#WeAllGrow Summit

The Beauty of Being Latina: Why Diverse Representation in Media Matters

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This year’s #WeAllGrow Summit keynote panel, The Beauty of Being Latina: Why Diverse Representation of Our Community Matters in Media and Ads, was made possible by our title sponsor Dove. Moderated by Carolina Contreras of Miss Rizos Salón and featuring stellar panelists Jillian Mercado, Shakira Barrera, Nolwen Cifuentes and Rosie Molinary, the conversation centered around Latinx representation by the media and why it matters.

In keeping with the theme of this year’s Summit – We Are Changemakers – panelists shared what inspired them not just to advocate for more and better representation in the media, but to use their careers and influence to create the change.

Here’s just a bit of what these women had to say about their commitment to a diverse representation of our community …

Carolina Contreras

Carolina Contreras is the founder of Miss Rizos Salón, one of the first natural hair salons in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Imagine walking into the toy section of a store and not seeing a doll that looks like you. Imagine watching telenovelas all of your life and noticing that none of the protagonistas look like you. Imagine being enamored by all of the Disney princesses only to realize that none of them have your kinks and your coils. Imagine going to the supermarket and as you’re helping mami with the groceries, you notice that none of those beautiful models on the covers of magazines are brown like you. Imagine being a movie buff and a comic book addict and noticing that none of the leads and the superheroines look like you. Imagine excitedly walking through the hair product aisles in stores and seeing that none of the products or tools were made for you. I grew up thinking that there was obviously something terribly wrong with me. I didn’t know then what I know now and I felt like my mother felt and my mother’s mother felt – that I was born dañada de fábrica and I needed to be fixed.

Jillian Mercado

Jillian Mercado is a model and activist at the forefront of the new wave of models challenging beauty ideals and the lack of representation of people with disabilities in the fashion industry.

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I wanted to be an editor to hire people who looked like me because I didn’t see not a single soul out there in like the level that I thought they should be seen … My first gig was a world-wide Diesel campaign and seeing my poster on a boat in Venice, Italy –not California, Venice, Italy! I was like HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! And the amount of love and messages I got from people all around the world, I knew that what I thought my career was to be behind the scenes had to now be in front of the scenes because I had to pave the path of people with disabilities who had never seen themselves anywhere, period.

Shakira Barrera

Shakira Barrera is an actress, dancer and activist. She currently appears on the Emmy-nominated show “Glow” and “It’s Bruno.!”

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I became a Fanta girl at 19 and I didn’t know that acting was a job. I grew up with two moms: one of them from Nicaragua, another one from Cuba. I’m first generation. They had no clue that this was actually a career. When I became a Fanta girl it was the first time I used my voice to speak in front of the camera and it was the first time that I knew this was actually a job. Like wow! A campaign, a commercial with my face. At the time I was in college, going through a lot of insecurities and I think that my breakthrough moment was when I realized that I had to step up because the opportunity was there and they wanted me. So it was me accepting that I was a Fanta girl and I had to keep saying it to myself like “they want you, they want you, so you gotta get over it girl ‘cause you got the job.”

Nolwen Cifuentes

Nolwen Cifuentes is a Los Angeles-based photographer known for capturing a mix of raw and dreamy portraiture. Her interests lie in shifting social consciousness, breaking down gender norms and representation.

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The only reason I got into photography was to explore being not represented.

Rosie Molinary

Rosie Molinary is the author of “Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance” and “Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina.” She teaches at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; serves as a national Dove Self-Esteem Project educator; offers workshops and retreats; and speaks on self-acceptance, body image, self-care, the Latina experience, non-profit management and intentional living.

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I started using journaling and reflection writing in my classroom a lot and that inspired me to go get a masters in fine arts and creative writing and over the course of that program I wrote a collection of non-fiction essays and poems that were about my coming of age experience through the lens of my ethnic identity, beauty perception and sort of perception of being a woman. And that book was called “Giving Up Beauty.” And at the end of my graduate experience, my final advisor came up to me and said, “Are you gonna publish?” I said, “No, I really belong in a classroom.” He said, “You have a pretty literal understanding of a classroom.” And he said, “Have you learned anything from a book?” And I was like, “Are you kidding? Books saved my life!” He said, “Yeah.” And he said, “Would you have felt better at 16 reading any of the stuff you just spent the last two years writing, would you have felt less lonely?”

