I was proud to be a woman last Friday at the PA Governor’s Conference for Women. My junior writer and I were there critiquing résumés in the afternoon, but were invited to attend the rest of the day’s events, which included keynotes from Madeleine Albright and Hillary Rodham Clinton. If you weren’t one of the 7,000 in attendance, please benefit from my attendance and the powerful words that made an impression on me. My phone died in the middle of the day, so I did not tweet everyone’s excerpts, but I am including the images from my Twitter account (@epiccareering, which you should follow!) and copying and pasting the rest. One speaker did not want her quotes tweeted, but she didn’t say anything about blogging 🙂
@AmandaSteinberg on Work/Life integration
Shake things up. Be creative about how you structure your life. Abandon fear of what the world will think of you.
Blood-shot eyes = the way leadership looks sometimes.
It’s okay that men can work as hard as they need to work to be as successful as they can be, but it’s not okay for women to do the same. There is still extreme gender bias to work through in this area.
Advice to millenials – Figure out a skill that you can teach yourself to make yourself marketable. This way, you have the financial power to say “no” and dictate your own terms to your life.
Linda Cliatt-Waymen, Principal of Strawberry Mansion High School:
Children do not choose the families and communities in which they are born, but they are US citizens, and that gives them the right to a productive life and a quality education. Women of clout have power, influence to inspire all of us to make an investment in education.
“Greatness is determined by service.” ~ MLK
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