A week ago Friday, 220 women converged on the British Library Conference Centre at 10.00. As soon as the doors opened at 9:15, the energy in the room was palpable. This is the 5th time I’ve run a Women Unlimited Conference, but each time there is a special magic to the day that never ceases to amaze me.
We had 6 amazing speakers lined up; Wendy Hallett, the founder of Hallett Retail, Joanna Penn, best selling author and creator of www.TheCreativePenn.com, Lara Morgan, a force unto herself and in the afternoon, Small Business Marketing Maven Dee Blick, the funny, charming Brand Expert Lynne Stainthorpe and the amazing and inspirational Elizabeth Cairns.
The main speakers were fantastic, but this year we also decided that it was time to include some stories from women who were currently at different stages of their journey. We had Precious Award Winner Lotwina Farodoye, founder of Be Fruity, legal Mary Poppins Joanna Tall from www.OfftoSeeMyLawyer.com, the incredibly inspirational founder of Save5 T Sandeman-Charles and the effervescent powerhouse Mellissa Morgan founder of vegan cake company Ms Cupcake. We were lucky enough to have last year’s Funny Women Winner Lara King round out the day as she had everyone rolling in their aisles with her 7 stages of aging.
It was fantastic day of laughter, tears and inspiration and not one woman left the auditorium without taking away something special that they could apply to life and their business. Early next week we will put up some of the videos from the day, but in the meantime here are some of the photos that were taken on the day by the fabulous event photographer Catherine Monfils from Catmon Photography.
You can read some of the other people’s experiences from the day here
It’s time to Thrive! Women Unlimited’s 2012 Conference: Top 5 Business Tips by Mary at Malawi Baby
In the presence of unlimited women – #WUC2012 by Elizabeth Cairns
Amazing day!! by Lara King
What I Learnt from Four International Women’s Day Events by Wendy Kerr
Video interview with Julie Hall from Women Unlimited by Sabrina Antou (includes a bit of Elizabeth’s presentation)
Here were some of the thoughts from the delegates
Women Unlimited Thrive 2012 Photo’s