Global Women’s Network
IDEAS – INNOVATION – PARTNERSHIPS
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates.
I know I’m a little late posting this but better late than never. I went to my very first women’s conference this past weekend and it was amazing, enlightening and life changing. This opportunity was possible thanks to my mum the founder of Princess Nicky’s Breast Cancer Foundation. She was invited by Mrs. Laura Bush to attend this event since she’s been at the fore front of fighting for womens rights and healthcare in Africa especially when it comes to breast and cervical cancer.
This event came at the right time in my life when I was thinking about a leadership program to help support and mentor women and girls in the community. I was at the point of putting everything on hold and BAM I’m at a Women’s Conference and guess what, I FELT RIGHT AT HOME and the fire was once again lit.
“The greatest success isn’t how much money you make or what title you hold, being successful is making an impact in someone’s life.” – Chigozie Ohanele.
First of all it was EPIC meeting President George W. Bush and his wife Mrs. Laura Bush. I was honored and impressed by how down to earth and kind they were to everyone to the point that they chose to stand for a long time just to take pictures with every one of their guests.
I was also touched by the men and women I met who dedicated their lives to helping others either through creating initiatives to improve healthcare or education globally especially for girls/women, to people fighting against sex trafficking, discrimination and injustice all around the world. To simply put it, I WAS INSPIRED.
Also it was impressive to see Mrs. Laura Bush (Republican) and Mrs. Michelle Obama (Democrat) look beyond their political parties to find a common ground to discuss certain issues and work together to find solutions for Women here at home and across the globe.
So my advice for everyone out there is to Dream Big & Live Boldly, your mind is your only limit. Also stay tuned to hear more about my Program for Women in the near future. This is just the beginning.
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou
Finally, please check out this POWERFUL movie documentary called GIRL RISING built on a concept of breaking barriers, changing laws and transforming lives through stories. It made me realize how some people risk everything just to have some of the things we take for granted in our lives and it reminded me that we are all responsible in making this world a better and safer place for everyone especially for girls.