Thursday Sessions

Balance is BullSh*t!
FACILITATOR: Lourdes ‘Luly’ Balepogi

Working women are constantly hunting for that elusive work/life balance continuum. Guess what? Balance is bull$h!t. It doesn’t exist. Keynote speaker Lourdes ‘Luly’ Balepogi opens HLS 2013 by exposing some hard truths through humor and honesty while sharing practical solutions to having it all!


Friday Sessions


Susan G Komen is thrilled to present the health and wellness session! Join us for a good cause. It’s time to party, prevent and prevail together against breast cancer! Susan G Komen® and Zumba Fitness® partner are proud to host a Party in Pink™ Zumba to the conference attendees. Come rock out with friends for a good cause while you help raise funds for the Zumba® Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention that could ultimately save millions of lives around the world. Don’t forget to come to the session wearing your pink gear. All attendees will get a fun and trendy gift. Learn more about the partnership at komen.org/Zumba.

Courageous Leadership: Shared Qualities of Great Leaders [KEYNOTE + PANEL]
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mariela Dabbah, Corporate Consultant. Speaker. Author

There are many different aspects that make up the complex psyche of a true leader who passionately strives for success for both themselves and others. Great leaders have so many special qualities that it's inspirational when you work with them. In this session you will learn about the 5 qualities of great leadership as well as meet women who are lucky enough to possess them.


SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES: Latina's Blogger Success Stories [PANEL]
MODERATOR: Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Latina Mom Blogger
Migadlia Rivera (Latina on a Mission)
Elaine Ramos (LATISM)
Myrah Duque (Coupon Mamacita)
Ana Flores (Spanglish Baby & Latina Bloggers Connect)

What used to be a hobby is now a major revenue stream for many women across America. Latina Mom Blogger network co-founder, Cristy Clavijo-Kish, will lead a panel discussion of successful Latina bloggers. Meet four women who are blogging and connecting with brands and fans to change the marketing and money making game.


Brand U! How to Successfully Market....Yourself [KEYNOTE]
KEYNOTE: Patricia G. Beitler, MBA , President/Founder & Managing Partner, Velocitas

Whether looking for a job, going for a promotion or following a dream of entreprenuership branding and marketing yourself is crucial to your success. Learn how to do it effectively in this no holds barr discussion with a branding expert who will moderate a conversation with a diverse panel of women who will share tools, tactics and strategies they used on their paths to success

Saturday Sessions
Yes, You Can! The Power of Positive Thinking & Assertiveness [KEYNOTE]
SPEAKER: Cecilia Reamirz Harris, Health Reporter - Primer Impacto on Univision

A life-changer workshop for anyone who takes it seriously.  Having a positive - yet realistic view of one's abilities, goals, and responsibilities can open up another realm of potential that most people have left untapped. Attendees of this workshop will learn the basics of becoming a positive thinker, understanding how positive thinking affects performance, and how assertiveness makes you better communicator.


CONTENT IS QUEEN: Media at the Speed of Light[KEYNOTE]
SPEAKERS: Gisele Blondet, Jackie Blanco, Luz Maria Doria

Media and entertainment companies are responding to customer demands to deliver content through an ever-expanding range of new channels and technology platforms at the speed of NOW! In this session a panel of successful journalists will share tools, tactics and strategies on keeping up with this demand, how the industry has changed throughout their careers, and their thoughts on the future of media.

10-11am, Saturday, September 14
Grand Floridian Convention Center, Ballroom 5