Reflections from a Women’s Summit

Women's Summit

Confident Communication Women’s Summit

The third Confident Communication Women’s Summit: Lead From Where You Are was held last week. It should have been the fourth, but you know – COVID. And, it should have been live, but you know….

Our team worked hard to take a live event and turn it virtual and we pulled it off! While I have to admit it was a bit of a hot mess behind the scenes at times, the event experience for participants was exactly what we hoped for.

The Illusion of Excellence

There was a phrase I used often with my staff, and that I basically based my entire career on: Whatever is going on in the background and no matter how messy is, always provide the Illusion of Excellence. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but your audience needs to think it’s close to excellent!

We had 111 women pretty much fully engaged for the day with small groups, music, BINGO, great content and a positive high energy vibe.

The day was filled with learning through the experience of others. We learned from 8 speakers who courageously shared powerful life lessons from their own expertise and stories.

Lead From Where You Are

The theme of the day was woven throughout the presentations. Here are some of the many favorite nuggets of wisdom that was shared:

  • Comparison is the thief of joy.
  • Be kind and tell the truth.
  • Appreciate what you have while you have it.
  • The best project you will ever work on is yourself.
  • Women need to support women, unconditionally – without competition.
  • What is in and out of your “circle of control”?
  • Self-care is a Moral Obligation.
  • Be kind to yourself!

Along with learning from professional women and their personal experiences, we all came away with a toolbox of tips and resources that we can immediately put into action. I’ll be unpacking some of them tips over the next few weeks right here in this blog.

To connect and learn more about women supporting women, please join my free, private FB here: Confident Communication for Women.

If you have any questions, feel free to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with me. I would love to chat with you about your own communication struggles and victories.


Betty Lochner is a human resources consultant, business coach, and expert in workplace communications. She is the author of two books on communication, and a newly published journal, Intentional Gratitude.

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