Meet Our 2023 International Convention Speakers
About Laurie Hernandez
Since bringing home the Gold and Silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Laurie Hernandez has gone on to win the coveted Mirror ball trophy on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 23 and her first book titled “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond” chronicling her journey thus far was published in 2017, hitting the New York Times Best Sellers list. In 2018, she released a children’s picture book “She’s Got This”, also a New York Times Best Seller, while serving as a Literacy Champion to promote readership as a path to leadership, and Mattel created a Laurie Hernandez “Shero” Barbie to honor her.
She is a second generation American, as her grandparents are from Puerto Rico, making her the first U.S. born Latina to make the U.S. team since 1984. Laurie was also the gymnastics analyst for Peacock and the Olympic Channel for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Acting is one of her biggest passions and she has done cameos, voiceovers, and even co-hosted “American Ninja Warrior Junior.” Most recently, Hernandez was accepted to NYU and began her studies in the Fall of 2022. She travels the country speaking to the next generation about following your dreams and embracing who you are. She is also a fierce advocate for the importance of Mental Health and has partnered with multiple campaigns and initiatives to encourage awareness.
Hernandez has been featured in numerous print and internet publications and digital media outlets, including: People Magazine, ESPN, NBC, Teen Vogue, USA Today, Ellen, TODAY Show, Hoda & Kathy Lee, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, Wild N’ Out, Crashletes, New York Post, Latina Magazine, Ridiculousness, Seventeen Latin, Univision, Huffington Post, ABC, People En Espanol, PopSugar, New York Times, US Weekly, Yahoo! Sports, E! Online, Glamour Magazine, New York Daily News, Good Day NY, Washington Post, Inside Gymnastics, Team USA, La Opinion among others.
We cannot wait to show Laurie that Alpha Love is Bigger in Texas on Friday, June 23rd!
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About Corporate Natalie
Natalie engages with her 1,000,000+ follower communities across Instagram and TikTok via corporate & work-from-home content, while also sharing relatable lifestyle struggles and advice. She balances her content between humorous bits and tips for career growth. Natalie also consults early-stage startups and assists fellow creators with their own social growth. She and her roommate recently co-founded a virtual assistant company that works to pair eager people seeking side hustles with influencers needing assistance with the administrative side of content creation. Each day brings new and exciting trends, challenges, and learnings, for Natalie, which is what she loves about her job.
Catch Natalie during our Opening Session on Wednesday, June 21st!
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