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Thursday, September 10
 

8:00am

Registration presented by Mahogany
Sponsors
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2015 8:00am - 2:00pm
Registration Desk

8:30am

VIP Mastermind Day: Welcome Session
Put away your smart devices, leave the outside world at the door and get ready to dive deep into your business. After taking the time to meet one another with an aim of collaboration and support, we'll kick off the day sharing our biggest business challenges and successes - across industries, platforms and specialties - this will set the stage for prime networking and strategy sharing amongst the masterminders. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark

CEO, RTB Consulting
An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Jessica Clark has always been able to see organizational processes and systems. Jessica recognized early in her career the difference between profit and just “getting by” hinges on efficient and consistent delivery of a product or service. From 2002 to 2010, Jessica launched and ran Room to Breathe, a successful hands on professional organizing firm with the sole focus on improving the efficiency of... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Blogalicious
avatar for Aprille Franks-Hunt

Aprille Franks-Hunt

CEO, Women Recharged
Aprille Franks-Hunt is a natural born thought leader, nationally accredited author, transformational speaker, entrepreneur, who coaches and trains other purpose driven entrepreneurs to tap into their divine greatness and build brand savvy profitable businesses. Aprille has worked with multi-million dollar clients consulting and coaching to help create business solutions that increase profits and streamline operations. That experience is the... Read More →
avatar for Lamar Tyler

Lamar Tyler

Tyler Media
Using his motto “The Gatekeepers Are Gone,” Lamar, along with his wife Ronnie, have successfully grown the couple’s website Black and Married with Kids to become the largest independent, African American marriage and parenting site on the web.   Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Lamar and Ronnie have taken Tyler New Media and Black and... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom II-III

9:30am

Flip Your Blog: Product Creation, Packaging and Profits w. Aprille Franks-Hunt

Reach new profit possibilities by flipping your new and past blog content into products that you can take to the bank! The reality of your message being easily converted into impactful products for your target audience is real – flip your blog into paid speaking opportunities, books, virtual products and programs that can increase your brand profile and bank account simultaneously.

VIP Attendees will also receive Aprille’s Six-Figure Product Creation Matrix – designed to make the duplication of product development simple for Bloggers and entrepreneurs.

VIP Attendees will learn how to identify content from another angle; turning content into processes for others to engage in and learn from.

VIP Attendees will walk away with ONE profitable product idea at the end of Aprille’s session.


Speakers
avatar for Aprille Franks-Hunt

Aprille Franks-Hunt

CEO, Women Recharged
Aprille Franks-Hunt is a natural born thought leader, nationally accredited author, transformational speaker, entrepreneur, who coaches and trains other purpose driven entrepreneurs to tap into their divine greatness and build brand savvy profitable businesses. Aprille has worked with multi-million dollar clients consulting and coaching to help create business solutions that increase profits and streamline operations. That experience is the... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom II-III

10:00am

Morning Smoothies with Monsanto
Sponsors
avatar for Monsanto

Monsanto

| Our world’s food system is a balance of farmers, grocers and companies who work together to provide fresh foods to consumers year round. In the next 50 years, our society will have to produce more food than it did in the past 10,000 years combined in order to meet the needs of nearly 2 billion more people. | Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom III

11:30am

There's a Method to the Madness: The Science of Sales w. Lamar Tyler

In this session Lamar will break down the step by step stages of transforming your readers into paying customers. Lamar will share sales insight, results, hacks and profit maximizers that he's learned over the past seven years while building a personal blog into an international brand with paying customers around the globe.  

Attendees will also get an exclusive behind the curtain look at what it takes to build a 7 figure blog business and learn what they can start doing right now to get there!

Attendees will learn: 

  • Systems to use and implement that will drive more revenue no matter the blog size.
  • How to use analytics to develop content, products and relationships with brands.
  • How to use multiple streams of income to secure financial security and what those streams are.
  • How to instantly drive qualified, traffic this is starving for the solutions that you offer. 
  • How to create irresistible offers that potential customers can't refuse. 
  • How to drastically increase profit without increasing the number of customers you currently have. 

Speakers
avatar for Lamar Tyler

Lamar Tyler

Tyler Media
Using his motto “The Gatekeepers Are Gone,” Lamar, along with his wife Ronnie, have successfully grown the couple’s website Black and Married with Kids to become the largest independent, African American marriage and parenting site on the web.   Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Lamar and Ronnie have taken Tyler New Media and Black and... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom II-III

1:00pm

2:00pm

The Art of Sponsorship Pitching, Negotiation & Sales w. Stacey Ferguson
Pitching sponsorships isn't a matter of throwing something on the wall and seeing what sticks - there is actually an art and a strategy to it.  In this session, Stacey will share wit you the top 3 components to a successful sponsorship pitch.  

By the end of the session, you will have learned how to create sponsorship packages to fund your intimate, mid-size or large-scale event using the formula I created to secure over $1M in sponsorships, including: 
  • How to Identify the Unique Qualities of Your Event That Will be Attractive to Sponsors

  • What ROI Looks Like to Brands

  • How to Price Your Sponsorship Packages

If you have a plan for an event or a sponsorship deck, bring it with you! We can go through it together and fine-tune it so that you leave in a much better place than you came in. Stacey's presentations are goal-oriented, practical and designed to elevate your sponsorship success.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Blogalicious



Thursday September 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom II-III

3:30pm

The Sweet Spot: Intentional Revenue Generation w. Jessica Clark
The Sweet Spot: Intentional Revenue Generation

In my experience, most business owners (and hobbyists) jump right into spending time and money on marketing and sales without intentionally deciding what their return on time and money investment must be before taking the plunge. The result is spinning wheels, frustration, irritation, and disillusionment.

Business owners only meet their financial goals when they run their business in the sweet spot of intimately knowing how their revenue goals, products/services, and marketing/sales activities relate to one another. This requires the development of an intentional action plan. In simpler terms: Business owners need to determine their desired revenue and intentionally commit to specific products/services and the sales and marketing activities which best fit achieving their revenue goals.

This presentation is for people who desire to generate revenue. I provide this interactive presentation using simple handouts; taking participants through developing their personal salary needs, their business revenue needs, and identifying their pricing for services, products and the quantity of sales required (sales mix) to meet their revenue goals. This presentation is NOT meant for people who are running their business as a hobby and don’t “have to” or “need to” make money.

Participants must know or be willing to define in the session:
o What they are selling (ad space, coaching time, sponsorships, etc.)
o How much they are currently selling it for (rough $)
o How much they desire to draw from the business (salary) – what are their personal needs o How much their business costs to run (hosting, office space, vendors, etc.)
o How much their time is worth (if they had to pay themselves per hour, how much?)

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark

CEO, RTB Consulting
An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Jessica Clark has always been able to see organizational processes and systems. Jessica recognized early in her career the difference between profit and just “getting by” hinges on efficient and consistent delivery of a product or service. From 2002 to 2010, Jessica launched and ran Room to Breathe, a successful hands on professional organizing firm with the sole focus on improving the efficiency of... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom II-III

5:00pm

VIP Mastermind Day: Closing Panel and Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark

CEO, RTB Consulting
An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Jessica Clark has always been able to see organizational processes and systems. Jessica recognized early in her career the difference between profit and just “getting by” hinges on efficient and consistent delivery of a product or service. From 2002 to 2010, Jessica launched and ran Room to Breathe, a successful hands on professional organizing firm with the sole focus on improving the efficiency of... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Ferguson {Justice Fergie}

Stacey Ferguson {Justice Fergie}

Chief Curator, Blogalicious
Featured in The Washington Post, EBONY, Black Enterprise, Southern Living, and on NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mashable, FOX, The Root, and more, Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicious community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media.  As Founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle... Read More →
avatar for Aprille Franks-Hunt

Aprille Franks-Hunt

CEO, Women Recharged
Aprille Franks-Hunt is a natural born thought leader, nationally accredited author, transformational speaker, entrepreneur, who coaches and trains other purpose driven entrepreneurs to tap into their divine greatness and build brand savvy profitable businesses. Aprille has worked with multi-million dollar clients consulting and coaching to help create business solutions that increase profits and streamline operations. That experience is the... Read More →
avatar for Lamar Tyler

Lamar Tyler

Tyler Media
Using his motto “The Gatekeepers Are Gone,” Lamar, along with his wife Ronnie, have successfully grown the couple’s website Black and Married with Kids to become the largest independent, African American marriage and parenting site on the web.   Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Lamar and Ronnie have taken Tyler New Media and Black and... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom II-III

5:30pm

VIP Mastermind: Empire Building Reception
Speakers
avatar for Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark

CEO, RTB Consulting
An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Jessica Clark has always been able to see organizational processes and systems. Jessica recognized early in her career the difference between profit and just “getting by” hinges on efficient and consistent delivery of a product or service. From 2002 to 2010, Jessica launched and ran Room to Breathe, a successful hands on professional organizing firm with the sole focus on improving the efficiency of... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Blogalicious
avatar for Aprille Franks-Hunt

Aprille Franks-Hunt

CEO, Women Recharged
Aprille Franks-Hunt is a natural born thought leader, nationally accredited author, transformational speaker, entrepreneur, who coaches and trains other purpose driven entrepreneurs to tap into their divine greatness and build brand savvy profitable businesses. Aprille has worked with multi-million dollar clients consulting and coaching to help create business solutions that increase profits and streamline operations. That experience is the... Read More →
avatar for Lamar Tyler

Lamar Tyler

Tyler Media
Using his motto “The Gatekeepers Are Gone,” Lamar, along with his wife Ronnie, have successfully grown the couple’s website Black and Married with Kids to become the largest independent, African American marriage and parenting site on the web.   Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Lamar and Ronnie have taken Tyler New Media and Black and... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Raven Room (Apropoe's)

7:00pm

[GENERAL CONFERENCE] "He Named Me Malala" Private Film Screening presented by Fox Searchlight Pictures
A private film screening for ALL Blogalicious Weekend conference attendees!

