Julia Slocombe | Vice President of Regional Operations West | Smart City Networks
I can’t believe it! IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) has come and gone, and what a success it was! With over 220 attendees, it was an experience and journey to remember, giving our industry women the opportunity to recharge, renew and reconnect!
As expected, it was an outstanding event from start to finish – our minds assailed with ideas, resourceful knowledge, reflections and “a-ha” moments. I’m still sifting through all of it and consolidating my perspectives on what I learned. As the dust settles, I would like everyone to ask themselves a few questions. What was your “a-ha” moment? What speaker provoked and sparked your interest? Who was your favorite connection?
There is much to dissect and many lessons to take in. From how to utilize social media for personal branding to beating stress and burnout, IAEE’s WLF provided the dedicated women of our industry the ultimate opportunity to connect and continue their path of personal and professional development. Other topics included were learning to ask outrageous questions with confidence, not letting technology impact our personal and professional lives, taking time to clear our minds and relax, putting ourselves first before taking care of others, and most importantly, how we as women CAN and ARE changing this world, one movement at a time.
Thank you to all of our event partners, but most of all, thank you to each attendee for joining me in Washington, D.C. May we continue to raise each other up, be strong, be kind and be humble!