Recap: Women Supporting Women Conference 2017

Last week, I attended the Women Supporting Women Conference in Chicago presented by (formerly Mom+Baby), an event that aims to advance women in both professional and political interests. The event offered 2 tracks of speakers on topics such as marketing, networking, public speaking and community and political involvement. I was happy to see so many familiar faces from my local moms in business groups—as well as to meet new people who are running businesses large and small, and making political changes both locally and nationally. Keynote speaker and Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza spoke about how she streamlined the Illinois driver’s license renewal process—as well as her trick for getting her 4-year old to practice his Spanish homework. Another speaker, Becky Carroll of C-Strategies LLC has been active politically for two decades and is one of the co-founders of the recent #StandWithAleppo movement. And Mom+Baby founder Alexandra Eidenberg, is an active local advocate for women’s rights, and is a candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives 17th District seat. All in all, it was a day of catching up with old friends, making new friends, and feeling hopeful about the future—as well as my children’s future. Seeing all of the moms in business making changes big and small was inspiring. And as Susan Mendoza so poignantly said: “Anything is possible!” (both in politics and parenting) Learn how you can become involved with WeWill.