At the end of the day, we all just want to be seen.

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#WeAllGrow’s CEREMONIA Welcome Party co-created with AARP Proves That Female Energy is Ageless

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#WeAllGrow Summit officially kicks off with a party and this year’s party was pure fuego. #WeAllGrow Summit’s CEREMONIA Welcome Party co-created with AARP created a space for the Diosas, Lobas, Brujas, Guerreras and Sabias in us all to harmonize and live life without limits – vivir la vida sin cuenta – for the relaunch of AARP’s #cincuentañeros campaign.

From women on the journey to welcoming new life to those fighting to be seen to those allowing themselves to simply be present, the Ceremonia was a welcoming space for all Changemakers and the public expression that together, not apart, we make a symphony. Five hundred Latinas set the tone for the weekend by honoring their heritage guided by the five archetypes of female energy – Diosa (goddess), Loba (wolf), Bruja (healer), Guerrera (warrior) and Sabia (wise) – brought to life by the Brooklyn Bruja’s surrealist art for each archetype.

Diosa

The Diosa archetype reminds us of our power and how it’s transmitted throughout generations.

Loba

The Loba archetype channels the fearless leader within.

Bruja

The Bruja archetype celebrates and embraces our capacity to heal.

Guerrera

The Guerrera archetype honors the strength we use to fight injustice and uplift our communities.

Sabia

The Sabia archetype encourages us to trust our intuition and knowledge.

Flower crowns by PrettyLilThings greeted and encouraged Changemakers to crown themselves poderosas and get on the same vibration to welcome the magic of community in store for #WeAllGrow Summit. The soundtrack of the evening was provided by a live performance courtesy of Las Cafeteras and the musical stylings of DJ Chava.

AARP was on hand and determined to disrupt the conversation around aging by reminding us that female energy is ageless and that we are all a force to be celebrated at every age. The Ceremonia may be over, pero ¡seguimos poderosas!

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How #WeAllGrow Field Trips Transformed the Changemakers Within

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#WeAllGrow Summit field trips set the tone for the weekend’s festivities, so what better way to start than with intimate activities designed to transform the changemaker within? This year’s field trips stretched us in ways that provoked our growth and created avenues for each of us to do so in safe spaces, together, not just individually but as a community. #WeAllGrow sponsors know that changemaking is a journey that requires persistence and encouragement from fellow chingonas and they came prepared to equip us with experiences that influence how we understand the world and how we understand ourselves.

We Are Changemakers.

DOVE

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Dove wanted to #ShowUs how far we’ve come, so attendees started the day by writing a letter to their younger selves as a reminder that we are enough. This reflective entry point segued into a relaxing meditation session filled with breathing exercises and self visualization. To top off the day with sisterhood in mind, Dove led attendees in a dance class that made it easy to bond with one another while breaking a little sweat.

Changemaker Takeaway: Write a letter to your younger self every few years to remind her how far she’s come.

baby DOVE

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Finding camaraderie among fellow Changemaker moms can be tough in between grinding and parenting, so Baby Dove made sure to get these women together for Mamás and Mimosas to have frank conversations about pregnancy and birth, while emphasizing the need to create more varied and honest portrayals of those experiences. Motherhood comes with an unspoken learning curve, and the Changemaker moms know they need to lean on each other and be unafraid to ask for help.

Changemaker Takeaway: Be unafraid to ask for help and offer to help fellow Changemaker Moms.

YOUTUBE SPACES LA

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YouTube provided the umph we needed to hit the ground running once we get back home to reality. But before that, YouTube showcased its virtual reality equipment that allows content creators to make 360 content to watch on the YouTube app. YouTube’s state of the art equipment and accompanying classes are accessible to any creator with at least 10K subscribers, and YouTube panelists Doralys Britto, Dulce Candy, and Jenny Lorenzo all echoed the message on how to achieve that: consistency is key! So, what are you waiting for? Get to creating!