HE NAMED ME MALALA
 is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.  


“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world." – Malala

Sponsors
avatar for He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala

#HeNamedMeMalala
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Landmark Theatres - Harbor East 645 S. President St.
 
Friday, September 11
 

7:00am

Morning Meditation led by Melisa Alaba

We will practice the Art of Mindfulness Meditation with Life Coach Melisa Alaba (www.melisaalaba.com). Melisa will be our guide on this powerful spiritual journey. 

Come join us for an early morning meditation session with the Blogalicious family. Learn why this practice is acclaimed by so many leaders in every field. You will identify proper techniques,practice inspirational meditations for growth and take away a daily practice that will center you throughout your journey.  

 

Studies have shown that practicing meditation has the following benefits:

 

* Reduces Stress level

* Increases Awareness

* Increases Creativity

* Increases Productivity

* Increases Overall Happiness

* Decreases stress induced diseases such as : cancer, heart    disease, strokes and auto immune diseases.

 

What to expect??

Dress: Comfortable clothes and water.

Bring a pillow and or blanket for optimal relaxation.

Bring an open mind and prepare for a positive explosion of great energy! 



Speakers
avatar for Melisa Alaba

Melisa Alaba

Melisa Alaba is the visionary leader behind Vision Works Coaching LLC, and Co-founder of Women Entrepreneurs Rock. Melisa is a masterful Life Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor who has helped thousands of clients liberates their dreams and Rock their life for over 15 years. Melisa is the architect behind the acclaimed Elevate Me! 90 Day Mastermind program which delivers on increasing profitability and mastery in entrepreneurship... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom

8:00am

Breakfast and Chef Demonstration presented by Embassy Suites
Sponsors
ES

Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s twelve market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom

8:00am

Registration presented by Mahogany
Sponsors
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm
Registration Desk

8:46am

9/11 Commemorative Moment of Silence: 8:46am
Friday September 11, 2015 8:46am - 8:47am
Grand Ballroom

8:50am

Special Remarks presented by Toyota
Speakers
avatar for Alva Adams-Mason

Alva Adams-Mason

Toyota USA
Alva Adams-Mason is Director of African American Business Strategy (AABS), an industry-leading approach that deepens Toyota’s relationship with the African American community. The goal of AABS is to increase African American market share and raise this community's awareness of the Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands, and to maintain Toyota's number one brand position through continued outreach within the African American community... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through their Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the automotive brand has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, operated 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employed more than 42,000 people. Their 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks in 2014, and nearly... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 8:50am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom

9:00am

Welcome Remarks presented by Blogalicious
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Blogalicious


Friday September 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:15am
Grand Ballroom

9:15am

Special Remarks presented by Mahogany
Moderators
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tyra Jaye Frank

Tyra Jaye Frank

Mahogany
Tara Jaye Frank is Vice President-Multicultural Strategy for Hallmark Cards, Inc. Tara leads the company’s multicultural center of excellence, whose work has inspired a more holistic approach to leveraging the nuance of culture as a foundational and innovative path to relevance. Tara began her professional career as a greeting card writer in 1996. She was the youngest person in Hallmark’s history to be promoted into executive... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 9:15am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom

9:15am

All-Star Empire Builder Panel!
What better way to get inspired to Build Your Own Empire than to listen first-hand to four All-Star entrepreneurs? These million-dollar business owners represent a variety of industries, career paths and empire-building strategies and they will be sharing their experiences, advice, challenges and success stories with you. 

Moderated by Stacey Ferguson. 

Moderators
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Blogalicious

Speakers
avatar for Paul Carrick Brunson

Paul Carrick Brunson

In the last six years, television host, author and professional matchmaker, Paul Carrick Brunson, has become recognized internationally as one of the most successful matchmakers and small business leaders. Paul is founder and president of the award-winning matchmaking firm, The Paul C. Brunson Agency. His boutique company of 12 matchmakers and coaches has served over 1,000 clients. He received an NAACP... Read More →
avatar for Mahisha Dellinger

Mahisha Dellinger

CEO, Curls
For Mahisha Dellinger, life in the rough streets of Sacramento, California was paving the way for a lifetime of poverty, despair and dysfunction. But while criminals ran rampant, gangs took over, and her own relatives chose drugs over dreams, Mahisha knew she was destined for something greater. Rewriting her story Determined to write a different ending to her story, Mahisha set out to alter her destiny, through college and hard work. But her... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Eubanks

Natasha Eubanks

TheYBF.com
Natasha Eubanks started Young, Black & Fabulous (TheYBF.com) in 2005 as a personal blog that gave her take on the latest Black celebrity happenings. In the time since then the site has grown into a lucrative venture that attracts more than 15 million page views a month and generates $1 million in annual revenue. Fast forward 10 years later and Eubanks holds a supreme spot in Black Enterprise’s Small Business Awards Hall of Fame. Eubanks... Read More →
avatar for Ana Flores

Ana Flores

Ana Flores is the founder of #WeAllGrow Summit and Latina Bloggers Connect, Inc, the first and largest network of digital Latina influencers in all verticals with over 1900 opt-in members. She shares more of her personal life and insights as a Latina mom and entrepreneur on her personal blog MadreVida.com.


Friday September 11, 2015 9:15am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

[CREDIBILITY] From ZERO CLIENTS to Being a Highly-Paid Expert as Fast as Humanly Possible!
If you’re a coach, consultant, author, speaker, or a professional service provider and want to finally get paid what you're worth, this is the workshop for you. In this 60 minute workshop you’ll learn:

● The new way to attract a steady stream of the PERFECT clients who show up, credit card in hand, begging to work with you on 100% autopilot.

● The one mistake even experienced coaches make that sabotages their income... and how a simple change to your approach magnetically attracts new clients and more money to your business.

● How you can immediately skyrocket your income, bring unmatched results into your client’s lives, and claim the powerful position of thought leader in your market! All while working less and earning more even if… you hate selling”

● How to attract superstar clients and avoid those “energy­sapping” clients. Plus as an added bonus 3 workshop attendees will have an opportunity to have their biggest marketing problem solved in 5 minutes or less in a live mini hot seat.

It’s equivalent to a marketing intervention. :­)

Speakers
avatar for Charles Major

Charles Major

As Founder and CEO of Major Mogul Marketing, Charles Major has spent his entire career solving problems and fixing businesses. Charles is renowned as one of the most sought after direct response business coaches in the world. He is the author of the book, “Become a Mogul” and has been featured in the Boston Globe, ABC News, Moneyshow.com, NBC News Radio and Smart Money. He is a speaker, trusted marketing advisor and serial... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom IX

10:00am

[PEOPLE] From A to ñ: Working with Hispanic Video Influencers
The session will focus on the below points: 
  • What brands are looking for when they're wanting to work with Hispanic content/video creators
  • Lessons from key Latino video influencers and how they built a strong video platform 
  • Why do brands want bilingual or multicultural content creators
  • How should their content be different than general market


Speakers
avatar for Alejandra Ayala

Alejandra Ayala

Los Angeles based Latina blogger and YouTube sensation Alejandra Ayala started her online video content journey in 2013. Her blog, written in both Spanish and English, is where she shares her passion for fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Aside fromStyledbyAle.com, she also has a Spanish YouTube channel that has grown in the last nine months from 4,000 subscribers (or “Chulas,” as she likes to call them) to now more than 266,000. Her... Read More →
avatar for Cristy Clavijo-Kish

Cristy Clavijo-Kish

Cristy is the founder and creator of Los Tweens & Teens, an online magazine and blog to aid parents and influencers raising tweens & teens- kids ages 7-17. She also is the co-CEO and co-founder of DiMe Media (formerly Latina Mom Bloggers), a Hispanic social media and content marketing firm featuring the industry’s most comprehensive Word- of-Mouth communications services. With a national network of over 1,000 Latina and Latino... Read More →
avatar for Eric Finkleman

Eric Finkleman

Eric Finkelman leads Business Development and Digital Strategy for Caballito, a joint-venture from two leading companies in the entertainment industry, Tiny Horse and ImaginaUS. Caballito devises, builds and executes custom strategies that enrich digital media, grow audiences and boost revenue for multinational brands and television IP in the US and LATAM markets. | | With a background in film production and advertising, Eric has developed and... Read More →
avatar for Piera Jolly

Piera Jolly

In addition to running her award-winning mom blog, JollyMom.com, Piera Jolly is also co-CEO and co-founder of DiMe Media (formerly Latina Mom Bloggers), a Hispanic social media and content marketing firm which features the industry’s most comprehensive Word of Mouth communications services. With a national network of over 1,000 Latina and Latino influencers on YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and blogs, DiMe Media develops... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom II

10:00am

[RESOURCES] Make Google Analytics Your B*tch!
Do you dread checking your analytics because it feels complicated and confusing? Did you once try to setup Google Analytics and have since realized that something is wrong with the connection but you don't know where to begin or how to fix it? Are you frustrated with keeping on top of all of the various metrics? Do you want to know how the GA Power Users use the tool? Curious as to what brands look at when they ask you for your traffic? Well, you're in luck!! The super smart and no-B.S., Maura Hernandez is going to teach us How to Make Google Analytics Your B*tch - in the most awesome and professional way, of course!

