On June 20 we attended the first Halifax Power of the Purse women's conference, and it was truly a memorable experience.
If you've not yet heard of The Power of the Purse, it is a women's conference focused on "building a community of highly engaged women, for authentic connections." This event was SOLD OUT (how exciting!) and featured a marketplace showcasing the many talents of other local businesses, a room full of engaged and motivated attendees, and a number of interesting and inspiring speakers.
Here are our 12 favourite quotes of the day from the wonderful lineup of speakers:
"Don't ever let anyone tell you you can't because you're a girl, and never let anyone else tell you your worth, you know it." - Line Pelletier
"You can grab a star if you want to. Always reach for the stars!" - Line Pelletier
"It's not 'It is what it is,' if you choose it to be that way, it is." - Linda Marshall
"Lean into your discomfort." - Linda Marshall
"It's sometimes hard to speak out, but if you don't, nothing changes." - Jen Grant
"Live your life truthfully, and always present, and be brave - mindfully choose to do the difficult things." - Jen Grant
"Find the joy in your journey." - Hannah Vaughn
"I brought myself to the opportunity." - Hannah Vaughn
"Imperfect actions are better than no actions at all." - Alison Smith
"If you want your children to change the world, show them how." - Alison Smith
"Too often we are rushing to a finish line, neglecting to take time to reflect and nourish ourselves." - Denise Pelley
"If you feel that you need to make a change, know that you have the power to do it." - Denise Pelley
As we were inspired by the speakers, so too were we inspired by the charity of choice for the event: Dress for Success Halifax. There were a number of opportunities to support the cause, and learn more about the Halifax location story and we would like to take this time to encourage you to learn more about them here.
Below are a few pics we took at the event:
Thanks for a great event, we look forward to Power of the Purse Halifax 2018!