Watching the pages of Forbes come to life and unfold before my very eyes at the Forbes Women’s Summit: Power Redefined, was an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Being a young entrepreneur myself, it was incredibly inspiring and educational to sit in the same room with the most powerful and remarkable women in business! I gained insights, life lessons, words of wisdom, and a strong sense of empowerment. Theresia Gouw, the most powerful female venture investor in Silicon Valley, supermodel turned businesswoman Kathy Ireland, and my role model, the iconic fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, were a few of the panelists.
This multigenerational gathering of 250 dynamic entrepreneurs, influencers, and industry pioneers was about redefining power and all the different ways women are doing that. Whether it’s leading a multinational firm focused on innovation, launching a startup solving a decades-old challenge, or spearheading a social movement that will improve the lives of millions, it’s all entrepreneurship. It defines every aspect of our lives. It is important for women to share their ideas and knowledge so they can strive to influence change together. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Attending the Summit filled my mind with powerful words of wisdom and advice. Below are quotes for you to enjoy and ponder upon…
“Tune out the world and tune into you.” – Jessica Simpson, Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Jessica Simpson Collection, Philanthropist, Singer, and Actress
“Delivering results is given. It’s the relationships that will take you all the way.” – Denise Morrison, President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company
“Power redefined is about who gets to harness that energy” – Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy, United States Navy
“I look at failure as education and I am VERY well educated! I just kept coming back and not letting circumstances destroy me.” – Kathy Ireland, Founder, Chair & Chief Officer, Kathy Ireland Worldwide
“It’s a myth that successful people aren’t fearful. We all have fears.” – Robin Roberts, C0-Anchor of Good Morning America