Heading to the First Ever LATISM Latina Blogger Retreat in DC…and the White House!

May 18, 2012



Topics: Blog, Conferences + Live Events

This is one of the most exciting post I´ve had to write in my existence as a blogger. Latina Bloggers Connect has partnered with LATISM (Latinos in Social Media) to help organize the first ever Latina Blogger Retreat in Washington, D.C. happening this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the chic Hotel Helix in downtown Washington, D.C.

As part of the event, the White House has invited us for a briefing to discuss issues affecting Latinos nationwide. The honor is just unmeasurable.

We will be covering the event live and posting pictures here, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more!

I´m running around to get details in order before flying out to D.C. tomorrow morning for a pre-conference event with Mary Kay, so I´ll copy the press release from LATISM to give you all the juicy details, plus the list of the amazing #TopBlogueras heading to D.C.!

But, before that, I want to send a huge thank you to the women at LATISM who´ve had the vision, passion and heart to make this possible: Ana Roca and Elianne Ramos, with Elma Placeres Dieppa

Here´s the press release from LATISM:

A group of the most influential Latinas in the blogging and social media spheres woke up to a once-in-a-lifetime email message today: “Congratulations, you have been selected to attend the First-Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat.” The exclusive, invitation-only event will take place at the luxurious Hotel Helix, located in the heart of Washington DC, from May 20th to May 22nd, 2012.

Invitation requests were open to applications submitted digitally at http://bit.ly/BloguerasRetreatApplication until May 10, 2012. A selection committee, including the leaders of the top Latina blogger communities: Latina Bloggers Connect, Las Blogueras, Blogs de Mamas and New Latina. The committee was in charge of reviewing the bloggers’ applications based on influence, traffic and quality of content.

The list of winners, in no particular order, is as follows:

Mirna Arce http://AhorrosConCupones.com

Rachel Armas http://www.theartmuse.net

Veronica Arreola http://www.vivalafeminista.com

Caryn Bailey  http://rockinmama.net

Elisa Batista http://www.momsrising.org

Jeannette Kaplun http://todobebe.com

Elizabeth Cerezo http://thoughtsofamommy.net

Jessie Nuez http://www.hechoparamama.com

Brenda Cisneros-Dewong http://www.mejorandomihogar.com

Yvonne Condes http://momsla.com  //  http://yvonneinla.com

Janice Correa  http://mamistimeout.com

Marta Maria Darby  http://mybigfatcubanfamily.com

Luciana Gabriela Davidzon de Scher http://www.latinfoodlovers.com/

Laura de Ona http://SolyPimienta.com

Julie Diaz Asper  http://blog.gigcoin.com

Melanie Edwards  http://www.modernmami.com

Ana L. Flores http://spanglishbaby.com

Monique Frausto   http://BlogsbyLatinas.com

Teresa Garza  http://checalamovie.net

Dariela Cruz-Gillespie  http://www.mamitalks.com/

Carolyn Gonzalez  http://www.caroincarolina.com

Maura Hernandez  http://theothersideofthetortilla.com

Eugenia Hurtado  http://www.thewiselatinaclub.com

Jennifer Hutcheson http://mami2mommy.com

Denisse Icaza  http://ahorrosparamama.com

Nadia Jones  http://www.justicejonesie.com/blog

Roraima Lassanske http://www.mamacontemporanea.com

Tracy Lopez http://latinaish.com

Yolanda Machado http://sassymamainla.com

Adriana Maestas http://latinopoliticsblog.com // http://politic365.com

Yvette Marquez http://www.muybuenocookbook.com/

Silvia Martinez  http://www.mamalatinatips.com

Yolanda Mason http://lasblogueras.com

Ruby Wright http://www.growingbilingual.com

Blanca Stella Mejia http://micaminar.com

Melyssa Mendoza http://changeyourliferideabike.blogspot.com/

Raquel Negrón http://thedigitallatina.com

Monica Olivera http://www.MommyMaestra.com

Carmen Ordoñez http://www.vivafashionblog.com

Monica Vila  http://www.TheOnlineMom.com

Maegan Ortiz  http://vivirlatino.com

Helena Osorio-Zavala  http://pinkguayoyo.com

Maria Jose Ovalle  http://www.verybusymamablog.com

Chantilly Patiño  http://www.biculturalmom.com

Angelica Perez http://www.newlatina.net

Mariana Perez http://thedomesticbuzz.com

Carolina Pichardo http://www.youngurbanmoms.com

Lynn Ponder http://webcitygirls.com/

Nicole Presley  http://presleyspantry.com/

Jeannette Quiñones http://www.sazonboricua.com

Lisa Quinones Fontanez http://www.autismwonderland.com/

Flor de Maria Rivera http://flordemariafashion.com/

Migdalia Rivera  http://latinaonamission.com

Vianney Rodriguez http://sweetlifebake.com

Roxana Soto Romero  http://www.spanglishbaby.com

Ericka Sanchez  http://nibblesandfeasts.com/

Mercedes Sanchez http://bechicmag.com/magazine/

Dania Santana Henriquez  http://www.lafamiliacool.com/

Alejandra Suarez  http://www.brandlateen.com/

Eliana Tardio Hurtado  http://www.elianatardio.com

Laura Tellado http://holdinoutforahero.org

Laura Termini  http://www.chicanol.com

Maybelline Valenti  http://www.naturalmentemama.com/

Carrie Ferguson Weir  http://tikitikiblog.com

Ruby Wright  http://www.growingupblackxican.com/

Sponsors and partners for this event include Johnson & Johnson, Procter and Gamble, Mary Kay, Southwest Airlines, Univision, Comcast, McDonald’s, Fleishman Hillard, Babble.com, Macys, Porter Novelli, and Consumer Reports. The event was organized in partnership with Latina Bloggers Connect.


The First-Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat is an exclusive, by-invitation-only event by Latinos in Social Media (LATISM), with the objective of empowering the top voices of the Latina community with the skills and connections they need to turn their blogs into social enterprises and tools for advocacy. The two-day event will include capacity-building and mentoring sessions with top executives from a variety of industries and causes as well as a LATISM-exclusive briefing at the White House. For more information about the First-Ever Latina Blogger Retreat, visit http://blogueras.latism.org/

Ana Flores

Ana L. Flores is the founder and CEO of Latina Bloggers Connect and #WeAllGrow Summit. She also co-founded SpanglishBaby.com, the award-winning community and resource for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children.

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