Thank you so much! This was an amazing event. I am in the depth of a depression, which in no small part is fueled by obstacles in my career and what I perceive as my own shortcomings. This event came as a wonderful respite and encouragement. In these days following my mood has been brighter than is has for months.

I had just seen the producer of "MissRepresentation" speak five days before. What an eye-opening experience to hear Barbara say the same things the movie points out: She gets one word for every ten words the men speak on that show; she was passed over originally for a busty, blonde; she has the doubt that she doesn't belong there. It was refreshing for her to say that's when she pulls out her lesson learned: "I deserve to be here!/I belong here!"

I love the mix of excitement, commitment, and drive for one cause - Women! Thank you to the IWLC for brining all of us together! A job well done!

Betsy was my favorite part of the day and Barbara was very entertaining. I also enjoyed hearing more about the SHE Matters report... and what perfect timing. Thank you for all of the hard work you do to make these events possible!

The thing I appreciated most about Barbara was that she reminded me that leadership takes many forms. I believe her perseverance and confidence were great lessons for me.

Betsy’s message applies to a wide range of industries, professions, and even into personal lives. I left this feeling highly motivated, and have even quoted Betsy to others within the week since the conference.

I haven’t participated in a women’s leadership event for a long time, and it was a real treat to myself to attend the conference this year. The speakers were great, and I really enjoyed networking with other professional women. Sometimes when you are an independent business owner, you get so buried in the day-to-day work that you forget to take time to nourish yourself and your brain.

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Words of Wisdom

“Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others.”
Marian Wright Edelman (2009 Conference Speaker)