they can meet new people?
Add People On the Spot
When you meet someone even remotely cool, add them to your phone, follow them on social media, or exchange numbers right then and there. Just do it. Trust me on this.
Try New Things
Maybe you’re A Very Serious Writer and could care less about Instagram, but this is your chance to learn something new and you should take it. And if you only use your oven to store pots and pans, well, welcome to the club! Maybe we should check out that food blogging session together, don’t you think?
Wear Sensible Shoes
Ah, who am I kidding? This isn’t really the time to be sensible. I encourage you to take this opportunity to be as impractical and glorious as you probably don’t get to be in your everyday life. Wear the heels, or the bedazzled Vans, or wear Frida-esque flowers in your hair if that’s what you’ve always wanted. Or maybe you have to dress up for work everyday and you just want to chill in jeans and statement tees. Whatever feels like the most fantastical version of you - go for it.
And then, it is my hope that when you go home, you give yourself permission to be you at your most authentic and bold where it matters most. But that takes guts, and guts take practice. Summit is a safe space for that.
(And the truth is, most people end up in chancletas at some point.)
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Ride a helicopter? Walk up to a microphone to ask a question in front of over 400 women? Pitch your dream brand? Ask the amazing woman who was in line with you at registration if maybe she’d like to collaborate on a business together?
YES. YOU SHOULD DO THAT.
Find time to relax. Thankfully, #WeAllGrow Summit happens in a beautiful location and there’s room to spread out. Take a moment to connect with yourself and recharge your batteries. Or treat yourself to a margarita or a sweet bite at one of the sponsor suites.
Write it Down
Take notes, on paper, if possible. Write down words that inspire you (and the name of the person that said it, so that you can thank them later). Write down that insane business idea without worrying about how you’re going to make it happen. You will figure out later, but only if you remember it. So write it down. (And put your name on your notebook in case you misplace it.)
Take Pictures. Now Take Some More. Post your favorites.
You will never regret taking too many pictures. And be sure to post a ton of them during Summit - not everyone is going to take my advice and add you on the spot, but pretty much everyone searches the hashtags in the evenings (so don’t forget those!) and seeing your photo from earlier that day is a great reminder of the fun times - they are also an amazing conversation starter when you find yourself at the same table with a new friend the following day.
Have a Plan
As fun as Summit is, it is an investment of time and money and you do want to make sure you get the most out of it. What ‘getting the most out of it’ means is going to be different for everyone, so you need to make a plan for what what is important to you. Make sure you know ahead of time what sessions you don’t want to miss, which sponsors you want to meet, who you want to introduce yourself to. Throw in a bit of flexibility to balance things out, and you’re golden.
Don’t hide your light. We want to meet you - that’s why we’re here. Yes, meet other people and learn from them, but also share your amazingness with the #WeAllGrow community. It’s OK to share the amazing things you’ve done - or are planning to do. We want to know.
We are less than a month away from one of the most anticipated weekends to come, #WeAllGrow Summit 2018!
By now you’ve already purchased your summit ticket, flight, and booked your room. BUT, there are still a million and one questions floating through your mind. No worries, amigas. We got you covered and hereto answer them.
As we get closer to #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 your adrenaline levels have begun to rise and excitement is slowly building up. But most of all you’re probably wondering “what will this experience be like?” Expect this to be a venture of meeting new people and learning from them as they learn from you. You will be living every day of the Summit by the water and ocean breeze of Hotel Maya. But most of all you will be digging and learning more about yourself. This is the time where you try new methods or create a plan to explore new routes.
You will meet amazing women who will become your sisters through energy and support, as well as brands that believe in you and your community. So get ready for an amazing adventure.
Have you begun planning your agenda? Do you know what sessions you would like to attend? You can head on over to #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 Agenda and create your own personal agenda with the sessions of your choice. This is a great way to have a guide and stay on track of your day. The sessions are first-come-first-serve for those with All-Access tickets. Connect-Only tickets, you may have to wait and see if the session is at capacity, if not you will be welcome to join.
Let’s break down the “how and to” of making your way to Hotel Maya. If you’re flying in from LAX (22 miles away) or Long Beach Airport (10 miles away), there are many options that are easy, economical and stress.free methods of making your way there.
