Join us for the American Latino Heritage Roadtrip Twitter Party! #LatinoHeritage

Although the Latino community accounts for approximately 54 million Americans, Latinos represent less than 13% of national park visitors. [Read more…]

A Call for Latinos in Innovation Fields

Sharing my monthly Tech Tuesday guest post featured on Latinos in Social Media Blog.

In the second State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama layed out his plan for the future.    The President highlighted research, education, technology and infrastructure as pivotal to progress in the United States.  Analysts have narrowed it down to just one word, Innovation. [Read more…]

LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference on February 3rd, 2011

LATINA Style, the premier magazine addressing the needs of professional Latinas in the United States, will host the 13th Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference on Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center located at 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

In its eighth year, the conference will present powerful workshops discussing issues relating to Latinas in corporate America, and feature prominent diversity leaders from the companies selected to the 2010 LATINA Style 50 Report (LS50). This year LATINA Style will feature three exciting panels “LATINA Executives of the Year: Nurturing, Developing and Leading,” “Empowering the Employee Resource / Business Resource Groups,” and “DIVERSITY Roundtable: Diversity as a Business Imperative.”

To secure your admission please RSVP by registering online by January 31st,
2011 at www.latina50.latinastyle.com. Attendance is limited. Registration
Fee: $ 100 corporate – $ 50 government & non-profit org. – $ 25 student with
ID.

Full Article at PR Newswire

Latino2 California Tour #1 Conference recap

Latino2 Conference was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on September 18, 2010.  The Conference was a huge success.  The speakers included:  Brian Solis as keynote speaker, a Latina Mommy Bloggers panel and Engaging Latinos & Post 2.0 Agency panel.   There was also an opportunity to meet other Latinos in Social Media face to face.  Shout outs to @tanyasalcido, @craigsalcido, @laflowers of @spanglishbaby@OCGente, @RobertMoranLA, @mlackey of @zuno, @ketye, @RichMcCarson, @ergeekgoddess, @AnaRC@antonio, @VPEPR, @MomsRising, @socialstudiola, @TaydeAburto, @DavidVallejo, @mamalatina , @Lisagarciaruiz, @sneakpeekatme, and @CatalinaInLA!

Here are the takeaways from Latino2 California Tour #1 Conference:

  1. Engage! Stop looking. Introduce more value into your tweets. (@briansolis )
  2. I tweet therefore I am … What you tweet establishes who you are. (@briansolis)
  3. You will be measured by your Klout score.  Your mission is to boost your score. (@briansolis)
  4. The Brand “You” and the Brand you represent, will soon arrive at a crossroads. (@briansolis)
  5. Life is too short. Challenge yourself. Start writing your own success story. (@briansolis)
  6. You can’t be successful in Social Media unless you understand people. (@briansolis)
  7. Women Rule Social Media.  Women are more Influential. (@briansolis)
  8. Best time to send a tweet. (source: http://danzarrella.com/) (@briansolis)
  9. Social media is about Sociology & Psychology more than Technology. (@briansolis)
  10. Inception – We are the architects of our own experience. (@briansolis)
  11. Six Degrees of Separation is now Four. (You -> Friend -> Friend w/ Friends -> Someone you are looking for). (@briansolis)
  12. Content Context is KING! (@briansolis)
  13. EVERYTHING begins with ME – – The “ME” in Social “ME”dia. (@briansolis)
  14. Latinos are the original ReTweeters … Oye mami…  ( @giorodriguez )
  15. Why interest in Latino Influence? A: We are growing faster. We are aging slower and join faster. ( @giorodriguez )
  16. Latina Mommy Bloggers @mamalatina @spanglishbaby @thoughtsofamomy @mothertalkers rocked the house!
  17. Are Latinos more social? A: For Latinos Social Media is in our blood. (@AnaRC )
  18. Latinos unidos jamás serán vencidos. ( @AnaRC )
  19. Everybody needs to know digital because it’s the future. Punto y aparte.  ( KetyE )
  20. Latino2 & LatiSM was awesome!  Loved the Latin music during breaks and the after party at La Fonda.  Special thanks to @billwalsh360 for his business coaching.  Congratulations on success of @Latino2conf! @giorodriguez @antonio @DavidVallejo @mlackey @jennifervides @tanyasalcido @ergeekgoddess @AnaRC

WooHooo!  I’m still full of energy from Latino2.   If you missed Latino2 California Tour #1 Conference you definitely don’t want to miss the next one.  Follow Latino2 and LatiSM for the next tour dates.

What were your takeaways from the conference?

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