Every Wednesday on our WNW post, we like to share what’s new in the shop, but today we are changing direction slightly to share Emily and Raquel’s experience at the Austin Woman 17th Anniversary Celebration. Austin Woman Magazine celebrates, connects, and empowers women throughout the community. (In case you missed it, Emily and Raquel were featured in the 17th Anniversary Issue’s Women to Watch section!) They had a fun, filled-day of listening to expert panels compromised of Austin women and female-run business owners. Here are some of Emily’s takeaways from the event.
The first session we attended was all about “burnout”. Burnout is a diagnosable syndrome that is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. In this modern day and age, there are so many pressures that women experience in their career and personal lives. The panel of experts discussed the causes of burnout and how to practice mind and body wellness to succeed. Some solutions include setting boundaries, creating realistic expectations, and single-tasking. Have you experienced burnout? If so, how did you combat it?
The second session discussed cultivating an empowering company culture and building the right team for a successful business. The panel included Kim Hanks of Whim Hospitality, Alicia Marie of People Biz Inc., Janice Omadeke of the Mentor Method, and Kathryn Pace of Kendra Scott. The panelists each stressed the importance of setting core values. The panel also stressed that their is not one set company culture that is fit or right for every business. The company culture you set should fit your business and its goals.
The final panel, which took place during the luncheon, featured women who have graced the cover of Austin Woman through the years. They each took the time to discuss their journey to success and also their hardships along the way. We found that we could very easily relate to the hardships they’ve experienced in their personal and professional lives. Their journeys inspired us to relish in the special moments, but to also appreciate the moments in between.
Being in a room full of inspiring, empowered, and “gritty” women further motivated us to keep striving for success. Raquel & I are committed to our business & our clients. We are excited for what the future holds!