This option is only available at LAX but one of the most wallet-friendly options, a ride will cost you $9. Find out More.
UBER AND LYFT
These two are literally a click ways to book and catch a ride. NOTE: Prices do vary by arrival times and airport traffic. Do expect to pay anywhere between $27-$32 for Uber and $28-$39 for Lyft. Rates are subject to change based on availability.
These shared rides can be book in advance and you will get dropped off steps away from Hotel Maya’s main lobby. The next step for you is to check in. That’s how accessible these shuttles are. Check out AMPM Shuttle and Prime Time Shuttle for more information.
There are approximately 10 taxi companies which continue to operate throughout LAX. If a taxi is a choice of yours, you can find one curbside of the Lower/Arrival level outside each terminal. Follow the yellow ‘Taxis’ sign to catch one.
One of the parts we all look forward is the unique blend of people attending and inspiring each other at #WeAllGrow Summit in many ways, for instance in fashion. Everyone has their own flavor when it comes to style. That is why we are sharing some ideas for you to begin styling your outfits for each day.
Whether it’s comfort, layers, colors, prints or simplicity, there’s a way to make your statement. Click here to get inspiration from some of our fashionistas.
Who doesn’t love to go out and explore the area after a productive day at #WeAllGrow Summit? Long Beach is a vibrant city with an array of eating options that you can indulge from. Some are walking distance other may require a request to an Uber or Lyft ride. Check out some of Long Beach’s favorite eateries that hit the spot.
The time is here -- sign ups for #WeAllGrow Summit 2018’s field trips are officially open! It’s one of the highlights of the conference every year and this year is sure to be just as amazing. These trips are truly unique experiences that allow our influencers to connect with sponsors in an intimate and personal way.
Get ready because on Thursday, March 1st a few of our incredible sponsors will be taking you on numerous adventures throughout the Long Beach and Los Angeles areas. If you are an influencer with an actively updated blog, Instagram and/or YouTube channel and have an All-Access ticket to attend this year's Summit (sorry, not available for Connect-Only or any Industry passes), we invite you to review these unique experiences, write down your faves and fill out the #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 Field Trips Sign Up form today!
These field trips will fill up fast! Once at capacity, the signup will be closed with a firm deadline of February 15th at 11:59 p.m. PST. No exceptions can be made. Therefore, we’re asking all those who sign up to rank their favorite field trips from one to six, with one being the trip you want to attend most.
As a reminder, the field trips are highly loved by our community, which makes us so happy! But that also means we might have more signups than available spaces. Since each experience has been carefully crafted by the sponsor, spots are limited. Selections will be made based on your interest, as well as your content's relevance to a sponsor’s product(s) and/or message. So please read the descriptions carefully to make sure you’re a good fit (i.e.: Disney Parks is focused on parenting influencers covering travel, lifestyle and/or parenting content).
Confirmations will be sent via email from email@example.com no later than February 23rd. Be mindful that our team is working to make sure that #WeAllGrow Summit is an unforgettable weekend, so please do not email unless absolutely necessary. We do invite you to post any questions on the Summit’s Facebook group here.
Okay - let’s dive into the field trips!
Find Your True North With Mazda
Hop into the driver's seat during the Mazda Coastal Adventure – where you will have the opportunity to Find Your True North. Be prepared for a fun-filled day, offering moments of exhilaration, relaxation, zen, well-being and familia.
We invite you to take a journey with Mazda – through an interactive driving scavenger hunt – where you and your fellow #WeAllGrow familia will begin by taking a drive in our newest Mazda vehicles. The Japanese-themed journey will begin with a visit to a secret location, including a picturesque setting, alongside gorgeous Japanese greenery. While enjoying the scenery, you will learn about the Japanese aesthetic and how that inspires the true essences of the Mazda brand. This experience will provide a window into Mazda’s unique process of infusing life into the design and engineering of our vehicles. In addition, one lucky person from our field trip will win a new DSLR camera!
Following the morning outing, you will hop into a different Mazda vehicle to navigate through a scenic route that will lead you to a luxurious location in beautiful Malibu. Once you arrive, you will be treated to your choice of relaxing pool time, or other premium spa services, including massages, manicures, and pedicures. We’ll have a full staff offering blowouts and professional makeup sessions to get you ready for the #WeAllGrow Welcome Party. There will be live music, heavy hors-d'oeuvre, and cocktails to get the party started early! After the event, you will be chauffeured back to Hotel Maya, courtesy of Mazda.
