My Wonderful Experience at #WeAllGrow

This is a Sponsored Post by Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. Let me share what happened during my wonderful experience at the We All Grow Summit 2015. I love hearing a good story and know it has everything to do with how the story is told, but I also know it can be terrifying to get in front of an audience. Getting ready for it and feeling confident is an absolute must. That’s why I thought having a Bestie for each Storyteller to practice with, encourage and cheer them along the way was a brilliant initiative. I truly appreciate Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant for sponsoring this event with all expenses paid. New Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant is dry from the moment it touches the skin with no visible residue, providing 48-hour odor and wetness protection.


The We All Grow Summit was an unforgettable experience which started with a really nice welcoming breakfast cooked by Chef Roy Choi at a darling atrium located in The Line Hotel, hosted by Unilever/Vive Mejor. Followed by an exclusive trip to the Google Headquarters in Venice Beach, CA where we were treated to a private presentation led by the head of Strategic Partner Development for US Hispanic Alejandro Duque. Alejandro gave us advice on content strategy, channel and video optimizations, brand identity and interaction with fans. We had lunch at Google and were given a tour of their building.


Brands like Vive Mejor really went all out in crafting other activities for us including the welcome cocktail reception, manicures and massages at the concierge table and closing Storytellers panel.


Ana Flores, founder of Latina Bloggers Connect and #WeAllGrow Summit had some amazing panelist that shared social media experiences and their early beginnings, which were very inspiring because they all had some adversity that they had to overcome. There was a feeling of camaraderie amongst all the participants and attendees that was very special for it felt that we were all equal. No one was better than the other, just at a different stage of their journey. There was so much to digest and learn and I have now so much that I can incorporate into my own work, I feel I have a better chance to triumph now.

My Favorite part of the We All Grow Summit was the Storytelling initiative by Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. I imagine that it is very different for someone to write about someone else’s situation or experience, but to speak in front of an audience and tell a very personal life changing moment in your own life is a completely different animal. This event had 6 wonderful women who transported us into a specific time in their life sharing their meaningful story, it seemed that they were living it all over again and as they cried or laughed so did we. Each one of these stories had a positive messages, some to be courageous, some to persevere and some to have faith.

I want to deeply thank Astrid Rivera for sharing her story and selecting me to be her Bestie to share this very special moment in her life. I loved that all of us were able to sing Happy Birthday to you. Astrid, you are beautiful inside and out, I know that God will extend your territory and many will be blessed.


I also want to acknowledge Ana Flores and her amazing team for the incredible attention to detail, the way that you all so gracefully took care of all of us and for the impact that all of your work has left in our lives.  May God bless you and give you favor in all you do.


Linda Ponder

Author: Linda Ponder

Proud Mom, Bilingual Blogger, Influencer, Founder @ponderela . Social Good is my passion mentoring children. Singing is one of my fun hobbies and passions!