One of the challenges of being a sorta-kinda, stay-at-home mom is that I’m not surrounded by my power women friends that kept my mojo sharp and motivated. Fearing the scenario of what happens to the brain when you complete formal education and don’t engage in anything intellectually stimulating thereafter (aka if you don’t use it, you could lose it) I needed to recharge and reconnect with my hustle girls. Oh, and I needed to maximize my time given that I only have extra help twice a week.
Last Thursday, I gathered some of my gals for a ladies lunch. FYI The idea came to me while I was pumping milk months ago and desperate for an escape from being a milk factory!
But, that’s neither here nor there.
The lunch …
To say that the two hours we spent together was magical is an understatement. The collective energy of these inspirational, hustling, brainy and beautiful women could light up the New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square. It felt like a power house sorority, if your sorority included published authors, major TV producers and anchors, magazine publishers, top fashion designers … you get my point.
Here’s the most beautiful part – it wasn’t about me, me, me. The vibe was so much about sharing and what you can do for the lady sitting next to you. We all just wanted to connect with other women and see what cool projects they are creating.
Sometimes, you need to be in the company of greatness to find your own greatness.
I gave a little toast to the group and my key point was that I believe your network in your net worth. And, with this table of women, I felt like a billionaire.
Women supporting women is such an important part of our professional AND personal success. It’s another way for us to be reminded we should Always Be Your Best You. I encourage all of you to form groups, meet regularly. If that’s not an option, connect socially via FaceBook groups and other avenues. Brainstorming with a group, opening up about your life, learning from others, that’s how you will be the best working mom you can be. We are SO much better when we grow together. Sorry, I know I sound like a poster from 1983, but it’s true!
A special thank you to Hunt & Fish Club NYC for hosting the first #P2LadiesLunch. Um … feel free to offer to host the next one. Also, thank you to my beloved friend Linsey at Behrman PR for putting together a great swag bag for the ladies full of some of my favorite products from ItCosmetics, Kid Lid and The Wet Brush.