It was my great privilege to attend the Womens Industry Network conference this year. The Board was also generous enough to support my travel and paid expenses with a scholarship that paid for me and my mom to attend at no cost. Thank you WIN!
We drove the 5 1/2 hours to Dallas to attend(Mom was excited to tag along), and when we arrived, we were graciously welcomed by Kim White whom I had spoken with, but was good to meet face to face. That night was the formal reception where I was introduced to the impressively unassuming CEO and president of I-CAR as well as a very unforgettable bunch of wonderful women, and my mentor for the weekend who also shared my name, and who made the experience so much more enjoyable for me! Thanks Jennifer!
The speakers were great too. Marjorie Brody, our keynote speaker Monday morning, spoke to us about marketing ourselves and image. There was a class on gender differences in the workplace which shed some light on dealing with inappropriate behavior between the genders and common sense ways to deal with it. Another class was conflict resolution strategies which one lady joking said “she was gonna use it for her marriage.” The principles apply to all, but it was geared towards management, so I filed it away to use eventually. And my favorite class of the whole weekend was where the speaker had prepared gift bag full of topics and situations and we were to all go around the table and discuss each topic and add personal stories and just network and get good discussions going.
All in all it was a very fulfilling experience. There were just too many of you to thank personally, but I am very grateful to each and every one of these wonderful women.