Whether you’re looking to take an exhilarating drive in one of our latest vehicles, or wanting to spend a day full of relaxation, come take a journey with Mazda to Find Your True North.
We will meet at Hotel Maya at 8:00 a.m. and return to the hotel at 5:00 p.m.
Experience the Magic at Disneyland with Disney Parks
At Disneyland Park, enter a magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars—all in the same day! Disney California Adventure allows you to explore 7 exciting lands that bring to life Disney and Disney*Pixar stories and characters through amazing attractions, entertainment and dining!
Our "magical" mini coach will meet outside Hotel Maya at 7:45 a.m. and depart promptly at 8:00 a.m. After a special Disney Parks Welcome, #WeAllGrow attendees will explore Disney California Adventure before having lunch and visiting Disneyland. The group will depart Disneyland Resort for Hotel Maya in Long Beach at 3:45 pm.
Disney Parks is looking to connect with parents of children between the ages of 2-15 and who create travel, lifestyle and/or parenting content.
Find Your Away with Go RVing
Enjoy a day of camping in style with Go RVing! Be ready to depart Hotel Maya at 10:30 am in a luxurious party bus. Enjoy a Mimosa as we transport you to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, where you’ll have an opportunity to tour several RVs and a deluxe Park Model RV (aka a Beach Front Cottage) to learn all about RVing and how to #FindYourAWAY. Attendees will be treated to a gourmet lunch followed by a surprise guest that is sure to entertain you!
After all the fun, you’ll depart Newport Dunes at 2:30 pm returning to Hotel Maya.
Learn to Maximize from Facebook and Instagram
Facebook & Instagram are taking 40 attendees to visit its LA Headquarters! You’ll spend the day with Facebook & Instagram’s Talent partnerships team for a full day of learning, content creation and fun to help you be up to speed with everything you need to know to maximize your presence on our social media platforms.
Be ready to leave Hotel Maya promptly at 7:30 am and be back at the hotel at 4:00 pm. Come join us for an exciting day!
Sisters, Self-Care & Selfies
Chiquis, Jacqie and Jenicka, from UNIVERSO’s hit celeb-reality, The Riveras, invite you to a day filled with Sisters, Self-care & Selfies.
You’ll depart Long Beach and travel to an ocean-front suite on Huntington Beach with swoon-worthy views to enjoy a day of glam and pampering, including mini hair services, makeup touch-ups and chair massages. Then, you will be treated to a delicious family-style meal with your fellow attendees and toast each other at a gorgeous picturesque restaurant.
Finally, it’s back to the suite for a dynamic and empowering photo sesh. The Rivera sisters and your #WeAllGrow sisters will surely be cheering you on as you smile for the camera.
The Riveras is the only English-language reality series about a Latino family in the U.S. To get a first look of the new season, check out this video.
Explore Long Beach
The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to enjoy some of the great things to see and do in your conference host city. Your excursion will include a chocolate tasting by Romeo’s Chocolate and dance party as you await your tour by air of Long Beach, a visit to the Museum of Latin American Art, a skyline cruise on a spacious Harbor Breeze motor catamaran, a delicious lunch with water views, and a behind the scenes tour at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Start the day enjoying the cool ocean breeze as you sail along the Long Beach coastline aboard one of Harbor Breeze’s modern and comfortable catamarans. With both indoor and outdoor comfortable seating, this is the perfect way to get out on the water and enjoy Long Beach’s downtown waterfront. Then, head over to The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and view a comprehensive retrospective exhibition by legendary Los Angeles artist Frank Romero, encompassing over 50 years of the artist’s career.
After viewing some inspiring art, be treated to a delicious lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour of The Aquarium of the Pacific, which is the fourth most-attended aquarium in the nation. It displays over 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits that represent the diversity of the Pacific Ocean.
Finish the day off with a chocolate tasting by Romeo’s Chocolate and dance party as you await a special helicopter tour that will take you on an amazing adventure over the storied Queen Mary, the historic USS Iowa Battleship and the spectacular Catalina Island.
