Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Announces the First-Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat in Washington, DC

The Exclusive, First-Of-Its-Kind Event Will Bring Together The Top Latina Bloggers With Corporate Executives And Administration Officials

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Elianne Ramos

Vice-Chair of Marketing and PR



Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Announces the First-Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat in Washington, DC

Washington, DC – May 2nd, 2012 – At a time when the worlds of social media and entrepreneurship are becoming increasingly intertwined, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) continues on the vanguard of connecting the two worlds on which their core mission resides. Today, the organization whose motto is empowering Latinos through technology, innovation and social media, has announced their latest initiative: The first-ever Latina Blogger Retreat.

This exclusive, by-invitation-only event was conceived as a life-transforming experience to empower the bloguera community and help close the opportunity gap between them and their counterparts. The unprecedented two-day retreat will be held at the luxurious Hotel Helix, located in the heart of Washington DC, from May 20th to May 22nd, 2012. Bloggers who are interested in being invited for the exclusive event should apply for a formal invitation at

The two-day program will include a "Mini-MBA," with sessions ranging from blog and business best practices, leadership skills, and social good. The bloggers will also be paired up with mentors, including top executives from industries, companies and causes that match their core interests.

Part of the historic gathering will include a LATISM exclusive briefing at the White House, where Administration officials will discuss the top issues affecting our Latino community:  Education, Health and Jobs.

“This is one of the initiatives that is closest to our heart, as we see the need for entrepreneurs in our community to embed social good into their core businesses,” said Ana Roca-Castro, LATISM’s Chair and Founder. “There is a huge disconnect between social good and private business.  The more we get into both, the more we realize that tuning businesses into social enterprises is the answer for many of us. This retreat will empower 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.”

Bloggers who are interested in being considered for the exclusive event are urged to apply for a formal invitation by submitting their information at the 2012 Latina Blogger Retreat Website at

Because this is an invitation-only event, a selection committee will review bloggers’ applications based on traffic and quality of content. A LATISM representative will follow up with more details for those accepted. The selection committee includes representatives from the following groups: Las Blogueras, Blogs de Mamas & New Latina. This event has been organized in partnership with Latina Bloggers Connect. 

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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 140,000 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