Changemaker Takeaway: Consistently creating content is the key to growing a dedicated audience.

RED BULL AMAPHIKO CONNECT

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Red Bull Amaphiko set the ambience for the day by welcoming attendees to a picturesque space filled with greenery and mapped out activities for intuition and reflection to achieve one goal: to find their personal story. One stand out activity that shifted attendee mindsets included writing down core beliefs, creating a list of intentions and desires for the future and comparing how the beliefs and desires align in order to create an action plan for change. How do your beliefs and desires align?

Changemaker Takeaway: Create a list of what you want and what you believe and assess how they align with each other to ensure you’re on the right path.

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic treated attendees to an exclusive preview of their long-anticipated performance of “Symphony of a Thousand,” its first ever performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The orchestra and chorus rehearsed for the first time in the concert hall before their opening performance, and our Changemakers were the first to take a listen. They followed the sneak-peak to visits to the Broad Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, all within walking distance of the concert hall. This cultural hub is nestled in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a go-to place for Changemakers when they need a dose of inspiration.

Changemaker Takeaway: Visit the Broad Museum, MOCA, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a performance from the Los Angeles Philharmonic when you need to rejuvenate your spirit.

LONG BEACH CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau showcased Long Beach with a boat of the present and a boat of the past, Harbor Breeze Cruise and the Queen Mary, providing attendees a relaxed setting to meet fellow Changemakers while also getting to know the area. Between boat rides, attendees paid visits to the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Museum of Latin American Art, where fellow chingonas agreed they needed to return with their kids to teach the importance of sustainability through exhibits at the aquarium and highlight Latin American artists they’re inspired by.

Changemaker Takeaway: Plan a day trip to Long Beach, where you can not only relax and recharge but also be intentional about the growth you gift yourself.

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Enjoy Delicious Churros with a #toquesweet at #WeAllGrow Summit 2019, courtesy of La Lechera!

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Churros anyone? We are so ready to have La Lechera at #WeAllGrow Summit sharing the goodness of their Sweetened Condensed Milk and Dulce de Leche squeeze bottles with fresh churros by Churro Service!

La Lechera’s new squeeze bottles are so easy to use and perfect for celebrating the sweet moments in our lives. Make sure to stop by La Lechera’s Churro Cart on Friday, May 31st from 11:00am to 2:00pm, say hello, grab a churro and drizzle it with some Dulce de Leche OR Leche Condensada on top!

What’s even better? They’ll be hosting a fun GIVEAWAY and three winners will have the chance to WIN a Tote Bag filled with amazing prizes valued at $400+ that includes:

  • A DJI Osmo Pocket 4K Action Camera

  • Kitchen Accessories

  • La Lechera products

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Snap a photo/video of the churros and La Lechera drizzle from La Lechera’s space at #WeAllGrow Summit 2019

  2. Upload to Instagram and tag @LaLecheraUSA and @weallgrowlatina

  3. Use the hashtag #toquesweet, #weallgrow and #contest in your caption

THE DETAILS

  • You must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter.

  • You must be registered to attend #WeAllGrow Summit 2019.

  • You must submit via Instagram.

  • Posts must be featured on your Instagram page main feed and not part of Instagram Stories.

  • Participants must tag @LaLecheraUSA and @weallgrowlatina.

  • Participants must use these hashtags: #toquesweet #weallgrow #contest.

  • You may enter up to five times with original posts.

  • All entries must be posted by 5:00 pm PST on Friday, May 31, 2019 to be considered. Three winners will be selected at random during that evening.

Click HERE for full rules and regulations.

¡Suerte!


Celebrate the Diversity of Latina Beauty with Dove at #WeAllGrow Summit 2019

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#WeAllGrow Summit is less than a week away and we can hardly contain our excitement! In anticipation, we’re sharing EVERYTHING our title sponsor, Dove, has in store for you!

