I watched from my seat as Linda Sarsour raised her fist in the air, walking towards the stage with Carmen Perez with a powerful anthem playing. At that moment my eyes began to water with overwhelming emotion. The second they began to speak at my very first Her Conference, I knew my life was going to change.
According to the website, Her Conference “is the leading career development conference for college women.” It was the sixth one and I decided, with a help from a friend recommendation, to attend for the first time.
Each keynote and panel impacted my life in one way or another. Here are a few that stood out to me: