All I can say about the Texas Conference For Women is OUTSTANDING! It was one of the most outstanding events that I have ever attended. There was something for every woman, no matter what age, education level, lifestyle and more. It was amazing.
For me it was a win, win situation. I was able to cover this event, but I was also able to get up-to-date information to take back to my students at my day job. It was a day filled with many presentations, workshops, networking and much more. I was not able to get to some of the things that I wanted to see and hear because I was working, and working was fun. To make this event even more special, I was able to work with a photographer that I first met in Houston during the Oprah’s, The Life You Want Weekend–Ms. Melissa Fontenette-Mitchell, the owner of North Star Photography in Cedar Park, Texas.
I was able to interview three of the most outstanding women I have ever met. They were so different, but I found myself having so much in common with all three.
I was able to interview Ms. Cathy Benavides who writes a blog about plus size style called “Austin Slave to Fashion”. Ms. Benavides was just beautiful. She started her blog because her friends were tired of her talking about the problems plus sized women had when trying to find beautiful, stylish clothing. I loved her advice to all women. She tells all women to ask themselves what makes you feel beautiful, and go from there.
My second interview came from Ms. Amanda Quraishi, who is a blogger, interfaith activist and technology professional. She had me at the word interfaith. We talked about her blogging, the reaction to her from men in the world of faith– we talked a lot about working together in faith.
I never in a million years thought that I would be able to land an interview with the former chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo–Ms. Tamara Mellon who is now the founder of the TAMARA MELLON brand, and in competition with yes, you guessed it–Jimmy Choo. There I was in my Sofft shoes (very comfortable and stylish) interviewing the queen of shoes. It was like talking fashion and life with your best girlfriend. We even talked about shoes. And to all my friends and followers who sent me their shoe sizes, she was not giving away samples.
Below are some of the sites from the Texas Conference For Women 2014 featuring Texas First Lady Anita Perry, journalist Soledad O’Brien, Diana Nyad and many others. Enjoy and remember “thisisyourbestyear”.