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#WeAllGrow Field Trips Inspired Moments of Awe

#WeAllGrow in Long Beach, CA
#WeAllGrow in Long Beach, CA

#WeAllGrow Summit started with several magical Field Trips filled with enough moments of awe to last a lifetime. Dolphins included!

Our sponsors were so excited to meet everyone and connect with the influencers who have been killing it online (Yes, you!). Several of them joined us in organizing an unforgettable day of tours, sightseeing, relaxation and a few mimosas! Because everyone knows you can’t have a fab day without a bit of champagne. #WeAllGrow sponsors also know that the only way to create long-lasting relationships is by illustrating the mission behind their brands with meaningful experiences, which are rooted in empowerment, cultura y familia.

Neutrogena

Select attendees were treated with a cruise to the Catalina Islands for a day of beach-front relaxation, a healthy, beautifying lunch, refreshing mimosas, and yoga under a gorgeous sunlit sky (with SPF, of course!). With scenic views in every corner and a beautiful dolphin sighting to complete the day, Neutrogena’s #VerasQueEsPosible mantra came to life.

Neutrogena Field Trips #WeAllGrow #veraqueesposible
Neutrogena Field Trips #WeAllGrow #veraqueesposible

Transitions + VisionWorks

Transitions and VisionWorks kept the day stylish with a fun tour of Los Angeles with hosts, celebrity eyewear designers Coco + Breezy! Attendees learned all about the twins’ humble beginnings in the eyewear industry and connected over a delicious vegan Mexican lunch at the popular LA restaurant, Gracias Madre. Coco and Breezy set the tone for the rest of the day as they DJ’d from their phones on the tour bus and danced with attendees as they headed back to the studio for their very own photoshoot with Transitions + VisionWorks. Latina bloggers and creators were treated to a styling session and finished off their look with a chic pair of Transitions lenses from VisionWorks, perfect for their professional street style photoshoot.

Transitions at #WeAllGrow
Transitions at #WeAllGrow

Long Beach Conventions and Visitor Bureau

As if the #WeAllGrow Summit and Latina Bloggers Connect teams didn’t suffer enough FOMO (we had meetings in lieu of trips), a group of over 40 attendees got to take in the beautiful sites of our host city, Long Beach. They started the day off with a boat tour that revisited the history of Long Beach’s scenic harbor. They were able to sit back and chat with each other while enjoying a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline and world famous Queen Mary. Shortly after their boat tour they headed to the Museum of Latin American Art located in the East Village Arts District of Long Beach. While there, Latina Bloggers had the opportunity to view MOLAA At Twenty 1996-2016 Exhibition, an extensive collection of U.S. Latino and Chicano art. A short bus ride over next led them to the Aquarium of the Pacific for a delicious lunch with a view and a VIP behind-the-scenes guided tour of the aquarium. Lastly, it wouldn’t have been a true tour of Long Beach without visiting the historic Queen Mary. Attendees wrapped up their daylong tour of Long Beach with a guided tour of the legendary ship.

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#LongBeach and #WeAllGrow Summit

Disney Parks

Disney Parks celebrated 60 years of magic with #WeAllGrow Summit attendees! Guests explored both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure and enjoyed rides like Star Tours and Radiator Springs Racers. Rides were followed by a beautiful day listening to the Mickey Mouse marching band and #Disneyland60 celebrations throughout the park. The day ended with a group photo of all the bloggers and creators that attended this fabulous field trip.

disney parks at #weallgrow summit
disney parks at #weallgrow summit

YouTube

There’s nothing quite like visiting the YouTube Space in Los Angeles to really bring the power of its influence to life. #LatinaCreators were excited to see and experience the place they’ve virtually known and loved for so long! Guests were once again blown away by the size of YouTube Space LA and the amount of resources available to those who wish to create a channel. Many came back from their trip ready to step up their game by perfecting their SEO, upping their video content and making better use of YouTube’s analytics to further understand their audiences.

YouTube Space LA #WeAllGrow
YouTube Space LA #WeAllGrow

Mazda

Mazda knows that #DrivingMatters, especially when you’re cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway. Attendees drove down Ocean Drive to Huntington Beach Pier in style in the brand new CX-5 before heading to the award-winning Parker’s Lighthouse for a seafood lunch in Long Beach. The day ended with a tour of the beautiful and culturally rich Museum of Latin American Art.

#DrivingMatters with Mazda #WeAllGrow
#DrivingMatters with Mazda #WeAllGrow

As you can see, there’s something about driving a Mazda that makes you whip your hair back and forth!

For more behind the scenes fun, check out our Snapchat story!