Get ready to meet outside Hotel Maya promptly at 7:45 a.m. to see Long Beach like you’ve never seen it before!
Make sure to sign up for the field trips here by February 15th at 11:59 p.m. PST.
We are eager to share with you the creative Latina artists who will be showcasing their designs at Latina Makers Market - #WeAllGrow Summit 2018. Attendees will be able to shop and connect. Keep reading to learn more about each one of them and their work.
Rita is the creator of Anda Pa’l, which arose out of her need to celebrate her culture and add some color to her dreary Seattle winters. Her witty, whimsical pouch bags are inspired by nostalgia and experience as a bilingual, multicultural Latina. Each is made from thick canvas and can carry pretty much anything – from makeup, to cash to school supplies. Most importantly, they help her carry a little bit of her culture wherever she goes.
Alondra and Remi started blank tag co. in February 2017 after spending a week exploring Tokyo, Japan. Culture and happiness are very important to both and wanted to showcase it to the world via stickers. Stickers are more than just a piece of paper you place somewhere. Stickers are an expression of who you are, what you’re associated with, and a way to capture memories. With every new design, they hope their stickers bring you the same excitement and happiness they feel every time you think of your culture and travel memories.
Casa Papalotl is an all-organic and cruelty-free herbal company based out of Los Angeles. They have been providing quality herbal teas and remedies for Womyn, children, and families in our community. All products are handmade in small batches to ensure quality and freshness. Reclaiming and sharing the medicine of our ancestors since 2014.
Ofelia Bretón is the founder of Frida & Chloé, a fashion company with a social purpose, focused on empowering women designers and artisans. Frida & Chloé symbolizes a multicultural environment of women with different backgrounds looking for authenticity and craftsmanship.
At Latina Makers Market you will find extraordinary knitted jewelry handcrafted in Mexico. This collection is inspired by the world of flowers in different colors, shapes and textures.
For every purchase, Frida & Chloé gives back to the community by supporting local non-profit
organizations to make a difference in the lives of Latinas.
Isabel is the owner and creator of Isa & Co., a Latina-made self-care company which creates candles that come from her childhood memories and inspiration of her beautiful Hispanic culture. She also creates soothing bath products using herbs as our grandmothers and mothers once used to care for us. You will find exclusive products made ONLY for the Latina Makers Market at #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 such as candles, care packs, and bath pops.
Kimberly Marcela Duron is the founder of Kim & Roses, a social purpose corporation, which was born- to create an e-commerce solution for underserved women in Honduras, where they can showcase their unique fashion/lifestyle items. Their collections include handmade bracelets and apparel made with vibrant fabrics that are ethically sourced from indigenous ‘Lenca’ women.
These artisan products not only support these women financially, but they also shine a light on a lesser known part of the beautiful Honduran culture. Its model is intended to help break cycles of violence and lack of education by empowering women in Honduras, as well as by providing educational seminars to diverse immigrants in the U.S.
In February of 2014, Majestic Bliss Soaps was conceived by Marcela with only $500 from a GoFundMe campaign. Every ingredient used down to the very last finished product is lovingly infused with a very special blend of Prana (Life Force, Chi).
Marcela’s soaps are not only beautiful and gorgeous cold processed soaps with lots of colors and intense swirls, they also make a difference around the world. Majestic Bliss Soaps was established with the purpose of creating quality and vegan-friendly bath products that serve a higher purpose – Dedicated to empowering the wellbeing of humanity and the animal kingdom.
Each Sueño is thoughtfully crafted using only the highest quality fabrics. They pair authentic Mexican serapes with the softest sherpa to create the coziest companion. Choose from their large throw blankets, perfect for your home and adventures. If you have little ones, the toddler size will be their new 'take everywhere' blanket.
The Designing Chica was born after Susana Sanchez-Young had an epiphany during her pregnancy and couldn’t find nursery artwork that fit her style and culture. She realized there was a need for cultured artwork for chicas and chicos just like her. She works full-time and create her designs at midnight. At Latina Makers Market you will find affordable prints, t-shirts, greeting cards, totes, makeup bags, pins, stickers with their original designs/graphics and
photography. Her inspiration is a love fest for all things Kate Spade, Frida Kahlo, Estar Guars and her Guatemalan-Nicaraguan- American culture.