Dove is putting together an impactful activation for all of you to feel beautiful and confident as the amazing Changemakers that you all are. The brand is bringing the topics of inclusivity and self-defined beauty front and center by hosting a series of immersive experiences.

On May 31, Dove will present the opening keynote session titled “The Beauty of Being Latina: Why Diverse Representation of Our Community Matters in Media & Ads,” which will feature an inspiring panel discussion around the impact of Latinx representation in media.

On stage, we will welcome an impressive roster of renowned speakers including social entrepreneur, activist and founder of Miss Rizos Salón Carolina Contreras; author, speaker, educator and self-acceptance activist Rosie Molinary; model and disability rights advocate Jillian Mercado; Girlgaze photographer Nolwen Cifuentes, and Nicaraguan-American actress, dancer and humanitarian ambassador Shakira Barrera.

On Saturday, June 1, Dove will be hosting a self-esteem workshop and encouraging attendees to become mentors by joining them at an inspiring workshop for local girls at the Boys & Girls Club of America as they facilitate an impactful conversation around beauty and self-esteem.

Throughout the duration of the event, the #MiMomentoDove Suite will offer attendees a moment to recharge with a variety of services, including:

  • Dry styling sessions featuring Dove Care Between Washes Dry Shampoo and the Dove Style + Care Collection for the finishing touch;

  • luxurious foot cleanse and massages with Dove Body Wash Mousse;

  • personalized Baby Dove Rich Moisture Tip to Toe Wash and Lotion duos, as well as advice on the best way to nurture and care for your baby’s skin and microbiome;

  • and dermatologist 1:1 consultations featuring Dove’s latest innovations, among other activities.

We hope you’re as excited as we are and ready to #ShowUs how you shatter beauty stereotypes!


#WEALLGROW SUMMIT 2019 WELCOME PARTY: CEREMONIA, in Co-Creation with AARP

We are kicking off our fifth #WeAllGrow Summit with a celebration of the magical sisterhood we’ve created together and the powerful mujeres you each are: CEREMONIA.

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A ceremonia is a ritual gathering to celebrate a special occasion. Our CEREMONIA is to celebrate you and all the ancestors that have brought each of us to this sacred place and time where we have the privilege of being together for three magical days to share what makes us each unique, wise, beautiful and powerful – ¡con una buena fiesta!

CEREMONIA Welcome Party is in co-creation with AARP Cincuentañeros. Together, we’re honoring these five archetypes of female energy:

DIOSA

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LOBA

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BRUJA

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GUERRERA

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SABIA

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From the moment you enter CEREMONIA, your senses will be transported with the scent of copal filling the air and the ancestral beat of a shamanic drum guiding you into the space.

You will be crowned with beautiful flowers created by @PrettyLilThings and intuitively guided to embody one, any or all of the five archetypes brought to life via the beautiful collage illustrations created by @thebrooklynbruja just for you and this moment.

The Sabia in you will find her way to the AARP Cincuentañeros hut where you will have an encounter with your higher self and enjoy the many gifts you deserve.

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What’s a good CEREMONIA without música and dancing??! We couldn’t think of a better band than LA-natives Las Cafeteras to bring in the vibes remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes to deliver inspiring lyrics with a unique East LA sound and positive message.

Lilly Chavarria, aka DJ Chava – a trailblazing Mexicana in the Chicago nightlife scene as a female DJ, will infuse the night with the beats that we love to keep us vibing high in sisterhood.

We’re sure you’re wondering “but what do I wear to a CEREMONIA?” And the answer is anything that makes you feel your most magical and joyful self! We do have this Pinterest board for a bit of inspiration but nothing beats a style that only you can embody. Be you. We adore you.

The #WeAllGrow CEREMONIA Welcome Party, in co-creation with AARP Cincuentañeros , will kick off three days of inspiration, growth and community. Make sure you download our official app for the full Summit schedule and add the party to your personal agenda for Thursday, May 30th from 7pm to 10pm.

We see you. You are a CHANGEMAKER.