Join YouTube THIS Friday for an Audience Insights & Analytics Workshop

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WAGonYouTube hangout

Last week we kicked off the #WeAllGrow Summit learning with a workshop hosted by YouTube, one of this year’s amazing sponsors. We’re excited to announce that they are hosting another workshop this Friday: Understanding Your Audience With YouTube Analytics.

RSVP NOW AND JOIN US FOR THIS AWESOME OPPORTUNITY:

Date: Friday, February 19th Time: 2 pm ET / 11 am PT Hosted by: Alejandro Duque from the Strategic Partner Development team at YouTube What we’ll cover: This workshop aims to establish a knowledge of advanced channel design and provide a framework for understanding channel health with YouTube analytics.

Tell us if you’re joining, and be sure to tweet your questions: #WAGonYouTube

And if you missed last week’s workshop with YouTube on the fundamentals of starting a channel, you can catch the replay on our YouTube channel.

YouTube and #WeAllGrow Presents Google Hangout Series

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WAG-2016-google-hangout-02B

Join us in kicking off the ‪#‎WeAllGrow‬ Summit learning and sharing experience with YouTube, one of 2016's amazing sponsors, on Friday, February 12th at 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST for a one-hour Hangout On Air.

#WeAllGrow + YouTube Present:

Starting a channel on YouTube? Learn the fundamentals to creating your ultimate channel and keeping it thriving on YouTube.

Alejandro Duque, from the Strategic Partner Development team at YouTube, will present a series of two Hangouts On Air for our #WeAllGrow Summit and Latina Bloggers Connect communities with tips and proven strategies to effectively create and analyze the content that will thrive on your YouTube channel.

RSVP now and join us for this awesome opportunity.

Meet Our 2016 #WeAllGrow Storytellers Finalists

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#WeAllGrow Storytellers 2016

When we launched #WeAllGrow Storytellers at the inaugural Summit in 2015, there was just one goal in mind: to showcase the diverse voices of our community. We honored the influencers with a mission to build community through storytelling by providing them support and a platform to elevate their voices. It was a simple intention, made from the heart, but what has transpired has surpassed even my expectations.

With an increase of submissions from last year, #WeAllGrow Storytellers 2016, presented by YouTube, has evolved into an event so much bigger than our initial intention. The inaugural event set the tone for its growth, inspiring all of us in attendance and making #WeAllGrow Storytellers the cornerstone event that embraces the beauty, vulnerability and passion our storytellers are known for. Because of this, I want to thank each of you, not just for the submissions, but for your continued courage, inspiration and creativity in the online world. You make us all so proud!

Choosing the finalists was not an easy task. Together with YouTube, the presenting sponsor and whose commitment allows the six finalists the opportunity to attend #WeAllGrow with an all-expenses paid experience, Kathy Cano-Murillo and representatives from Latina Bloggers Connect, six finalists were chosen to shine on a platform made for their stories this coming March in Long Beach, California.

Please join me in congratulating the 2016 #WeAllGrow Storytellers and in thanking YouTube for making it possible. We cannot wait to showcase their stories of family that will make you laugh, cry and leave the Summit feeling inspired.

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2016 #WeAllGrow Storytellers, Presented by YouTube:

  1. Denise Cortes of pearmama.com
  1. Eliana Tardío of elianatardio.com
  1. Gaby Natale of superlatina.tv
  1. Marinés Duarte of entuszapatosblog.com
  1. Nancy Salas of youtube.com/realitychangers and youtube.com/23nsalas
  1. Yvonne Condes of momsla.com

ANNOUNCING #WEALLGROW STORYTELLERS 2016, PRESENTED BY YOUTUBE. WE’RE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

#WeAllGrow Storytellers YouTube
#WeAllGrow Storytellers YouTube

One of the most memorable moments of our inaugural #WeAllGrow Summit was the Storytellers event. It was hard to find a dry eye in the room as the six fabulous, strong and vibrant Storytellers got up on stage to bare their souls in eight minutes time. They were funny, they were heartfelt, they were raw and real.

#WeAllGrow Storytellers is the event where we come together as the beautiful sisterhood of women we are to honor the influencers with a mission to tell their stories and connect communities.

We’re thrilled to announce that YouTube is sponsoring #WeAllGrow Summit Storytellers 2016!  We felt that YouTube would be the perfect partner given their global platform provides people the opportunity to share their stories and connect, inform and inspire others across the globe.

Please join us in celebrating this announcement and thanking YouTube for returning as a #WeAllGrow Summit sponsor with Storytellers.

The six selected Storytellers will attend #WeAllGrow Summit courtesy of YouTube. The  all-expenses-paid experience includes one conference pass, airfare and 3-nights at Hotel Maya! Not only that, but every one of the six hand-selected Storytellers will have the option to invite one blogging / creator friend to receive a conference pass and 3-nights in shared room at Hotel Maya, courtesy of YouTube to attend the conference with them! We want our Storytellers to feel supported as they share their stories, and what better way than having someone that feels like familia there with them.

