#WeAllGrow Summit

The Beauty of Evolution

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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. 

 

Michelle Poler

Founder, Hello Fears

Fear Less, Do More

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It turns out no one is judging us the way we judge ourselves.
— Michelle Poler
The enemy of success is not failure, it’s comfort.
— Michelle Poler

 

Gaby Natale

EMMY Award Winner, Speaker & Bestselling Author

El Circulo Virtuoso: Awakening Your Potential in Uncertain Times

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Sometimes the most wonderful surprises that we receive in life come in the form of a no.
— Gaby Natale
What is the story you should be owning and sharing? What is the story that is waiting to be written in your book?
— Gaby Natale

Watch Gaby’s full session here.

 

Ana Lucia Cottone

Creative Consultant & Content Developer, Knack Talent, Inc.

Anatomy of a Thought

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Your greatest creative advantage is at your core.
— Ana Lucia Cottone
I was completely taken by the new realization that I had the power to transform and reframe all my old ways.
— Ana Lucia Cottone

 

Watch Ana Lucia’s full session here.

 

Eliana Murillo

Founder and Head of Multicultural Marketing, Google

How to Find Your Light When the World Thinks You’re Shining

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When we focus on gratitude, it makes everything not seem so impossible.
— Eliana Murillo
Why does it feel so hard to honor ourselves?
— Eliana Murillo

The Power of Storytelling, presented by Red Bull Amaphiko

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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 MacWrightRosa 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. 

 

Lucy Flores

Vice President of Public Affairs at mitú

Our stories matter. Our journeys matter. Our voices matter. They’re so powerful when we can connect our experiences and perspectives to something that is bigger than us.
— Lucy Flores
Every single one of you has an incredible story to tell.
— Lucy Flores

CAROLINA RUBIO MACWRIGHT

ARTIST, IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY & ACTIVIST

Brave days make us who we are, they build our lives and they especially define us.
— Carolina Rubio MacWright
Can you imagine the power we could bring if everyone in this room had a brave day together?
— Carolina Rubio MacWright

Rosa Clemente

ORGANIZER, POLITICAL COMMENTATOR & INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST

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Why do we always learn about the history of our oppression but never the history of our resistance?
— Rosa Clemente
My faith always lies within the people - the warriors; the unapologetic black and brown sisters, brothers and non-gender conforming people; the working class; and the rebel rousers. My faith lies in knowing that we have a strong legacy, that we walk with our ancestors and that the future is my daughter.
— Rosa Clemente

Paola Mendoza

FILM DIRECTOR, ACTIVIST, AUTHOR & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN'S MARCH

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Progress is not continuous. Nor is progress guaranteed. Progress has to be fought for.
— Paola Mendoza
If we vote out of a place of love - if we vote to protect our undocumented brothers and sisters - we will be saving this country from itself.
— Paola Mendoza

Watch the entire Red Bull Amaphiko Presents: The Power of Storytelling session and Q&A here.

Red Carpet Fashion - What to Wear?

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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.

Pastels

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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.

Jumpsuits/Menswear

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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.

Texture

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Top Ten Insider Tips for #WeAllGrow Summit First Timers

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.

 

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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?

 

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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.)

 

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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.

 

Relax

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.)

 

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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.

 

Shine

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.

Everything You Need to Know to Prepare For #WeAllGrow Summit 2018!

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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.

 

What to Expect

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.

 

#WeAllGrow Summit 2018 Agenda

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.

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The easiest and most cost-effective way to make your way to Hotel Maya

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.

FLYAWAY

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.

SHUTTLES

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.

TAXIS

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.

 

Tips to Dress and Leave your Style Signature at #WeAllGrow

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.  

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Looking for Something Savory or Sweet in Long Beach

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.

#WeAllGrow Summit 2018 Field Trips Are Here: Sign Ups Open!

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 vanessa@weallgrowlatina.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!

