LATINAS THINK BIG ™, the signature event of the ELLA Leadership Institute, is hitting the road! The next stop on the LATINAS THINK BIG™ national tour is Los Angeles, where more than 150 attendees will gather to connect and celebrate the work of five talented Latinas and enjoy live music and stimulating conversations. Google is an official sponsor of the event, which takes places October 11, 2013 at Google’s L.A. offices.
LATINAS THINK BIG™ is a dynamic live event broadcasted on Google+ and YouTube that showcases 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.
“The LATINAS THINK BIG™ platform aims to showcase the very important work 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. 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.
An 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 ELLA Leadership Institute Awards for their outstanding work.