September 30, 2013

Womenetics: The Conference

Last Wednesday I had the honor of attending the Womenetics Global Women's Initiative conference at the amazing Georgia Aquarium.  Womenetics is a great organization that helps develop, support and inspire female leaders to create an impact in their fields.  Womenetics focuses on women as effective business leaders, as successful business owners and as change agents on global issues.  Needless to say, I was chilling with some BOSS ladies.
With Danica and Lindsey from Everywhere.

The conference was held in the grand ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium.  I couldn't resist trying to get a pic of my outfit in front of the Beluga Whales. I had my raggedy camera #Fail.  My dress is from H&M.

During the conference, I listened in on a 3 panel discussion about on how shared value business opportunities and outcomes can transform communities and enhance lives.  Panel topics were on Economic Development, Access to Healthcare and Sustainability.  Dr. Valarie Montgomery, Morehouse School of Medicine President, Heather Burke from Girl Tank, and Janine Maxwell, founder of Heart for Africa were just a few of the amazing Womenetics panelists.  Keynote speaker was former HP executive and Stanford professor, Debra Dunn.  Let's just say all of these awesome women have inspired me to "Get My Life".  Below are some interesting points from Womenetics.

  • Companies with the highest number of women on boards outperformed others by 66%
  • Many times women don't get out of abusive situations because they aren't able to be economically autonomous
  • By 2030 women will control 2/3 of the nation's wealth
  • Emory's office of Sustainability saved $19 million in there energy reduction efforts
  • Heart for Africa has an orphanage in Swaziland, South Africa that takes care of child until they turn 18 years old.

Like I said earlier, I'm feeling inspired.  Once I get some sleep I will be ready to take over the world!  Womenetics hosts events throughout the year in Chicago and Atlanta.




I attended the conference as a guest of Everywhere.  Thought and opinions are my own. 

6 comments:

  1. This is a great post! It's always good to be around women that inspire & uplift! You look great

    Plus you are awesome!

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  2. I'm all for women empowering other women! Glad you had fun and got some inspiration from the event. Headed over to check out their site.

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  3. I love that this conferences was not just about business, but also sustainability, familial relationships and more. What a great place for you to be to meet inspiring women. Go girl.

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  4. This sounds like a great conference - thanks for sharing those points. And I love your outfit too!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  5. Wow great pictures!!! Your hair looks so beautifull in this photos.
    Can you make a post about your haire care? I follow you from France

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