Keynote Speakers

#WeAllGrowMIA Keynotes Sessions

When we set out to produce a one-day event in Miami we knew it was a place where the spirit of #WeAllGrow would be welcomed and celebrated, but consider us blown away by the incredible group of badass Latina women that are bringing it to life.

The agenda for our sold-out event has something for everyone wanting to grow their digital business skills, be inspired and do it all while looking and feeling divinas with all the thoughtful treats and surprises from our sponsors.

Let's take a look at the keynote panels and chats that all our #WeAllGrowMIA attendees at Little River Studios this September 10th will get to experience. But no worries if you weren't able to snatch a ticket (we sold out within 8 hours!!), we'll be broadcasting all keynote sessions live from our Facebook page and also capturing all the moments via Instagram Stories and Snapchat at @weallgrowlatina and #WeAllGrowMIA

LatinaBossLadies

Adriana Epelboim-Levy | Adriana Castro | Irma Martinez | Martha Luna | Sascha Barboza | Moderator: Brittney Castro

The rise of female entrepreneurship is researched to be impacting global markets in record numbers. Women all over the world are growing businesses and brands, connecting communities and changing the status quo in business. You can see these impacts online in BIG ways! The Latina #BossLadies with us today are exciting examples of success that comes with guts and incredible work ethic. Marketing products on social media, engaging clients and customers with inspiring digital brands and owning it on their terms makes these Latinas the ultimate #BossLadies. Join us as we discuss the unique challenges of female entrepreneurship, how to scale your business to create wealth and the current social media trends impacting the next generation of female bosses. Thank you to Chase Slate for sponsoring this panel.

Gaby Espino Keynote

Gaby Espino and Luz María Doria sit down for an intimate chat on staying motivated, facing our fears head on and going after our dreams as a multi-faceted woman taking on the roles of entrepreneur, celebrity and mom.

Celebrity Influencers

Camila Canabal | Candela Ferro | Mia AstralPamela Silva Conde | Yarel Ramos | Moderator: Cristy Marrero

After the lights of their day jobs are off, these Latina powerhouses continue to influence audiences through successful blogs and online channels. Take a sneak peek behind the screens and learn the secrets that celebrity influencers utilize to cement their persona onto the hearts of audiences. Our panel of professional journalists and hosts effectively curate voices and brands that audiences connect to, while also balancing the marriage between on-air celebrity and social media intimacy. We’re excited to learn the secrets to maintaining both authority and relevance at this exciting panel of celebrity influencers. Special thanks to Hola! USA for sponsoring this session.

Alejandra Espinoza Keynote

Cristy Marrero leads a chat with Alejandra Espinoza where we'll learn more about her ascending career path and how she's breaking through to Hollywood as a power Latina, all while maintaining a strong connection with her fans via social media.

Check out all our incredible speakers here.

#SpeakBeautiful with Dove Keynote Panel at #WeAllGrow Summit 2016

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WAG-2016-Dove-Keynote_Approved

#WeAllGrow Summit 2016 is proud to partner with Dove to present three moments of awe that will elevate your inner core, provide a bit of self-care and inspire you to speak with beauty and positivism.

The Dove Suite

Dove invites you to visit the Dove Suite, located at the Luna/Solstice Room for a refresher on the latest hair & skincare trends and to meet our beauty experts, renowned hairstylist Mario Anton and board­certified dermatologist, Dr. Alicia Barba. Stop by for a personalized dry styling session and Beauty Bar manicure to celebrate your unique beauty. Feel free to relax on our outdoor terrace, taking in the gorgeous waterfront views, while enjoying refreshments and having fun with your fellow bloggers in our photobooth. We’re excited for you to join us in supporting #MujerDove, our message of confidence, empowerment and beauty for Latinas.

Crown Yourself in Confidence: Uncovering the Power of Positive Words

Beautiful. Ugly. Smart. Stupid. The power of words can have a significant impact on how we feel about ourselves and how we present ourselves to the world – whether it’s in real life or online. Too often, social media bombards women and girls with negative content that can damage their self-­esteem. Dove research shows 8 out of 10 women encounter negative comments on social media that critique women’s looks. With this in mind, Dove set out to overturn the pervasive online negativity and embarked on a partnership with Twitter to encourage women to #SpeakBeautiful and turn ugly tweets into beautiful, positive ones. Launching the campaign on Hollywood’s biggest night when online negativity was at its worst, Dove developed a truly unique campaign that leveraged primary research and insights, advocacy partnerships and deep influencer engagement, setting out to help shape the way future generations express themselves online. Since launch, Dove has continued to reach thousands of women and girls with #SpeakBeautiful, truly making social media a more positive place for all.

