Often as moms, it feels like we are faced with a choice between our dreams and our children. We can either chase our dreams (travel, career, etc) or chase our children. Women are celebrated for doing the former and ignored for doing the latter. But there are some women who manage to do both.
On Friday, September 23, 2016, Crisp Media (producer of VancouverMom.ca) will host the fifth annual Leading Moms at the Vancity Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Some of the most talented and accomplished women in Vancouver will share their inspiring stories of leadership and motherhood—how they’ve managed to chase both their dreams and their kids.
I had the chance to attend last year’s event with my friend DeBalino and it was fantastic. We laughed, we cried, we tweeted as fast as we could… and we came away inspired. It was amazing to take a day just to spend with two hundred other moms celebrating us. Moms. Women. World-changers.
This year’s lineup of speakers looks even more fantastic than last year’s. It includes:
- Miss Tara Teng, a mom, doula, TV host, Miss World Canada and human rights activist. I’ve met Tara at a couple other events around the city this year and she is down-to-earth, fun, and so inspiring! I can’t wait to hear what she has to share at Leading Moms.
- Dr. Vanessa LaPointe, a registered pyschologist and best-selling author. I’ve been following Vanessa on Facebook for about the past year and love her advice on parenting and children.
- Bobs & LoLo, songswriters, authors, children’s entertainers, entrepreneurs. We saw these ladies perform at the Healthy Family Expo last year and they were so fun! They had all the kids up and dancing to their fun yet educational songs. I hope they’d do some of those songs for us at Leading Moms!
- plus so many more great women!
Early Bird tickets are on sale until the end of August and include a certificate for $50 off a personalized 45-minute fitskin facial from skoah (regularly $85!). You can also get $10 off your ticket by using code LMKOALAMOM. Or bring 4 friends with you for a discounted group price!
There are a limited number of tickets available to register today. Free childcare is available on a first come, first serve basis! (How can you pass that up?) Breakfast and lunch are also included in your ticket price.
Will I see you there?
I’m an ambassador for Leading Moms; as such, I’ll receive a complimentary ticket to event, but all opinions expressed are my own.