Awe Hispanicize, although you’re totally exhausting, you’re also filled with wonderful opportunities to network, learn, and grow, which is what keeps me coming back year after year. And this year I was doubly honored to partner with Prudential – the title sponsor of Hispanicize – and DiMe Media, on the fabulous #WomenInspired campaign, which I previously shared here. And boy was I inspired every step of the way. Here are a few of my favorite and most memorable experiences.
Plus it also allowed us to network and catch up with fellow influencers, which was an amazing way to greet old friends and make new ones. Here’s a quick glimpse of some of my snaps that day.
The following day kicked off with the Home Depot breakfast where we learned about gardening trends and even made our very own succulent terrarium #PrimaveratheHomeDepot.
Then the day flew on with various adventures, including a stop in at the #100PorCientoTu Style Suite where I received the most fabulous pampering session. First I was treated to a manicure that not only made my hands look beautiful, but smell Caress Mystique Forever fresh.
Then it was my turn to sit with Marco Peña’s team and get my hair on point thanks to the TRESemme Botanique line, which took my hair from frizz to shine in no time.
Once camera ready, it was time to hit the booths, where I ran into Alvin and the Chipmunks
and La Familia Cool herself, Dania, who took some time to sign a copy of her book for me, which by the way, if you want to get something for your bilingual familia, you should totally run out and get your copy today.
A jammed packed day for sure, but it wasn’t over. There was just enough time for a quick change for the Positive Impact Awards (which recognizes those who contribute to the betterment of their community), a chance to meet Mrs. Pagan (who’s husband Louis inspired the PIAs), and a quick chat and photo with Rosario Dawson, Ms. Voto Latino herself.
Whew, and that was just day two. Day three kicked into gear with Rosario Dawson receiving the Latinovator award,
followed by a great info session with Kelly Blue Book to make us fashionable, #SavvyLatinasonWheels,
a meet and greet with the cast of the Queen of the South,
Day four again was kicked into gear by the Latinovator recipient – Lizzie Velasquez, who happens to be from my home state of Texas, and continued with some fabulous music from #ArtistsOnTheRise Sofia Reyes, which of course was hosted by Pili Montilla. Check out my snaps for a little glimpse of the greatness.
— Rocio Chavez (@yoursassyself) April 8, 2016
Not only are the events amazing, but you get to connect with great people, and I definitely had a wonderful time because I spent a lot of it with these amazing people,
and these beauties – my roomies.
Topped by the last Latinovator luncheon with Ozzie Areu, President/Producer: Tyler Perry Studios, 34th Street Films,
Don’t believe me, check it out for yourself and keep an eye out for me at the 3:06 mark.
Based on what I’ve shared, what do you think you’d love most about attending Hispanicize?