This weekend I became a Modern Woman!!
I’m glad you asked!!!
This weekend the Young Women Philanthropist held their 2016 Modern Day Woman’s Conference. It was a chance for young women in Memphis to network, engage, learn and celebrate. Friday night we attended the mixer at Joseph. This was the chance to not only network but to also shop. The food was delicious as were the mimosas.
Saturday morning we were able to take professional head shots while attending sessions with topics ranging from “Becoming a Social Media Maven” to “Releasing Fear”. The panelist for the sessions were women from Memphis sharing their knowledge and experiences. The keynote speaker was Teresa Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Ms. Younger encouraged us to not get caught up in what you can’t do…..focus on what you can and the rest will come. She also told us to “Fail Fabulously”. Ms. Younger asked that we not forget those that have come before us….. “I sit in the shade of trees that we did not plant, we drink from wells that we did not dig”….
The Power Luncheon session Memphis 101 was all about what’s right & wrong about Memphis but it’s our city to love. The panelist shared why they love Memphis, what keeps them here and ways to get involved. One of the most memorable moments was Kristin Cheers’ advice. Kristin says that one way to get involved is to “post up next to the problem”. If you see a problem in Memphis it’s your duty to figure out a way to fix it.
If you were not able to attend this year’s Modern Day Women’s Conference you missed a treat. YWP chair Tiffany Futch and team did an outstanding job. I always enjoy spending time with women who are inspiring other women. I also like winning prizes. I won a purse and a gift card to Auto Zone.
For more information about the Young Women’s Philanthropists visit www.ywpmemphis.org
Beewisdom- “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” — Diane Mariechild