13 Jun Niche Parent Speakers Part IV

Like with any profession, attending blogging conferences is important. And we know you have several to choose from.  We also know that many of you decide based on a number of factors. Our promise to you is that the Niche Parent Conference agenda is jam packed with useful sessions, workshops, and keynotes that will elevate bloggers on every level. Our sessions and workshops will discuss key issues in social media by leading marketing and diversity experts ready to discuss topics related to you as a diverse mom.  And of course, we have  top keynote headliners, social influencers, and workshop leaders ready to share hot topics for any blogger ready to elevate their brand and their blog. This speaker announcement shows you just how we’ll full-fill our promise.

Eventbrite - The Niche Parent Social Media Conference 2013

Latoicha Givens, Esq. @IPLaw101

Panel Title: IPLAW101: The Basics on Protecting Your Intellectual Property On the Internet The Basics is a session designed to educate attendees on the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property on the Internet. As Bloggers become more business savvy, it is important they realize the value in their brand and protect their brand through proper protection of valuable Intellectual Property such as copyrights and trademarks. This session will describe the Brand/Intellectual Property protection process in detail.

Latoicha Givens is the founding member of the firm Phillips Givens, LLC.    She has successfully defended and protected intellectual property rights of individuals, small business owners, and corporations.  Her practice focuses on trademark and copyright clearance, registration and prosecution; domain name management in the following industries:  Internet, New Media, Multimedia, Apparel, Film, Sound recordings, and Art.  Ms. Givens is also an expert in legal issues in New Media technologies.  She counsels clients on Intellectual Property, product endorsement, advertising, privacy and security issues in New Media platforms, i.e, social networks, blogs, websites, and mobile devices.  She is also adept at drafting privacy and social media polices and terms of service agreements that adequately address new and evolving issues in New Media.

Ms. Givens is a previous Legal Contributor for Black Web 2.0.   Ms. Givens is also a frequent speaker on Intellectual Property matters and legal issues in New media.  She has been a featured speaker at Blogher, Miller Brewing Company’s Entrepreneur Series and more.  She has also been a frequent guest on BlogTalkRadio discussing intellectual property protection and defamation. Ms. Givens also is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the legal blog, www.IPLAW101.com. There she provides practical tips for individuals and small businesses in solving basic intellectual property issues. This blog was recognized by Alltop.com as one of the best intellectual property law blogs on the web.

Ms. Givens received her B.A. in English and Political Science with Honors from Florida A&M University.  She received her law degree from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Moms Rising @MomsRising


Panel: The Gift of Health in Communities of Color As women of color, we simply need to ask our aunts, mothers, grandmothers…or even look at ourselves to know that obesity-related illnesses like Type II diabetes and heart disease are issues in our communities. They are not only issues among adults, but it is estimated that 18% of all children and adolescents up to the age of 19 are overweight or obese, putting them at higher risk of developing chronic diseases and developing other complications as adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The good news is there is a lot we are already doing to change the conversation. Together we can do even more to stem this health epidemic in our communities both on social media and on the ground. Please come and hear from our expert panelists to be informed, inspired and empowered.


Elisa Batista @ElisaBatista

Elisa_Batista_HeadshotElisa Batista is a campaign specialist at MomsRising.org, a million-member organization advocating for policies related to family economic security, child health and ending discrimination against mothers. She collaborates with the organization’s campaign directors in reaching out to mothers through social media campaigns on the blogs, Facebook and Twitter. She is also a bilingual journalist and the award-winning publisher of the MotherTalkers.com blog.



Monifa Bandele @monifabandele


Monifa Bandele, MHS, is a Senior Campaign Director for MomsRising.org. Monifa has over a decade of experience in policy

analysis, communications, organizing and project management, working with groups like the Brennan Center for Justice, Peoples Hurricane Relief Fund and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.



dream hampton @dreamhamton

dream hampton

dream hampton is a Detroit-based writer and filmmaker. Her multi-media work has been featured in over a dozen premier national media and art outlets including Sundance, PBS, NPR, The Detroit News, Essence, Ebony and The Village Voice. Her essays have been published in more than a dozen anthologies. She collaborated with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter on the NYT bestselling “Decoded.” She is a Senior Fellow with MomsRising.org.

Yadia Ambert @ClubdelaDiosas

Yadia Ambert bio


Workshop Title: Past the Pitch: Brand Relationship 2.0

This workshop will go in-depth on what happens after you get the pitch and begin your relationship with a brand and will encompass the business side of working with the brand. Not just what you should expect from them but also what they should expect from you, as the influencer. Topics will include: Your pitch was approved! Now what?  Closing out a campaign. Reporting on your success: how to do it and what information to include.