Speakers
avatar for Maura Wall Hernandez

Maura Wall Hernandez

Founder, The Other Side of The Tortilla
Maura Wall Hernandez is the editor of latinamom.me, a lifestyle and parenting site for Latina moms, and the author of the award-winning food and travel blog,The Other Side of The Tortilla. As a journalist, Maura has more than a decade of staff experience working in business and lifestyle magazines, newspaper and online media outlets. She holds a master’s degree in journalism, has taught at the university level, and has... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom VII-VIII

10:00am

[SELF] You're More Than Just a Blogger: How to Tell Stories In Color
This interactive workshop led by Ty Alexander focuses on teaching bloggers how to become better writers. With worksheets, team building activities and more, Ty will guide the room on a path to becoming better storytellers which will ultimately land more bylines.

Speakers
avatar for Ty Alexander

Ty Alexander

Founder, Gorgeous in Grey
Known for her beauty and lifestyle savvy, but adored because of her gorgeous grey tresses, Ty Alexander is an expert online beauty and lifestyle editor, social media consultant and style and beauty TV correspondent. As a trusted influencer, with a distinctive voice, Ty has partnered with some of the best beauty and fashion brands in the business, offering her social media services to Ouidad, BET, Lane Bryant and EDEN BodyWorks. Ty is... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom III

11:00am

BREAK + SPONSOR SUITES + EXHIBIT HALL
Take advantage of this time to connect with our amazing brand partners! Stop by their exhibitor space or visit their hospitality suite - introduce yourself, ask questions and engage. These sponsors are willing participants on your empire-building journey.

Sponsors
avatar for Aldi

Aldi

At ALDI, more than 25 million customers save up to 50 percent* monthly on more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased grocery and household items, primarily under ALDI exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is committed to bringing customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, including nearly 70 varieties of fresh produce, high quality USDA meat and... Read More →
avatar for Bedsider

Bedsider

Bedsider is here to help you get on top of your sex life — including getting you to love your birth control. (Because we believe sex is so much better when you love your method.) If you’ve ever wondered about protection, contraception, sex, relationships, health care, or even health insurance, Bedsider’s experts can answer your questions — and maybe even amuse you with a cheeky article or two.
avatar for Boiron

Boiron

At Boiron, we believe there’s a better way to feel good. A better way to help your body naturally. Since 1932, the Boiron family has been committed to providing homeopathic medicines. Our passion is your total health.  | We are best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and... Read More →
avatar for Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle is Hologic’s online resource to support the millions of women suffering with heavy periods or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). Change The Cycle provides a forum for women to share their challenges and to learn more about the conditions, symptoms and potential solutions associated with this debilitating issue. Change The Cycle helps empower women so they can be their own healthcare advocates and regain control of... Read More →
avatar for Domain.me

Domain.me

.ME is a top level domain name that is all about YOU – giving you an original destination to build and personalize your corporate or personal blog or brand. It’s is a fun alternative for your domain choice that can be bought on over 190 registrars and offers the same Internet protection and SEO benefits that older domain have. Whether you’re looking for a hub to house all of your blogs, a new blog, personal branding website... Read More →
avatar for Izea

Izea

 IZEA connects creators who blog, Tweet, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Vine with leading brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. Some of their most recent campaign sponsorships include Huggies, Snack Pack, LEGO, Cottonelle, Crayola, Craft, Special K, Marriott and Groupon to name a... Read More →
avatar for Kikkoman

Kikkoman

Kikkoman
For more than 50 years, Kikkoman has played a major role in changing the evolution of flavor in America. Today, Kikkoman is the nation’s leading brand of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce and a major supplier of a variety of Asian sauces and seasonings.  For more information about Kikkoman, please visit www.KikkomanUSA.com. | | Join us in our hospitality suite on Friday, September 11th at 4pm for a sweet treat!
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →
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National PTA

The National PTA’s Every Child in Focus Campaign Every school and every community is different with students and families coming from varied socioeconomic, racial, and experiential backgrounds. In 2015-2016, the PTA’s Every Child in Focus campaign’s goal is to empower families and schools to talk about diversity in a way that makes the most sense for their own schools and communities.  We... Read More →
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive... Read More →
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Toyota

Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through their Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the automotive brand has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, operated 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employed more than 42,000 people. Their 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks in 2014, and nearly... Read More →
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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Grand Foyer West

11:30am

Wells Fargo + Blogalicious Perfect Pitch III Contest
It's baaaaack for the third year in a row! Come and cheer on the 3 finalists of the Perfect Pitch Content presented by Wells Fargo as they make their LIVE pitches from the stage in a entreprenuerial competition to win $5,000 for their businesses.

Who will win this year??? 

Sponsors
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom

1:00pm

'He Named Me Malala' Film Trailer Screening presented by FOX Searchlight
Sponsors
avatar for He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala

#HeNamedMeMalala
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Grand Ballroom

1:15pm

The Next Level of Blogging: How to Become a ROCKSTAR Influencer
It's one thing to be a blogger; it's entirely another thing to be a ROCKSTAR influencer. If a 7-figure income and the flexibility to live your passion and spend more time doing what you love with those whom you love is what you're after, then this is the session for you. Stacey will share the 6 Simple Steps to ROCKSTAR Status - based 100% on her personal experience, challenges and successes. Now it's your turn!

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Blogalicious


Friday September 11, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

LUNCH + BREAK + SPONSOR SUITES + EXHIBIT HALL
Take advantage of this time to connect with our amazing brand partners! Stop by their exhibitor space or visit their hospitality suite - introduce yourself, ask questions and engage. These sponsors are willing participants on your empire-building journey.

Sponsors
avatar for Aldi

Aldi

At ALDI, more than 25 million customers save up to 50 percent* monthly on more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased grocery and household items, primarily under ALDI exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is committed to bringing customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, including nearly 70 varieties of fresh produce, high quality USDA meat and... Read More →
avatar for Bedsider

Bedsider

Bedsider is here to help you get on top of your sex life — including getting you to love your birth control. (Because we believe sex is so much better when you love your method.) If you’ve ever wondered about protection, contraception, sex, relationships, health care, or even health insurance, Bedsider’s experts can answer your questions — and maybe even amuse you with a cheeky article or two.
avatar for Boiron

Boiron

At Boiron, we believe there’s a better way to feel good. A better way to help your body naturally. Since 1932, the Boiron family has been committed to providing homeopathic medicines. Our passion is your total health.  | We are best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and... Read More →
avatar for Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle is Hologic’s online resource to support the millions of women suffering with heavy periods or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). Change The Cycle provides a forum for women to share their challenges and to learn more about the conditions, symptoms and potential solutions associated with this debilitating issue. Change The Cycle helps empower women so they can be their own healthcare advocates and regain control of... Read More →
avatar for Domain.me

Domain.me

.ME is a top level domain name that is all about YOU – giving you an original destination to build and personalize your corporate or personal blog or brand. It’s is a fun alternative for your domain choice that can be bought on over 190 registrars and offers the same Internet protection and SEO benefits that older domain have. Whether you’re looking for a hub to house all of your blogs, a new blog, personal branding website... Read More →
avatar for Izea

Izea

 IZEA connects creators who blog, Tweet, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Vine with leading brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. Some of their most recent campaign sponsorships include Huggies, Snack Pack, LEGO, Cottonelle, Crayola, Craft, Special K, Marriott and Groupon to name a... Read More →
avatar for Kikkoman

Kikkoman

Kikkoman
For more than 50 years, Kikkoman has played a major role in changing the evolution of flavor in America. Today, Kikkoman is the nation’s leading brand of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce and a major supplier of a variety of Asian sauces and seasonings.  For more information about Kikkoman, please visit www.KikkomanUSA.com. | | Join us in our hospitality suite on Friday, September 11th at 4pm for a sweet treat!
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →
avatar for National PTA

National PTA

The National PTA’s Every Child in Focus Campaign Every school and every community is different with students and families coming from varied socioeconomic, racial, and experiential backgrounds. In 2015-2016, the PTA’s Every Child in Focus campaign’s goal is to empower families and schools to talk about diversity in a way that makes the most sense for their own schools and communities.  We... Read More →
avatar for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive... Read More →
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through their Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the automotive brand has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, operated 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employed more than 42,000 people. Their 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks in 2014, and nearly... Read More →
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Foyer West

2:00pm

What is the ‘New Normal’ – Q&A with Dr. Shepherd
Sponsors
avatar for Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle is Hologic’s online resource to support the millions of women suffering with heavy periods or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). Change The Cycle provides a forum for women to share their challenges and to learn more about the conditions, symptoms and potential solutions associated with this debilitating issue. Change The Cycle helps empower women so they can be their own healthcare advocates and regain control of... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bristol

3:00pm

[CREDIBILITY] "Stealing Is the New Wack!'" Google Images Are Not Your Friend!"
The truth is, today's Internet is a highly visual place! From Instagram to Pinterest to Facebook to our own blogs, images are Queen - as content creators, we have to be careful where we get those images from and how we use them.  In this workshop,Stealing Is the New Wack: Google Images Are Not YourFriend, these 4 dynamic influencers will share their smart strategies and advice on how to stay away from the Google Images Danger Zone - with some stories that will scare you straight! 