#WeAllGrow Summit 2019 Field Trips: 6 Unique Ways to Explore Southern California. Sign Ups Are Open!

What you’ve been waiting for – the sign-up for #WeAllGrow Summit 2019’s field trips is officially open! For the past five years, #WeAllGrow Field Trips have been one of the highlights of the conference and this year is no exception!

When are the field trips?

All field trips take place on Thursday, May 30th from 8am to 4pm.

Where are they taking place and who hosts them?

This year we have six sponsors hosting very special experiences throughout Long Beach and the Los Angeles area. Scroll down to check them all out!

Who can attend?

Field trips are only for influencers and/or creative entrepreneurs with an actively updated Instagram, blog and/or YouTube channel and who have a ticket to attend this year's Summit (sorry, not available for any Industry passes or Wellness Day-only tickets).

How do I sign up?

Check out below the descriptions for each field trip. Then go to this #WeAllGrow Summit 2019 Field Trips Sign Up form and rank your favorites from one to six, with one being the trip you want to attend the most.

These field trips will fill up fast! Once at capacity, the signup will be closed with a firm deadline of May 12th at 11:59 p.m. PST. No exceptions can be made.

Am I guaranteed a spot?

If you have an Influencer/Entrepreneur registration for Summit, then you’re guaranteed a spot. What we can’t at all guarantee is that it will be one of your top choices.

Field trip assignments 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.: Baby Dove is focused only on connecting with parenting influencers with small children covering lifestyle and/or parenting content).

We might also have more signups than available spaces on some trips. Since each experience has been carefully crafted by the sponsor, spots are limited to the capacity each can offer.

I can’t wait to find out which field trip I’ll be going on! When will I know?

Confirmations will be sent via email from vanessa@weallgrowlatina.com no later than May 24th.

Be mindful that our team is working diligently to make sure that #WeAllGrow Summit is an unforgettable weekend, so please do not email unless absolutely necessary. Definitely not to request special placement.

We do invite you to post any questions on the Summit’s Facebook group here or our official app.

Now, let’s dive in!

Empower your Mind, Body, and Soul with Dove!

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Dove invites you to spend an inspiring morning devoted to enriching your mind, body, and soul with a beach view! After a short drive from Hotel Maya to an oceanside locale, we’ll kick off with a healthful, delicious breakfast and empowering discussion with Rosie Molinary (Dove Self-Esteem Educator, Speaker and Author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance). We’ll take some time to reflect on our beauty & self-confidence journeys before being joined by Christine Gutierrez (Psychotherapist and Wellness Expert) for a session to recharge your soul. Christine will conduct a transformative meditation session, awakening and affirming the power of your intuition and beauty within. Finally, we’ll be led through an exhilarating dance lesson to kick up our confidence and energy before heading back for registration and to kick-off an exciting #WeAllGrow Summit!

Dove has 25 spots available for women interested in maximizing their self-esteem and empowering the next generation!

Baby Dove Presents Moms & Mimosas

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We know there are no perfect moms, just REAL ones and research shows that new moms feel pressure to fit into a ‘perfect mom’ ideal, creating anxiety for them as they figure out their roles as parents.

Baby Dove knows there is no right or wrong way to be a parent, and we want to encourage all parents to trust their way. Baby Dove invites 30 attendees to join us for brunch for an intimate discussion about pregnancy, birthing experiences and how the media can impact your portrayal of motherhood.

Be ready to leave Hotel Maya promptly at 11:00 am and be back at the hotel by 1:30 pm.

Unlock Your Inner Creator at YouTube Spaces LA

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We’re so excited to welcome 30 attendees to the YouTube Space Los Angeles for a day of learning about content creation and connecting with YouTube employees and content creators. You’ll spend the day touring the YouTube Space LA, lunch with YouTube employees, followed by a fireside chat with Top Creators.

