LATINOS IN SOCIAL MEDIA (LATISM) SALUTES MARIANA PEREZ
AS ONE OF TOP LATINA BLOGGERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
As part of the recognition, Mariana will attend first-ever retreat in Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, DC (May 17, 2012) – Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) has recognized Mariana Perez as one of the 2012 Top Latina Bloggers in the country based on her influence, content quality and ability to build community through her blog. As part of the recognition, Mariana will receive a full scholarship to attend the First Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat organized by LATISM. The exclusive invitation-only event, to be held at the luxurious Hotel Helix, located in the heart of Washington DC, from May 20th to May 22nd, 2012, aims to 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. 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.
“This is the first ever retreat of its kind, and we couldn’t possibly be more excited about having such an amazing group of top-list Latinas representing our bloguera community,” said Ana Roca-Castro, LATISM’s Founder and Chair. “We know the insights and mentorship they will obtain at the retreat will be multiplied a thousand-fold as these leaders go back and share them with their own communities.”
Invitation requests were open to applications submitted digitally at http://bit.ly/BloguerasRetreatApplication until May 10, 2012. A selection committee, including representatives from Las Blogueras, Blogs de Mamás & New Latina, was in charge of reviewing the bloggers’ applications based on influence, traffic and quality of content.
Sponsors and partners for this event include Johnson & Johnson, Univision, McDonald’s, Mary Kay, Southwest Airlines, Procter and Gamble, Comcast, Fleishman Hillard, Disney/Babble, Macy’s, Porter Novelli, and Consumer Reports. The event was organized in partnership with Latina Bloggers Connect.
For more information about the first-ever Latina Blogger Retreat, visit http://blogueras.latism.org.
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.