I attended the Women’s PowerStrategy conference this weekend. The founder and organizer Patricia V. Davis invited me to speak on a panel. I am grateful for the opportunity to get to share my story but what I really enjoyed about the conference was all the wonderful people I met.
Patricia coordinated an amazing group of women and men presenters. I was inspired by so many of the workshops I attended.
I was wowed by the keynote speaker Zakiya Mackey who is the Internship Program Coordinator at Girls, Inc, and a filmmaker!
I met some great people doing wonderful things in the world. People like Siobhan Neilland, founder of OneMama, turns out we have a lot of friends in common. My fellow panelist Vincent Zappacosta and Douglass Christensen the guys behind Dementia-Mama-Drama. And, Laura Berg, founder of My Smart Hands, Inc.
Also, discovered a wonderful women-owned sparkling wine company called Breathless.
Tip # 17: Network when attending conferences and workshops.
Sometimes the conversations that happen behind the scenes, in the hallways or even the restrooms are priceless. If you are shy and not sure how to approach people look around for someone who is alone and looking a bit awkward. Go up to that person, introduce yourself and ask them how they heard about the conference, why they are there or if they are enjoying the conference. Very likely this person will be grateful someone is talking to them. You never know… they could be your next client or know your next client.
- One space is okay
- Take a Break
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