Timeless Turmeric’s boutique farm, which sits in the most protected biosphere in the world grows organic, medicinal foods that are only harvested once a year so that their customers will always get premium farm fresh foods and we stand alone in transparency, integrity and quality. You will always see, smell, taste and experience the difference with Timeless Turmeric.
Esvanyeli is the founder of UNiiQUE. They are modernization of handmade embroidery. UNiiQUE is a brand helping promote positivity and culture to all women. They are a brand by and for Latinas. Each piece being offered is unlike any other, unique, and you will have the opportunity to own a non-repetitive style. This makes each piece made just for you. They respectfully look to preserve the Mexican artistic creations of their ancestral traditions and adding a twist to their manufactured products. At #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 attendees will be able to shop an array of backpacks, clutches, wallets and many more products.
Vía Raíz represents the 'new' Mexico that is rooted in tradition and culture. It's a tribute to the wave of emerging Mexican artists, makers, and designers that are elevating Mexican craft, cuisine, culture, design, and art. As a lifestyle brand, Vía Raíz offers the customer the ability to explore this new burgeoning culture and movement that is happening in Mexico.
At the Latina Makers Market you’ll get the opportunity to experience a special collection of handcrafted home accessories, decorative crafts, and beautifully woven textiles and pillows.
María José Padgett is the founder of Zindagi. In 2014 love took María José to India where she instantly lost her heart to India’s gorgeous scenery, endless traditions, and gracious people.
Zindagi’s latest collection consists of culturally fused items created to exalt the beauty of both Indian and Honduran craftsmanship, which represent both countries.
#WeAllGrow Summit is only a month away and we can hardly contain our excitement! In anticipation, we’re bringing you the lowdown on what Neutrogena, our title sponsor, has in store for everyone!
Returning for the fourth time as the title sponsor, Neutrogena is embracing "The Beauty of Evolution" with us to bring you completely new experiences for this year’s Summit.
To kick things up, Neutrogena is rolling out the red carpet at the Summit’s first-ever Red Carpet Welcome Party, where you’ll get to experience glam, a fashion show, and the spirit of sisterhood. On March 1st, come prepared to show us your style during a fun-filled evening, as Neutrogena shares best-in-class beauty.
Then, on Friday morning, Neutrogena is treating you to our signature Breakfast in Bed before you head out to the full day of activities ahead. There’s no better way to kickstart your day than with a filling breakfast and next level skincare. Whether it’s with a cleanser that targets 100% of impurities, or with a purifying face mask, the new Deep Clean Purifying line will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle your day.
Finally, head out to the Lagunita Pavilion with a clean and refreshed face to experience Neutrogena’s Makeup Masterclass. Have you ever wondered how to achieve the trendiest looks of today? Or perhaps you’re looking to master flawless, everyday glam. On Friday morning, Neutrogena will bring three of the top makeup artists of the moment, Erick Cuesta, Elizabeth Ulloa and Mariela Bagnato, to offer step-by-step demonstrations with unique looks, techniques and makeup concepts, giving you the tools you need to take your skills to the next level.
We hope you’re as excited as we are and ready to be #NeverBetter with Neutrogena!
Since our very first #WeAllGrow Summit in 2015, we have been in complete awe for the great response we’ve received from all of you to what is #WeAllGrow Storytellers. We couldn’t have imagined what was intended to be a session to showcase the diverse voices of our community would evolve into an event that is now so much bigger.
But really, #WeAllGrow Storytellers wouldn’t be as special as it is without all of you! Time and time again you keep showing up with your amazing story submissions, even if afraid. You who come on and take command of the stage to share a little bit of your lives allowing us into your world. You who gather in attendance to laugh, cry and empathize with the stories being told.
We received an incredible amount of submissions for Storytellers and we want to thank each and every one of you who submitted! We enjoyed getting to know you and learning about your journeys. Choosing the finalists was not an easy task. Together with Kathy Cano-Murillo and representatives from the #WeAllGrow Latina team, six finalists were chosen to shine on a platform made for their stories this coming March in Long Beach, California.
Please join us in congratulating the 2018 #WeAllGrow Storytellers! Get ready to laugh, cry and be inspired by the beauty of evolution with these spectacular stories.
