Latinas Think Big Event in Los Angeles


This event at Google in Santa Monica sounds amazing. It’s sold out, but you can still watch it live online. Check out the press release below.

After a successful inaugural event in NYC, the next stop of the LATINAS THINK BIG™ national tour, will be in Los Angeles, hosted at Google’s office, the event’s official sponsor.  A leadership initiative of ELLA Leadership Institute, LATINAS THINK BIG™ are dynamic live events broadcasted on Google+ and YouTube that showcase Latina thought leadership, innovation, and ambition.

With a focus on community building, professional networking and social impact, LATINAS THINK BIG™ features ‘TED-style’ talks by innovators from diverse industries, including technology, science, business, academia and the arts, among others. The collection of talks are housed on the ELLA Institute’s YouTube channel for educational, professional and social purposes.

On October 11th, 2013, over 150 attendees will gather to connect and celebrate the work five talented Latinas and alongside live music and stimulating conversations.

“The LATINAS THINK BIG™ platform aims to showcase the very importantwork of bicultural Latinas in this country, as thought leaders, innovators and business owners who are equally invested in social impact” says Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin, founder of ELLA Institute.


Anchored in ELLA Institute’s core mission of leveraging online technology and social media to reach women where they are, the LATINAS THINK BIG™ event will be live-streamed via Google+ as a Hangout On Air for national visibility. Online viewers are encouraged to register for a Virtual Pass.  In partnership with Latina Blogger Connect, viewing Parties will also be hosted by 25 influential Latina bloggers around the country, who will broadcast live updates on Twitter.

The exciting line-up of mini-talks will be presented by Rocio Moreno, a celebrated architectural designer; Veronica Villafañe, an Emmy award-winning bilingual multimedia journalist; Pamela Campos-Palma, an Operations Intelligence Manager in the US Air Force; Estefania Ortiz, a Stanford University electrical and software engineering college student; and Noramay Cadena, an IPT leader at Boeing & Co-founder of Latinas in STEM.

The event will also recognize three outstanding Latina/o leaders for their commitment to advancing the careers and lives of Latinos in this country. Monica Gil, Senior Vice President at Nielsen, Eliana Murillo, Head of Multicultural Marketing at Google, and Martin Mares, Founder of the Ivy League Project will receive an ELLA Leadership Institute Award for their outstanding work.

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