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#WeAllGrow Summit Keynotes and Sessions

The first full day of the #WeAllGrow Summit started off with Kundalina yoga and meditation with Siempre Mujer Editor-in-Chief and yoga instructor, Cristy Marrero. Sponsored by GAIAM, the session’s intention was designed to center the body and mind on growth and possibilities. This powerful ode to self was followed by a delicious breakfast and tea. Nourishing the mind, body and soul was the perfect way to start a very full day of learning and sharing. #WeAllGrow Summit

Following the principles of Kundalini Yoga, Cristy Marrero shared the 7 basics steps to achieve happiness in the first keynote panel of the day titled “A Celebration of Growth.” We learned about her inspiring travels, work relationships and her life-changing aha moments. Joining Cristy was mother and a multi million-dollar business entrepreneur Natalie Boden, who shared her journey in parenting, her cultural beliefs and personal growth. It was a powerful, eye-opening hour inspiring attendees to seek happiness, learn the art of acceptance and find the stillness and courage within to realize their dreams.

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Immediately following our Keynote speakers, the stage lit up with  Emmy Award-winning TODAY Show producer and New York Times best-selling author, Alicia Ybarbo, who moderated the panel titled “Bringing the Social to Media”. The talented panel included Marines Duarte, family & lifestyle expert for Univision; Alexys Gabrielle, broadcast journalist, television host, and social media influencer; Jeannette Kaplun, award-winning journalist and TV personality; Andrea Minski,  journalist and TV host; Gaby Natale, media personality and celebrity blogger; Kika Rocha, former fashion and beauty director of People en Español.

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These super Latinas shared how they transitioned their careers from traditional media to the digital world, how losing their safety nets opened new opportunities, what it takes to come to this country and succeed without understanding the language and how to achieve your dreams no matter the obstacles.

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What does LA bring to the table like no other place can? The Media! What is the #WeAllGrow Summit about? Connections! Attendees were also given the opportunity to show off their elevator pitches to latinamom.me, Baby Center, Siempre Mujer, Ser Padres, MiTú Networks, NGL Media, ChicaFresh.com, TapInfluence, CafeMom and Univision tlnovelas. Set up like a speed dating session, preparation was key, time was limited and there was only one chance to make a lasting impression. No pressure!

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In between empowering keynotes and career-changing meetings, Vive Mejor spoiled attendees with massages and manicures in the Expo Hall. While some picked out their nail colors, others created personalized lockets with Origami Owl just a few tables away. The Expo Hall was all about individuality, bonding and heartfelt moments … and of course a giveaway! ScholarShare was there as well and hosted a contest for chance to win $250 towards a college savings plan.

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Noon crept up quickly and it was time to eat again. But it wasn’t just any meal. A keynote lunch hosted by Neutrogena at the LINE Hotel ala Roy Choi can only mean one thing - Superb dining! Michelle Freyre, General Manager of Neutrogena, joined us for a very candid presentation about her experience as a Latina in a leadership role in the most leading skincare and beauty companies within the Johnson & Johnson family. She also made a very special exclusive announcement and introduction - Mexican actress and singer Eiza Gonzalez is to become the new Neutrogena ambassador for both general and hispanic markets. Eiza shared her love for Neutrogena products and talked about her life in the spotlight since childhood and her life-long enthusiasm for Neutrogena products. Congrats, Eiza!

The magic continued on the 12th floor with mimosas, cake pops, stylists, facials, music and lovely beauty vlogger and hostess Dulce Candy at the Neutrogena suite and Social Media Sanctuary.

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Needless to say, everyone looked and felt like they just stepped out of the salon during the conference. Even with a packed house, the stylists did an amazing job getting everyone dolled up and feeling great. Decorated with white drapery and luxury sofas, the sanctuary was a coveted room for stopping by to relax in between panels. The sessions were rich with information and tools for building businesses and creating brands.

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Brenda Cisnero of Mejorando Mi Hogar, Denisse Icaza of Ahorros Para Mama and Divina Rodriguez of Dancing Hotdogs shared tips and tricks for scoring major deals both on and off the blog.

