Last week was one of those weeks you want to replay over and over! Every year, we prepare for WEFTEC like we are preparing for a marathon. We know it will be tough both mentally and physically. There are so many people to see and technologies to learn about. There are service projects and networking events that leave you feeling energized and exhausted all at once. I was so incredibly proud of my team. Each person knew their role and executed it with excellence. As we focus on improvement and innovation in our company daily, we know we could do better with more resources and better planning. Having said that, we will continue for a few more days admiring a job well done before we move on to all the tasks that must be done… Y’all believe that right LOL… My team is already executing the follow ups!
We do have more to celebrate!!! Not only did my team master #WEFTEC week, we also executed the Empowering Women in Industry Conference & Awards Gala, successfully! I have been to a lot of events over my 16 years in the industry, and I will say this one is my favorite! Not because I got to see the vision I had come to fruition, though that was unbelievable, it was because I watch women’s lives change!
I watched a timid engineer transform into a speaker and even a dancer (before any champagne, I might add). I watch women connecting with women they had never met; sharing some of their most intimate and challenging stories. The best thing about this was the energy! It was not an energy of male-bashing or judgment. It was a group of women actively working to find solutions and help their fellow women in industry succeed!
I am so incredibly grateful that God allowed me to be the one to put a team of empowered women together to #BeTheChange we want to see in the world! The verse that drove me all year was this…
“For God did not give us a spirit of fear or to be timid, but of Power, Love, and Self-discipline”.
I hope it will also help motivate others to action! We must do the work… we are courageous, we are loving, and we can become our BEST SELF through self-care and education!
I am so thankful for all the women who shared their stories and expertise with our industry… I can’t wait to see everyone again in New Orleans on Oct 8, 2020!
Of course, after an event that touched so many, we have a lot of interest. If you want to be involved in Empowering Women in Industry, please contact me sooner rather than later at firstname.lastname@example.org