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

Latina Makers Market: Meet & Shop the Creative Latina Artists at #WeAllGrow Summit 2018

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.

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Anda Pa’l

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.

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blank tag co.

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.

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Casa Papalotl

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.

 

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Frida & Chloé

Frida & Chloé

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.

 

 

 

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Isa & Co.

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.

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Kim & Roses

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.

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Majestic Bliss Soaps

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.

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Sueño

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Designing Chica

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.

 

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Timeless Turmeric

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.

 

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UNiiQUE

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.

 

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Vía Raíz

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.

 

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Zindagi

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.

 

Get Ready to Feel #NeverBetter with Neutrogena at #WeAllGrow Summit 2018

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#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!

 

Meet The 2018 #WeAllGrow Storytellers!

#WeAllGrow Summit 2018 Storytellers

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.

Latina Makers Market is back at #WeAllGrow Summit 2018: Applications Are Now Open!

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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.

SIGN UP HERE!

Win an All-Expenses-Paid Trip to #WeAllGrow Summit with TurboTax!

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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.

    THE DETAILS

    • 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.

    ¡SUERTE!

    #WeAllGrow Summit 2017 Recap: #AlasParaVolar Welcome Party, presented by Macy’s

    Once everyone returned from their field trips, it was time to get the party started! Influencers gathered for the official start of #WeAllGrow Summit at the #AlasParaVolar Welcome Party, presented by Macy’s. The night was filled with Frida inspiration everywhere - from the flower crowns designed by Jessica Resendíz of Raggedy Tiff to the photo booth wings created by sibling duo Denise Cortes and Jeshua Vivero to all of our attendees embracing their inner Frida Kahlo. After a fun-filled night with cotton candy provided by Twisted Cotton Candy, tacos, fruit cups with Tajin and delicious RumChata drinks, we all had our wings on and were ready to soar throughout the Summit weekend! 

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    Photo Credit: Robson Muzel

     Our presenting sponsor, Macy's, had a cabana filled with Friday-inspired outfits for our influencers.

    Our presenting sponsor, Macy's, had a cabana filled with Friday-inspired outfits for our influencers.

     Macy's also spoiled us all with special goody bags to take home.

    Macy's also spoiled us all with special goody bags to take home.

     Photo Credit: Robson Muzel

    Photo Credit: Robson Muzel

      Chulita Vinyl Club  kept the party going all night long by spinning old vinyls for attendees. 

    Chulita Vinyl Club kept the party going all night long by spinning old vinyls for attendees. 

      Chulita Vinyl Club  is an all-girl crew that’s empowering women of color to express themselves and their cultural heritage.

    Chulita Vinyl Club is an all-girl crew that’s empowering women of color to express themselves and their cultural heritage.

     The beautiful wings Denise and Jeshua designed just for us!

    The beautiful wings Denise and Jeshua designed just for us!

      Samantha Santana  also designed a beautiful backdrop for our photo booth with her custom, restickable wallpaper. 

    Samantha Santana also designed a beautiful backdrop for our photo booth with her custom, restickable wallpaper. 

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    #WeAllGrow Summit 2017 Field Trips

    Six of our amazing #WeAllGrow Summit sponsors kicked the weekend off with some absolutely incredible field trips for our influencers. Neutrogena, Disney Princess "Dream Big, Princess," Disney Parks, Mazda, Red Bull and Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau took attendees all throughout the Long Beach and Los Angeles areas for some truly one-of-a-kind experiences.

    Neutrogena

    Neutrogena treated some influencers to a private beachfront home in gorgeous Malibu. The team pampered our ladies with makeovers courtesy of Elizabeth UlloaErick Cuesta and their team of makeup artists. They also learned about the anti-aging benefits of suncare from Dermatologist Dr. Baum and had some fun doing one-on-one photoshoots. 