Whether you’re a newbie or veteran, Daily Baez of Daily Curlz, Pattie Cordova of Living Mi Vida Loca, Cindy Limon and Roxy Limon shared their personal journeys, experiences and insights for creating a successful and fulfilling vlogging career. If you’re just starting out, make sure you explore the Creative Studio option on YouTube to get the most of your channel!

With so many a-ma-zing Latina food bloggers, it’s not a conference (or a blogosphere!) without them.The invaluable information that was shared during the food styling workshop led by Clara Gonzalez of Dominican Cooking, Meseidy Rivera of the Noshery and Ericka Sanchez of Nibbles & Feasts had everyone clinging to their every word. From what cameras they preferred to what each thought about a certain styling or photography technique, attendees asked all those questions they’d been itching to get an answer about. No one wanted to leave the room! After all, who doesn’t love a beautifully styled food photo? The foodie love didn’t end there, the session that followed included a panel of food bloggers turned authors: Morena Escardo of The Everything Peruvian Cookbook, Pilar Hernandez of Comer rico: Del blog a la mesa, Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack of Muy Bueno Cookbook and Vianney Rodriguez of Latin Twist. This panel of respected recipe developers inspired attendees to get out there and materialize their recipes into a beautiful book

The panels continued throughout the rest of the day with a little something for everyone. Whether you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to blogging or prefer to take your story outside of the blog, you were covered.

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Ismerai + Annette of LoveLuxeCo, Maya Murillo of Maya in the Moment, Angie Ramirez of Little Inspiration and Daniela Ramirez of Nany’s Klozet talked about their Vine and Instagram techniques. From perfectly curated images to what appears to look like candid moments and videos, all are carefully executed with consistency in mind. These platforms are given the same attention to detail as their blogs. Guest were encouraged to use their own authentic voice and noted that it’s good to be inspired but in the end people are going to know if it's genuine or not.

Taking things even further from the blog to TV and print was the next topic led by Bren Herrera of Flanboyant Eats, Jeannette Kaplun of Hispana Global and Mercedes Sanchez of Be Chic Mag. This powerhouse panel talked about the highs and lows of getting your voice out there and your talents noticed. A little bit courage and belief in yourself goes a long way. But no matter how good you are at what you do, good writing skills are key in getting the right people to notice you. No one knows that Maura Hernandez, editor of Latinamom.me and Lorraine C. Ladish, author and founder of VivaFifty. Attendees were given tips for improving grammar and what editors are looking at when reviewing their work.

Guests spent the rest of the evening taking it easy, dining at the hotel and exploring Los Angeles. Another full and exciting day was ahead, including breakfast in bed, sponsor suites and the much anticipated Storytellers session!

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#WeAllGrow and Vive Mejor Instagram Contest: Last Chance to Win!

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The inaugural #WeAllGrow Summit has officially sold out, but there's still one last chance to attend! Join us in an Instagram challenge to share the best parts of your life and the chance to win a ticket and travel stipend to the landmark Latina conference of the season.

#WeAllGrow and Vive Mejor Instagram Challenge

Everyday this week, Febuary 10th to Feburary 17th, we'll announce the day's theme that showcases a part of life that brings us happiness and joy. How that looks to you will certainly be different from the next influencer. It can be a simple expression of love; an everyday part of life. Or it can be the big stuff that defines el amor de su vida. No matter what, Vive Mejor and #WeAllGrow wish to celebrate the parts of life that you love most by spreading the amor through an Instagram Challenge.

Here's how the Vive Mejor Instagram Challenge will work:

  • Enter as often as you'd like throughout the week of the challenge. The more love the better!
  • You must include the following hashtags for your submission to be considered: #ViveMejor and #WeAllGrow
  • You must follow @ViveMejor on Instagram
  • Your submission should be applicable to the prompt, but can be shared any day throughout the challenge. Check @WeAllGrow and @ViveMujer on Instagram for each day's prompt.
  • Your submission should describe why your image represents a #ViveMejor lifestyle: one that wholeheartedly defines the things you love most and that helps you live your best life.

