Alt Summit – as my Uber driver would put it “the powerful women conference” was a magical week of the women working TOGETHER to learn, relate, understand, fuel their dreams, get ideas, network and realize that we are all human behind these accounts trying our best to support others and live a more creative, joy-filled life. It didn’t matter what you did or what your following was….it was just remarkable people spreading light and goodness. I felt just as comfortable chatting with @thefreckledfox as I did my best friend at home. Real people just like me and YOU doing their thang.
At Alt I surrounded myself with women that are… Smarter than me. More successful than me.
Younger than me. Older than me. In different fields than me.If you’re the smartest one in the room, you’re in the wrong room. I was in the right room this week.
So much happened this week but I will say there was so much REAL black girl magic at Alt Summit, baby, when i said we came to SLAAAAAAY. It felt so good not being the only one. It felt good being noticed, recognized and celebrated for my talent and my truth.
I honestly met so many genuine beautiful business women the past few days & I’m so inspired by their collaborative nature. It is so rewarding supporting other women to hold them up (versus pushing them down to hold yourself up).
There are experiences that are literally life-changing. Alt Summit has been one of those experiences for me. Strong women coming together to learn from and raise each other up is such a special and spectacular thing. Alt Summit you’ve changed my business and inspired my life.
This week has been literally life changing for me! Alt Summit has taught me many things I can apply for my party business BUT the most valuable thing I take from this conference is the phenomenal women I got to meet and make connections with!
I’m headed home from Alt summit and I want to tell you EVERYTHING. You’re possibly expecting me to tell you about fancy dinners, boujee hotels, pool side beverages and rubbing elbows with big wigs of companies. And yes there was some of that. BUT this week was a week of reflection, and relationship building. With myself, with my business & with powerhouse women who are JUST LIKE YOU.
What I’m walking away with from Alt Summit is far more valuable than any of the marketing or strategy tools I obtained. I have never been more sure of who I am. This week I was in my element, surrounded by empowered women, empowering women. It felt like home. This is where I’m supposed to be, and what I’m supposed to be doing.
I have met the most amazing inspiring people this week. Everyday was magical in the fact that I got to feed my soul with learning and growing but also got to talk with people that get what it is like to own a business. There are so many things that I discovered about me, my business, and how to better help my clients that I am walking away with. I felt more open than ever during my week at Alt Summit. It felt great to take a pause in my crazy life to invest time in myself and reflect on where I’ve gone and where I am going.
I was beyond encouraged this week at @altsummit to be with hundreds of other women who are showing up as their authentic selves and putting their passions and gifts into the world.
Thrive for Creatives
I generally avoid influencer conferences, like I avoid cholera. BUT, do you want to know what I’ve encountered so far this week at Alt Summit? An army of compassionate, generous, ferociously intelligent women, working tirelessly to effect change, inspire goodness and light, and to support others in living more creative, joy-filled lives.
Alt Summit has been a truly incredible experience from start to finish. Being surrounded by hundreds of women who are all confidently pursuing their dreams and creating amazing work and communities has been unbelievably inspiring. The speakers know their stuff and share their knowledge generously and the whole conference has been full of a ah-ha moments. I’m heading home with a full heart and a brain overflowing with ideas and inspiration.
It’s hard to describe the feeling of being at Alt but we’ll try with a few keywords: inspiring, thoughtful, open, receptive, collaborative, engaging, and accepting.
Your Digital Stylist
Alt Summit has made careers. Many of them. We wouldn’t still be in business, let alone thriving, without what we’ve learned at Alt over the years. Give back where you get it.