Today is International Women’s Day. From the moment that I woke up this morning I have felt inspired, empowered and grateful to have the opportunity to blaze my own path. I am so honoured to be surrounded by remarkable women in my community that work tirelessly to make this world a better place for our children and our grandchildren.
I had the opportunity to meet and also reconnect with many amazing women this past weekend at the annual Mompreneurs Conference at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre., including CJ from Go Daddy whom I have been chatting with online for a while. It was also pretty awesome when GoDaddy tweeted the picture of us to their 219K Followers! They also hooked up with some pretty nice GoDaddy swag too!
I am still buzzing several days later, not only over the amazing connections that I made; but over the amazing companies, products and services that have come to life from Moms that want to make a difference! There is one company in particular that I was really impressed by that I noticed in the Marketplace at the Conference, who also happened to be a Finalist in the Mompreneurs Awards. The company is called “Handmade For You Love Lu” and is owned by a young mother of three, Laura Batista (nickname Lu). Lu makes beautiful handmade coconut button scarves; which she had on display in the Marketplace. I was really impressed when I found out the story behind the company, and that a portion of each sale goes to humanitarian projects in Cuba. She was holding a draw to win one of her beautiful scarves, so naturally I had to throw my card in. Guess what? I found out this morning, on International Women’s Day, that I WON!!! Aren’t they gorgeous?!! You can order your own Coconut Button Scarf and feel good about your purchase. Not just because you’ll be the envy of all your girlfriends; but because you’re also supporting a good cause at the same time. Win, win.
Happy International Women’s Day!