Red Bull Amaphiko CONNECT: A Boot Camp for Social Innovators + Creatives

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Join an intimate group of 28 leaders at the Spirit House in Highland Park for an empowering day-long boot camp designed to sharpen your storytelling skills, connect you with your intentions and your spirit, and build your network of fellow social entrepreneurs and creatives. This is your day to learn, to be very intentional, and to build your support system of peers who are also driving change at both the individual and community levels. Our goal is to send you back into the world grounded, nourished, and equipped to return to the important work of changing the world!

Activities:

  • Build Your Narrative Power: Storytelling Workshop with Red Bull Amaphiko: This session aims to empower and inspire you to build your brand through the power of storytelling by understanding first the power of your story.

  • Connect with Spirit: Sound Journey with Aja (Spirit House) and Justin (Noh/Wave)

  • Creative Collaboration with Teatro Luna: In this Workshop you will learn how to inspire people into action, create the space and environment for relationship building and creative thinking, build the skills necessary to present, facilitate, and lead with intention and from your values

  • Intentional Feast: Our Food Tells Stories by social entrepreneur and chef Manolo Lopez

Explore the Vibrant Arts And Cultural Scene of Downtown LA with Los Angeles Philharmonic

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic invites you to join in on the LA Phil’s 100th Anniversary celebration by visiting the Grand Ave Arts Corridor in Downtown Los Angeles, home of the LA Phil and other world-renowned arts organizations. Your visit will include a stop at the city’s leading contemporary arts museum, The Broad and MOCA, along with an architectural tour of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. Lunch will be provided by Patina’s newest on-campus restaurant, Upstage Burger. We’re looking forward to sharing with you the vibrant arts and cultural scene of Downtown LA.

Experience Long Beach Like a Local with the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Experience Long Beach, like a local. The day will begin with a breakfast cruise featuring mimosas and a cruise of the Long Beach harbor. Next, explore the Aquarium of the Pacific’s newest expansion Pacific Visions with a pop up by one of their popular friends. Next, head over to the Museum of Latin American Art’s (MOLAA) for explorations of their newest collection. A surprise awaits as we enjoy lunch in the museum’s garden featuring local foodie hot spots, live music and crafts! The day will end aboard the majestic Queen Mary with cocktails, gourmet desserts, live music and more on the Queen’s Sundeck.

Make sure to sign up for the field trips here by May 12th at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Dove Announced as the Exclusive Title Sponsor for #WeAllGrow Summit 2019!

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As we prepare for our 5th consecutive #WeAllGrow Summit event, we can hardly contain our excitement with what is to become our most breathtaking Summit yet. Since the beginning, we set out to create a space where our community of fantastic mujeres can connect, learn from each other and grow. Little did we know that our online community would grow and evolve into so much more: a community of strong, confident Changemakers eager to realize their personal potential inside and out.

That is why we always take special care and attention in partnering with brands that value and understand the power of this community and amplify this year’s theme of “We Are Changemakers.”

We are ecstatic to announce Dove as the exclusive #WeAllGrow Summit 2019 Title sponsor!

Dove is committed to helping all women realize their personal potential for beauty by creating products that deliver superior care. Beauty should be for everyone, because when you look and feel your best, you feel better about yourself. Ultimately, Dove believes that beauty should be a source of confidence, not anxiety.

So get ready for all the amazing surprises Dove has in store for us! You will be in awe and feel totally pampered as the Reinas that you are with todas las sorprecitas que nos tienen.

We’re so ready to celebrate #WeAllGrow Summit 2019 with Dove and you!


Meet The #WeAllGrow 2019 Storytellers!

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Every year since 2015, #WeAllGrow Summit has hosted six incredibly fearless mujeres to share their stories on the Storytellers stage. But it’s really because of you that #WeAllGrow Storytellers is so special! 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 bit of your lives allowing us into your world. You who gather in attendance to laugh, cry and empathize with the stories being told.

This year we’re thrilled to have WordPress.com as the #WeAllGrow Storytellers sponsor to celebrate that together we can “Do Anything”!

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 WordPress.com and #WeAllGrow Latina teams, seven finalists were chosen to shine on a platform made for their stories this coming May in Long Beach, California.

Yes, SEVEN! We received so many impressive submissions this year that we decided to add one more Storyteller for the first time.