    Disney Princess "Dream Big, Princess"

    A group of 30 influencers ventured all the way up to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. There, they received a tour of the lot and saw an exclusive first-look at the new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, as well as Tangled: Before Ever After. They were treated to lunch in the fifth floor executive room and were extra surprised when Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, dropped by to say ¡Hola!

    Disney Parks

    Disney Parks came back as a field trip sponsor for the second year in a row and treated influencers to the magic that is Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The ladies enjoyed rides, macarons, ice cream, sisterhood and more! 

    Mazda

    Mazda wanted influencers to get behind the wheels of their cars and explore the open road of California - and that's just what they did! Twenty influencers hopped into the newest line of Mazda vehicles, ranging from cars to SUVs, and drove along the California Coastal Escape to their destination: Terranea Oceanfront Resort. They were treated to a delicious lunch completed with wine and other goodies and enjoyed various relaxing activities together before heading back to Hotel Maya.

    Red Bull

    Red Bull got our influencers' heart rates up at the Red Bull High Performance Center in Santa Monica. They met with lead trainer Per Lundstam, who joined Red Bull in 2010 and has also held roles within different ski federations, including the US Ski & Snowboard Association and the Swedish Ski Federation. Attendees not only learned about the brand but also experienced a high intensity workout, followed by cool down exercises, and then enjoyed a fulfilling lunch courtesy of Red Bull.

    Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau wanted to make sure our influencers got to see all the beauty throughout our host city. They swept 90 attendees off their feet with helicopter rides, a relaxing boat tour, an exclusive visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific and an outing at the Museum of Latin American Art. 

    Get Ready for #WeAllGrow Summit's Keynote Panels!

    With only one more day until #WeAllGrow Summit, our team is bursting with excitement! From the location to the sponsors to all of you, being together in Long Beach for this Energy of Sisterhood is already incredible. Making it even more special are all the fabulous keynote panels we've got for you! We know we've been teasing you with them and now the time has come to unveil each one for you. Discover the topics, find out who's speaking and make sure to get to Lagunita Pavilion to grab a front row seat! Check out the agenda here to not miss a beat.

    The Evolution & Impact of Lifestyle Blogging

    The world of blogging has changed so much in recent years. With so many advancements and game-changers, it can be tricky getting started. Even if you're a seasoned blogger, there is still so much to be learned. Susan Stipcianos of The Dream Team Agency will be moderating The Evolution & Impact of Lifestyle Blogging. She'll be joined onstage with some pretty amazing mujeres, including Dulce Candy, Glendy Feliz, Daniela Ramirez, Kyrzayda and Gina Ybarra

    Women IRL: Get an Intimate at the life and times of Chiquis & Jenicka, stars of UNIVERSO’s newest reality series, The Riveras

    Hear from two unique women and sisters dominating the social space and navigating life in the spotlight while being entertainers and entrepreneurs. Moderated by E! News correspondent Miriam Isa, we will dive into the Latina impact in the media industry and the rise of WOMEN IRL with Chiquis and Jenicka Rivera.

    Beauty Across Platforms, presented by Neutrogena

    Neutrogena will be bringing together the top Latina influencers from print, digital and YouTube/social media! These leaders in the beauty space will share their unique perspectives on the latest industry trends, the importance of crafting a message that connects emotionally with the Latina consumer and the evolution of beauty content from their area of expertise. Get ready to hear from Panel Lead Jen Gomez, brand director for Neutrogena, and panelists Cristy Marrero, Adriana Castro and Paula Galindo.

    Creating Espacios Hour, presented by Chase Slate

    Chase Slate is inviting you to #ConquerYourCredit at the Creating Espacios Hour hosted by Brittney Castro, Chase Financial Education Ambassador and Founder/CEO of Financially Wise Women. Brittney will host a session with four trailblazing women who will share personal “conquering” moments in their careers.

    Creating Espacios, the podcast for and by Latina trailblazers, will be hitting the #WeAllGrow Summit stage this Friday for a special TED-like session. We thought it’d be best to speak to the creator herself, Vivian Nuñez, to get the scoop!

