What an incredible journey this has been! When I began as First Lady of California, I had a vision of what The Women’s Conference could be, but I had no idea what it would eventually become. Together we have expanded into a global network and watched our community grow over the years into the nation’s premier forum for women. Over one million of us have gathered together at our amazing live events and here online to help one another become Architects of Change in our own lives, in our communities and in our world.
Like so many of you experiencing transition and reinvention in your own lives, it’s time for me to start a whole new chapter. As I move forward, I’ll do so as a wiser woman because of the many lessons I’ve learned over the last seven years. I know that l must continue to use my voice the way I believe it was meant to be used: to help empower women, to help families who struggle to balance responsibilities of work, children, and aging parents, and to connect people with one another. I want to make the world a more compassionate place, a place where people feel seen, valued and connected.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how much we’ve all experienced, accomplished and shared over the last years. Join me in taking a look back.