Speakers
avatar for T. Espinoza

T. Espinoza

Head Fashionista
T. Espinoza is CEO and head fashionista at The Style Medic. She's the diva next door, the girlfriend who always looks fab but doesn’t spend a bundle. Before she became the Style Medic and started saving people’s wardrobes, T. spent 10 years as a US Air Force medic, saving people’s lives. Now, as a wife and mother of two, T. knows firsthand about wanting to look and feel good, but having the need to spend less and stay on budget... Read More →
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Kirstin Fuller

Passenger 156
Kirstin N. Fuller loves to travel and is the main ‘Travelin Diva’ on Passenger156.com. Her love of everything travel started with her own travel magazine which blossomed into the popular travel blog www.Passenger156.com. She loves sharing fab travel deals, must have travel apps, the latest travel news and products that make all travel fabulous and easy with her readers, the ‘Travelin Divas.’ Kirstin has written and... Read More →
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Diana Ramsey

Head Curl In Charge, Sisters With Beauty
Diana Ramsey is the Founder and Head Curl in Charge of SistersWithBeauty, she’s an entrepreneur, motivator, and champion of confidence and sisterhood. Diana established SistersWithBeauty, which began as a natural hair website for Home Hair Care in 2011. Diana sees no reason why you have to stop at one element of beauty when you were made multidimensional. As SistersWithBeauty prepares to cover all forms of Beauty not just hair, the focus is... Read More →
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Christine St. Vil

Christine St.Vil is a wife, mother of three, speaker, blogger, author and trainer. She is relentless about helping women, particularly moms, take charge of their lives by learning how to feel good without feeling guilty.  Through her work with Moms ‘N Charge™, Purpose Driven Media™, LLC (PDM) was created to teach women entrepreneurs how to successfully leverage social media and blogging to start and/or grow their business... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom IX

3:00pm

[PEOPLE] Branded Experiences: Why PR Agencies and Their Clients Love Them and How YOUR Brand (and Bank Account!) Can Benefit

Branded Experiences: Why PR agencies and their clients love them and how YOUR brand (and bank account) can benefit.'  

 Are you looking to grow your personal brand, offer a little more to your readers and build relationships with brands at the same time? Guess what, some of your favorite brands are thinking the same thing! Join us for a discussion on creating and pitching branded experiences that will be mutually beneficial for you, your readers and the brands your partner with!


Speakers
avatar for Carol Cain

Carol Cain

Founder, Girl Gone Travel
Carol Cain is a former public relations professional turned travel and food blogger.  For the past 8 years since, she has shared her beautiful photography and engaging stories on her site, Girl Gone Travel® and enjoys travel the most with her family by her side. Aside from her work as a travel and food blogger for her own site, Carol often works as a spokesperson and ambassador for brands and destinations... Read More →
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Jewel Figueras

Founder, Jewel's Fab Life
Jewel Figueras was named a "Social Media Champion" by General Motors. Through engaging blog content, she enjoys showing off her "Fabulous Life." As a digital lifestyle and travel expert, Figueras shares her favorite destinations, events, and products. With her creativity in her posts, she has even landed features on CBS Miami and in US News & World Report. She also helps inspire others through her work with the Ovarian Cancer National... Read More →
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Danica Kombol

Everywhere Agency
Danica Kombol is the CEO of the Everywhere Agency, a leading social media & content marketing firm that works with Fortune 500 companies crafting and executing successful campaigns. With clients such as Macy’s, Cox Communications, and Domain.ME, her agency is no stranger to big names and big projects. She founded the blogger network, Everywhere Society to power the agency’s many award winning influencer campaigns. One of her... Read More →
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Nicole Pierce

Senior Account Executive, Flowers Communications
Nicole Pierce is a Senior Account Executive at Flowers Communications Group, an award-winning integrated marketing communications firm that specializes in multicultural communications. In her role, she connects brands with media influencers and bloggers to reach key audiences. In her spare time, she also blogs on the Chicago Now network, as Go 2 Mommy. 


Friday September 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom II

3:00pm

[RESOURCES] How to Diversify Your Income and Earn Six Figures By Selling Products on your Blog
Bloggers are indeed entrepreneurs. But what they don't know is that they posses skills that many traditional entrepreneurs lack which can set their business apart from the rest and take them to another level - by selling products.

Attendees to this session will receive:
  1. Out of the box ideas with real life examples of products they can add to their blogging portfolio to make money.
  2. Overlapping skills that bloggers have which can help sell a product
  3. An action list that will help them start thinking about diversifying their income
  4. A list of resources I use daily which has helped me earn more than $200k in my first year of business

Bonus: If time allows I'd like to have a quiz-like question and answer session at the end in which blogging/business related prizes will be given


Part of building an empire means diversifying your offerings! Sure, you can be an awesome blogger, but are you missing out on another stream of income by not considering what products you can sell as part of your brand? People loooove products! Arsha Jones, product entrepreneur extraordinaire (and winner of our 2013 Perfect Pitch Contest!) will be sharing: How to Diversify YourIncome And Earn Six Figures By Selling Products On YourBlog.   

Speakers
avatar for Arsha Jones

Arsha Jones

Founder, Tees in the Trap
Arsha is hard-worker who loves design and alone time. She's super human and balances way too many things at once. Currently operating/managing @capitalcityco, keeping you fly @teesinthetrap, building iOS apps for @appsbythepound, while running a design blog @brandbuildsell - which is why she has no time for @arshajones. She's a lover of communication, knowledge and learning new things. Join her crazy world. You... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom VII-VIII

3:00pm

[SELF] Empire building through a cause: A responsibility to your brand & to your kids presented by Responsibility.org
Hear from Responsibility.org National Advisory Board member and parenting expert Deborah Gilboa, MD, journalist and founder of Hispana Global Jeannette Kaplun, Blogalicious co-founder Stacey Ferguson moderated by parenting expert and blogger at Tech Savvy Mama Leticia Barr about how to build your empire on the basis of your beliefs and the importance of that to your credibility. Learn from influencers who have built multi-year sponsor relationships based on their ability to influence online regarding critical parenting topics (underage drinking, online safety, etc.). Join us for a thoughtful conversation about the importance of authenticity online and in front of your kids. We’ll empower you to build your empires around something that you’re passionate about, using your creative space to voice a positive message.

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Barr

Leticia Barr

Leticia is the founder of the award winning Tech Savvy Mama, a site that assists parents in navigating the ever-changing world of technology.  She uses her experience as a former teacher and technology specialist for a large DC Metro area school system to share new technology and educational resources, including her passion for hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities. Through her blog, Leticia also... Read More →
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Stacey Ferguson {Justice Fergie}

Chief Curator, Blogalicious
Featured in The Washington Post, EBONY, Black Enterprise, Southern Living, and on NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mashable, FOX, The Root, and more, Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicious community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media.  As Founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle... Read More →
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Deborah Gilbora, MD

Respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com.  Dr. G’s passion for raising kids with character makes her a popular family physician, media personality, author and speaker.  A parent of four sons, she inspires audiences with her illuminating stories and actionable tools to develop crucial life skills in children ages 2-22. Dr. G is a board certified family medicine... Read More →
avatar for Jeannette Kaplun

Jeannette Kaplun

An award-winning bilingual journalist and TV personality featured on The Chew, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, Despierta América, Un Nuevo Día, Tu Día Alegre and other shows, Jeannette Kaplun has successfully managed to forge a multimedia career in both English and Spanish as a lifestyle expert, internationally recognized parenting writer and conference speaker. Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chile... Read More →

Sponsors
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Responsibility.org

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Edrington; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. For nearly 25 years, Responsibility.org has transformed countless lives... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom III

4:00pm

Break + Exhibits + Sponsor Suites
Take advantage of this time to connect with our amazing brand partners! Stop by their exhibitor space or visit their hospitality suite - introduce yourself, ask questions and engage. These sponsors are willing participants on your empire-building journey.

Sponsors
avatar for Aldi

Aldi

At ALDI, more than 25 million customers save up to 50 percent* monthly on more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased grocery and household items, primarily under ALDI exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is committed to bringing customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, including nearly 70 varieties of fresh produce, high quality USDA meat and... Read More →
avatar for Bedsider

Bedsider

Bedsider is here to help you get on top of your sex life — including getting you to love your birth control. (Because we believe sex is so much better when you love your method.) If you’ve ever wondered about protection, contraception, sex, relationships, health care, or even health insurance, Bedsider’s experts can answer your questions — and maybe even amuse you with a cheeky article or two.
avatar for Boiron

Boiron

At Boiron, we believe there’s a better way to feel good. A better way to help your body naturally. Since 1932, the Boiron family has been committed to providing homeopathic medicines. Our passion is your total health.  | We are best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and... Read More →
avatar for Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle is Hologic’s online resource to support the millions of women suffering with heavy periods or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). Change The Cycle provides a forum for women to share their challenges and to learn more about the conditions, symptoms and potential solutions associated with this debilitating issue. Change The Cycle helps empower women so they can be their own healthcare advocates and regain control of... Read More →
avatar for Domain.me

Domain.me

.ME is a top level domain name that is all about YOU – giving you an original destination to build and personalize your corporate or personal blog or brand. It’s is a fun alternative for your domain choice that can be bought on over 190 registrars and offers the same Internet protection and SEO benefits that older domain have. Whether you’re looking for a hub to house all of your blogs, a new blog, personal branding website... Read More →
avatar for Izea

Izea

 IZEA connects creators who blog, Tweet, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Vine with leading brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. Some of their most recent campaign sponsorships include Huggies, Snack Pack, LEGO, Cottonelle, Crayola, Craft, Special K, Marriott and Groupon to name a... Read More →
avatar for Kikkoman

Kikkoman

Kikkoman
For more than 50 years, Kikkoman has played a major role in changing the evolution of flavor in America. Today, Kikkoman is the nation’s leading brand of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce and a major supplier of a variety of Asian sauces and seasonings.  For more information about Kikkoman, please visit www.KikkomanUSA.com. | | Join us in our hospitality suite on Friday, September 11th at 4pm for a sweet treat!
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →
avatar for National PTA

National PTA

The National PTA’s Every Child in Focus Campaign Every school and every community is different with students and families coming from varied socioeconomic, racial, and experiential backgrounds. In 2015-2016, the PTA’s Every Child in Focus campaign’s goal is to empower families and schools to talk about diversity in a way that makes the most sense for their own schools and communities.  We... Read More →
avatar for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive... Read More →
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through their Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the automotive brand has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, operated 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employed more than 42,000 people. Their 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks in 2014, and nearly... Read More →
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Foyer West

4:00pm

Ice Cream Social Break presented by Kikkoman
Enjoy a sweet treat from Kikkoman! 

