We totally enjoyed yesterday’s session of the 2010 Women’s Conference in Long Beach, CA. We didn’t get tickets again (last year we missed out, too) so we are logged in to the White House blog site to get the streaming from the main day of the women’s conference to our conference room at work. You can do so from here. I have enclosed the blog from the White House here: Women’s Conference Live Streaming
I hope you are able to watch at least some of it because it is truly an awesome experience.
Hey, cool! I’m in the picture of participants for the Day of Transformation at last year’s Women’s Conference. I hope to be one of the lucky ones tomorrow to get in to the Women’s Conference site to get tickets for this year’s conference. Even though it is shortly after our wedding, I want to attend. Every year that I was able to participate has been so totally awesome! The speakers are always so insightful and totally special people! The webcast was so good last year that I will still look forward to that if I am not able to get tickets for the main day.
I feel lucky, though, because the theme is the same as our wedding theme: “It’s Time!” Also used frequently are the good words about nurturing Mind, Body and Spirit – and Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too won the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category of the International Book Awards and was a finalist in the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category of the National Best Books 2009 awards. It feels like a good omen for success!
I received an interesting and thought-provoking email from the people behind the Women’s Conference and I decided to share it with you. I really, really like the Women’s Conference website. I really respect Maria Shriver and all she does to better the world we live in.
From the email:
During the first week of June, The Women’s Conference will announce the winners of the seventh annual Minerva Awards. To honor these remarkable women, who have recognized a problem, identified the solution and pursued it with strength, courage and compassion, The Great May Giveaway is asking:
When did you realize for the first time that you could make a difference and transform the life of someone you love, someone less fortunate or someone in need? What was your Minerva Moment?
Your answer could win 2 Special Guest Passes to The Women’s Conference 2010 and a chance to interview Maria Shriver backstage!
Click here to learn more about The Great May Giveaway & share your Minerva Moment.
Today is a very special day for me! I received a gracious thank you note from Maria Shriver for giving her a copy of Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! at the 2009 Women’s Conference! If you follow my blog, you will see here that I think she is a very special person. I am so honored! She liked it!
I am looking forward to tomorrow for the Day of Transformation as the start of The 2009 Women’s Conference. This year is the first time the Monday sessions have been offered. I feel lucky to have gotten these tickets. I was logged in less than 5 minutes after ticket sales started (last July!) yet I was over 1000 in the waiting line and all the Tuesday main event tickets were gone by the time my turn came. So I helped organize a conference room at work so we could drop in during the day and watch the live webcast. You can click on the link here and watch it yourself as well. Learn how to be an architect of change and then pass it on!
This is a totally fantastic opportunity to take part in. I hope you do check it out!
Maria Shriver is an extraordinary person! I think of her as one of my mentors yet we have never actually met. Her commitment and down-to-earth sharing appeal to me so much — I wanna be like her! 🙂 I have attended The California Women’s Conference since the year the Dalai Lama was a speaker. I made sure I went every year after that because it invigorates me and gives me renewed strength. Not only is Maria a fantastic hostess but the caliber of speakers she collects is insightful and discerning for those of us lucky enough to experience the conference. We focus on trying to be an “Architect of Change.” The Women’s Conference Website is available all the time for all kinds of information – not just conference information – to give guidance for the mantra “Be Who You Are . . . an Architect of Change. Pass It On.”
Maria created the Minerva Awards, named after the Roman Goddess Minerva (who is on the California State Seal), in 2004 to honor women “who have stepped forward in the spirit of Minerva and changed our world with their courage, their strength, and their wisdom.”
She has brought to recognition so many deserving souls that I do hope she is aware that she has also done a fantastic job in her own right of making a difference in our world. Here is just one example with Michele Obama.
The Women’s Conference 2009 tickets go on sale Monday, July 13. Last year they sold out in 3 hours – and that was with major server outage problems! Maria Shriverinvites us one more time to converge on Long Beach, CA to participate in the TOTALLY AWESOME event. It is hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I have gone to the last three years’ events and they all have been so totally empowering and invigorating!