2018 #WeAllGrow Storytellers
Christina Igaraividez of The Christinal
Jorge Narvaez of Reality Changers
Rachel Matos of Perennial Chic
Samery Moras of Life By Samy
Sitara Monica Perez of Valle Girl Vino
T Lopez of Mom Life Yo
For those of you who weren’t able to snatch an All-Access ticket to #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 before we sold out, we’ll be broadcasting Storytellers via our Facebook Live, so make sure you subscribe to our notifications so you don’t miss any of these fabulous stories.
We're super excited to announce that Latina Makers Market applications for #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 are now open! Become one of the amazing creatives who will be showcasing and selling all their amazing designs at this year's Summit.
If you are a Latina Maker interested in having an exhibit space to showcase your work at the 2018 #WeAllGrow Summit happening in Long Beach California, make sure to sign up! There is no cost to you for having this space and being able to connect with the 450+ summit attendees. We've created this space since our second event to be able to highlight the beautiful work in our community and because Latina creative entrepreneurs are nation's economic force!
You will be responsible to set-up, manage and tear-down your space during the Latina Markers Market (LMM) hours on March 2nd and 3rd. A space at the Latina Markers Market does not grant you full-access to #WeAllGrow Summit but we will include one Connect-Only ticket as well as a Wellness Day ticket for your participation. No travel expenses are covered.
More information will be sent if you are selected, in order to confirm your final participation. Latina Makers selection and notification will come the first two weeks in January 2018. Application period closes January 14, 2018.
On December 15th, 2017 we had the joy of co-hosting an event for Los Angeles area influencers to celebrate the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign with Domino's Pizza.
This year marks the 14th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign – created by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas, the children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – is an annual tradition with tremendous public support for the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Kicking off November 1st and running through the 1st week of January, St. Jude Thanks and Giving is an unprecedented union of celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners that ask consumers to donate while they shop to support St. Jude. Thanks to the support generated through partner campaigns like St. Jude Thanks and Giving, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. This holiday season, we give thanks for the healthy kids in our life, and give to those who are not. Join St. Jude and Domino’s in fighting childhood cancer. Agradece la salud de tus niños y ayuda a aquellos que no la tienen.
Domino’s Pizza, a 14-year partner with approximately 5,245 participating locations, has raised more than $38 million for St. Jude primarily through its participation in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. Domino’s led the way in raising funds in 2016 by raising a company record of $7.3 million for the kids of St. Jude by featuring a special St. Jude Meal Deal during the campaign, which included a $1 donation to St. Jude. Domino’s unique online ordering system resulted in a significant increase in online donations.
Not only did attendees learn about St. Jude and Domino's partnership via the Thanks and Giving campaign, but they also got to meet Lucas, a 5-year old patient from Chile being treated at a St. Jude hospital in California. Lucas and his family reminded us that every single dollar does make a difference since they are living proof of it.
Celebrity Alejandra Espinoza sat with Alex Flores, manager of Hispanic/Multicultural marketing St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, for an emotional chat about why she passionately supports St. Jude and how cancer has touched her family's life.
You can watch her full interview below and donate to St. Jude via her fundraising site here.
TurboTax is back for the third year in a row as an official sponsor of #WeAllGrow Summit! And the surprises they have in store for us start now with this giveaway where one lucky winner will get to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to join us at #WeAllGrow Summit and #WellnessDay18!
HOW TO ENTER
During the Contest Period, influencers and/or social media creators can write and share an Instagram and/or Twitter post that could cover any of the following topics:
a) Describe how you prepare and get ready for Tax Day: what tools do you find useful to find additional information, to stay organized, etc. or describe how you take control of your finances starting with your own taxes
b) If you are a TurboTax user, describe what you like the most about the product, feature, offer or service. Share your own testimonial
c) Describe how you would feel and the benefit to you if you knew you could file your taxes from the comfort of your own living room, wearing your most comfortable clothes and have the extra reassurance from a CPA or Enrolled Agent that could review your tax return if you need it, all accessible from your laptop! The new way of filing taxes does exist and you could try it this season with TurboTax Live.
- Contest is open to social media influencers and content creators.
- You must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter.
- You must submit via Instagram and/or Twitter
- Image/video must contain a branded visual which can include the TurboTax app on mobile devices or the TurboTax website on computer screens.
