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SHE Event

For the second year in a row, Austin Area organization S.H.E. held a conference on International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2024. Leaf helped sponsor the event, and 4 of our lady staffers were able to attend. We traveled to Elgin, where we enjoyed snacks, networking, and amazing presentations. 5 women at the top of their game in various high-power and high-pressure careers shared their wisdom, victories, and experiences. These are women who have obtained success despite challenges like moving to a new country and culture, starting a family, and beating cancer.

Although SHE Is a group that aims to empower women in business, there were several takeaways that hopefully can inspire us all to achieve our own goals. Here are some of the most memorable quotes from the event:

From Life and Finance Coach Nancy H’
“Done is better than perfect.”
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

From International Business Owner and Multicultural Relations Consultant Fang Fang:
“Embrace our unique cultural perspectives to achieve common goals instead of viewing them as a sign of difference.”
“Welcome others with White Glove Service.”

From Retired news Anchor and Author Olga Campos:
“Why tear down when you can build up?”
“Offer credit for success, not blame for failure.”

From Businesswoman and Cancer Survivor Vanessa Lindsley:
“Just like Elle Woods, everything we need is already within us.”
“Community is critical. Don’t just use it, create it.”

And from Elgin Chamber of Commerce President Veronica Seever:
“Be the mentor you didn’t have.”
“Have no fear of sharing what you know.”

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