Latinas from around the world are blogging about fashion, food, beauty, parenting and more, and they turn to Latina Bloggers Connect to learn about what’s new, to find collaborators and to network with the best.

This is the community where new and seasoned Latina Bloggers bond, share and learn from each other.

We’re thrilled to have Ana Flores, founder of Latina Bloggers Connect, join us at our San Diego conference, where we will host a track specifically dedicated to Latina Bloggers.

About Ana Flores: @laflowers

Ana_FloresAna has a personal mission. She believes that the potential of online community and education can uplift Latina women around the world. She sums it all up with her motto: When one grows, we all grow. It’s with this idea that Ana started Latina Bloggers Connect in 2010. She began LBC as a one-woman show, launching the site, developing content and making connections with bloggers and marketers. She knew that the Latina marketplace deserved to engage more completely with brands, and that Latina bloggers could benefit from the opportunities and resources that brand campaigns make possible.

Ana has had the honor of being invited to speak at conferences such as BlogHer, LATISM, Blissdom, Blogalicious and BlogWorld Expo, and of partnering with LATISM to spearhead the Top Latina Bloguera Retreat in Washington D.C., where 70 bloggers were invited to receive a briefing at the White House.

More Speakers

Dariela Cruz: @daridesign

Topic: Visual Storytelling in a Multicultural Life
Dariela CruzDariela is an established graphic designer and blogger based in San Diego, California. After working in corporate environments for 15 years, Dariela co-founded Dari Design Studio, a full house studio offering a broad range of design services. She also runs a bilingual lifestyle blog, Mami Talks, which is full of culture, stories and inspirations infused with her unique designs and photographic touch.

Denise Cortés: @pearmama

Topic: Using Culture and Heritage to Fuel Your Content
Denise CortésDenise is the content creator and editor at, a blog about a Latina mom raising six kids and living a creative life. A native of Southern California, Denise has been blogging since 2006, when her husband suggested she continue her life-long practice of journal writing about life and family on the web. Since then, she’s been sharing fun DIY craft projects, thoughts on Chicano culture, creating art on TOMS shoes and writing heartfelt parenting stories about her children, ages 8 to 16. Obsessed with Frida Kahlo and Dia de los Muertos, Denise enjoys making things with her kids as a means of cultivating a creative spirit. Denise is a contributing writer for BabyCenter, and Mamiverse. She was also named one of LATISM’s Top Blogueras for 2013 and Babble 100 Best Bloggers 2013.

Ericka Sánchez: @NibblesNFeasts

Topic: La Vida Bilingüe Online: How to Maximize SEO and Social Media Outreach in Two Languages
Ericka SánchezEricka is a professional recipe developer and the creator of the bilingual blog, Nibbles and Feasts. Born in Torreon Coahuila, Mexico, Ericka’s blog revolves around her life as a bicultural Latina living in Los Angeles. Nibbles and Feasts began as a way to catalog recipes and cherished memories in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother throughout the years. Now, her writing has lead her to reconnect with her Mexican roots by developing her own twist on the traditional. Ericka has managed social media communities for large Latin brands such as Maseca. Her blog has been part of the top 100 food bloggers for 2012 and 2013 and has been featured in Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazine, Woman’s Day Magazine, SHAPE Magazine and Latina Magazine. You can read more of her work on Disney’s Spoonful, latinamom.Me and General Mills’ Que Rica Vida.

Maura Wall Hernandez: @MauraHernandez

Topic: La Vida Bilingüe Online: How to Maximize SEO and Social Media Outreach in Two Languages
Maura Wall Hernandez Maura is a Los Angeles-based journalist and award-winning blogger. She is the editor of, and the author of the Mexican cooking, culture and travel blog, The Other Side of The Tortilla. She is a Mentor-Editor with The Op-Ed Project, a national venture to increase the number of women thought leaders and underrepresented voices contributing to key commentary forums, and a Fellow with The News Literacy Project. Previously, she was digital editor of The Mash, the teen edition of the Chicago Tribune and a journalism program for high schoolers, and the president of the Association for Women Journalists-Chicago.

In 2013, Maura spoke on social media and SEO topics at the Latinos in Technology Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) national conference, Blogalicious and the inaugural invitation-only Google Accelerate Partner Summit. Maura has developed recipes for brands such as Avocados From Mexico, the California Milk Advisory Board, Cacique, Kenmore and others, and worked on the award-winning Mexico Today campaign with the Mexico Tourism Board. The Other Side of The Tortilla has been featured by The New York Times Diner’s Journal, NBC Latino, PBS Parents, Better Homes and Gardens and various other media outlets since its inception in 2009. Maura has contributed to NBC Latino and the Chicago Tribune as an expert on travel and food in Mexico.

Nicole Presley: @presleyspantry

Topic: Using Culture and Heritage to Fuel Your Content
Nicole PresleyNicole is a Mexican-American gal obsessed with food, making it and eating it are two of her passions. Her original recipe blog called Presley’s Pantry is packed with sweet desserts and a tribe of Mexican food dishes. She currently is filming an ongoing webisode series that is spunky, whimsical, and filled with surprises. She is also is a regular recipe contributor to Babble (A Disney owned website) where she is the first and only Latina in the Family Kitchen (food section). The Los Angeles Times has called her web series “hands down the most original.” In 2012 she was invited to the White House as one of the top 70 Latina Bloggers in the nation. Latina magazine voted Presley’s Pantry the best Cooking Blog in April 2013. In June of 2013 Fresh and Easy Markets started packing and selling a Chipotle Macaroni Salad that Nicole created. She is also one of the top 100 Babble Food Bloggers of 2013. She is a regular recipe developer for Que Rica Vida (a website owned by General Mills), and Walmart.

Vanessa Bell: @desumama

Topic: Visual Storytelling in a Multicultural Life
Vanessa BellVanessa is the writer and legacy builder at De Su Mama, where she explores personal identity, raising bicultural and multiracial children, and building a family legacy through love letters and traditions. Vanessa is a regular contributor to Disney’s and You can also find her work at SpanglishBaby, Ricky Martin’s Piccolo Universe, Que Rica Vida and De Su Mama was named a Babble Top 100 in 2013 and a Top 10 Mom Blog by Latina Magazine in 2012. Vanessa lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her handsome husband and two babies.