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Provocateur-led " Success-storming " sessions identified critical
discussion topics
Toasting fabulous Smart Women everywhere
Stacy Pederson
Amilya Antonetti
Tara Renze
By JT Long
hen events women come together to celebrate each other,
they do more than toast Veuve Clicquot (although there was
plenty of that, too). They build networks. The 7th Smart Woman
Summit at Grand Hyatt Nashville this week brought together leaders for a
power day of education, networking and brainstorming. " We want you to
leave empowered to take charge of your physical, emotional and financial
lives, " explained Marin Bright, Smart Meetings founder and CEO.
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But First...Problem Solving
After a warm welcome reception poolside that left everyone feeling supported
with personalized undergarment gifting from Essential Bodywear,
the group started bright and early with " success-storming " circles.
The conversations led by " provocateurs " trained in the art of asking
evolving questions covered the topics of innovation, mentorship and
entrepreneurship-supporting event bosses in their time of need. The
common denominator from all the groups was that women need
a " phone an expert friend " option in times of need. Oh, and a couple
more hours in the day would help as well.
The Power to Take Action
Every participant has their own needs and their own journey, so the day
began with an exercise to uncover what those are and a brainstorming
session to address them. That is why it was only fitting that the first
speaker was Tara Renze, the author of Be Who You Came to Be.
Renze wrote her book based on a note sent by her grandmother and
the idea that each person gets to decide how they want to live regardless
of who other people think they should be, who they were in the past or even
who they are today. Her three-step plan is a guide to create a life of genuine
happiness and how to unapologetically live that life to the fullest potential. " Own
your perfectly flawed self and never play small again, " she advised.
That sinking feeling in your gut accompanied by a voice in your head telling you
to run is only natural when facing new situations, explained mindset coach Tracy
Litt. Litt pointed out that our fear is an evolutionary tool that developed to warn us
when we are venturing into dangerous territory. In order to take the risky step of
moving beyond our comfort zone, we have to embrace that fear and reassure it
that everything will be okay. " Make decisions based on your vision for where you
want to be in the future, not where you have been or are now, " she said.
To ensure the day's wisdom didn't get tossed in the " easier said than done " file,
strategic advisor and founder of Designing Genius, Amilya Antonetti shared concrete
steps for modifying behavior to get new results. This cheat sheet included:
Identify why you do what you do; Decide if your actions are serving your desired
outcomes; Be efficient with your energy; Create actions based on that information
A Gala to Remember You
The day of education was followed by the Smart Women in Meetings Awards
Gala, recognizing multiple years of winners in the categories of Rising Stars,
Entrepreneurs, Industry Leaders, Stellar Performers, Innovators, Visionaries and
Hall of Fame. Princess Sarah Culberson spoke at the gala and encouraged these
accomplished and inspirational women, who are usually behind the scenes serving
others, to take time for themselves and reflect on " what fills their tank " and to
make that a priority. " You have to be whole so you can help others, " she said.
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

September Cover
Bright Perspective
Smart buzz
Feature: Event Mavericks
Event Recap
Destination: Western Canada
Destination: Tucson
Destination: Nebraska
Destination: Palm Springs
Destination: Wosconsin
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