It has been a most AMAZING APRIL as I gave THREE Talks on a global platform, received an ICONIC WOMAN Award, and enriched my network and potentially, my networth!
I recently got back from an amazing 10 days in India, at the Women Economic Forum 25th annual conference.
It was such a glorious time of fellowship and bonding, I was amazed to be in the company of thousands of new faces, and yet still feel the magical power of love and of friendship in a very tangible way.
With so much multi-faceted brilliance and creativity under one roof, it was humbling to share space with so many women from all over the world - each one delightfully unique.
Different faces. Different colours. Different shapes. Different accents. Different cultures. So much diversity, yet when you looked beyond the surface, you could see we ALL had the same challenges, desires, hopes and dreams. We each shared stories of overcoming and reclaiming humanity through our individual Brilliance. Different stories, yet all the same....It was truly humbling, and for me, another reminder that a Master Designer is at work ....
My time at #WEF2019 in India was memorable - ALL of it. From sharing my own story during a plenary session on stage in a huge ballroom with hundreds of my 'Soul-Sisters' listening intently and cheering me on, to sharing my deeper thoughts on my chosen topics with smaller groups of women during the parallel sessions, to applauding and celebrating other amazing speakers and awardees; to stocking up on Vitamin E whilst soaking in the lovely sunshine .... it was ALL memorable!
I even found time to meet/mentor a member of my Shine Mentoring Hub who is currently a medical student in India, as well as spend precious time with an old friend from secondary school whom I hadn't seen in 34 years!
It was an altogether enriching experience. Definitely an experience I would gladly repeat.
I have in fact promised myself to make WEF annual conference my annual retreat, to connect and create a better world, along with some of the most amazing women in the world. (Want to get involved? Send me a private message!)
Here's the Final Word: Wherever and whoever you are, don't let anything or anyone dull your Shine.
Never stop being your unique authentic self. Never stop shining the spotlight on your brilliance. SHINE: because it is a divine mandate!
And if anyone asks you what time it is, you tell them (with attitude) that:
It is Show Time!
It is TIME TO SHINE!
Whilst I don't look for external VALIDATION as I prefer to self-validate, RECOGNITION is Sweet! It is Empowering! It is Encouraging!
Thank you Women Economic Forum (WEF), All Ladies League (ALL) and Dr Harbeen Arora for the GLOBAL platform, the Recognition and the honour.