During Saturday morning’s keynote, therapist and life-­coach, Christine Gutierrez, will explore the journey to finding inner confidence and building self-­esteem in various aspects of our lives – from our careers, being mothers, how we feel about our bodies and how we translate our confidence to the world. After the keynote address, Christine will lead a panel featuring Dove Self­-Esteem Experts, Dania Peguero and Rosie Molinary, along with influential bloggers, Elayna Fernandez and Carolina Ortiz. Each panelist will provide their perspective on the importance of speaking positively and offering solutions for how we can all ignite positive change online and in the world.

Dove #SpeakBeautiful Workshop

Dove Self-­Esteem Educators, Rosie Molinary and Dania Peguero, will lead an inspiring workshop for 50 girls from the local Boys & Girls Club in Long Beach, CA.

The workshop ties to the Dove #SpeakBeautiful campaign that encourages women and girls to realize the role our online words play in impacting our confidence and self-­esteem. Dove research shows 8 out of 10 women encounter negative comments on social media that critique women’s looks. Furthermore, women do not realize messages they post are contributing to negative mindsets and behavior about beauty online. Only 9% of women admit to posting negative comments on social media.

How can we help the next generation ignite positive change online? Dove invites #WeAllGrow attendees to join our workshop – to serve as mentors and to interact with girls from our partner organization. To date, Dove has reached 17 million girls globally. We look forward to working with you to impact more lives in our local communities.

TODAY.com Keynote Panel: The Convergence Of Influence

TODAY.COM latina bloggers
TODAY.COM latina bloggers

In a committed effort to stay ahead of trends and growth opportunities for our community of Latina content creators, #WeAllGrow Summit 2016 is excited to announce the TODAY.com Keynote panel, The Convergence of Influence: How Traditional And New Media Are Connecting To Reach Audiences In Modern Ways. As New Media becomes a viable access point to audiences, come learn how Traditional Media plans to converge the two.

The Convergence of Influence: How Traditional And New Media Are Connecting To Reach Audiences In Modern Ways

The world of digital content has proven itself to be a powerful source of influence. No longer in its infancy, New Media connects with readership in creative, measurable ways and the world has taken notice. Along with advertisers and brands, major media outlets have begun the exciting convergence of influence; blending their traditional media and on-air reach with modern, digital content that accesses their audience at any point, from the comfort of their homes to the palm of their hand.

In this panel of media experts from TODAY.com and NBC Universo, #WeAllGrow attendees will learn the most current strategies and methods to partner with major media companies for both on-air and online exposure. Two of TODAY’s newest online destinations - The TODAY Parenting Team and The TODAY Food Club - will be introduced, showcasing the benefits of capitalizing on national exposure with digital influence.

With new media growing exponentially, digital content creators and traditional media outlets look to converge their influence in order to best serve their audiences in modern, convenient ways.

Moderated by Alicia Ybarbo, a producer at NBC's Today Show for more than 14 years, our expert panel is coming to #WeAllGrow Summit 2016 ready to share industry trends and insider knowledge on connecting with audiences in modern ways.

Alicia Ybarbo is a five time Emmy Award-winning television producer and New York Times bestselling author. A producer at NBC’s Today Show for more than 14 years, Alicia has worked on topics spanning from lifestyle to breaking news and currently focuses her ideas on the 9am and 10am hours. She became an accomplished author in 2009 with her first book, “Today’s Moms: Essentials for Surviving Baby’s First Year,” (Harper Collins). Her second book, “Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us” (Abrams 2012) was on both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. As a social media mom with more than 470,000 Twitter followers, @TodaysMoms has been listed by Twitter.com as ”One To Follow” since 2009 and ranked #3 on “The 50 Best Twitter Moms” by Babble.com. You can also follow Alicia at @ShttyMom and @AliciaYbarbo. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Laura Fuentes is the CEO of MOMables, where she helps parents make fresh school lunches and meals food their kids will love with easy meal plans and an online fresh meal delivery business. She’s the Author of three cookbooks, spokesperson, YouTuber, makes regular television appearances, and a successful entrepreneur. Laura works with numerous brands on campaign work, contributes recipes to print magazines, is a TODAY Show & TODAY.com contributor, and writes for Parents and the Huffington Post.

