Attending the ShesConnected Conference 2012 was an eventful weekend filled with learning and networking with some of the best Canadian digital women. I have a lot to share but will only give you the highlights!
Favorite speaker at ShesConnected Conference 2012
My favourite speaker was Kate White, Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine and her motivational talk. Her words of wisdom really hit home with me from this extremely successful gutsy women I will take her advice.
I also picked up her latest book “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know”. I am certainly looking forward to the plane ride home on Tuesday when I get a chance to dive into it.
Workshops at ShesConnected Conference
The workshops were loaded with information on integrating social media tools which I heavily participated in learning. This will give me better ways of delivering our frugal tips and tricks to our much loved viewers. Yes, that is you!
I am happy to report to you that we will be broadcasting much more YouTube videos. I will share my frugal ways in the kitchen so keep your eyes out and subscribe to the Grocery Alerts Channel. Thanks to Laura Berg, founder of My Smart Hands the YouTube guru on baby sign language. She answered some questions and assured me the confidence that was holding me back!
Grocery Alerts also had the opportunity to speak to a group of influential bloggers on monetizing and optimizing their blogs to generate income. Along side of me sat the lovely Danielle Connelly from Mother of Deal. She makes deal hunting easy. The strong hard working Christine Culley Owner of MommyMatter, a community site of moms that vent, share and relax.
My Sponsor ShesConnected Conference 2012
I was sponsored by Canada Beef to attend ShesConnected Conference for digital women, I want to especially thank Canada Beef. Without them I would of missed out on the event. As a brand ambassador for Canada Beef I am looking forward to the year ahead blogging about beef.
Sponsors at the ShesConnected Conference 2012
MacDonalds supplied me with free Moka and smoothies all weekend long and our very own personalized MacDonalds coffee mug with our twitter handle!
They also promised to send us more great coupons too. Maple Leaf and all their free swag and loads of coupons as well as Iogo a 100% owned Canadian company, Almond Fresh, our friends at Adult Essentials they gave me a free pack of their new Fiber gummy vitamin, Ford Canada, and Telus, just to name a few.
Networking at ShesConnected 2012
One of the best part of attending the conference was meeting the attendees. I was pleased to catch up with some of the old as well as some new fellow bloggers. I made some great contacts with other ladies that blog about deals, as well as some personal finance bloggers, foodies and of course the mommy bloggers. Here is a list below of some of the amazing people I had the privilege of meeting. You might want to check out their blogs too!
It was unfortunate that I did not get a chance to sit in on every workshop and session, but I am grateful to have much more tools to help bring better savings to our viewers!