Last year, I attended the Austin-based Texas Conference for Women with my LIVESTRONG team, and we had a blast.
We heard talks from GoldieBlox creator, Debbie Sterling, the CEO of the Malala Fund, Shiza Shahid, journalist, mom and overall bad-ass, Soledad O’Brien, and my personal favorite, swimmer Diana Nyad, whose tales are as grand as one thousand This American Life stories combined.
(If you have a minute, do yourself a favor and watching Diana Nyad’s inspiring and hysterical talk.)
Between speakers, our team bounced around to various breakout sessions, workshops and roundtables, and we left the conference feeling inspired and empowered.
If you’re a woman or a man who loves women, I highly recommend checking out this year’s event, and lucky enough, I might just have a ticket for you!
The 2015 Texas Conference for Women, located at the Austin Convention Center, features actress Patricia Arquette, journalist Robin Roberts and artist Candy Chang, and action-packed panels and workshops from some of our leading female thinkers, entrepreneurs and artists.
If you’re interested in going, here is what you have to do:
-Write a 2-3 sentence comment belowexplaining which woman inspires you. It can be a friend, family member, leader, creator or thinker.
-You have until this Thursday, October 8th at 11:59PM to do this (I picked 11:59PM because that’s what they say on super official sweepstakes).
-I’ll then write all your names on tiny pieces of paper, throw them into a collapsible top hat, swish the names around and pluck one of the tiny pieces of paper out.
-And whatever name is on that tiny piece of paper is the winner.
-And I’ll contact you on Friday, October 9th.
-And we’ll run into each other at the conference and hug.