On Saturday January 21st, I attended the Smart Women’s Conference at the Skirball Cultural Center hosted by Urban Wealth Management. I was given the opportunity because of my internship with EmpowHer Institute. The theme of the conference was New Year New You! The most important component of the conference was not just learning tips, tools, and the confidence on how to be your better self in 2017, but the ticket proceeds went to two incredible nonprofit organizations: EmpowHer Institute and BloomAgain Foundation. The seven speakers that presented were passionate, knowledgeable, and energetic. The different topics being tackled that day were financial literacy, financial management, retirement, women’s leadership, and my personal favorite, “Get Paid Like The Boys, Look Like A Woman”. I liked this session because it discussed the importance of first impressions. It reminded me that no matter what, you should always put your best foot forward, or in this case shoe. When you look good, you feel good. The benefit of attending the conference was networking with the other women and learning successful tools on how to gain a better financial future. Overall, the major theme of the conference was empowering women. Teaching women to take control of their finances, encouraging women to be the best leaders, and never be afraid to speak up for yourself. We left the conference feeling empowered and confident, like you can accomplish anytime in 2017 or anything in life.
Jessica Farrell-EmpowHer Intern
CEO Betty LaMarr telling the audience the goals and mission of EmpowHer Institute