Yarel Ramos lights up the screen as the host of NBC UNIVERSO. A native of Los Angeles, Yarel was born the first of three children to Mexican immigrant parents in Los Angeles. With a double bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations from the University of Miami, she is now pursuing her Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California. On camera, whether conducting incisive interviews, or shining in the spotlight on the red carpet, Yarel radiates with the vivacious verve and sparkling charisma that has defined her as one of Hispanic television’s most captivating personalities.

Lilliana Vazquez is a multi-media powerhouse making waves on screen and online with her hallmark brand of personality, accessibility and expertise. Her approachable attitude and enviable style have made her one of the most in-demand television hosts and experts in the country. Vazquez is a contributor on The TODAY Show and lends her fashion prowess to Access Hollywood, E! News, Wendy Williams and The Rachael Ray Show … just to name a few. She is an Emmy-nominated host and producer who recently added author to her resume with her highly anticipated first book, The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style: Secrets to Shopping Cheap and Looking Chic. Vazquez is also the creative force behind TheLVGuide.com, where she and her team of tastemakers share the best shopping, trends and inspiration to help you live your most stylish life, effortlessly.

She currently resides in New York City and can be seen daily on NBC’s The Meredith Vieira Show.

Lunch with Disney Parks: An Intimate Discussion on How Social Media Influencers and Disney Parks Collaborate

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KeynoteSpeaker_LeanneORegan

Today, the most magical place on earth is right here for #WeAllGrow Summit’s Saturday Lunch Keynote (March 5th), sponsored by Disney Parks, as we host an intimate discussion on how the legacy brand works alongside social media influencers.

Leanne O’Regan, Director of Public Relations at Disney Parks and leader of the team that manages the Disney Parks Moms Panel, blogger relations, Disney Social Media Moms and the strategic development of social media across public relations tactics, will sit down with esteemed influencer, Jeannette Kaplun, to showcase the dynamic and unique ways in which Disney Parks collaborates with bloggers and social media influencers.

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KeynoteSpeaker_JeannetteKaplun

Jeannette is an award-­winning bilingual journalist and TV personality featured on The Chew, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, Despierta América, La Revista de Zuleyka and other shows and has successfully forged a multimedia career in both English and Spanish as a lifestyle expert, internationally recognized parenting writer and conference speaker. Jeannette launched in 2012 her bilingual lifestyle blog for Hispanic women, Hispana Global, and boasts a thriving relationship with Disney Parks.

After the insiders Saturday Lunch Keynote discussion, the floor will open to #WeAllGrow attendees for a Q&A. #WeAllGrow Summit’s Saturday Lunch Keynote, sponsored by Disney Parks, will conclude with a raffle of two (2) Disney Prize Packs.

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#WeAllGrow Summit Welcomes Sandra Echeverría to Neutrogena’s Keynote Lunch

Sandra Echeverría
Sandra Echeverría

As the second annual #WeAllGrow Summit draws near, our mission remains central with each exciting announcement. While we hope attendees connect with sponsors and experience growth as content creators, we also wish to empower you to set your goals even higher and challenge yourself to see what’s possible!

At this year's #WeAllGrow Summit Neutrogena Keynote Lunch, we're excited to welcome Sandra Echeverría. Sandra will not only share Neutrogena's commitment in empowering women to put their best face forward, but we’ll also hear of the struggles and triumphs she's journeyed through to accomplish her own big dreams, inspiring us to see what’s possible. 

Sandra Echeverría is an actress, singer and songwriter from Mexico City who garnered success as a result of her series lead roles in the international hits El Clon and Marina, both of which were seen in over 120 countries. She followed these successes with the lead role in the Univision’s international ratings record breaker, La Fuerza del Destino. Sandra’s first single off her self-titled album was the title song of La Fuerza del Destino, a duet with Marc Anthony that was heard on radio stations in the U.S. and Latin America.

On the feature side, Sandra starred with Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, and John Travolta in Oliver Stone’s Savages, in which she played Salma Hayek’s rebellious daughter. Sandra was also featured in Will Ferrell’s Casa de mi Padre, playing his mother in a pivotal flashback. In 2014 she lent her vocal talents to the animated film, The Book of Life, produced by Guillermo del Toro. Sandra made her U.S. television debut on the Peabody Award winning FX Network series The Bridge.

Sandra continues to be a global icon, having recently graced the covers of the Latin American editions of GQ, Cosmopolitan, and Women’s Health. As a Neutrogena brand ambassador, Sandra is proud to proactively and consistently promote a culture of health and beauty to her widespread fan base.