Sponsors
avatar for Kikkoman

Kikkoman

Kikkoman
For more than 50 years, Kikkoman has played a major role in changing the evolution of flavor in America. Today, Kikkoman is the nation’s leading brand of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce and a major supplier of a variety of Asian sauces and seasonings.  For more information about Kikkoman, please visit www.KikkomanUSA.com. | | Join us in our hospitality suite on Friday, September 11th at 4pm for a sweet treat!


Friday September 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Dover C

4:30pm

[CREDIBILITY] Billion Dollar Branding
Transitioning from side hustler to empire builder takes not only dedication and hustle, but also learning how to take your brand seriously. In this session you will learn how to elevate, build and monetize your brand from digital and branding experts Kailei Carr, Maya Elious and Christen Rochon. Some of the topics will include tools to look and sound like a pro, expert tips for positioning yourself using digital platforms, as well as step-by-step instructions on the art of cold calling, pitching and selling a digital brand. Are you ready to turn your blog into a billion dollar brand?

Speakers
avatar for Kailei Carr

Kailei Carr

Kailei Carr is a speaker and trusted advisor to executive and entrepreneurial women interested in raising their profile, improving their image and performing their best in order to achieve their professional goals. Since 2005, Kailei has been writing and speaking about professional development, digital marketing and style topics for national conferences and publications. After a successful corporate career spanning human resources, management... Read More →
avatar for Maya Eilous

Maya Eilous

Maya Elious is a personal branding and design strategist that helps creative entrepreneurs earn a consistent income in the digital space. | | Maya’s passion is bringing beautiful ideas to life by way of strategic web design, branding and photography.  She is able to fulfill this passion on a daily basis with her creative agency, BRNDWCH where she helps visionaries elevate their income, impact and independence through message... Read More →
avatar for Christen Rochon

Christen Rochon

Divas and Dorks
Christen Rochon is the Digital Lifestyle maven behind Divasanddorks.com, the first  technology lifestyle community for multicultural audiences across the globe. Originally hailing from Detroit and currently living in NYC, Christen leverages her 10+yr broadcast background and personal passions to infuse a modern take on a the technology lifestyle, social media, entrepreneurism and more. In addition to DivasandDorks.com, Christen has... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom IX

4:30pm

[PEOPLE] Traditional Media Isn't Dead. Make Them Partners in Building Your Empire
Speakers
avatar for Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Founder, Qué Means What
Melanie Mendez-Gonzales is an online media entrepreneur and the creator of ¿Qué Means What? – a leading Latina lifestyle blog featuring cultura in entertainment – featuring Latinos in TV, movies and music; education – providing resources and highlighting Latinos in STEM; and family life – story-telling as a wife and a mom of boys. | ¿Qué Means What? originally served as a platform where Melanie... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom II

4:30pm

[RESOURCES] Tools, Resources and Tips for Vlogging and Podcasting
Speakers
avatar for Maria Jose Ovalle

Maria Jose Ovalle

María José Ovalle is PR professional turned social media consultant, blogger/vlogger, spokesperson, actress and mamá of two — a 6 year old boy and a 2 year old daughter. She lives her life in English and Spanish and is raising her children bilingual and bicultural. Born in Chile and raised in the US, she is a proud "White Latina" and says not to be fooled by her kids blonde hair and blue eyes... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Talbert

Michelle Talbert

Founder and Podcaster, Her Power Hustle
Michelle Y. Talbert hosts the Her Power Hustle podcast, where inspiration meets motivation to empower YOU for the perspiration associated with being a woman entrepreneur. She is also a recovering attorney, published author, social media correspondent and content producer for live events and publications, including Black Enterprise, The Grio, For Harriet, Killer Startups and many others. At the request of the White House’s... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom VII-VIII

4:30pm

[SELF] Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
A moderated session talking about the importance of understanding how food is grown will be followed by open Q&A from guests. Attendees will hear from the farmer panelists on what they grow, how they farm, and why they choose to use these methods.

Speakers
avatar for PJ Haynie

PJ Haynie

P.J. Haynie grew up in Reedville, Virginia and farms with his family in the area today. The family has been farming in Virginia since P.J.’s great-great-granddad purchased 60 acres in 1867. P.J. is pursuing his childhood dream and continuing the family tradition of farming as a fifth generation farmer. And he can’t help but feel a sense of awe when he’s in the tractor, working the same land his great... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom III

5:30pm

[CREDIBILITY] Six Figures In Six Months: Goal Setting for a Successful Blogging Career
Is it possible to actually generate six figures in six months with theresources you have at YOUR disposal? The answer is YES!! These two entrepreneurs have done it and will peel back the curtain to share exactly how you can too.  Prepare to transform your business with tested methods and honest mentorship - it's all in the goals that you set!  Nippy and Ella are looking forward to seeing you at their session: Six Figures In Six Months: Goal-Setting for A Successful Blogging Career.

Speakers
avatar for Nippy Betz

Nippy Betz

Owner, Scholarship Leadership Institute
I inspire "teens and their parents/mentors" so they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they can help their teens graduate from college debt-free. I'm really good at what I do; nobody does what I do better than what I do! I have a TV show in San Antonio, and wrote the book, "What Would You Do, If You Knew You Couldn't Fail!" My audiences are "edutained" and are never the same after hearing my content as "I inspire them to do things they... Read More →
avatar for Ella Rucker

Ella Rucker

Ella Rucker (@EllaLaverne) is an entrepreneurs best resource for information, networks, and mentorship. Currently Ella is the Producer and Director of Operations for #MentorMonday and co-founder of Weekend Startup School. Both are aimed at mentoring minority entrepreneurs in the first five years of business and are building blueprints through mentoring, masterminding and coaching for entrepreneurs to grow and enrich their businesses and their... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom IX

5:30pm

[PEOPLE] "Fashionpreneurship: Empire Building Advice for Multicultural Influencers
"Fashionpreneurship: Empire Building Advice for Multi-Ethnic Designers" is a workshop led by three women who followed their hearts and passion for fashion and built their own empires. From the medical field, the law office, and corporate America, Sonia, Leah, and Adebisi speak to the audience about how to take the lead on building their own fashion and style brand. Incorporating their cultural and geographic locations into their respective businesses, these empire builders will speak to the audience and advise them on how to build their own empires vigorously, systematically and how to gain exposure to take their empires to the forefront. 
Panelists:Sonia Smith-Kang; Leah Frazier; Adebisi Adebowale 
Moderator:Folashade Butler

Speakers
avatar for Adebisi Adebowale

Adebisi Adebowale

Adebisi Adebowale is the creator of the African fashion and lifestyle blog, Beese’s Pieces. Sparked by her love for the Ankara fabric, Adebisi began designing everyday wear using the traditional African fabric and capturing her modernized looks. With a marketing background, Adebisi’s inner entrepreneur flourished with the creation of DeBisi LLC, an accessories line focused on bringing the continent’s fashion style... Read More →
avatar for Leah Frazier

Leah Frazier

Leah Frazier is one of Dallas' leading FashionPreneurs, a multi-licensed attorney, and recently recognized as one of Dallas' Most Successful Women of 2015. During her span as an attorney she has assisted clients with contract creation and negotiations, mediations, and copyright infringement as it pertains to photography. Coined by the Dallas Young Lawyers Association as the “one to watch,” Leah speaks consistently to... Read More →
avatar for Sonia Kang

Sonia Kang

Sonia's multicultural experience is the basis for her brand. She was born in Puerto Rico to a Mexican-American mother and African-American father. She was raised in Hawaii before settling in California and marrying her Korean-American husband. Together they have 4 children they are raising as "mini global citizens". Being multiracial and raising multicultural children made her realize her life’s mission is to teach her children and others... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom II

5:30pm

[RESOURCES] The Anatomy of a Successful Business: Marketing, Law & Finances
Although there isn’t a definitive recipe for success, there are basics that every entrepreneur needs to know. Learn the essential fundamentals of how to manage your business finances, build and market a successful brand and how to legally protect your brand through copyright and trademark law from industry experts who happen to also be successful entrepreneurs.

