For Immediate Release
Contact: Speak Hispanic
ELIANNE RAMOS TO RECEIVE SOCIAL MEDIA INNOVATOR FROM MD GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS
Award to be presented at a special Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at MD Governor Martin O’ Malley’s Annapolis Home
BALTIMORE, MD — October 15, 2014 – Speak Hispanic, a woman’s owned and operated social enterprise, today is proud to announce that its Principal, Elianne Ramos, has just been named a recipient of the Social Media Innovator Award, granted by the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The award will be presented to Ms. Ramos on October 15, 2014, during the annual Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the Governor’s home in Annapolis.
In her letter to Ms. Ramos, Commission Chair Yolanda María Martínez said, “Our community’s achievements have been made possible because of this administration’s commitment to diversity and the belief in the dignity and respect of every individual. However, we also acknowledge that we could not have done this without the individuals like you who are committed to working on behalf of the Hispanic community to make this State a great place.”
“Social tools have allowed the democratization of information and participation in civic life for so many segments of the population, and being able to use them to help empower our Latino community is a reward in itself,” said Elianne Ramos. “It is an extraordinary honor to be recognized for work that is so deeply fulfilling to me in so many levels, especially when said recognition comes from a distinguished group of people whom I admire and respect so much. I humbly and gratefully accept this award as a sign that I am on the right path.”
ABOUT THE MARYLAND GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION OF HISPANIC AFFAIRS
The Maryland Governor’s Commission of Hispanic Affairs advises the Governor and government agencies on how to best serve Hispanic and Latinos in the State of Maryland. Under the administration of Governor Martin O’Malley and Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, the Commission has advanced policies that affect the Latino community such as the Maryland Dream Act, licenses for undocumented immigrants, limiting the State’s cooperation in the federal Secure Communities program, supporting children seeking refuge from violence in Central American countries and many more. To learn more about the Commission, please visit http://www.hispanic.maryland.gov/
ABOUT ELIANNE RAMOS
Elianne is the Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications. Known online as @ERGeekGoddess, she is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and Latino community advocate, building large-scale engagement through social media and encouraging inspiration through her writing. She is considered one of the most influential Latinas in social media.
ABOUT SPEAK HISPANIC
Speak Hispanic Communications is a 100% virtual, woman-owned and run, socially-conscious company on a mission to help non-profits bridge the gap between awareness and action, in the Latino market and beyond. We believe in the power and potential of online tools to create, support, and sustain individual and group social and civic engagement. We operate at the crux of commitment, community and social activism, helping to build awareness about the organizations, causes and initiatives that share our passion, vision and values.