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And, yes, Kathy Cano Murillo (aka Crafty Chica) will be back to emcee and provide guidance and training (via Skype) to the six selected Storytellers. Our 2015 Storyteller alumni can tell you just how wonderful and helpful it is to go on this journey with Kathy!

YouTube will also work directly with the chosen Storytellers on tips and best practices for visual storytelling. That’s priceless, don’t you agree?

We heard from so many of you that you’re eager to submit a pitch for Storytellers 2016 and now your time has come!

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A #WEALLGROW STORYTELLER?

#WEALLGROW STORYTELLERS VIDEO SUBMISSION PROCESS:

  • Stories must be original and true
  • 1 to 2-minute video pitch sharing only the main arc of the story.
  • Video pitch must be uploaded to YouTube (as Unlisted is fine) and link shared for submission
  • Can be bilingual, but at least 80% in English
  • Main topics to focus on. Note that we will *only* consider pitches along these topics:
    • Family
    • Parenting
    • Childhood memories
      • You do not need to be a parent to apply, but the topics must be relevant to your family or childhood.
      • All pitches must be received via the online form by 11:59pm PST on December 21st, 2015

Storytellers will be selected from a panel of judges including Latina Bloggers Connect, Kathy Cano-Murillo and YouTube. Main criteria is the impact of the core idea of the story based on the topics above, as well as ease and confidence sharing the story.

¡Mucha suerte!

SUBMIT LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO PITCH HERE

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#WeAllGrow Summit Takes Over YouTube Space LA

As many of you know, we recently celebrated the launch of the much anticipated #WeAllGrow Summit. After four years of a lot of hard work and determination, Latina Bloggers Connect felt it was time to create a platform that will bring together all the voices and stories that have served as an inspiration to us all. From blogs to Instagram to YouTube, there has never been a shortage of inspiration. However, all in one room? It was certainly an experience many of us will remember for a long time. With so many Latinas creating video content, we decided to start the party early at the mecca of digital content creation, YouTube! With informative tours and delicious food on hand, they spoiled #WeAllGrow Summit attendees setting the tone for what is about to become three days of life-changing moments.

#WeAllGrow Summit YouTube Space LA

The #WeAllGrow Pre-Treat at YouTube Space LA started with plenty of LA sunshine and much excitement to see old friends and make new ones. In many ways, it was a lot like a family reunion. After all, we all share so much with each other online by offering support, answering questions and by simply enjoying each other’s updates and stories.

#WeAllGrowSummit YouTube Space LA

We were blown away by the magnitude of YouTube Space LA and the amount of resources available. Did you know that access to their equipment is free? The level of access depends on the amount of subscribers you have and there’s a YouTube Space in LA and NYC in the U.S. and three more across the globe. If you live in LA or NYC, there’s really no excuse to start your channel with such an amazing resource and workshops available to you. YouTube has over a billion viewers and approximately 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute. It’s time to carve out your space!

#WeAllGrow Summit YouTube Space LA

After taking in all YouTube Space has to offer, we sat down with Dulce, Alba, Daniela and Maiah - four fashion and beauty creators who started their journey with a passion for sharing what they love. As their outlets grew, they quickly became savvy business women, sought-after brand ambassadors and an inspiration to young women all over the world. It was very obvious that they absolutely love what they do and feel a strong connection to their communities. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

#WeAllGrow Summit YouTube Space LA

If you would like to see more pictures of the #WeAllGrow Pre-Treat at #YouTubeSpaceLA visit, check out our album on Facebook. You can also check out recaps by Dulce Candy and Nany’s Klozet! Stay tuned for more!

(Photos: Robson Muzel)

All-Star YouTube Vloggers to Speak at #WeAllGrow Pre-Treat

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YouTube and #WeAllGrow Announce All-Star Vlogger Panel

To much anticipation, the #WeAllGrow Pre-Treat sponsored by YouTube has quickly filled to capacity by registered attendees of the inaugural #WeAllGrow Summit 2015 excited to catch a glimpse inside the heart of the mega-platform. This half-day event is taking place at the YouTube Space in Los Angeles, one of only five around the world and two in the U.S., on Wednesday, February 25th from 2pm to 7pm.

The event will feature a tour of YouTube facilities, sessions with Google and an expert panel moderated by Juanjo Duran, Head of Hispanic Content at YouTube, with some of the hottest Latina Vloggers ready to share and inspire fellow YouTubers!

With their powerhouse following and innovative content, we are proud to announce this All-Star panel.