    Over the span of an hour you’ll hear from four women who have turned their passions into the driving forces behind their careers. Each woman’s session will be about 8 to 10 minutes long and consist of their own aha moment, what they did to get through it and how you can apply a similar formula to any business blip or opening you’re currently facing.

    "As the host of Creating Espacios, my goal was always to create the space (pun always intended) for Latina’s stories to be at the forefront of business, entrepreneurship and the side hustle space," Vivian said. "There are so many factors that make up our business decisions — from being risk-averse to our families — but none of those factors should ever stop you from moving forward. During each episode, and during this session, what we do is stop, acknowledge the reality for what it is and then figure out ways to hack it in your favor."

    Get ready for an exception panel with host Brittney Castro and panelists Vivian Nuñez, Beatriz Acevedo, Francesca Kennedy and Patty Rodriguez

    Princesas y Guerreras: The Power of Community with Marinés Duarte

    Learn how the power of your voice, overcoming your fear and embracing your community can change your life and the lives of others from the fearless and inspirational Marinés Duarte.

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    Step It Out! A Wake-Up Call to Action with Martín Llorens

    In this modern world, we are living with an explosion of information and experiences that it is putting all of us to the test. We are at a crossroads that is making us choose to either stay where we are or challenge ourselves to STEP OUT of our comfort zone and rise to our full potential. After experiencing his own personal human revolution during the last few years, Martín Llorens is back to share his journey and walk you through the inner landscape of your own self to help you overcome struggles and obstacles with grace and love and re-awaken all your Divine Feminine powers to find your true purpose.

    Partnering with Mission Drive Organizations: Using your Social Influence for Social Good, presented by Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports is looking to connect with new and diverse audiences who share the mission of working with consumers to create a fairer, safer, healthier marketplace.  In our constantly evolving digital age, the rights of everyday consumers are often challenged by corporations and lawmakers who count on their silence -- but social influencers hold tremendous power to help inform and raise the voices of consumers to ensure that their interests are protected. Consumer Reports invites you to join the conversation and hear more about the company's journey in working with digital influencers in the Latino community. Come learn how you can use your social influence for social good. By partnering together, we can make an even greater impact. Moderator Elena Chávez of Consumer Reports will be joined by panelists Meryland Cuevas, Laurita Tellado, Myrah Duque and Lorraine Ladish

    Next Stop...Jefas Keynote Lunch, presented by HOLA! USA

    No filter conversation amongst celebrity influencers with successful side projects and how their social media community shaped their businesses. Join moderator Cristy Marrero as she chats with Camila Alves, Fernanda Romero and Elizabeth Gutierrez

    Neutrogena is Ready to Pamper our #WeAllGrow Summit 2017 Attendees!

    We can hardly believe #WeAllGrow Summit is only three days away! In anticipation, we’re bringing you the lowdown on what Neutrogena, our title sponsor, has in store for everyone!

    Returning for the third time as the title sponsor, Neutrogena is pulling out all the stops. On Thursday, the brand will be bringing 30 influencers to an exclusive beachfront home where they’ll be introduced to the partnership between Neutrogena and Beauty and The Beast. Attendees will experience Belle-inspired makeovers by Elizabeth Ulloa, Erick Cuesta and their team of makeup artists while Dermatologist Dr. Baum will educate on the anti-aging benefits of suncare. Guests will be able to channel their inner stars with a one-on-one photoshoot and more. We can’t wait to see it all! Make sure to follow along on social media by following the hashtags #WeAllGrow and #BeNeutrogena.

    By now, we’re sure everyone heard of the incredible Neutrogena suite at last year’s Summit and we’re happy to say that the brand is bringing back your favorite parts, as well as introducing many new elements! On Friday and Saturday, stop by the VIP Suite to be totally immersed in all-things Neutrogena. Got skincare or makeup questions? Well, you’re in luck because Dr. Baum and artists Elizabeth Ulloa and Erick Cuesta are ready to answer any of your questions! Explore the suite, enjoy personalized product pairings and expert makeup application. As a bonus, take home your curated regimens to test out and enjoy! Their team is ready to pamper you and help you grow all weekend long.