Please join us in congratulating the 2019 #WeAllGrow Storytellers! Get ready to laugh, cry and be inspired with their breathtaking stories.

2019 #WeAllGrow Storytellers

Dayhanna Acosta of Chase Your Fears

Denise Hernandez of Hustle for the Cause

Diana R. Diaz of Raww Network

Linda Garcia of Let There Be Luz

Sherly Tavarez of Style The Scene and Hause of Curlz

Silvia Martinez of Mamá Latina Tips

Vero Castagno of Vero’s Sweet Hobby


Are you ready to feel their stories? We sure are!


Announcing #WeAllGrow Storytellers 2019, presented by WordPress.com.

Submissions Are Now Open!

WordPress.com Storytellers 2019 Announcement

Every year since 2015, #WeAllGrow Summit has hosted six incredibly fearless mujeres to share their stories on the Storytellers stage. With their stories of courage, resilience, leadership, generosity, and growth they made us feel compassion, empathy, empowerment, sisterhood, y mucho más deeply in our souls.

As we celebrate the power of Latinas as the driving force in this country at #WeAllGrow Summit 2019, this year’s Storytellers will be bold, loud and powerful!

We’re thrilled to introduce WordPress.com as our official Storytellers sponsor for #WeAllGrow Summit 2019!

DO ANYTHING

What would you do if you could do anything? WordPress.com helps people turn their great ideas into better realities - whether it's chronicling their travels, starting a new business, writing a news site, or sharing their passion. During #WeAllGrow Summit 2019, our Storytellers will share their “Do Anything” stories and show us how the feeling of limitless possibility drives people to change the world.

We’re so excited to welcome a new group of fantastic Storytellers, and that could be YOU! Are you ready to become a beloved #WeAllGrow Storyteller?

THE DETAILS

The six selected Storytellers will attend #WeAllGrow Summit and Wellness Day 2019 courtesy of WordPress.com. That’s right - if selected you will attend our sold-out Summit with an all-expenses-paid experience. This includes two conference passes, round-trip airfare for one, and a three-night stay at Hotel Maya. We’re not done, though! Every one of the six hand-selected storytellers will be able to invite one blogger/creator friend to receive a conference pass to #WeAllGrow Summit and Wellness Day 2019 and three nights in a shared room with you at Hotel Maya!

Per tradition, the amazing Kathy Cano Murillo (the one and only Crafty Chica) will be back as our host, and she’ll also provide coaching via video conferencing in the weeks leading up to the Summit. She’s inspiring, helpful, and a storyteller in her own right! Storytellers would not be the same without her.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges comprised of the WordPress.com team, Kathy Cano Murillo and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to start brainstorming those pitches and submit! Deadline to submit is Wednesday, January 23rd at midnight PST.

Below find all the details and breakdown of the process. ¡Buena suerte, amigas! We can’t wait to feel your stories!

THE PITCH

  • Main topics to focus on. Note that we will only consider pitches along this topic:

    • Do Anything - how the feeling of limitless possibilities and being able to "do anything" is one of the biggest traits Changemakers possess. Share the moment you realized you could do anything, and how that drove you to make a change.

  • Stories must be original and true

  • 1 to 2-minute video pitch sharing only the main arc of the story.

  • Stay away from wide topics like "the story of my life" or "how I became a blogger" or “why I launched my business” and narrow it down to a very specific moment or anecdote that leads to your story of “Do Anything.”.

  • Video pitch must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo (as Unlisted is fine) and link shared for submission.

  • Note we are not looking for a professionally produced video. We’re only judging the quality of your story as it will be told on stage.

  • Can be bilingual, but at least 80% must be in English

  • You may submit as many times as you'd like

THE DEADLINE

All pitches must be received via the online form by 11:59 pm PST on January 23rd, 2019. Full terms and conditions here.

SUBMIT YOUR PITCH

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.

Get Ready to Achieve That Ultimate #RadianteAMiManera Lifestyle at #WellnessDay18 With Aveeno®!

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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.

 

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.

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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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

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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!