Nancy was the editor in chief of Country Living magazine for 10 years and is now a branding consultant among other things. Jo IS the creative industry. She owns her own publishing company and has partnered with Stampington to produce the magazine Where Women Create. To simply list their accomplishments would not do them justice- More than anything, these women ARE inspiration. They are the picture of style and grace and strength (I liken Nancy to Coco Chanel with her craft on!) They managed to put together a weekend full of the best information, the best women entrepreneurs and the best crafts! What I learned from the weekend is invaluable. Believe in yourself, self promote, and just do it! I think it is one thing to have your mom and your friends tell you you are talented, it's a whole new ballgame when the experts are in the house. To be surrounded by women who truly are there to support you, to answer your questions and who really DO want to see you become successful was very refreshing. There is a reason Nancy and Jo lead our industry. (that and the fact that they'll stand together on a tiny table to get their word out) To both of them I say "Thank you!" I now believe anything IS possible. The sky is the limit. The weekend was a huge success. I am booked for next year already!
Wishing you find the same inspiration, even if you didn't get to go.