Speakers
avatar for Dominque Broadway

Dominque Broadway

Dominique Broadway is an award winning Personal Finance Coach, Speaker, Finance Expert and the Founder of Finances Demystified & The Social Money Tour. Dominique has received various accolades such as the Top 30 Under 30 in Washington DC, the DC Future Business Leader of America Businessperson of the Year and the Top Financial Advisor for Millennials in the US. | Dominique’s demystified financial advice, has been highlighted on... Read More →
avatar for Tammira Lucas

Tammira Lucas

The 2015 Small Business Innovator by Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, Tammira Lucas is a Mompreneur who is quickly emerging as a trailblazer among professionals and a powerful voice for women teaching them Business, Balance and Babies. Tammira is the CEO of The Business Dr. Consulting Firm, CO-Founder of Moms As Entrepreneurs, Author, Speaker, Philanthropist and Professor. | | Tammira realize early in life that helping others launch and... Read More →
avatar for Tyra Hughely Smith

Tyra Hughely Smith

Tyra Hughley Smith is an attorney, writer, blogger, and photographer. Her areas of legal | practice focus on intellectual property, specifically copyright law. As a member of the  | Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC, colloquially known as the "Photo Attorney" law  | firm, she represents photographers and photo agencies in protecting their copyright rights  | and obtaining compensation for their work. In addition to... Read More →
avatar for Christine St. Vil

Christine St. Vil

Christine St.Vil is a wife, mother of three, speaker, blogger, author and trainer. She is relentless about helping women, particularly moms, take charge of their lives by learning how to feel good without feeling guilty.  Through her work with Moms ‘N Charge™, Purpose Driven Media™, LLC (PDM) was created to teach women entrepreneurs how to successfully leverage social media and blogging to start and/or grow their business... Read More →
avatar for Lenise Williams

Lenise Williams

Lenise Williams is a Brand Attorney & Business & Leadership Strategist. She works with existing businesses to develop more profitable brands and assure that brands are legally protected. This protection can be found through trademark, proper legal structure, corporate and employee contracts and more. Although she has an extensive list of training and degrees, her expertise is also from personal experiences as an... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom VII-VIII

5:30pm

[SELF] Building Your Empire with Vision and Leaving a Legacy
Building Your Empire With A Vision
You can't see it until you can see it. If you're going to build an empire you need to start with a clear vision. In this session, we'll cover three essential topics that will help youcreate your vision, streamline your process and prioritize your self-care.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Doniere

Karen Doniere

Karen Doniere is an author, blogger, and speaker with a passion to inspire women, moms, and mompreneurs to take better care of themselves. She is the chief curator of the KD Collection, where she shares her heart in every article. Karen is the author of the new Baby Bear children’s book series, and the creator of The Forgiveness Project: a positive and healing conversation where women feel safe to share their journeys... Read More →
avatar for Mattie James

Mattie James

What Mattie James lacks in stature - she's 5’2” - she certainly makes up for with big hair & | arguably bigger personality. “Blogging is really no longer optional. Not if the goal is to be a  | notable figure or business owner. You really have to connect with your audience,” she says. | She started Mattieologie as a hobby via Google’s Blogger platform in 2009. “I honestly didn’t know what... Read More →
avatar for Monique Malcom

Monique Malcom

Monique Malcom is on a mission to help the world's dreamers become doers. She believes strongly in the power of creating a vision for your life and setting big goals to match. Over the past year, she has leveraged that passion into creating a goal management system and planner called the Visionary Journal. It is her dream to inspire a massive community of goal-getters all over the world. In her downtime, you can find Monique lounging at the... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom III

7:00pm

#BYOE15 Brand Board Meetings {RSVP Required}
Coca-Cola : Ballroom 9 

Sponsors
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through their Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the automotive brand has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, operated 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employed more than 42,000 people. Their 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks in 2014, and nearly... Read More →
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA

9:00pm

Rock Your PJs POWER HOUR!
Rock Your PJ's POWER HOUR || Come ready to pound out an hour or two of work with Amy @teachmama, Jessica @JessicaMcFadd, & Sandie @TeenLitRocks. Catching up on email, blog posts, proposals, and everything else is much more fun when done with friends and even sweeter when done over yummy treats. Bring questions. Bring your to-do list. We'll work through them and support each other. It's the NEW Friday night for those of us who feel better going into the weekend with a clean slate.

Speakers
avatar for Sandie Angulo Chen

Sandie Angulo Chen

Sandie Angulo Chen is a senior critic for Common Sense Media (commonsensemedia.org), where she reviews films and books for parents and children. Her reviews, features, and columns have appeared in dozens of outlets including The Washington Post,Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Kirkus, Moviefone, Huffington Post, iVillage, and Film.com. She is also the editor of the collaborative local parenting and lifestyle... Read More →
avatar for amy mascott

amy mascott

owner, teach mama media, llc
Amy Mascott is the creator of teachmama.com, where she shares tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers for their children. Capitalizing on learning opportunities in the every day and inspiring curiosity through games and play, Amy encourages a ‘lifestyle of learning’ where parents both prepare their children for school and help them to grow excited and informed about the world around them. Recognizing the need for... Read More →
avatar for Jessica McFadden

Jessica McFadden

A Parent In America
Jessica McFadden is the creator and author of the popular, award-winning hyperlocal parenting website A Parent in Silver Spring, which has been featured in media such as CNN, Forbes, and The Washington Post as a top resource for Washington, DC area parents. In less than five years, Jessica has developed a website that is profitable, ready by thousands daily, and celebrated in her community. Since founding A Parent in Silver Spring in January... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
TBA

9:00pm

An Evening with Dr. Drai
Ladies! It’s time to Build Your Own Empire in the bedroom!  Based on his best-selling book, 20 Things You May Not Know About The Penis, Dr. Drai is hosting a sex ed class for adults at this year’s Blogalicious! Join us for an Evening with Dr.Drai.  At this fun-filled, girls night out event there will be conversation around several of your favorite sexual topics. Dr. Drai will be serving up that good Medical T (Tips), goodie bags provided by Astroglide, and signing your copies of his new book.

Singles looking to mingle, moms getting their groove back, brides-to-be and married women who want to add a spice or two to their bedroom repertoire should definitely plan to attend. PLUS you get one-on-one time with Dr. Drai “after dark” to ask him those important questions you may be too shy to ask your personal gynecologist. Remember, what happens at the Evening with Dr. Drai STAYS at the Evening withDr. Drai! Class starts promptly at 9PM. Textbooks will be for sale on site. See you there. KISSES!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Drai

Dr. Drai

CEO and Founder, DrDrai.com
Dr. Drai is real medical advice, simplified.  A charismatic, high energy, larger-than-life and nationally recognized board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, he is the go to expert on women’s health and transgender health issues. Traveling the country as a concierge physician, Dr. Drai meets with women one-on-one and in groups to help them achieve their healthcare goals.  With an over-the-top personality and fun yet... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand Ballroom VII-VIII
 
Saturday, September 12
 

7:00am

Fitness Activity presented by Coca-Cola
Sponsors

Saturday September 12, 2015 7:00am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom

8:00am

Registration presented by Mahogany
Sponsors
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 8:00am - 2:00pm
Registration Desk

8:15am

"Pitch, Pray and Slay: Leveraging Live Streaming to Build Your Brand, and Your Bank Account" Breakfast w. Nicole Walters
A step by step overview detailing how Nicole Walters of (NapturalNicole.com) rebranded with limited social media presence, utilized the latest social media platforms with classic sales 'pitch and close' techniques to monetize her brand, build her following, and generate 6 figure passive income.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Walters

Nicole Walters

Monetize Thyself
Nicole Walters is a Baltimore, MD transplant and Washington, D.C. native. She moved to the Baltimore area, while attending The Johns Hopkins University as a Political Science major- and soon after entered the corporate world of Business Development and Marketing. | Nicole has worked as a client facing, business executive for Fortune 500 companies, in both sales and marketing for over 10 years. In her previous role with an S&P... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 8:15am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom

9:00am

9:45am

"Owning Your Expertise" presented by SheKnows Media
Speakers
avatar for Julie Ross-Godar

Julie Ross-Godar

EXECUTIVE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, SheKnows Media
As the Executive Editorial Director, Julie leads the editorial content and vision for the She Knows Experts community, where she's focused on just how compelling people can be when they're passionate about something, be it a technique that's going to change your dinner, a TV show that's going to change your binge-watching habits, or an idea that's going to change the world. Julie also oversees editorial for BlogHer.com.  | | Julie is also... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday September 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Break + Exhibits + Sponsor Suites
Take advantage of this time to connect with our amazing brand partners! Stop by their exhibitor space or visit their hospitality suite - introduce yourself, ask questions and engage. These sponsors are willing participants on your empire-building journey.

