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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May 17, 2012

Elianne Ramos
Vice-Chair, Marketing and PR
Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)

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 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 •

Rachel Armas •

Veronica Arreola •

Caryn Bailey •

Elisa Batista •

Jeannette Kaplun •

Elizabeth Cerezo •

Jesse Nuez •

Brenda Cisneros •

Yvonne Condes •  //

Janice Correa •

Marta Maria Darby •

Luciana Gabriela Davidzon de Scher •

Laura de Ona •

Julie Diaz Asper •

Melanie Edwards •

Ana Flores •

Monique Frausto •

Teresa Garza •

Dariela Cruz •

Carolyn Gonzalez •

Maura Wall Hernandez •

Viviana Hurtado •

Jennifer Hutcheson •

Denisse Icaza •

Nadia Jones •

Roraima Lassanske •

Tracy Lopez •

Yolanda Machado •

Adriana Maestas • //

Yvette Marquez •

Silvia Martinez •

Yolanda Mason •

Silke McDowell •

Blanca Stella Mejia •

Melyssa Mendoza •

Raquel Negron •

Monica Olivera •

Eliza Ordonez •

Monica Vila •

Maegan Ortiz •

Helena Osorio-Zavala •

Maria Jose Ovalle •

Chantilly Patiño •

Angelica Perez •

Mariana Perez •

Carolina Pichardo •

Lynn Ponder •

Nicole Presley •

Jeannette Quiñones •

Lisa Quinones •

Flor de Maria Rivera •

Migdalia Rivera •

Vianney Rodriguez •

Roxana A. Soto •

Ericka Sanchez •

Mercedes Sanchez •

Dania Santana •

Alejandra Suarez •

Eliana Tardio •

Laura Tellado •

Laura Termini •

Maybelline Valenti •

Carrie Ferguson Weir •

Ruby Wright •

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.

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

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