2016 has been a crazy year, and since it hasn't ended yet, what better way than to receive an incredible honor to cap it off?! I humbly received an invitation to the Glamour Women of the Year Summit, happening November 14-15! I was also told by the event organizers that I made it on the short list of nominations to win an award, and though I did not win, I was asked to speak on a workshop panel on how to take the first leap to becoming an entrepreneur; specifically, what has been the "first draft" to my story as an entrepreneur, and how have I written it thus far? How did I even get started?
My personal journey has been an interesting one, to say the least - Forbes covered some bits of it back in August. The biggest addition to this "first draft," however, has been the addition made as of last week.
We've entered a very uncertain chapter in our nation's history. While I experienced my own personal emotional rollercoaster last week, what I know is, we all - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or socio-economic background - deserve a fair, equal opportunity to see our fullest potential...no matter if barriers get put up. We all must keep fighting - through love, compassion, our undying passion for ultimate equality, and the inalienable right we all have to live and thrive as human beings, and take that credo and put it to action.
I am determined to play my part on writing this new chapter in history as one about the fighting spirit of humanity. This is a critical piece to my "first draft" - and I am fiercely determined to write this part well.
I am so honored to take part in this special event with other influential women in sports, media, politics, entertainment, technology and innovation to discuss how we can show the world the power of a community demonstrating their fullest potential and inspiring the next generation to unleash the fight within themselves.