Yadira Ambert is the “Diosa Mayor” of El Club de las Diosas. Blogging for over two years to Latinas in the US, Latin America and Europe in their native tongue, she has inspired Latinas to get a better education, brought awareness of health issues, followed fashion trends and shared family moments within the Hispanic community. Her blog’s main topics include Latina culture, career development, education, technology, fashion/beauty and family. She has over 10 years experience in Public Relations and Marketing. El Club de las Diosas, has been featured in The Huffington Post Voces, Tu Voz en Tu Vida and is currently a writer contributor for Telemundo’s Hola Ciudad. She has also collaborated with brands such as Chevy of South Florida, P&G, McDonald’s, Macy’s, Ford, Microsoft, and is a brand ambassador for Britax, Neutrogena and Aveeno.

One of her biggest accomplishment as a blogger was to be part of a panel of Latina Influential Bloggers during the Niche Mommy Conference sharing her experience on the topic of Leveraging Brand Relationships for Conference Sponsorship and Other Paid Opportunities as a Multi-Cultural Blogger. Yadira currently lives in Florida with her husband and child.

Tracey Friley @TraceyFriley

One Brown Girl Blogger

Workshop Title: Travelanthropy: Blogging for a Cause: In this workshop, attendees will hear case study and ultimately share their views about social media’s new breed of travel blogger, interested not just in R&R, but in cultural immersion and making a difference, whether in India or Africa, the villages of Haiti, or right here in the good ol’ US of A.

Tracey Friley, founder of The Passport Party Project and Teen Travel Summit & Extravaganza Weekend, is an award-winning travel-preneur and travel writer with digital content on various sites on the World Wide Web including TravelChannel.com.

A self-proclaimed culturalista and Francophile, Tracey is also a lifelong entrepreneur with an MBA in Global Management that enjoys planning and hosting trips to Paris for women, girls and fashion re-sellers, and owns a same location French-themed pop-up boutique where she sells the treasures she finds while traveling.

When she isn’t on a plane, a train, a car or a boat, Tracey can be found planning and producing travel events ultimately aimed at helping to create global citizens and giving girls of all ages a world view.

Jenny Isenman @SuburbanJungle

Jenny Isenman Suburban Jungle

Panel Title: Finding the Positive in the Negative (dealing with trolls, hecklers, and haters): This session is about not letting the negativity in this industry inhibit, or worse halt your work. It’s a new understanding of negative comments, and trolls. It’s also a way to let negativity drive your work rather than force you into diluting it.

Jenny Isenman is a humorist and the first Jen Xpert (Gen X lifestyle expert). A cross between Chelsea Handler and Erma Bombeck and Richard Lewis. She looks at the ironies in everyday life and also gives advice on anti-aging, trends, health, fitness and fashion for people who remember the making of the Thriller video. Her ultimate goals are to make life easier for other moms and Gen Xers, and to keep herself sane.  Oh, and to teach dolphins to read. She’s pretty sure she’s failing at all three.

Jenny just finished taping a project with CafeMom called The Jenny Isenman Show,  She’s appeared nationally on the Today Show, Huff Post Live, and is a iVoice for iVillage.  She hosts bi-weekly local segments on NBC Miami called Jenny’s Got the Scoop, does segments for CBS Miami as well as FOX Naples.

A freelance writer by trade, she’s the humor columnist for South Florida Parenting Magazine (a Tribune Publication) and writes for multiple parenting sites. She’s a featured writer for Huffington Post’s Parents, Women, and Humor sections, YahooSHINE, Scary Mommy, and has a weekly column at The Stir titled “Did That Really Happen?”.

She’s called Jenny from the Blog at her award winning site: The Suburban Jungle. Jenny claims that reading it will make you smarter, tanner and reduces cellulite … at the very least it’ll keep you literate. 

You can find her on FB: ILoveTheSuburbanJungle Twitter: @SuburbanJungle Her Blog: The Suburban Jungle, or email her: Jenny@TheSuburbanJungle.com

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Nadia Jones

Nadia is the CEO & Owner of The Network Niche Influencer Agency. Nadia has over 8 years of social media marketing experience connecting bloggers and online influencers to brands. She’s been named an “innovator” and “game changer” by her peers for leading the way in how brands connect to diverse and multicultural bloggers.

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