    Lastly, Neutrogena will be hosting a keynote panel during lunch on Friday titled, “Beauty Across Platforms, presented by Neutrogena.” Panel Lead Jen Gomez, Brand Manager for Neutrogena Cosmetics, and panelists Cristy Marrero, Adriana Castro and Paula Galindo will share their unique perspectives and personal anecdotes on beauty from their areas of expertise.  

    Are you excited?? We are, too! Get ready to be spoiled by Neutrogena and their team!

    Latina Makers Market: Meet the Artists Joining Us at #WeAllGrow Summit 2017

    We love elevating our community, which is why we're so excited to bring Latina Makers Market back for #WeAllGrow Summit 2017! We're looking forward to our attendees meeting the creatives who will be showcasing all their amazing designs. Everything will be available for purchase so make sure to get in a little shopping during the weekend. For a little sneak peak, take a look at who will be joining us and get to know a little more about them! 

    Alma Vistoso

    Alma Vistoso combines the timeless aesthetic of Mayan textiles with modern design to create high-quality bags and swimwear for adventures at the beach and beyond.

    The brand is inspired by sharing the indigenous artwork of Guatemala and the Mayan culture to people all over the world! They strive to bring together something ancient and something new, to build a sustainable lifestyle brand that supports the artisans of Guatemala, as well as the economies of the U.S. and Los Angeles!

    Chic-Iata

    Myra Brooks is CHIC-IATA. Yes, that's chic and piñata! Her designs are inspired by fashion and made with colors and textures that are on trend right now.

    After Myra had her son and decided to leave her brokerage job behind, she was left with an itch to create. CHIC-IATA was born from her love of her culture, family and, of course, all things that sparkle!

    Folk Project

    Folk Project embodies the encounter of two worlds and the result is the syncretism of traditional costumes and home décor accent pieces. The mission of the project is to travel the world looking for unique textiles and turning them into bespoke decorative pieces, such as furniture and accessories.

    Folk Project uses a raw material known as the huipil, which is an essential piece of the Guatemalan and Mexican traditional costumes. Every huipil is bought at a fair price from the artists in order to promote the survival of their traditions.

    Merijam Roelofs, the designer behind the brand, said the company aims to highlight the creative work of the indigenous woman who often remains invisible to modern society. By using huipil in the world of modern living, the brand hopes to showcase their craft on a global platform and give them the acknowledgement they deserve.

    Folk Project is all about introducing a piece of the traditional world to the modern one, in turn creating a refreshing design unique to the global living style.

    Handmade by Helena

    Helena Osorio of Handmade by Helena sews fun and useful items for travel and for carrying your yoga mat or spinning (gym) shoes in style. No more bringing back home your dirty laundry in a plastic bag!  Most of the fabrics she uses are cotton and the ones with dichos are all printed in the USA.  

    Helena's grandmother used to be a seamstress and she supported and put 5 kids through college by sewing. Two years ago, she bought Helena a sewing machine and taught her the basics. At the time, Helena had no idea that she was given a never-ending outlet of creativity. The process of sewing sometimes feels tedious, complicated and long but nothing beats the feeling of love, happiness and accomplishment that flows through you when you hold the finished product in your hands!

    Homegirl Por Vida

    Homegirl Por Vida is your homegirl Xenia Galaviz offering metaphysical tools to help you on your path into spiritual gangsterism.

    Xenia is the first in her family to start a small biz. Therefore, she wanted to shatter the stereotype of being a homegirl, proving that a dollar + a dream is real for every homegirl. Where she comes from, where she's going and what she wants to see keeps her at it 24/7/365.

