And The Winners Are…

On Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the Latinos In Social Media conference spotlighting best practices of social media. What excited me about this conference was the idea of social media movers-and-shakers from all over the country converging in Chicago and being recognized for the work they are doing using online tools.

Gracias y felicidades to the hard working LATISM team and Chicago LATISM chapter organizer Elma Placeres Dieppa for putting together the conference at Navy Pier.  During the conference there was an awards ceremony. Congrats to everyone that won an award and was nominated!

Here is a snap shot of some social media mavens you need to know:  

Best lifestyle blog award went to Monique Frausto for CLICK Latina.   Read an interview we did with Monique last year. She is also the founder of Blogs by Latinas so if you are a blogger check it out!


Best Latino Food Blogger went to local blogger Maura Hernandez  for her blog  The Other Side of the Tortilla. Her blog is a feast for the eyes and full of delicious recipes!

Best Latino Social Network Leader went to Rebecca Aguilar, founder of Wise Latinas Linked. It’s a place where Latinas can network and share resources.

Keynoter Dolores Huerta

To my delight the keynote speaker for the evening was none other than Dolores Huerta! At 82 years of age Dolores is still on the move doing work in the Latino community.  Through her foundation she is empowering and improving the quality of life for communities in need.

Listen to interview Proyecto Latina did with Dolores!

Media media maker Sandra Treviño is all smiles in turquoise during the luncheon. She is a founder of  Chicago’s first latin alternative media and entertainment portal.Last year, Sandra was a guest curator for our Proyecto Latina Reading Series.Read and interview we did with Sandra…

Attendee Vanessa Alvarez from Mercy Home for Boys and Girls shows off some Artistry lip gloss she scored from the folks at Amway.

HACE’S social media manager Cristina Aguirre shows off her social media savvy using her smart phone to tweet updates about the conference.

Las Dianas Reunited!

When I was sitting in on one of the panels who should come strolling in? None other than communications goddess Diana Lopez Rabadan. I had not seen her in 20 years!

Special thanks to Amor de Oca of Arte y Vida for extending the invitation to attend the conference and

panelist Eliana Murillo for sharing her insights on Google +

4 Responses to “And The Winners Are…”

  1. Looked like an awesome event!

  2. Vanessa Alvarez says:

    Awesome recap! Next year we post en vivo… Texas, look out!

  3. Sandra says:

    It was a great experience. I recommend the conference!

  4. Monique says:

    THANK YOU so much for including me!!! xoxo

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