Anika's Pink Closet 

    Fun Classes, Events, Activities, Community Service

Speaking Engagements, Honors & Awards, Press



Speaking Engagements

Anika is a dynamic, uplifting and sparkling motivational speaker who happens to be 13. She speaks to groups of all sizes and for a variety of events. 


7/20/2017    Univsion TV segment "Latinas en Exito" 

6/10/2017   Keynote Motivation speaker for Girls Synchronized skating club in San Diego, CA

6/10/2017   keynote speaker at the office of Restorative Justice  Prison ministry Luncheon   San Bernardino, CA

5/01/2017  2nd year as Host, CHOC Children's Hospital, "Dia del Nino Celebration" Fashion Show, Orange, CA

4/22/2017 recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community. Success Up Woman's Conference 

04/08/2017 Keynote Speaker "Operation Prom Dress" non-profit Organization Prom dress giveaway. Murrietta CA

3/29/2017    Exemplary record of service and commitment to the community of Temecula. Marie Waldrow, member of the Assembly  75th district 

3/29/2017   " 2017 Woman of Influence Award"    Mathew Harper Assemblyman 74th district 

3/29/2017      2017 woman of influence award nominee, Certificate of recognition. State Senator Johm M. Moorlach 37th State District

03/25/2017 Teacher & Host  "Young Entrepreneurs Summit" 17 young girls building a business 

03/22/2017  Speaker National Association Female Entrepreneurs NAFE Seal Beach, CA 

03/11/2017  Speaker, "I'm Coming Out" conference and luncheon, Diamond Bar, CA

03/4/2017  Speaker, Yesenia's Humanitarian Foundation "Dream Dress Giveaway,"  Santa Ana, CA

01/27/2017  Keynote  Speaker, Laura's House Domestic Violence Organization, Annual Teen Vigil, Tustin, CA

01/24/2017  Speaker, National Association Female Entrepreneurs (NAFE), Mission Viejo, CA

01/17/2017 thru 1/29/2017  Host, MATILDA the Musical, Segerstrom Center of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

12/09/2016  Speaker, CSUF Guardian Scholars Christmas Party, Anaheim Hills, CA

11/03/2016  Speaker, Young Professional Organization (YPO) "Raising Leaders" Event, Chapman University, Orange, CA 

08/09/2016  Speaker, National Association Female Entrepreneurs (NAFE), Riverside Chapter, CA

06/24/2016  Keynote Speaker, Mariposa Woman and Family Center, A Toast to Positive Change, Irvine, CA

08/05/2016  Amigas 4 my Soul Youth Conference, "Be Brave," CA

05/02/2016  Speaker, Tilly's Life Center Fundraiser, CA

04/29/2016  Host, CHOC Children's Hospital, "Dia del Nino Celebration" Fashion Show, Orange, CA

04/26/2016  Association of Fundraising Professionals, Orange County Chapter, "Be the Cause Campaign" 

04/17/2016  Speaker, POMC (Parents of Murdered Children) Annual Candlelight Vigil

03/01/2016  Speaker, Human Options (Teens and Parents) "Love Should Not Hurt," CA

01/13/2016  Presenter and Keynote Speaker, The Orange County Register "Salute to Everyday  Heroes" award dinner, Montage Hotel, Laguna Beach, CA

12/15/2015  Interviewed by Elizabeth Espinoza, KFI AM 640, "Hero of the Week"

11/25/2015  Cypress College, Abusive Relationship's Study, Cypress, CA

11/19/2015  Award Recipient and Speaker, National Philanthropy Day, Orange County, "Youth of the Year," Irvine, CA

06/2015  Anika's Pop-up Boutique (4 weeks) Bold Girlz, Terra Bella Mall, Huntington Beach, CA

06/05/2015  Valley High School- Entrepreneur Program, Santa Ana, CA

2015  Keynote Speaker Child Abuse Prevention Center, Fundraiser, El Niguel Country Club, Laguna Beach, CA

2015  Speaker, Amigas 4 my Soul Youth Conference, "Ultimate you," CA

03/25/2015  Speaker, Difference Makers OC  Irvine, CA

03/02/2015  Mariposa Woman and Family Center, "A Toast to Positive Change," Irvine, CA


Honors and Awards


03/29/2017 "NextGen  Award"  2017 Women of Influence Awards Ceremony   By Connnected Women of Influence Newport Beach, CA

03/29/2017 Certificate of Recognition "2017 Woman of Influence Award" State Senate John M. W. Moorlach  37th State District

03/29/2017  State Board of Equalization Certificate of Appreciation "2017 Woman of Influence Award" Diane L. Harkey Chairwoman 

03/29/2017  Certificate of Recognition  "2017 Woman of Influence Award" Mathew Harper Assemblyman 74th District

12/03/2016   TEDx   "Young Real Leaders Prize"

2016 Certificate of Appreciation  "exemplary record of service and Commitment" Marie Waldrow 75th Assembly District. CA State Legislature

2016 Certificate of recognition  "Influential Leader to Young woman"  Marion Ashley, 5th District Supervisor  Riverside, CA

10/20/2016  Epic Charter School, http://california.epiccharterschools.org/2016/10/17/epic-student-spotlight-anika-ortiz/ 

2016  Congressional Recognition presented by Congresswoman Mimi Walters

09/2016  "Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award" from President Barack Obama

09/14/2016  "Senate Certificate of Recognition" from State Senate Mike Morell

2016  "Youngest Ambassador" Tillys Life Center

2016  Segerstrom Center for the Arts "Anika's Pink Closet" is the Recipient of their

            Donation program throughout run of " Cinderella" the musical

2016  "Salute to Everyday Heroes" Orange County Register, CA

2015  Kohl's Cares Scholarship

2015  "Youth Philanthropy Award", 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day, Orange County, CA 

2015  "One of 100 Most Influential People in Orange County," CA, http://www.ocregister.com/articles/influential-696624-most-orange.html


Newspapers


02/15/2016  Excelsior (Spanish) 

02/5/2016  La Prensa (Spanish)

01/14/2016  Everyday Heroes awards recognize inspiring acts of service, The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/insideocr/everyday-699977-heroes-montage.html

09/03/2015  National Philanthropy  Day will recognize three Orange County residents, The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/orange-680194-award-anika.html

12/18/2015  One of 100 Most Influential,  The Orange County Register

 http://www.ocregister.com/articles/696613-ortiz-boutique.html

11/18/2015  Outstanding Youth, The Orange County Register

11/08/2015  Book of Dreams, The Orange County Register

11/10/2015  Philanthropy in Pink, The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/anika-691423-boutique-girls.html

12/18/2014  Fashionista 11 Year-Old Opens Pop-Up Boutique, The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/school-709263-kids-high.html


Magazines


6/2017  Modern Luxury OC magazine Bright futures Awardee 

02/2017 OC Parenting Magazine full page article "Turning the blues of Grief Pink"

03/23/2016 OC Family Magazine, Whiz Kids, page 50

11/13/2015  Newport Beach Indy Magazine

09/27/2015  Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine


Online Articles


etalia.net 12/18/2015

unidossc.com 2/4/4-2016

afporangecounty.afpnet.com 8/7/2015

inusanews.com 12/18/2015

anygator.com12/2015

interceder.net 3/2016

cbjonline.com1 1/18/2016

newslocker.com 12/18/2015

pol.perfect.mwde 1/14/2016

news.com 12/2015


Organization Affiliations

03/2016  Founder, Glitter & Glam Squad

03/2017 Founder, Young Entrepreneur Summit