     

    Ix Style

    Ix Style (pronounced "eye ex") started as a simple idea to help one woman artisan and morphed into working with over 600 women around Lake Atitlan. Ix Style is a charitable fashion company that sells huarache sandals, handbags and jewelry made by Guatemalan artisans. For every purchase, the company donates to provide clean drinking water to children in Guatemala.

    Francesca Kennedy's mission began when she returned to visit her grandparents at Lake Atitlán in Guatemala in 2010. The lake had became so completely overrun with blue-green algae that the water looked like sewage. The image of young girls collecting the contaminated water to drink, cook and clean remained with her, later providing the catalyst for starting her own socially-conscious fashion brand: Ix Style.

    Las Conchitas

    Las Conchitas by Ruby Wright are handmade goods inspired by Mexican sweet bread. 

    When it comes to creating, Ruby finds that crafting and trying new things challenges her to be creative and relieve stress. She's inspired by new techniques, styles and her heritage. Overall, Ruby finds satisfaction in making things that others will love just as much!

    Lasso is Love

    Lucy M. Wilson & Maria Calle are the creators behind Lasso is Love, handmade jewelry based out of Los Angeles. Lasso is Love is all about jewelry making a statement in a casual way.

    The company is inspired by friendship and meanings of life. Their jewelry makes a contemporary statement of functionality and style.

    Pearmama

    Pearmama is a site for Latina women, mothers and creative spirits navigating life and love in a real, authentic way.

    Denise Cortes, the mastermind behind the brand, said that Frida Kahlo has been her muse for a long time. Kahlo's strength of character, her unconventional beauty and the ability to transcend great physical and emotional pain draws Denise to her, which inspired Denise to create these pieces. They're like small jewels in the hands of Frida-philes and art lovers alike.

    Pressed Intentions

    Maura Hernandez is the innovator behind Pressed Intentions, an Etsy store that sells fine handmade stationery and gifts. 

    Maura loves to create beautiful, inspiring and funny items to spread love and kindness. She's inspired by mindfulness, popular culture and a wicked sense of humor.

     

     

    Raggedy Tiff

    Jessica Resendíz of Raggedy Tiff says her brand represents cultura, pride and the beauty of handmade items and craftsmanship. She is a first generation attending college in order to pursue her fashion career. She owes it to her hard working parents, who immigrated to the States for a better life and opportunities.

    Being a proud Mexicana in the fashion industry has been a challenge for her but with determination, hard work and dedication, she believes que todo se puede. Her family and her 11-year-old daughter are her motivation. They keep her striving and showing the world that anything is possible, no matter where you come from or who you are.

    Sweet Llamita

    Sweet Llamita helps women express how they truly feel by creating beautiful and culturally-relevant paper designs for everyday and special occasions.

    Brenda Castillo derives inspiration from the beauty of good design, both the English and Spanish languages, and the cultural richness of Latin America. A simple font or illustration has the ability to evoke various emotions and finding a good balance between good design and cultural relevance can create powerful reactions. If her products can melt hearts, induce chuckles, or inspire, then she's done her job.

    Viva Greetings

    Viva Greetings manufactures and distributes Mexican themed greeting cards, gifts and party goods.

    Carla Fonseca finds inspiration in her heritage, in her culture and in Mexico. The colors, the traditions and the diversity of such factors bring out the creative elements in her designs.

    Woven Wanderland

    Christina Ghadieh is the creative soul behind Woven Wanderland who designs modern macrame for your inspired home.

    Christina has always been artistic. Upon recent rediscovery of macrame, she fell in love with its whimsical aesthetic. For her, the creation of each piece is s meditative process. She hopes her work can create a mindful place of happy thought for others.

    4 Things You Will Experience at #WeAllGrow Summit 2017

    There’s a lot of anticipation leading up to #WeAllGrow Summit. If you’ve never been before, you may be wondering what it’s like. Even our veteran attendees are left wondering how this year’s Summit will be different from the previous two. We decided to break down four things you can definitely expect at this year’s Summit!

