Glennon Doyle Melton Joins Emerging Women Live 2016!

GDM-500Exciting news! Glennon Doyle Melton, the voice behind Momastery, is joining Emerging Women Live 2016 as a Keynote Speaker.

This woman is all about the LOVE. Self-love through struggles with addiction, family love through all the mess and the magic, and global love through her charitable fundraising. And she lays it bare for the world to see with some seriously inspirational vulnerability on her blog.

Her latest post on the Compassion Collective, which she leads with Brené Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell and Cheryl Strayed, outlines how they brought 41,000 people together to raise over $1.3 million dollars to respond to the refugee crisis, which they’ve identified as the worst humanitarian emergency since World War II. And they did this IN ONE DAY.

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Emerging Women at Wisdom 2.0

We are coming to San Francisco!

Chantal will be speaking at Wisdom 2.0, and we would love to see you while we are in town.

Join us for Chantal’s Breakout Session Emerging Women: New Paradigms in Leadership and Entrepreneurship” with Sue Heilbronner and Natalia Oberti Noguera on Saturday, February 20th at 3:45pm.

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Ready for Angel Investing Bootcamp?

Pipeline Angels, a network of new and seasoned women investors, is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs. We are so proud to support them as they work to guarantee that women have the strategy and support they need to succeed in this revolutionary realm of finance.

Sound exciting? Then you’ll be interested in this opportunity:

Pipeline Angels has opened a call for applications for its spring 2016 signature angel investing bootcamps in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, DC, Houston, Miami, NYC and Philadelphia. Continue Reading

Powerful Journaling: Your Own Personal Oracle

I’ve been writing a journal for more than half of my adult life and credit the journal with saving my life. Most days I tend to write longhand in a variety of notebooks and journals. There’s so much to write about and document in journals, and as Flannery O’Conner suggests, “If we survive childhood we have enough material to last a lifetime.” My notebooks include details about my day, chinks and pages documenting what I am thinking and feeling, quotes that capture my attention and references I intend to follow up on. Sometimes the pages include pasted-in images, stickers, doodles and drawings.

My journal travels with me everywhere in the same way I don’t leave home without a purse. My relationship with my journal is deep, personal and intimate, and a mirror for getting to know the real me. As my mindfulness teacher recently said, “Awareness is transforming.”

 

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There is so much potential for how to use journals. One powerful way to use your journal as your own personal oracle is to pose yourself stretching questions about your life and career. You can experiment and play with questions like: Continue Reading

What must women bring to the world today? Jane Goodall knows.

When I think of Jane Goodall, one specific moment plays in my mind.

It was about 9:30 at night, and she had just finished her brilliant keynote at Emerging Women Live 2015. This was, mind you, after she had flown into San Francisco just that day, done her mic check, prepared for the event and participated in the audience for the talks leading up to hers. Plus she still had a book-signing and a media room interview to go before calling it a night.

I thought she might be tired, so as she stepped down from the stage I offered her my hand. And with classic Goodall grace, she lightly refused my help and alit from the stage like a morning-fresh ballerina in slippers.

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