The White House has a Press Pool…why shouldn’t we? We decided to assemble a spirited team of bloggers to cover the latest news briefings about BlogaliciousFIVE. Instead of going to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to hear the briefings, the Blogger Press Pool will be reporting from Anywhere, USA. Make sure to follow each of these bloggers for breaking updates on BlogaliciousFIVE speakers, brands, panels, happenings, lifestyle tips and more. They’ll have the inside track on this year’s hottest conference celebrating diversity in social media…
Adrienne Gadling is a lipstick loving, nail polish addict who spends her creative energy freelance writing. She is also the co-creator of Sadiddy
, an online magazine written by fashion and beauty bloggers. With a degree in Communication from Indiana University, Adrienne’s work has been featured in publications likeUpscale, Rolling Out and StyleBlazer, and has had the opportunity to interview influential people such as Dick Gregory, Dionne Warwick, Rachel Roy and Drake. When she’s not writing, the Midwest native enjoys baking and mentoring young women.
Born in Chile, raised in the U.S. and educated in the U.K., María José Ovalle is a public relations professional, a freelance writer and a family and fashion blogger at Very Busy Mamá—Life, Beauty & Style
. After six years of working and living in London, she now lives in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area with her husband and four-year-old bilingual son and newborn daughter. A self-proclaimed beauty and style junkie, María José started her blog to show that no matter what your size, budget or time constraints, all mamás should look and feel their best!
Vanessa is a Geeky Latina New Yorker now living in Los Angeles with her Family. She blogs about Food, Family, Life, and all that inspires her. She is also a freelance writer for CBS LA, Time To Play Magazine, and the King’s Hawaiian Bread Blog. You can visit her on her blogs The Queen of Swag
and Disney Domain
Mike Street is a Senior Digital Strategist based in Harlem, NYC. He has a passion for emerging media, technology & social innovation. Having spent 13 years in the digital space, Mike Street has worked with top tier brands such as Time Magazine, Oprah Winfrey, OWN TV, Rémy Martin, Oscar de la Renta, Lexus, Turner Broadcasting, and BET Networks. He is passionate about the community of Harlem and runs a popular Facebook page all about Harlem that has 85,000 fans.
Some people dream in black and white, but the No. 1 Go-To Lady, Aniesia Williams, has always dreamt in color. So, she’s familiar with the red hot urgency of start-ups seeking attention in a crowded marketplace, the blue period of large corporations struggling to find their “digital mojo” and the passionate purple prose of those who have worked with The Go To Ladies™
to help color in the bland, fruitless areas of their digital media strategies.
Williams has a solid business background, with expertise in contract negotiations and business. She founded the Beleza Group™, an integrated communications firm and parent company of The Go To Ladies™, because she had earned a reputation as a woman who knew how to connect businesses with potential clients. She began to build brands for clients and continued to expand her personal brand. Williams took on challenging roles including serving as the National Director of Branding, Marketing and Communication for Black Women for Obama, and as the Chief Marketing Officer for The Curvy Revolution/Curvy Magazine, an organization and publication that reaches more than 250,000 women throughout the country.
Williams used these experiences, and many more, to enhance her companies’ digital outreach capabilities. Between her individual networks and those of her companies, she reaches more than 20 million people on a monthly basis across all social platforms.
Ms. Williams speaks, teaches and executes strategies on a global stage – client by client and, she still dreams in color.
In 2009, my love for Natural Hair catapulted me into a world of Social Media. Hosting a number of tweet-ups, meet-ups, and Business mixers, I have worn plenty of hats. I am the Chief Blogger at The Swarthy Suite
as well as The Educated System
. I am also the founder of the tech-heavy movement Fro-Fi Collective and the co-founder of Chocolate Chat Atlanta.