    Beautiful Views

    If you’re new to visiting Long Beach, get ready for some incredible views. Even Southern California residents love the area and visit frequently because it boasts an incredibly picturesque downtown waterfront.

    Hotel Maya sits directly on the Queensway Bay so the water views are going to be on point. Besides the water views though, the entire Hotel Maya is an Instagrammer’s dream. Muted colors, cobblestones, sand, palm trees and the beautiful blue of the sky and water make the absolute perfect backdrop for basically any photo.

    This place inspires us and we know it will inspire you, too!

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    Amazing Networking Opportunities

    We know all our attendees are super excited for the weekend but our sponsors are just as excited (if not more!) to meet and connect with all of you. Each has been hard at work planning the perfect activation for us all to experience. And we have to say it’s going to be so exciting to see it all brought to life in just a few short weeks.

    We love how much enthusiasm our sponsors bring to the Summit each year. They’re incredibly passionate about our community and want to help make the weekend something none of us will ever forget.

    We have a lot of sponsors coming back for more fun this year, as well as a ton of brand new ones! Make sure to check out our growing list here. Also, if you’re an attendee, stay tuned for next week’s newsletter, which will detail all the sponsors and their activations. We can’t wait for you to see it!

    Energy of Sisterhood

    We’re extremely lucky to have such an accepting, kind and compassionate community. A lot of us are more than amigas - we’re sisters. The Summit is an amazing weekend where we all come together to experience that feeling for three whole days.

    If you’ve never been to the Summit, do not worry! Expect to meet powerhouses and #bossladies from all walks of life. And trust us - you’re going to bond with a lot of them. We’ve seen incredible friendships start at the Summit and they don’t end after the three days are over! So get ready to meet your hermanas.

    Self Discovery

    When one grows, we all grow is the motto of #WeAllGrow Latina Network and something we believe right down to our core. You’re going to experience a lot at the Summit and we guarantee you’ll leave feeling just a little bit different.

    Not only are you going to be networking with incredible brands and connecting with your personal energy of sisterhood, but the weekend will also be a journey of self discovery. You’re going to learn a lot about business tips, social media strategies, blogging tips and, most importantly, you’re going to learn about yourself. Life gets hectic and the daily demands can sometimes take a toll on us personally. Use this weekend to reconnect with yourself and find what makes her happy!

    To get you excited, please enjoy this recap of last year’s Summit. See you soon!

    Explore the #WeAllGrow Summit 2017 Field Trips!

    It’s everyone’s favorite time - signups for #WeAllGrow Summit 2017’s field trips are officially open! And it’s going to be another great year. These trips are truly unique experiences that allow our influencers to connect with sponsors in an intimate and personal way. It was a big moment from last year’s Summit (you got us trending on Instagram!) so get ready for this year!

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 2nd because that’s when 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 and/or YouTube channel and have an All-Access Pass to attend this year's Summit (sorry, not available for Connect-Only passes), we invite you to review these unique experiences, write down your favs and fill out the #WeAllGrow Summit 2017 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 17th 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 three, with one being the trip you want to attend most.

    As a reminder, the field trips are highly demanded 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.

    Confirmations will be sent via email from sammie@weallgrowlatina.com no later than February 24th. Be mindful that our team is working to make sure that #WeAllGrow Summit is an unforgettable weekend, so please do not email Sammie unless absolutely necessary.

    Okay - let’s dive into the field trips!

    Surprise Getaway with Neutrogena

    As our title sponsor, Neutrogena is planning an amazing field trip for you. This excursion is for anyone who loves surprises because the team behind the brand is keeping their lips sealed as to what exactly you’ll get to experience.

