MUNDU Media at Con Mi Madre’s April Conference

Con Mi MADRE is a non-profit in the Austin area whose mission is to empower young Latinas and their mothers through educational and support services that increase preparedness, participation, and success in post-secondary education with mother/daughter participants.  In February 2016​, Con Mi MADRE received the Commitment to Action Award from the White House Initiative on Education Excellence, highlighting Con Mi Madre’s work to build and sustain the bilingual education pipeline.

Con Mi MADRE’s continuum programming allows participants to decide which projects and services meet their needs. Services for girls are age and grade appropriate and topics address the social, mental and academic barriers that prevent them from attaining their educational dreams. Services for parents work to create a family culture that values education, embraces a college degree as an achievable dream for their daughters, and supports parents in raising a young Latina.  All services, activities, and materials offered by Con Mi MADRE are bilingual and presented in a culturally competent manner, honoring the girls’ Hispanic heritage.

One of this year’s programs included their “Soy Unica, Soy Latina! Who Runs the World!” April Conference. Parents and Students learned the importance of professionalism, starting your own business and empowerment.

MUNDU Media, LLC was present with founder, Monica Peña to share some tips on how to market yourself up.

Presents Con Mi Madre     Con Mi Madre

 

 

 

Getting the Most Out of Your Conference Experience

By: Monica Peña   (@MUNDUmedia)

With South by Southwest (SXSW), a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place in the spring in Austin, TX and other conferences that are on my list to attend this year, I thought I’d share my top six ways to make sure to benefit from attending such events:

  • Strategize to create the best experience. Take time to research the event prior to attending. Have clear goals on why you are there and what you are going to accomplish.
  • Be prepared with appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes if applicable.
  • Think networking karma. Be supportive. Collaborate. Align yourself with industry leaders. Seek decision makers if required to accomplish goals.
  • Be open minded. It is always helpful to get others perspective on information you may already know. Leave with a few action items from what was learned from the conference. Remember that opportunities come in various forms.
  • Be visible online during the event. Use event hashtags and connect with persons of interest. Comment on event invitations.
  • The key is in the follow up. Connect with offline connections online. Have a short conversation on how to proceed after the initial conversation, and do it.
Photo via SXSW.com

Photo via SXSW.com