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Women Presidents Annual Conference- Orlando, Florida



It has been a while since I wrote.  Last week I was at the Annual Women Presidents Organization annual conference and was once again blown away at the energy this conference generates in its members.

I met people from at least 8 countries and shared experiences,  let some random cartoonist do a caricature of me, threw on some silly accessories and posed with Ed and Juli Betwee, our Chapter Chair, and even danced.

with Juli Betwee and other chapter chairs
Julie Moreland, Nancy Geenen, Juli Betwee and Judith Goldkrand
With Juli chapter chair in St Louis, Ed Messerly and Juli Betwee
Mother and Daughter team: Cindy Groux and Alexis
Shanthi Rajaram CEO of her IT firm Amazech.
Getting our caricatures done

These 2 talented women each run a niche manufacturing business: Michele Sutton, (to my right) , CEO of Ready to Grow Greens, which distributes innovative pre-made floral greens products and Christy Winter, to my left, CEO of Aptations, manufacturer of elegant mirror designs for bathrooms in hotels.

 

There were some great key note addresses:

Three excellent key note speakers: I particularly liked Shawn Achor on the Happiness Advantage and the youngest keynote speaker Maya Penn. It is worth a listen:

  1. The Engagement Economy: Jane McGonigal from game and research development for  Institute of the Future.

https://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_the_game_that_can_give_you_10_extra_years_of_life

https://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world

  1. The Happiness Advantage: Shawn Achor

https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work

  1. Maya Penn – CEO/Founder Activist Philanthropist.

https://www.ted.com/talks/maya_penn_meet_a_young_entrepreneur_cartoonist_designer_activist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irXb3j2S-ds