Ordinarily, I don't have the wherewithal to compose a blog post while I'm still at Blissdom Canada but I wanted to share this as soon as possible.
I just returned from hearing Christine Bentley talk about the Art of the Pivot. For folks in the GTA, she was a well known TV anchor for CTV. More recently she has been on SiruisXM with her radio show What She Said. The short story is, for many years she worked hard and succeeded in broadcast journalism. When that part of her career ended, she needed to find something else she did, hence the move to radio (amongst other things).
Something she said at the end of her story struck me because I knew it to be true but had not heard it articulated in this way before. Simply put, the myth that women are competitive with each other is for the most part a myth. Her experience (and this has been mine in the digital world) is that women support each other. Chris has found that women do not hoard their knowledge or their skills and that we share with other to help each other improve and succeed. She's right, we do.
She called us a sisterhood and I loved that. That is what this thing feels like, a sisterhood (and yes, it's still a sisterhood when some of our sisters are men). I love this awesome network of bloggers and tweeters and podcasters and am so excited about how the rest of the weekend will unfold.
Christine gave me goosebumps this afternoon and I thank her for that. Looking forward to many more goosebump moments!!