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Dulce Ruiz of Dulce Candy

Dulce Ruiz is Dulce Candy, one of the top beauty & fashion influencers in the YouTube space with over 2.1 million subscribers and 288 million views across her two channels. As a young wife, mother and army vet, Dulce is a role model for an up-and-coming generation of women. She has been featured in Seventeen Magazine, The Stylist, Regard Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, People Style Watch as well as being named one of Latina Magazine’s “Latinas of the Year.” In addition to joining our All-Star YouTube panel, Dulce Candy will be sharing her top beauty tips and tricks at Neutrogena’s Social Media Sanctuary throughout the #WeAllGrow Summit.

Dulce continues to build her business and expand her expertise as well as her audience. Dulce will be pushing her first book, “The Sweet Life,” in August 2015 under Penguin Random House’s imprint Avery.

In 2013, Dulce signed with manager Petar Mandich at ADDITION and has been member of Style Haul, the premiere fashion and beauty network on YouTube, since 2011.

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Alba García of SunKissAlba

Alba Garcia is SunKissAlba, a Latina bi-lingual, beauty vlogger with nearly half a million subscribers. Alba's YouTube channel takes a natural approach to beauty, hair and health while staying on-trend and inspiring her viewers. While she wasn't always on the natural route, Alba began to attract a large audience through documenting her journey back to natural, curly hair with proper care and styling without using any heat for over 4 years. Along the journey of recovering her hair's natural state (and helping her son heal from health issues), Alba's eyes open to the power of natural nutrition and beauty.
Today, SunKissAbla on YouTube has a dedicated following of nearly 500,000 subscribers. By sharing her beliefs of natural beauty, Alba has created easy to follow tutorials, while also shedding light on the bigger picture: awareness of the many ingredients that we don't understand and tend to disregard in our food and beauty products.
Alba's vision is to turn SunKissAlba into a trusted beauty and health brand that is all organic, eco-friendly, cruelty free and toxic free. In the meantime, her focus is on creating inspiring content and continuing to learn new ways to help her viewers through her own lifestyle experiences.
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Daniela Ramirez of Nany's Klozet

Daniela Ramirez, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, is a personal style influencer based in Miami. She studied Marketing and Fashion Merchandising and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Design and Media Management. Daniela started blogging in 2009, but opened her bilingual blog, Nany’s Klozet, in 2011. Her mission is to inspire women to express who they are and who they want to be through fashion and style.
You can find Daniela at her Nany's Klozet YouTube Channel, in both English and Spanish, as we shares tips on hair, beauty and fashion.
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Maiah Ocando of Visto Bueno

Maiah is an explosive talent and rising superstar of the digital world who has conquered the internet with her fresh and fiery insights on fashion and beauty. Her tireless energy, sharp sense of humor, and pop sensibility has quickly made her one of the most sought after Latin social influencers today and the new favorite of TV networks.

Maiah's premium produced, tightly packaged videos reveal inside industry secrets that celebrities use everyday to look and dress fabulous, useful tips that help viewers achieve the looks they want, music videos, as well as comedy sketches about relationships, food and the daily struggles of the millennial generation.

With over 300,000 subscribers to her Spanish Visto Bueno YouTube channel and nearly 10,000 viewers coming to catch her English content, it's no wonder this high-energy millennial is an All-Star YouTube vlogger.

Follow along for all the great Pre-Treat moments at #WeAllGrow and #WAGpretreat.

#WeAllGrow Pre-Treat at YouTube Space Los Angeles

#WeAllGrow YouTube Space We promised you it would just keep getting better and we're sticking to that promise!

Please join us in welcoming YouTube as a Presenting sponsor of the inaugural #WeAllGrow Summit! 

We have joined forces to put together a half-day, pre-treat event at the state of the art YouTube Space in Los Angeles. The #WeAllGrow Pre-Treat, brought to you by YouTube, is a special event offered only to registered attendees (Influencer or Speaker pass only) of #WeAllGrow Summit 2015.

The event will feature a tour of their facilities, sessions with Google, YouTube experts and well-known YouTubers, as well as one of their infamous happy hours to bask in the California sunset.

YouTube Space Los Angeles

This half-day event is taking place at the YouTube Space in Los Angeles, only one of five around the world and two in the U.S., on Wednesday, February 25th from 2pm to 7pm.

We'd LOVE nothing more than to be able to invite all, however, attendance is limited to 40 #WeAllGrow registered attendees due to space capacity. Therefore, priority will be given to those attendees who already have a confirmed flight arriving in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning or earlier and then to those with a currently active YouTube channel.

Please be mindful of registering if you're not sure you can make it because you will be taking up a much-coveted spot.

Confirmations will go out via email no later than this Friday, January 23rd.

We will also have a waiting list that will be first come, first serve.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE #WEALLGROW PRE-TREAT AT YOUTUBE SPACE L.A.