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Saturday, March 5 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Crown Yourself in Confidence: Uncovering the Power of Positive Words, presented by DOVE

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Beautiful. Ugly. Smart. Stupid. The power of words can have a significant impact on how we feel about ourselves and how we present ourselves to the world – whether it’s in real life or online. Too often, social media bombards women and girls with negative content that can damage their self-esteem. Dove research shows 8 out of 10 women encounter negative comments on social media that critique women’s looks. With this in mind, Dove set out to overturn the pervasive online negativity and embarked on a partnership with Twitter to encourage women to #SpeakBeautiful and turn ugly tweets into beautiful, positive ones. Launching the campaign on Hollywood’s biggest night when online negativity was at its worst, Dove developed a truly unique campaign that leveraged primary research and insights, advocacy partnerships and deep influencer engagement, setting out to help shape the way future generations express themselves online. Since launch, Dove has continued to reach thousands of women and girls with #SpeakBeautiful, truly making social media a more positive place for all.

During Saturday morning’s keynote, therapist and life-coach, Christine Gutierrez, will explore the journey to finding inner confidence and building self-esteem in various aspects of our lives – from our careers, being mothers, how we feel about our bodies and how we translate our confidence to the world.

After the keynote address, Christine will lead a panel featuring Dove Self-Esteem Experts, Dania Peguero and Rosie Molinary, along with influential bloggers, Elayna Fernandez and Carolina Ortiz. Each panelist will provide their perspective on the importance of speaking positively and offering solutions for how we can all ignite positive change online and in the world.



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Elayna Fernandez

Elayna Fernandez, The Positive MOM, is a best-selling author, award winning success guide for moms, and international keynote speaker. She is a Certified Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer and a Certified Passion Test Facilitator. Her mission is to encourage, empower, and equip moms... Read More →
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Rosie Molinary

Author, speaker, and teacher, Rosie Molinary, MFA,  empowers women to embrace their authentic selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. Rosie’s second book, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance, was published in O... Read More →
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Carolina Ortiz

More than a career choice, Communication has become a lifelong vocation for Carolina in her wanting to contribute to society and help women of all ages and backgrounds to face professional, personal, emotional and intellectual challenges. Carolina’s blog and YouTube project was... Read More →
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Dania Peguero

Dania Peguero, LMSW, EdS is Co-Founder of the Black Latina Negra Bella campaign, a social media sensation that has been featured in Latina and Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazine as the bloggers to follow. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Northeast. Ms... Read More →

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Christine Gutierrez

Christine Gutierrez, MHC is a Latina psychotherapist, love addiction expert, life coach and expert in trauma, abuse, & self-esteem, currently residing in Brooklyn. Christine has her bachelors from Fordham University in human behavior and development, and a masters from City College... Read More →

Saturday March 5, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PST
Lagunita Pavilion