Elizabeth Lesser: Magic in the Air at Women & Power
You know that enduring sound in your ears after a long, loud, live concert? That’s what my whole body felt like after the 2012 Women & Power conference. I’m still vibrating from the energy of 500 remarkable women of all ages, from all over the world who gathered at Omega. It was an exuberant quilt of humanity. Even though women shared difficult challenges for themselves and from their regions of the world, the prevailing mood was one of hope and innovation. The word I heard from attendees over and over was “magic.” There was magic in the air as women from different countries and all over the U.S. listened to keynote talks, panels, and duet conversations, and shared their own stories with each other. It was heartening for us at Omega to witness friendships naturally blossoming, collaborations spontaneously occurring, and plans being hatched over meals--international schemes to change the world!