Sponsors
avatar for Aldi

Aldi

At ALDI, more than 25 million customers save up to 50 percent* monthly on more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased grocery and household items, primarily under ALDI exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is committed to bringing customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, including nearly 70 varieties of fresh produce, high quality USDA meat and... Read More →
avatar for Bedsider

Bedsider

Bedsider is here to help you get on top of your sex life — including getting you to love your birth control. (Because we believe sex is so much better when you love your method.) If you’ve ever wondered about protection, contraception, sex, relationships, health care, or even health insurance, Bedsider’s experts can answer your questions — and maybe even amuse you with a cheeky article or two.
avatar for Boiron

Boiron

At Boiron, we believe there’s a better way to feel good. A better way to help your body naturally. Since 1932, the Boiron family has been committed to providing homeopathic medicines. Our passion is your total health.  | We are best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and... Read More →
avatar for Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle is Hologic’s online resource to support the millions of women suffering with heavy periods or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). Change The Cycle provides a forum for women to share their challenges and to learn more about the conditions, symptoms and potential solutions associated with this debilitating issue. Change The Cycle helps empower women so they can be their own healthcare advocates and regain control of... Read More →
avatar for Domain.me

Domain.me

.ME is a top level domain name that is all about YOU – giving you an original destination to build and personalize your corporate or personal blog or brand. It’s is a fun alternative for your domain choice that can be bought on over 190 registrars and offers the same Internet protection and SEO benefits that older domain have. Whether you’re looking for a hub to house all of your blogs, a new blog, personal branding website... Read More →
avatar for Izea

Izea

 IZEA connects creators who blog, Tweet, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Vine with leading brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. Some of their most recent campaign sponsorships include Huggies, Snack Pack, LEGO, Cottonelle, Crayola, Craft, Special K, Marriott and Groupon to name a... Read More →
avatar for Kikkoman

Kikkoman

Kikkoman
For more than 50 years, Kikkoman has played a major role in changing the evolution of flavor in America. Today, Kikkoman is the nation’s leading brand of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce and a major supplier of a variety of Asian sauces and seasonings.  For more information about Kikkoman, please visit www.KikkomanUSA.com. | | Join us in our hospitality suite on Friday, September 11th at 4pm for a sweet treat!
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →
avatar for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive... Read More →
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through their Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the automotive brand has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, operated 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employed more than 42,000 people. Their 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks in 2014, and nearly... Read More →
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Foyer West

10:30am

[CREDIBILITY] Reputations, Relationships, and Returns :: Master Class by Marie Denee

Creditability: Reputations, Relationships, and Returns

How does your reputation affect your bottom line? Have you ever wondered how to grow and establish relationships with brands that evolve into campaigns, sponsored posts, and more? Well, at the end of the day, it all boils down to your Creditability!

 

In this session you will have a greater understanding of how your REPUTATION can enhance your RELATIONSHIPS to bring your blog greater RETURNS. 


Empire Building Block: Credibility

Speakers
avatar for Marie Denee

Marie Denee

Founder, The Curvy Fashionista
Marie Denee is an established and respected voice in the plus size fashion arena. With over eleven years of experience, Marie has made it her mission to continuously show women that they can be Curvy, Confident, and Chic; with her daily mantra “Your style defines your curves” always at the helm. While cutting her teeth in retail Marie realized that when it came to great stylish clothing for plus size women, their options were... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom IX

10:30am

[PEOPLE] People Matter: How building community, forging strategic relationships and storytelling help empower your brand Master Class by Kevin Curry
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Curry

Kevin Curry

Founder and CEO, Fit Men Cook
Kevin is a health and fitness “ninja” and the creator of the popular healthy food blog FitMenCook.com and @fitmencook social communities across Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. He is also the creator of the extremely successful FitMenCook healthy recipe app for Apple devices, as well as the author of the book “No Cheats Needed,” based off his most viral recipes shared in social media. Kevin's... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom II

10:30am

[RESOURCES] How to Build Killer eProducts (and the “perfect paths” that lead your audience to need your resources):: Master Class by Regina Anaejionu
How to Build Killer eProducts (and the “perfect paths” that lead your audience to need your resources)


This 90-minute, high-intensity session will get you fired up to act on your eBook and eCourse ideas. 

We will work through the concept of a customer interest spectrum (and help you identify the various “levels” of interest your audience members exist at).

We will walk through brainstorming products and resources for potential clients at each place on the spectrum. We will go over a list of several types of eProducts, both common and uncommon/underutilized.

We will talk about building “perfect paths” (free email courses, webinars, online workshops, case studies, etc.) to convert audience members to raving fans that “need” your resources.

Finally, we will address in great detail how to build multiple types of eProducts--from tips to actually getting the outlining and creating done to the tools that will help you stay scrappy but be legit.
I've developed a business (after much trial + error) where resources and information products make up 99% of my income, and I want to share ways that you can incorporate authentic, helpful info products into your business model. These will help free up some of your time and grow your business profits and reach tremendously.
Empire Building Block: Resources

Speakers
avatar for Regina Anaejionu

Regina Anaejionu

Founder, ByRegina
Regina is an author who creates books and courses for information entrepreneurs, creatives, and bloggers who want to establish and grow profitable presences online. She believes in the power of helpful content, effective designs, and bold words that require action. Regina is also a former competitive skater and avid consumer of chocolate treats and wine. You can find her on her blog and on Twitter, often quoting old movies and Drake lyrics--in... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom VII-VIII

10:30am

[SELF] Life Rewrite: When More Than Your Blog Needs a Makeover :: Master Class by Uneeka Jay
You have the idea. You plan it out. You develop your brand.  You execute on the plan. It works. Then life happens and you see your baby start to crumble around you. You have two options: 1. Retreat and Weep or 2. Rewrite and Reign.  This session will walk you through the process of rewriting after your empire crumbles. You'll take the bricks and build a better life than you could ever imagine.

Speakers
avatar for Uneeka Jay

Uneeka Jay

Founder, Dare to Rewrite, LLC
Uneeka Jay is the founder of Dare to Rewrite LLC., a boutique personal development firm serving women and the companies where they are leaders.  Uneeka effortlessly blends her 20 years of training, operations and leadership experience with the wisdom she has obtained over the last decade as a senior executive in corporations with revenues up to half a billion dollars. This enables her to exceed her clients... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom III

12:00pm

Special Remarks presented by Dr. Shepherd Change the Cycle
Sponsors
avatar for Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle is Hologic’s online resource to support the millions of women suffering with heavy periods or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). Change The Cycle provides a forum for women to share their challenges and to learn more about the conditions, symptoms and potential solutions associated with this debilitating issue. Change The Cycle helps empower women so they can be their own healthcare advocates and regain control of... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm

Break + Exhibits + Sponsor Suites
Take advantage of this time to connect with our amazing brand partners! Stop by their exhibitor space or visit their hospitality suite - introduce yourself, ask questions and engage. These sponsors are willing participants on your empire-building journey.

Sponsors
avatar for Aldi

Aldi

At ALDI, more than 25 million customers save up to 50 percent* monthly on more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased grocery and household items, primarily under ALDI exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is committed to bringing customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, including nearly 70 varieties of fresh produce, high quality USDA meat and... Read More →
avatar for Bedsider

Bedsider

Bedsider is here to help you get on top of your sex life — including getting you to love your birth control. (Because we believe sex is so much better when you love your method.) If you’ve ever wondered about protection, contraception, sex, relationships, health care, or even health insurance, Bedsider’s experts can answer your questions — and maybe even amuse you with a cheeky article or two.
avatar for Boiron

Boiron

At Boiron, we believe there’s a better way to feel good. A better way to help your body naturally. Since 1932, the Boiron family has been committed to providing homeopathic medicines. Our passion is your total health.  | We are best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and... Read More →
avatar for Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle is Hologic’s online resource to support the millions of women suffering with heavy periods or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). Change The Cycle provides a forum for women to share their challenges and to learn more about the conditions, symptoms and potential solutions associated with this debilitating issue. Change The Cycle helps empower women so they can be their own healthcare advocates and regain control of... Read More →
avatar for Domain.me

Domain.me

.ME is a top level domain name that is all about YOU – giving you an original destination to build and personalize your corporate or personal blog or brand. It’s is a fun alternative for your domain choice that can be bought on over 190 registrars and offers the same Internet protection and SEO benefits that older domain have. Whether you’re looking for a hub to house all of your blogs, a new blog, personal branding website... Read More →
avatar for Izea

Izea

 IZEA connects creators who blog, Tweet, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Vine with leading brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. Some of their most recent campaign sponsorships include Huggies, Snack Pack, LEGO, Cottonelle, Crayola, Craft, Special K, Marriott and Groupon to name a... Read More →
avatar for Kikkoman

Kikkoman

Kikkoman
For more than 50 years, Kikkoman has played a major role in changing the evolution of flavor in America. Today, Kikkoman is the nation’s leading brand of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce and a major supplier of a variety of Asian sauces and seasonings.  For more information about Kikkoman, please visit www.KikkomanUSA.com. | | Join us in our hospitality suite on Friday, September 11th at 4pm for a sweet treat!
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →
avatar for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive... Read More →
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through their Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the automotive brand has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, operated 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employed more than 42,000 people. Their 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks in 2014, and nearly... Read More →
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Foyer West

12:15pm

Wealth-Building Lunch w. LaShawne Holland
Speakers
avatar for Lashawne Holland

Lashawne Holland

Wealth Activator
LaShawne Holland is a Wealth Activator, Wealth Coach, Money Expert and Non-Profit Strategist. This former Chief Financial Officer turned her passion for people reaching financial freedom and financial independence into a million-dollar enterprise helping emergent and professional women to be financially educated, empowered and elevated in the marketplace by teaching her proven, wealth mapping techniques. As the Founder of The Wealthy Leaders... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Grand Ballroom

1:00pm

What is the ‘New Normal’ – Q&A with Dr. Shepherd
Sponsors
avatar for Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle is Hologic’s online resource to support the millions of women suffering with heavy periods or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). Change The Cycle provides a forum for women to share their challenges and to learn more about the conditions, symptoms and potential solutions associated with this debilitating issue. Change The Cycle helps empower women so they can be their own healthcare advocates and regain control of... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bristol

2:00pm

[CREDIBILITY] Reputations, Relationships, and Returns :: Master Class by Marie Denee

Credability: Reputations, Relationships, and Returns

How does your reputation affect your bottom line? Have you ever wondered how to grow and establish relationships with brands that evolve into campaigns, sponsored posts, and more? Well, at the end of the day, it all boils down to your Credability!