Winners and Prizes

One winner will be selected at random from all the submissions - so share as much love as you can muster! The winner of the #WeAllGrow and Vive Mujer Instagram Challenge will win one Influencer Pass to #WeAllGrow Summit 2015 in Los Angeles and a $250 travel stipend.

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must NOT have been previously registered to #WeAllGrow Summit 2015
  • Travel, meals or accommodations are not provided
  • You must be 18 and older to participate
  • Winner will be notified via email and Twitter tag and will have 24 hours to respond. If there is no response we will select another winner at random.
  • All decisions are final
  • Void where prohibited
  • Valid U.S. only

As influencers we know: when love and positivity is shared, the results are powerful. We can't wait to see all the ways love is poured into your life. Porque, así se #vivemejor.

Meet the #WeAllGrow Storytellers Finalists

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#WeAllGrow Storytellers

We know this community is passionate. We know you're eager to tell your stories and embrace a path to growth.

And yet, we never expected all that to amount into the overwhelming response and eagerness we received from you at the announcement of #WeAllGrow Storytellers, brought to you by Vive Mejor, and Dove Dry Spray's commitment to fully sponsor the six selected Storytellers and their blogger besties to attend the conference with an all-expenses paid experience.

Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant is an innovative new product that women just can’t keep to themselves and want to share with their friends. And share is what sixty-one of you amazing mujeres did!

Sixty-one pitches from Storytellers is what we received. Sixty-one heartfelt, gut-wrenching, soul-revealing, funny, endearing submissions from Latina influencers all over the country.

As tough as it was, a panel comprised of Kathy Cano-Murillo, Dove Dry Spray, Vive Mejor and Latina Bloggers Connect have selected the six finalists who will shine on the Vive Mejor #WeAllGrow Storytellers stage on Saturday, February 27.

Join us in congratulating them as our inaugural group of #WeAllGrow Storytellers and in thanking Dove Dry Spray and ViveMejor.com, the one-stop destination for Latinas for expert beauty advice, quick and delicious recipes and more, for making it possible.

Ana Cruz of Rollos de Mujeres

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Astrid Rivera of LatinBlah!

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Carol Cain of Girl Gone Travel

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Claudya Martinez of Unknown Mami

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Jeannette Kaplun of Hispana Global

@JeannetteKaplun

Lorraine C. Ladish of Viva Fifty

@LorraineCLadish

#WeAllGrow Storytellers, Presented by Vive Mejor, Open for Submissions!

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Vive Mejor #WeAllGrow Storytellers

At #WeAllGrow, we honor the influencers with a mission to tell their stories and connect communities. As content creators, we know that part of living una vida mejor is telling the stories that are fundamental to our lives with the community that we've built. It feeds the soul and captures our purpose for creating an online presence. Do you consider yourself a storyteller? We hope you do and want to encourage your growth!

To celebrate the art of storytelling, we’re excited for the inaugural launch of #WeAllGrow Storytellers, presented by Vive Mejor, an engaging session that aims to celebrate the best storytellers amongst us while providing them with a platform to elevate their voice.

And because we value your voices, selected #WeAllGrow Storytellers will be fully sponsored by new Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant to attend the conference with an all-expenses paid experience! Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant is an innovative new product that women just can’t keep to themselves and want to share with their friends.

That’s right amigas, every one of the six #WeAllGrow Storytellers that will be hand-selected can also invite one blogging friend to be fully sponsored by Dove Dry Spray to attend the conference with them! We want our Storytellers to feel supported as they share their stories, and what better way than having a dependable, caring and trustworthy friend in attendance.

New Dove Dry Spray wants to celebrate that spirit of sharing by partnering with Vive Mejor and #WeAllGrow to bring us Storytellers, bound to be one of the main highlights of the conference. Pero, we know it’s not easy; standing in front of a crowded room can be a daunting – if not exhilarating - and sweat-inducing task. So why not ask your most-beloved and supportive blogging friend to come along and cheer you on?

