Life is too short to get embroiled in nugatory drama. As much as possible I steep myself in positivity and associate myself with people who uplift me rather then pull me under. Life is so much easier this way.
Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending a retreat sponsored by Care.com as one of their ambassadors. It was an amazingly uplifting weekend where smart women got together to brainstorm, eat great food, network, and soak up the lovely Berkshire mountains. It was an experience I won’t soon forget.
I was enthralled by the sheer brilliance of Sheila Marcelo, Care.com’s Founder and CEO. With a dual degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, Sheila is one of the smartest women in the online business. And her team of co-founders, including Donna Levin, VP of Operations, were noticeably passionate about their work and the lives they are improving by providing quality care options for families from child care to elderly care to pet care. I love seeing teams of colleagues who not only love what they do, but respect one another in the process. Care.com is a visionary company for working with digital moms who are revolutionizing the online space. I don’t say this because I officially work with Care.com. I say this because it’s true!
I was honored to also join designer and writer supreme, Christine Koh, of Boston Mamas, brilliant site founder and all-around brilliant digital maven, Amy Keroes, of Mommy Tracked, powerhouse magazine editor, Ellen Siedman of Love That Max, ultimate influencer, brainiac, and blogger extraordinaire, Lindsay Maines, of Rock and Roll Mama, distinuguished digital strategist, Morra Aarons Mele of Women Online, and the incomparable Cooper Munroe, of The Motherhood.
Can you feel the brain power? If you can feel it, imagine how it felt to be amongst these powerhouses! We knew being together was rare and special. We stayed up into the wee hours of the mornings just talking and sharing. It was wonderful.
I feel honored to work in the coming year with this strong team of women and Care.com pushing forth innovative ideas and vibing off women whose creativity and genius rank in the stratosphere.
When was the last time you were among people who you admire, respect, and who uplift you?