- Posts must be featured on your Instagram page main feed and not part of Instagram stories.
- Participants must use these hashtags: #WeAllGrowConTurboTax #Contest
- All Entries must be posted by January 14, 2018 at 11:59pm PST to be considered.
Click HERE for full rules and regulations.
Starting a new business can be daunting. But, managing cash flow doesn’t have to be a cause for nightmares. Today, more and more people are starting their own businesses or working as contractors and freelancers. Si eres una #Jefa, knowing how to manage your business’ income is very important. The QuickBooks Resource Center provides all the tools you need with free resources for starting, running and growing your business.
In the last three months, #LatinaBloggers have shared different experiences and points of view on how to use the QuickBooks Resource Center to build your business and find #WaysToGrow.
“It’s so easy to drop the ball on financials, yet it is so crucial to get a grip on them, or you will be the official owner of a hobby that consumes you. When you manage your finances, you can enjoy the clarity of where you are and where you are going.”
“My biggest fear was messing something up on my taxes. You don’t have to worry about such things, any longer. With tools like the self-employment tax calculator, you’ll be able to avoid the heartburn and night sweats that could be brought on when working on taxes. Oh and did I mention that this calculator is free? That’s also important when you are self employed.”
“Sabemos que tener dudas sobre temas de negocios es común y el tratar de resolverlos puede llegar a ser frustrante. Por eso te recomendamos el centro de ayuda gratuito “Resource Center” de Intuit QuickBooks, un servicio maravilloso que aclara nuestras dudas y facilita el proceso de crear un negocio.”
To learn more about the QuickBooks Resource Center and find new #WaysToGrow your business, visit the QuickBooks Resource Center website.
We all want what's best for our babies and finding great baby food doesn't have to be so hard. NurturMe’s organic tummy friendly baby and toddler foods are free from common allergens that can upset sensitive bellies and promote good digestive health. No gluten, dairy, soy, egg or guilt; and our ancient grain based cereals and snacks deliver a daily dose of probiotics. Some of our baby influencers were able to give NurturMe a try. Check out their videos below!
Today we are partnering with @nurturme and trying their delicious healthy, tummy friendly food for babies and toddlers 😋 Jaxon is already a fan of their ancient grain cookies, power blends and 100% quinoa squares! And mom is happy knowing that there’s nothing in these snacks that can upset sensitive bellies, no gluten, dairy, soy, egg or guilt. 🌈Check out the video we created (link in bio 👆) #Sponsored #TummyFriendly#YummyLife
En Tus Zapatos
to one of the videos I've enjoyed the most doing! On this day, Lu 💕 surprised us all with her acting debut in English telling us about her new @nuturme 100% organic snacks! This video is too cute to miss! Please click on the link in my profile to view the full video 🥕🍓🍌 #TummyFriendly#YummyLife #ad #NuevoVideo #ad
It can be truly difficult to find healthy snacks that are both nutritious and delicious. But, guess what? It's not impossible! @nurturme organic toddler snacks surprised us all with their delicious flavors. And mommy was all happy to know that there is nothing in them that would upset their stomach since they're gluten, soy, dairy, egg and even guilt free 😅 #YummyLife #TummyFriendly #ad
For more on NurturMe Baby Foods follow the hashtags #YummyLife and #TummyFriendly or visit their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa has two classic flavors: the creamy texture of real avocado and the spicy kick of authentic salsa verde. It's the perfect salsa you'll want to use with absolutely everything. HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa is versatile salsa that can be use for topping, dipping and cooking. It will add incredible flavor to all kinds of dishes, there's no wrong way to use it. Our food influencers love the salsa and share their favorite HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa recipes.
I made these Baked Steak Taquitos for my family using some leftover steak and HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa. We prefer flour tortillas to corn, but I did stuff the taquitos with leftover roasted corn, green onions, cilantro and cheese.
The Other Side of the Tortilla
Eggs Benedict is one of the most popular breakfast dishes served in the united states, so i gave it a Mexican makeover with chorizo, ancho chile hollandaise, and HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa.
These enchiladas are made with Herdez® Guacamole Salsa to give it a unique Mexican flavor. HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa is so versatile that you can use it as a dip, marinade, or in a recipe like I decided to do.