A Maven’s Invasion
Empowered women, empowering women seems to be a common theme lately and I am not mad about it at all. Some of the struggles with women connecting and collaboration has mostly stemmed from allegations of jealousy, back biting, and imitation. It seemed almost impossible for us to come together and create symbiotic relationships until lately. I think more women are discovering themselves and finding their own truths, which has lead to knowing our strengths as well as weaknesses and how we can leverage our assets to help each other win. The idea of another women being competition is dead! We are all unique and our magic is a specially curated mixture that can’t be duplicated.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to be a V.I.P guest at A Maven’s World Global Conference. The invitation came with honor because it was the first time I was invited to attend an event as a blogger/ influencer. For me the invitation served as indication that I have in fact successfully started to position myself as a prominent figure in the female entrepreneurial community. I had high hopes for the conference and I was not disappointed.
I enjoyed the branding session with Bria Sullivan. She walked us throw the importance of being intentional about our brand values and brand message. Delivering a short but very impactful activity of identifying our personal values lead to a heart felt moment. During the session, I noticed someone I had met nearly 8 years ago. She was one of the first people to invite me to be a guest speaker at her youth and women’s event. So as we were completing the branding values activity, she began to speak on her personal values and attributes when I chimed in to add one more. I always knew her to be passionate. When she realized who I was, she immediately started crying. Between the emotions from our reconnecting and her hearing that her values had a lasting impression, the whole class started passing tissue around.
Not only was it a defining moment for her but it was also one for me. That moment showed me the impact of simply showing up. I showed up to the conference as my full self ready to both give and receive. Being able to affirm another woman with just one word felt very fulfilling and purposeful. My only expectation while attending was to enjoy myself. I wasn’t overly concerned with making a lot of connections as I was to being open to making organic ones.
From the speakers, food, and the sip and paint, the event was absolutely amazing and empowering! I left feeling recharged by the synergy of other like minded women. For more information on where A Maven’s World will show up next, be sure to follow them on social @amavensworld and check them out online at www.amavensworld.com