First Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat, Washington DC May 20th to 22nd, 2012

Latinos In Social Media (Latism) Salutes Blanca Stella Mejia As One Of Top Latina Bloggers From Across The Country

As part of the recognition Blanca Stella Mejia will attend the First Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat in Washington DC.

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Washington, DC (May 17, 2012) – Latinos in Social Media (Latism) has recognized Blanca Stella Mejia 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, Blanca Stella Mejia 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.

“I am beyond honored to be chosen as one of the Top Latina Bloggers,” said Blanca Stella Mejia, “Latism has made a commitment to the Latino blogger community by investing in leadership and building capacity for our bloggers. I’m grateful to them for highlighting my achievements and giving me the opportunity to inspire up and coming bloggers.”

Blanca Stella Mejia was chosen as one of the Top Latina Bloggers because of her leadership at the helm of Mi Caminar as well as for her desire to make a difference in the community. Through her blog, Mi Caminar provides information and resources about leadership and inspiration. It motivates others to reinvent their lives during times of change.

“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 Mamas & 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, Macys, 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/

About The First Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat

The First-Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat is an exclusive, by-invitation-only event organized 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

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Media Contact for Latism (Please contact if interested in covering the event as media):

Elianne Ramos

Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)

646.932.7752

elianne@latism.org

Media Contact for Blanca Stella Mejia

Blanca Stella Mejia

Co-Director Latism, south Florida Chapter

Founder VizRED Digital Media & Mi Caminar.com

blanca@vizred.com

305-710-1311

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