Last week I went to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Austin. What is Mom 2.0? I’ll let Texas Monthly explain. I connected with a lot of inspiring folks and learned a whole new set of communication ninja skills for Girls That Create.
Google attended as a main sponsor to promote its Be Internet Awesome program. Its purpose is to teach kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. I will be using the Family Guide to help my girls become more informed online users and there’s also a Digital Wellbeing Guide to help spark discussion within families about screen time.
Brené Brown Special
The stars also aligned so I was able to see Brené Brown again at Mom 2.0. Brené actually spoke at the very first Mom 2.0 over a decade ago…the talk focused on how to self-publish a book when no one else will give you a publishing deal. It was also revealed that when I saw Brené last year, Netflix was in the audience. Which is how you can now watch a talk similar to what I saw on the streaming service. And you should watch it.
Which takes me to Melinda Gates. She spoke with Krys Boyd (the host of the radio/podcast show THINK) about why providing opportunities to women is the key to bettering society as a whole. Guess what? Turns out Brené Brown’s book The Gift of Imperfection made an impact on Melinda (always funny when things you’re interested in mingle unexpectedly). Don’t pass up hearing this THINK episode.
Little Humor and Gratitude
I saw the author Mary Laura Philpott speak at Mom 2.0 and am a fan of her newsletter. In the most recent one she links to this amusing essay about kissing high heels goodbye.
I’ve got a lot of material in the works (including some fabulous interviews), make sure you visit the site over the next few weeks. As always, thank you for reading. Girls That Create could not continue without your support. Share with those you know will totally dig its purpose.