We weren't able to stay long but within the time we spent there, we heard incredible and empowering women and their stories. They specifically talked about the lack of women in entrepreneurship. The keynote speaker was Ashlyn Birdy from BioSensive Technologies Inc. Her company is introducing stylish wearable technology. She explained how a lot of people out there would not normally wear a fitbit to the workplace because it doesn't match their outfit (totally can relate to that). The technology they use is small enough to embed into jewelry like earrings. I thought that was unique in itself because even though wearable tech is increasing in the fashion industry, there's not so many of them that you would normally wear on a day-to-day basis. I think the only other wearable tech that I would actually consider wearing is Bauble Bar's collaboration with Up Move. If you want to get more details on Ashlyn's company, check it out here.
There were a lot of inspiring things that were said at the conference that I'd like to share (most of them from Ashlyn because I really enjoyed her speech!
I'm finally at a place where I'm more comfortable telling my story
Never adjust your goals, adjust your effort
There doesn't have to be obstacles, there's only obstacles if you let them get in the way
Don't be afraid of failure, embrace it
Hope you enjoyed this post and got some inspiration from the Young Women in Business Conference like I know myself and Jenn did!