Hispanicize 2016: Olga Maria’s experience as a travel influencer speaker
As I boarded the plane headed to Miami to speak at Hispanicize 2016, my anxiety grew. I could not wait to not only share my travel tips and insights to inspire aspiring travel professionals, but I also was super happy to learn new concepts, trends and tips from other influencers who were speaking during this five day, multi-industry program that featured fully dedicated content tracks for digital creators, journalists, marketing executives, tech entrepreneurs and entertainment industry executives. As I often write, we need to always keep learning new skills, developing ourselves in our careers and creating our personal brand. Same goes for my myself!
What I love about my experience!
The event was very well organized and I made so many amazing contacts. I also got to meet individually with so many brand partners from different niches. Besides, I was so thrilled to be selected as an ambassador of the #WomenInspired Campaign of Prudential.
Seeing as Prudential‘s goal “To empower women with financial solutions so they can be confident they are making the right decisions for themselves and their families” aligned perfectly with my personal and professional goals, I couldn’t wait to get started. Through Dreams in Heels, my ultimate goal is to inspire women to live life to the maximum and pursue their dreams – of course, in order to do this, we need to make better (and deliberate) financial decisions.
Attending Hispanicize as an ambassador of the campaign, not only empowered me, but I learned why this campaign was relevant to me and to every woman who wants to be a boss girl, a great wife, mother or any other role you will like to achieve in life.
When you find your purpose and follow your dreams, the universe conspires to help you achieve it all. It’s all about having a powerful reason to wake up every morning. I’m excited to be part of the influencers that are leading the #WomenInspired campaign of @prudential during @hispanicizeevent. As a Latina Women, I love how prudential is helping multicultural women to maximize their money. There are many things I wish I knew as a teenager and that’s why we should empower the Next Generation. We need to think about the future. Learn the art of negotiation and utilize the resources available to us as women entrepreneurs. My mission is to empower women to travel more and to live life to the maximum through this medium and now through my new brand @latinaswhotravel Ladies, let’s do this! We can do it. #Hispz16 #bossgirl #womenentrepreneur #serialentrepreneur #prupact #ad #latinas #latinaswhotravel #dreamsinheels #travel #dream
And the day finally arrived!
The Panel – How to break into the travel blogging industry
I got to sit on a very interesting and fun panel with some inspiring travel influencers who shared their amazing stories, achievements, case studies, press trips experiences, monetization techniques and how to work with travel and lifestyle brands. Our lovely moderator, Amanda Taylor of Las Gringas Blog was a delight to work with. The panelists who shared their expertise like me were Caryn Bailey of Rockin’ Mama, Ana Serafin of Traveling Latina, and Colby Shipwash of Days of a Domestic Dad.
Understand your niche, have your own voice & style https://ctt.ec/HJrZ0+ @dreamsinheels
For me the highlight of the panel was the Q & A session and the one-on-one opportunity with some of the audience after the panel. People came to me looking to collaborate, for inquiries, doubts and to tell you how much they enjoy your content, follow your work, love your instagram feed and are inspired by you. There was this young girl who wanted me to mentor her to start her travel blog. I love helping others so I gave her some advice plus, I also shared with her some of my insights for traveling solo and as an independent woman. Like I remind my followers: I’m just an email, tweet, direct message away!
I feel blessed for the opportunity of being a speaker during Hispanicize 2016 and I am looking forward to more adventures with Dime media and Hispanicize.