Follow Sandra on Twitter and Instagram and let her know how thrilled we are to share moments of awe with her at #WeAllGrow Summit!

Welcome Heather Conneely from the Facebook Multicultural Team as a #WeAllGrow Summit Keynote

Heather Conneely - Facebook
Heather Conneely - Facebook

#WeAllGrow Summit celebrates the multicultural women who are helping shape the voice and perception of our community online. As such, we jumped at the chance to have Heather Conneely, US Industry Manager, Multicultural at Facebook, join us to share with us her insights working for the platform that Latinos embrace in droves and making sure advertisers understand how to reach us in a culturally-significant way.

Heather will be addressing the #WeAllGrow Summit attendees on Friday, March 4th during the Opening Keynote session.

How Far We Grow: The Rising Power of the Latino Digital Voice, Heather Conneely, Keynote Presentation

As social media influencers, we know better than anyone how to share; we share our opinions, the products we love, our hearts and lives. But do we truly appreciate the rising power those shared moments have? Heather Conneely, US Industry Manager, Multicultural at Facebook and Latina mom of two, understands the amazing impact of Latino online influence and the way our stories command various narratives in the digital world. Hispanics are among the most active Facebook and Instagram users, thus Heather Conneely seeks to empower #WeAllGrow attendees with her industry insights on the unique behaviors of Hispanic users on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp, as well as content preferences and how advertisers are harnessing and marketing to our audiences. For those of us engaging and connecting with a Latino audience, you won't want to miss this empowering presentation on how innovative we are and can be.

Welcome Actress, TV Host and Social Media Influencer, Gaby Espino, to #WeAllGrow Summit 2016

Gaby Espino
Gaby Espino

#WeAllGrow Summit is the place to celebrate the accomplishments of astounding women in traditional and social media and to learn from their paths to success. This week we'll be  announcing many of our celebrity keynote speakers for 2016 and we're thrilled to kick it off with actress, TV host, social media influencer and one of the Latina personalities with the most engagement and presence in the social media landscape, Gaby Espino.

Gaby has become a renowned name in the Latin American entertainment industry after starting a successful career in her native Venezuela managing to stay on top of her game year after year in the US. During 2015, she was the main host for the "Latin Billboard Music Awards," the most watched telecast in Billboard's history, and presenter of "Premios Tu Mundo" from 2011 to 2014. She was also the lead actress in Telemundo’s successful telenovela "Santa Diabla" during 2013, among many other productions. Espino started her career at age 17 when she was one of the most popular faces in the advertising industry after becoming the spokesperson for many brands. Her TV debut was as one of the hosts of "Nubeluz," the most popular children’s show in Latin America. Later, she successfully hosted Sony's Entertainment show "Lo Ultimo" for twelve years. Espino had her first acting role in the teen TV series called "A Todo Corazón," which opened the door for many more acting opportunities including more than sixteen telenovelas as the lead actress with relevant success not only in Latin America, but around the world. During "Premios Tu Mundo" 2014, Gaby was honored with five awards including "Protagonista Favorita" (Favorite Lead Actress), "Fan Club del Año" (Fan Club of the Year) and "Novela del Año" (Telenovela of the Year), among others. With the desire of being even closer to her audience, Gaby launched her website www.GabyEspino.com and YouTube channel Gaby Espino TV during 2015, creating a strong and authentic channel of communication with her followers. An established fan-base of more than 13 million people who actively engage and are extremely loyal to her content, empowering messages, best kept secrets, tips, and find her lifestyle aspirational. Rapidly growing, her platforms are full of fun, exclusive and informative tips, tutorials and content that she constantly shares with her loyal fans.

Gaby Espino will be part of a celebrity Q&A session (all in Spanish) with Cristy Marrero, Editorial Vice President of HOLA! + HOLA.com USA, where she'll be openly sharing about her experience as a blogger, youtuber and social media influencer, while still maintaining her roles in traditional media and the convergence of it all.

Follow Gaby Espino on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

#WeAllGrow Summit Welcomes Rosie Rivera as a 2016 Keynote Speaker!

We're happy to announce that Rosie Rivera is joining the #WeAllGrow Summit familia as a 2016 Keynote speaker! Rosie's message of empowerment and authenticity is relevant to our community of influencers, while the life experiences she shares on her blog, RosieRivera.com, will inspire us to connect more closely with our following by emoting the values that drive us. Newly launched, Rosie Rivera's YouTube channel has become a home to her adoring fans and a place to catch glimpses into Rosie's world while further embedding her persona into the hearts of millions.