A few years ago I was asked to submit a piece in a book that was written for International Women’s Day. I had never heard of that until then. Now, I think about that honor every year and how important it was to me to be involved. Check out the ebook Cultivating Your Voice by Joy Holland you can also link to it here on MizMeliz.com in my post, International Women’s Day. You can read an excerpt of my contribution, called “Commitment,” below.
This year, I was invited to an exciting online event happening this Thursday, March 5, and I am thrilled to be able to share this invitation with you.
The Coca-Cola Company is celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) by honoring women from The Adelante Movement, presented by Coca-Cola. This grassroots movement is designed to unite and empower Latina entrepreneurs across the country.
It is part of the Coca-Cola Company’s global #5by20 initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020 across the globe.
Join us and Adelante founder Nely Galán for a live-streamed discussion on the importance of advancing economic opportunities for Latinas. The discussion will be on the heels of Galán’s keynote address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Women’s Day Forum at the United Nations.
Nely Galán, Founder of The Adelante Movement and Latina business leader Alba Adamo, Group Director of Hispanic Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company
You can see Nely on Coke’s #MakeitHappy Commercial here:
This Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2 pm ET time
RSVP to email@example.com for a link to the live stream.
The Adelante Movement is a pioneer 5by20 partner in the U.S., providing training and tools for aspiring Latina entrepreneurs.
I am celebrating the Latina in me on International Women’s Day by introducing you to the The Adelante Movement #5by20
Use #5by20 to share how you are celebrating International Women’s Day.
…I have turned a corner in my life. I am doing something that I am truly passionate about. I know it is the right thing for me, right now…This is huge for me! As I embark on this new adventure, I feel excitement and joy. I am overjoyed by the possibilities and endless adventures that this road may lead. I feel a sense of accomplishment and a new belief in myself and my abilities. I am exhilarated, energized and ready to take on the world. I am open to new experiences and I am making the most of the journey as it unfolds. ~Melissa Reyes, Cultivating Your Voice, March 3, 2012
Thank you to Abby Todd, Kerry Kerr Tresser, Joy Holland, Ana Lydia Ochoa–Monaco, Carolyn West, Danielle LaPorte, Evita Ochel, Tara Sophia Mohr, Jill Dahl, Kim Somers Egelsee, Nely Galan, and Alba Adamo and empowered women everywhere who make a difference and offer a hand to help others reach their dreams.
A special thanks to The Coca-Cola Company for inviting me to be a part of this movement and allowing me to share it with you. This is in no way an advertisement for any brand – it is an invitation to learn something and celebrate women around the world. I have not been paid by nor do I represent Coca-Cola. All opinions are my own. Read my Disclosure for more information about my posts.
You can register to drive the all new Ford Edge and it’s competitors on March 14th at Santa Anita, HERE
or see the other cities Ford will be visiting with the EcoBoost Challenge.
“It’s FREE, it’s FUN, it’s all from FORD.”
The big night was last Sunday, just a week ago. The much anticipated Oscars are over now. The red carpets have been rolled up. Now we start thinking about next year!
As promised, here are my photos from the Oscar Party that I attended. My husband and I were guests of Kaiser Permanente at the M.E.N.D. gala fundraiser. It was truly a night to remember!
From our grand entrance on the red carpet to our last hurrah clinking our martini glasses as we left the Globe Theater at Universal Studios on Oscar Night, we felt like Hollywood stars!
The cocktails served by Infuse Vodkas as we perused the silent auction on the red carpet, the Wolfgang Puck hors d’oeuvres and dinner, the opening dance number by the Ariyan Johnson’s D.I.M.A.B.A. Company, the inspiration from M.E.N.D. CEO, Marianne Haver Hill, the emcee from ABC News, Danny Romero, the greenscreen photo booth, the etched martini glass take home gift – – – it all seems like a dream now. Oh yes, let’s not forget the live telecast of the 87th Academy Awards on giant screens all around the ballroom, with no commercials! What a blast!
Thank you to our hosts, Jennifer and Jonathan Lopez! Please share these pictures with your friends.
The memories last forever but our actions and donations do not. We must keep working hard towards making a difference for those in need. The hungry, ill, and homeless families in the San Fernando Valley need your help.
If you want to find out more about any of the organizations involved, look at their websites:
Kaiser Permanente Health Care
HOPE of the Valley Rescue Mission
The event will also include a Health Fair with community health and wellness organizations on hand to share educational information.
What: Coca-Cola Family Field Day to celebrate the opening of two refreshed soccer fields and youth league programs at Gilbert W. Lindsay Recreation Center.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Gilbert W. Lindsay Recreation Center, 425 East 42nd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90011
I just love Coca-Cola, I have always been a Coke person. Now I am a Diet Coke person. When my friends at Coca-Cola asked me to share their #MakeitHappy campaign, I was overjoyed! I am not sure if the reason so many people came to read that post was because it was about Coca-Cola, America’s favorite drink, Kid President and #MakeitHappy, or because it was about the SuperBowl and TV commercials. But it doesn’t matter. The fact remains we love all of these things because of what they have in common. They make us happy.
I can’t wait to take my kids to this event and kick the ball around with them. Our family loves soccer. My boys love all sports, but they grew up on the soccer fields. All kids should have that chance.
Share some stories in the comments below and if you would like me to share some photo memories of your family enjoying sports and having fun, send jpgs to MizMeliz@MizMeliz.com and I will add them to a gallery on this page. #MakeitHappy
The new updates to the soccer fields and expansion of the youth soccer program were made possible thanks to a grant from The Coca-Cola Company through the National Recreation and Park Association. Helping create healthy community spaces for people to enjoy is one of Coca-Cola’s long-term commitments.
In May 2014, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) notified the Department of Recreation and Parks that the City of Los Angeles had been selected to receive funding through the Active Recreation Sites Program from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic branch of The Coca-Cola Company, which supports projects and programs that are most important to local communities around the world and promote healthy living through physical activity and nutrition. The Active Recreation Sites Program funds projects that improve or enhance active recreation sites in public parks.
I received this information from the Coca-Cola Company and was encouraged to share with my friends and on my blog. I do not represent Coca-cola, I have not been compensated in exchange for this post, and all opinions are my own. Although this is an invitation and an informative post and not an advertisement, if you want to know more about why I post information like this, please read my disclosure.
“Los Angeles County families are invited to a day of funIt is a FREE event with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live musicat the grand opening of Magnolia at South Hill Estatesa new hilltop community in West Covinaopening Saturday, Feb. 28from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Take in panoramic views of the city and explore the luxury of the new homes at Magnolia at South Hills Estates.Located just 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Magnolia is near a selection of prestigious private schools, South Hills Country Club and Galster Wilderness Park.Magnolia’s Grand Opening Celebration will take place at 1212 Inspiration Point West Covina, CA 91791.For more information about this new West Covina community, visit Magnolia at South Hills Estates.