Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Announces Selected Bloggers Attending The First Ever Latina Blogger Retreat in DC

Top Bloggers were selected based on traffic, influence, and content quality

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 17, 2012

Contact:
Elianne Ramos
Vice-Chair, Marketing and PR
Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)
@ergeekgoddess
elianne@latism.org
646-932-7752

Washington, DC – May 16, 2012 – 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

Jesse Nuez • http://www.hechoparamama.com

Brenda Cisneros • 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 Flores • http://spanglishbaby.com

Monique Frausto •  http://BlogsbyLatinas.com

Teresa Garza • http://checalamovie.net

Dariela Cruz • http://www.mamitalks.com/

Carolyn Gonzalez • http://www.caroincarolina.com

Maura Wall Hernandez • http://theothersideofthetortilla.com

Viviana 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

Silke McDowell • http://www.growingbilingual.com

Blanca Stella Mejia • http://micaminar.com

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

Raquel Negron • http://thedigitallatina.com

Monica Olivera • http://www.MommyMaestra.com

Eliza Ordonez • 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 • http://www.autismwonderland.com/

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

Migdalia Rivera • http://latinaonamission.com

Vianney Rodriguez • http://sweetlifebake.com

Roxana A. Soto • http://www.spanglishbaby.com

Ericka Sanchez • http://nibblesandfeasts.com/

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

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

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

Eliana Tardio • 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, Univision, McDonald’s, Mary Kay, Southwest Airlines, Procter and Gamble, Comcast, Fleishman Hillard, Disney/Babble, Macys, Porter Novelli, and Consumer Reports. The event was organized in partnership with Latina Bloggers Connect.

ABOUT THE FIRST-EVER TOP LATINA BLOGGER RETREAT
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/

ABOUT LATISM
Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community through technology innovation and social media. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos. Our partnership initiatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization with over 150,000 members in its network, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. To learn more about the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) organization, visit http://blog.latism.org