This past week I was surrounded by thousands of women who are changing the world. Most wonderful week ever. First at the Women in the Word conference, where 2,000 women and I heard the likes of the first female president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, the Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris, Shelby Knox, Renee Montagne, Chelsea Clinton, and many, many others. The day was wrapped up by the insanely amazing Meryl Streep! Meryl Streep’s speech is below… Did I mention that I was on the eighth row? This day was so incredible. At one point, Meryl Streep said that the world was “no longer going to be run by electricity, but by GIRL POWER!!!” I was constantly energized, constantly inspired. Along the way I met wonderful women who were all committed to changing the world for women and girls everywhere.
After Meryl, Secretary Clinton took the stage! and encapsulated the spirit of the event by saying that being a woman in the world “means never giving up, on yourself, your potential, your future. It means getting up, working hard and putting a country or a community on your back.” “ Be fearless, be committed, be audacious.”
After Hillary’s final words, the energy and excitement in the room was palpable. To be in a space full of people who were empowered and ready to make change was one of the most amazing, inspiring experiences of my life, and it reminded me that change is possible, and that YOU can make it happen!