*I received a ticket to the #WeAllGrow Summit thanks to latinamom.me! Gracias!*
All opinions and emotions felt during #WeAllGrow are my own. =)
It’s been a few weeks now and #WeAllGrow is still fresh on my mind. Words can’t even fully describe how I feel after attending their 1st inaugural summit in Los Angeles, California. I’ve been to a few blogging conferences, but this one was different. I felt like I was hanging out with 200+ hermanas during my time at the We All Grow Summit. Today I wanted to share with you all a few (of many) latinas who inspired me at #WeAllGrow!
Michelle Freyre, General Manager of Neutrogena
It was so great hearing Michelle speak during the keynote lunch presented by Neutrogena. I loved hearing her story on how she worked her way up to General Manager for Neutrogena. It just goes to show that hard work truly does pay off, and us latinas can do anything! I love Neutrogena products, have been using them since my teenage acne years! But I love them just a little more now knowing that they have an incredible latina as an essential part of their company!
Monique Frausto, Curves & Chaos/Blogs By Latinas
It was my 1st time meeting Monique in real life! But I felt like I knew her already! I’ve been following her blog for years so it was great to finally meet in person. During #WeAllGrow she gave me some really great advice. I felt like she was a big sister giving me some really great feedback that I needed to hear. Thanks Monique! I’m so happy for her with all she has accomplished with her blog Curves & Chaos. You go girl!
Linda Nuves, UpNtheNuves
I ran into Linda a few times until we finally got the chance to introduce ourselves formally. Her energy is what drew me to her! Plus complimenting me on my outfits didn’t hurt either. LOL She just radiates with positivity! I love people like that! We both attended a TapInfluence dinner where I got to know her a lot better! She is also a musician, be sure to check out her bands page: Azucar L.A.
Deborah Cruz, DeborahCruzTheTRUTH.com
I got to know Deborah on the #LAStory field trip we both attended thanks to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. We had such a great time! She is so nice and friendly! It’s such a sigh of relief when people you follow online are awesome in person a well. I really love her blog because she really does speak the TRUTH. She’s not afraid to put it out there and I respect her so much for that!
Kathy Cano-Murillo, Crafty Chica
I’ve been following Kathy for quite some time now.A few months ago I was asked to speak on a panel with Kathy & George Torres at the BlogHer-Blogger Business Bootcamp during the Casa Latina Home Expo here in NYC. I was so excited to finally meet her in person. And OMG I was going to be on a panel with her too! Kathy was such a pleasure to meet! For someone who has accomplished so much, Kathy is extremely humble. I love that about her. She is a genuinely nice person. It was great so see her again and hear her moderate and speak during the Vive Mejor Storytellers session at #WeAllGrow.
Sagrario Matos, Vainilla y Azafran
Did you guys know that Sagrario traveled all the way from the Dominican Republic to attend the We All Grow summit?! Talk about dedication! I’m so happy I met Sagrario. She is so,so friendly! I had fun hanging out with her throughout the conference. Can’t wait to try out some of the delicious recipes on her site Vainilla y Azafran! Wish I had her cooking skills! Now I have an amiga to visit if I ever go to the Dominican Republic. =)
Ana Flores, Latina Bloggers Connect/We All Grow Summit
Oh Ana! She is so fabulous! For starters I wanted to attend the #WeAllGrow summit to show my support. Thanks to Latina Bloggers Connect I have done some really awesome campaigns on my blog! The We All Grow Summit of course turned out to be a huge success! I love her mentality of “If one grows, we all grow!” I wish more people had that mindset. It was so great to finally meet her in person! Can’t wait to attend #WeAllGrow again next year!
Dulce Candy Ruiz, Dulce Candy
I’ve been following Dulce online for a while now! It’s been so awesome to see her grow over the years. I’m so happy for all that she has accomplished! It was so nice talking to her at #WeAllGrow! It was like talking to a girlfriend I’ve known for a while. She was so down to earth and humble! Keep doing your thing Dulce! Can’t wait to read your book once it’s out!
Cristy Clavijo-Kish- Latina Mom Bloggers/Los Tweens
I was so happy to finally meet Cristy in person at We All Grow! I’ve done campaigns with Latina Mom Bloggers so it was great to finally meet someone from their team! I had lunch with Cristy and a few other bloggers during We All Grow and just hearing her story made me love her even more! She is definitely a super latina!
Jay Miranda- JayMiranda.com
As a fellow fashion obsessed chica, I’ve been following Jay for a while! I love her style! Jay, along with a few other curvy ladies have helped me to embrace and love my body. She was so sweet and down to earth. I really enjoyed talking to her! Her style is awesome and her little girl is adorable! Be sure to check out her site, you’ll be sure to love it!
There were so many amazing latinas in attendance at We All Grow.
This list could of honestly kept going on and on!
I’m glad I got to meet some of my online amigas in person!
So happy I made new friends!
Thank you for inspiring me ladies!