In this session you will have a greater understanding of how your REPUTATION can enhance your RELATIONSHIPS to bring your blog greater RETURNS. 


Speakers
avatar for Marie Denee

Marie Denee

Founder, The Curvy Fashionista
Marie Denee is an established and respected voice in the plus size fashion arena. With over eleven years of experience, Marie has made it her mission to continuously show women that they can be Curvy, Confident, and Chic; with her daily mantra “Your style defines your curves” always at the helm. While cutting her teeth in retail Marie realized that when it came to great stylish clothing for plus size women, their options were... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom IX

2:00pm

[PEOPLE] People Matter: How building community, forging strategic relationships and storytelling help empower your brand by Kevin Curry
Empire Building Block: People

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Curry

Kevin Curry

Founder and CEO, Fit Men Cook
Kevin is a health and fitness “ninja” and the creator of the popular healthy food blog FitMenCook.com and @fitmencook social communities across Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. He is also the creator of the extremely successful FitMenCook healthy recipe app for Apple devices, as well as the author of the book “No Cheats Needed,” based off his most viral recipes shared in social media. Kevin's... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom II

2:00pm

[RESOURCES] How to Build Killer eProducts (and the “perfect paths” that lead your audience to need your resources) :: Master Class by Regina Anaejionu
How to Build Killer eProducts (and the “perfect paths” that lead your audience to need your resources)


This 90-minute, high-intensity session will get you fired up to act on your eBook and eCourse ideas. 

We will work through the concept of a customer interest spectrum (and help you identify the various “levels” of interest your audience members exist at).

We will walk through brainstorming products and resources for potential clients at each place on the spectrum. We will go over a list of several types of eProducts, both common and uncommon/underutilized.

We will talk about building “perfect paths” (free email courses, webinars, online workshops, case studies, etc.) to convert audience members to raving fans that “need” your resources.

Finally, we will address in great detail how to build multiple types of eProducts--from tips to actually getting the outlining and creating done to the tools that will help you stay scrappy but be legit.
I've developed a business (after much trial + error) where resources and information products make up 99% of my income, and I want to share ways that you can incorporate authentic, helpful info products into your business model. These will help free up some of your time and grow your business profits and reach tremendously.
Empire Building Block: Resources

Speakers
avatar for Regina Anaejionu

Regina Anaejionu

Founder, ByRegina
Regina is an author who creates books and courses for information entrepreneurs, creatives, and bloggers who want to establish and grow profitable presences online. She believes in the power of helpful content, effective designs, and bold words that require action. Regina is also a former competitive skater and avid consumer of chocolate treats and wine. You can find her on her blog and on Twitter, often quoting old movies and Drake lyrics--in... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom VII-VIII

2:00pm

[SELF] Life Rewrite: When More Than Your Blog Needs a Makeover :: Master Class by Uneeka Jay
Life Rewrite: When More Than Your Blog Needs a Makeover

You have the idea. You plan it out. You develop your brand.  You execute on the plan. It works. Then life happens and you see your baby start to crumble around you. You have two options: 1. Retreat and Weep or 2. Rewrite and Reign.  This session will walk you through the process of rewriting after your empire crumbles. You'll take the bricks and build a better life than you could ever imagine. 

Speakers
avatar for Uneeka Jay

Uneeka Jay

Founder, Dare to Rewrite, LLC
Uneeka Jay is the founder of Dare to Rewrite LLC., a boutique personal development firm serving women and the companies where they are leaders.  Uneeka effortlessly blends her 20 years of training, operations and leadership experience with the wisdom she has obtained over the last decade as a senior executive in corporations with revenues up to half a billion dollars. This enables her to exceed her clients... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom III

3:30pm

Break + Exhibits + Sponsor Suites
Take advantage of this time to connect with our amazing brand partners! Stop by their exhibitor space or visit their hospitality suite - introduce yourself, ask questions and engage. These sponsors are willing participants on your empire-building journey.

Sponsors
avatar for Aldi

Aldi

At ALDI, more than 25 million customers save up to 50 percent* monthly on more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased grocery and household items, primarily under ALDI exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is committed to bringing customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, including nearly 70 varieties of fresh produce, high quality USDA meat and... Read More →
avatar for Bedsider

Bedsider

Bedsider is here to help you get on top of your sex life — including getting you to love your birth control. (Because we believe sex is so much better when you love your method.) If you’ve ever wondered about protection, contraception, sex, relationships, health care, or even health insurance, Bedsider’s experts can answer your questions — and maybe even amuse you with a cheeky article or two.
avatar for Boiron

Boiron

At Boiron, we believe there’s a better way to feel good. A better way to help your body naturally. Since 1932, the Boiron family has been committed to providing homeopathic medicines. Our passion is your total health.  | We are best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and... Read More →
avatar for Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle

Change the Cycle is Hologic’s online resource to support the millions of women suffering with heavy periods or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB). Change The Cycle provides a forum for women to share their challenges and to learn more about the conditions, symptoms and potential solutions associated with this debilitating issue. Change The Cycle helps empower women so they can be their own healthcare advocates and regain control of... Read More →
avatar for Domain.me

Domain.me

.ME is a top level domain name that is all about YOU – giving you an original destination to build and personalize your corporate or personal blog or brand. It’s is a fun alternative for your domain choice that can be bought on over 190 registrars and offers the same Internet protection and SEO benefits that older domain have. Whether you’re looking for a hub to house all of your blogs, a new blog, personal branding website... Read More →
avatar for Izea

Izea

 IZEA connects creators who blog, Tweet, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Vine with leading brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. Some of their most recent campaign sponsorships include Huggies, Snack Pack, LEGO, Cottonelle, Crayola, Craft, Special K, Marriott and Groupon to name a... Read More →
avatar for Kikkoman

Kikkoman

Kikkoman
For more than 50 years, Kikkoman has played a major role in changing the evolution of flavor in America. Today, Kikkoman is the nation’s leading brand of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce and a major supplier of a variety of Asian sauces and seasonings.  For more information about Kikkoman, please visit www.KikkomanUSA.com. | | Join us in our hospitality suite on Friday, September 11th at 4pm for a sweet treat!
avatar for Mahogany

Mahogany

Hallmark
With its rich, bold imagery and uplifting, expressive voice, Mahogany is a premier lifestyle brand for Black consumers--providing relevant, emotionally compelling solutions that reflect the heart and soul of the Black community. Mahogany celebrates, affirms, and enriches the strong ties that connect us to our culture and to the broad spectrum of meaningful relationships, occasions and events in our lives. Inspired by the trust our consumers place... Read More →
avatar for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive... Read More →
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through their Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the automotive brand has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, operated 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employed more than 42,000 people. Their 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks in 2014, and nearly... Read More →
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Foyer West

4:00pm

Evolve or DIE! :: The Importance of Reinvention, Rebranding and Growth in Empire Building
Speakers
avatar for Pauline Campos

Pauline Campos

Pauline Campos is a Sometimes Radio Personality, a writer, | speaker, commissioned artist, award-winning photographer, and founder | of #Girl Body Pride/ #ChingonaFest community. She’s also Latina | Magazine’s #dimelo advice & relationship columnist. She has been | recognized as 2014 nominee for the Hispanicize #Tecla award for Best | Parenting blog, a 2014 Latism Top Bloguera and BlogHer ’15 Photo of | the Year honoree. Her... Read More →
avatar for Sandie Angulo Chen

Sandie Angulo Chen

Sandie Angulo Chen is a senior critic for Common Sense Media (commonsensemedia.org), where she reviews films and books for parents and children. Her reviews, features, and columns have appeared in dozens of outlets including The Washington Post,Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Kirkus, Moviefone, Huffington Post, iVillage, and Film.com. She is also the editor of the collaborative local parenting and lifestyle... Read More →
avatar for Yoli Ouiya

Yoli Ouiya

Yoli Ouiya is a speaker, consultant, and spokesperson on sustainability initiatives. She is the Chief Eco Officer and Founder of Yoli's Green Living Group, a boutique firm that designs digital campaigns. The company's focus has expanded to provide market research to enterprises looking to connect with consumers looking for sustainable lifestyle choices. YGLG’s mission is to translate the benefits... Read More →
avatar for Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond is a nationally-recognized speaker, photographer and author who inspires others to find and celebrate their own uniqueness, through the power of storytelling. She is also a licensed attorney, and the former chief counsel of one of the largest software companies in the oil & gas industry, as well as the former Chief of Staff of a Fortune 200 Corporation.  She has spoken around the world appearing on CNN, TEDxHouston, and the... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom

5:15pm

Building Your Empire Through Joint Ventures
Speakers
avatar for Boni Candelario

Boni Candelario

Boni Candelario is a career coach who specializes in helping professional women explore new work “adventures” that match their interests, skills and abilities.  Using an InsideOut coaching  approach she helps women create action plans on topics such as re-inventing their careers, handling an industry transition, navigating internal politics and conflict, as well as starting their own e-businesses. She writes... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Blogalicious


Saturday September 12, 2015 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom

5:45pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Blogalicious


Saturday September 12, 2015 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom

8:30pm

BLOGGERS GOING PLACES Closing Party! presented by Toyota
Sponsors
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through their Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the automotive brand has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, operated 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employed more than 42,000 people. Their 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks in 2014, and nearly... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Grand Ballroom