#WeAllGrow Storytellers will evoke emotions that follow life's reoccurring threads: hope, struggle, inspiration and more. #WeAllGrow Storytellers, presented by Vive Mejor, will be hosted by Kathy Cano-Murillo of Crafty Chica, a master storyteller of glittery proportions, and Storytelling Advisor. Kathy is a veteran blogger, author with nationally distributed craft products and is recognized for her ability to convey messages of love, hope and friendship. Thanks to Kathy's mentorship (via Skype) and Dove Dry Spray's sponsorship of the six Storytellers and their blogger bestie, our #WeAllGrow Storytellers will be ready to present conference attendees with an experience they won’t soon forget.

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Dove Dry Antiperspirant Spray

We’re thankful to Vive Mejor and the new Dove Dry Spray for making #WeAllGrow’s vision for Storytellers a reality.

New Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on instantly dry (for a cleaner feel) and leaves underarms soft and smooth. It also offers the brand’s signature ¼ moisturizers to provide all the care of Dove in a surprising new Dry Spray, leaving underarms feeling soft and smooth while providing 48-hour odor and wetness protection.

ViveMejor.com serves as the one-stop destination for Latinas for expert beauty advice, quick and delicious recipes and more - everything needed to live fabulously better. Check out their enhanced recipes, cooking tips, and up-to-date beauty and lifestyle solutions from trusted brands by visiting them at www.vivemejor.com, on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Are you ready to become a #WeAllGrow Storyteller?

Criteria for #WeAllGrow Storytellers Submissions Process

  • Stories must be original and true
  • 5 to 8 minutes long
  • Can be bilingual, but at least 80% in English
  • Story must be supported by visual elements (pictures projected on a screen to enhance story)
  • Main topics to focus on:
    • Personal Growth
    • Living the best life you can live
    • Friendship
    • Connections
    • Family
    • Food
    • Cultural traditions

Submission process:

  • 1 to 2-minute video or audio pitch sharing the main arc of the story.
  • Video pitch to be sent via dropbox file or private YouTube video link
  • All pitches must be sent by 11:59pm PST on January 9th, 2015

Submit your information and upload or share link to video or audio HERE

Vive Mejor Joins #WeAllGrow Summit 2015 as a Presenting Sponsor

Vive Mejor -- #WeAllGrow Summit Presenting Sponsor Vive Mejor® is joining #WeAllGrow Summit 2015 to provide attendees and speakers with unique experiences during the conference that will elevate your brand both online and off, and encourage you to live better every day. We're thrilled to connect with Vive Mejor as a Presenting Sponsor, uniting our missions of growth for all and inviting Latinas to reinvent ourselves, embrace our new essence, while continuing to celebrate the roots of our bicultural heritage.

We have some very special things planned together!

Vive Mejor will welcome attendees to the conference with the Vive Mejor Welcome Cocktail reception, serving as the official kick-off for our three days in Los Angeles. There will be food, there will be style, there will be música y muchas amigas por abrazar y conocer.

The Vive Mejor® Concierge Station at the LINE Hotel will provide an on-site sanctuary for a much needed break between full conference sessions. Just make sure to keep your business cards handy! The Vive Mejor Concierge Station will be busy with knowledge-building and networking with plenty of opportunity to grow your business! We're making sure of that.

Vive Mejor #WeAllGrow Storytellers

As content creators, we know that part of living un vida mejor is telling the stories that are fundamental to our lives with the community that we've built. It feeds the soul and captures our purpose for creating an online presence. To celebrate the art of storytelling, we are proud to announce a very special and unique event presented by Vive Mejor: “#WeAllGrow Storytellers".

#WeAllGrow Storytellers is an engaging session that aims to celebrate the best storytellers amongst us while providing them with a platform to elevate their voice. #WeAllGrow Storytellers will evoke emotions that follow life's reoccurring threads: hope, struggle, inspiration and more! Attendees will be encouraged to live better by learning and engaging within our community.

Vivemejor.com offers Latinas the opportunity to simplify and improve their lives via enhanced recipes, cooking tips, and up-to-date beauty and lifestyle solutions from trusted brands.

ViveMejor.com serves as the one-stop destination for Latinas for expert beauty advice, quick and delicious recipes and more - everything needed to live fabulously better. Check out their enhanced recipes, cooking tips, and up-to-date beauty and lifestyle solutions from trusted brands by visiting them at www.vivemejor.com, on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.