    We don’t want to keep you guessing too much so here’s a hint: Neutrogena is inviting you to spend the day in one of the most iconic beachfront towns in L.A. Enjoy brunch al-fresco and channel your inner star with an exclusive photoshoot. Be on the lookout for some one-of-a-kind entertainment, courtesy of the brand. Remember: always keep beauty and sun safety top of mind!

    Any guesses as to where?? You’ll just have to signup and see! ;) Get ready to leave Hotel Maya promptly at 8 a.m. for an unforgettable adventure.

    Be Their Guest: A Day with Disney Princess, “Dream Big, Princess” and Disney Studios

    Get ready to dream big and have a magical adventure because Disney Princess “Dream Big, Princess” is pulling out all the stops for you!

    They are partnering with Disney Studios to enchant our attendees. Get ready to start Thursday bright and early at 7:30 a.m. You’ll be departing Hotel Maya and heading for the Walt Disney Studios, located in Burbank. Be greeted at the studios with a welcome from the team and then enjoy a private screening of the not yet released live-action movie, Beauty and the Beast! We’re not kidding! Grab lunch in the executive dining room with members of the Studio Publicity team, followed by an afternoon tour of the lot. Finish the day with an advanced screening of Tangled: Before Ever After, a Disney Channel Original Movie! After all the fun, you will depart for Hotel Maya at 3:30 p.m.

    The Disney team invites you to be their guest for a truly magical day.

    A Magical Day in 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. You’ll arrive a little before 9 a.m. and will be greeted with a special Disney Parks Welcome. Then, #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 3:15 p.m.

    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.

    Explore the Open Road with Mazda

    At Mazda, we’re passionate about what we do—working every day to create a driving experience that will put a smile on your face. We know that the joy of a strong sisterhood can also put a smile on your face, so we’ve decided to merge the two for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind outing.

    We invite you to join us on a California Coastal Escape where you and your fellow #WeAllGrow sisters will take a drive in our newest Mazda vehicles, starting at Hotel Maya and making our way up the coast to Terranea Oceanfront Resort. There will be plenty of photo opportunities as we explore the area and make our way to the destination.

    Upon arriving at the resort, you’ll be whisked away to a private suite overlooking the ocean where the group will be treated to food and wine prepared by a resort chef and sommelier. You’ll also have the exclusive opportunity to meet a Mazda designer, a woman who has a unique perspective about style, design and inspiration, and how it overlaps with her everyday work. After enjoying the other activities we have planned, the group will be chauffeured back to Hotel Maya, complete with stops along the way for additional scenic photo opportunities.

    The California Coastal Escape with Mazda will be an intimate day-trip experience catered to celebrating the joy of sisterhood and driving, and reigniting our passion for creating new experiences!

    We'll meet at Hotel Maya at 8:00 am and return by 4:00 pm.

    A Day in 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 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 and behind the scenes tour at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

    Start the day with 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. 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, enjoy cool ocean breezes as you sail from Rainbow Harbor and 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. Finish the day off with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the 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.

    Get ready to meet outside Hotel Maya promptly at 9 a.m. to see Long Beach like you’ve never seen it before!

    Push Your Limits at the Red Bull Performance Gym

    Red Bull gives wings to people and ideas.  The Red Bull High Performance program sits at the intersection of sports and science, providing Red Bull’s athletes and artists with insights and tools to reach the pinnacle of success in their practice.  We’re inviting 15 #WeAllGrow attendees to visit the Red Bull High Performance training facility in Santa Monica. You will tour the gym and facility, experience an elite work-out with our athlete’s coaches, learn about nutrition and training guidance, enjoy a healthy lunch cooked by the trainers' go-to chef, and of course learn about and sample Red Bull’s latest products including two new Sugarfree Editions.

    Take a sneak peek into the Red Bull High Performance program and some of the interesting projects they offer to athletes

    We’ll be leaving the hotel at 7:45 am and returning at 3:30pm. Come join us for an energizing, inspiring day!

    Make sure to sign up for the field trips here by February 17th at 11:59 p.m. PST.