The panel was comprised of (L to R) : Diana Morris, Courtenay Rogers Emerald Mitchell, Sondra Noble, and Micah Rene
Attendees networked, and we kicked off the evening with sharing a WIN with your neighbor. A WIN is anything GOOD that’s happened.
The panel was moderated by Tiffany Perkins of Nashville Blogging Collective.
Here are some of the inspirational takeaways from the panelists:
- Be persistent. Passion will always follow you through.
- When Emerald started her non-profit, Moves and Grooves, she had great vision and no money. She wrote 50 grants, and none were approved.
- People don’t fund programs, they fund people.
- 16 years later, she’s around to tell us about the ups and downs.
- Men aren’t afraid to throw out their ideas, ask for money and to take a step forward. Courtenay champions female-owned businesses as Director at Pathways.
- It’s okay to try and mess up. You’ll learn from it and then move forward.
- Courtenay ran as the Democratic Primary District 63 Candidate and lost. However, she paved the way for others to follow.
- Diana’s job looked great on paper, but I never gave myself permission to change my mind.
- I had defined my standard of success by other people’s standards.
- As a personal development coach, Diana asked the crowd – What do you want? Do you trust yourself to change your mind?
- As a businesswoman, wife, and mom, Sondra shared snippets on the juggling act of work and life.
- She read snippets from a Real Simple article discussing the alluring and ideal The Highly Regimented Woman.
- I am a good, kind, inclusive woman. But I don’t care what people think about me.
- Feel the fear. Do it anyway.
- Find someone who is worthy of you.
- You have to get comfortable being alone. Not everyone will understand your dream, and that’s okay because it’s not for them.
Remember, failure has happened to each of us and comes packaged in all shapes and sizes. You are not alone. Dust yourself off, and keep moving forward!