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The theme for WMB’s 12th annual Conference & Awards is ‘A Different Perspective’. 

There is beauty in a world where diversity – of beliefs, customs and perspectives, are allowed to flourish. Imagine if we were all the same, if we went about our business with similar attitudes, with limited awareness. All it takes is having a different perspective, a broader perspective and you suddenly have limitless possibilities.

“The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”  Oprah Winfrey

Business ideas are generated because there are people who ‘dare to dream’.  Of course, it takes a host of traits to bring an idea forward to create a successful business.  You could say it takes a different perspective.  Just think about such incredible women as J.K. Rowling and her ability to dream up Harry Potter; Sarah Blakely who invested her life savings to launch SPANX or Oprah Winfrey who founded the Oprah Winfrey Network.

With this in mind, we invite you to consider nominating a person you admire, a woman who by taking a different perspective has succeeded in her business life, inspired positive change, placed innovation at her core.

This person may have offered you a sounding board on occasion, a job or even helped with a promotion.  She might have shared her own success stories and failures so that you could learn from her voice of experience.

We would also encourage you to look at your own path thus far.  Take stock of your own successes and put yourself forward so that others can be inspired.

 

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