MO’s MO’ments and Lessons from the 7th Annual Women Who Influence Event

MO’s MO’ments and Lessons from the 7th Annual Women Who Influence Event

This year I had the privilege of co-hosting the 7th Annual Women Who Influence Event and for the first time, the entire event was live online. Never could I have imagined that we would be running this day as an online event and there were times when I wondered if we even could pull it off–bringing together eight female leadHERs across multiple countries, continents and time zones was no easy feat. But we did it and 165 registrants joined us! Along with my dedicated team at canfitpro, I am proud to say that the 7th Annual Women Who Influence Event–LeadHERship: Elevate your own leadership and inspire others to rise with you–did not disappoint!

Now that I’ve had a MO’ment to reflect on the event and canfitpro’s GLOBAL two-day conference that followed this event, I wanted to share with you just a few of the key lessons that stood out to me. I hope these insights will MO’tivate and inspHER you.

Shakera Martin led the day and was the first speaker. I first saw Shakera in the 2021 Optimyz Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers magazine and what inspired me most about Shakera Martin was her smile and her contagious and vivacious energy. She had a powerful story about doing yourself the justice you deserve by showing up. We need to tap into our vibes on a daily basis so we can shine and attract the things we want to experience into our world. What things can you do and include in your life that makes you feel good? Shakera has always loved to dance. If you know me, then you know that for me this is MO’vement. As Shakera reminded us, MO’vement is such a great way to change our energy. To really take yourself to the next level, you have to take it up a notch by doing what lights you up every day. When you learn how to keep tapping into the things that light you up, you can help others find the way to do so as well and discover what they love about themselves. That is leadHERship and how to help others rise with you.

Next, Cassandra Chin asked a phenomenal question about “How do we create more leaders without titles”. When Cassandra started her career as a personal trainer, she was the only female trainer, and her story speaks to the disparity of representation between female and male trainers in the fitness industry and her challenges with establishing herself in this space as a female power lifter. What shifted her story is an example of what happens when we create space, commit to connecting and building community. Cassandra told us the story about “The Bars & Belles” a thriving community for female powerlifters she has created for women who are not afraid to lift. Her vision was to create and foster safe environments for learning, development and growth.  You do not have to do this alone. Think of the people who have inspired you to grow, and how can you keep that growth going? Have targets every week to keep going. Cass needed a lot of courage to do what she has done which she continues to show and role MO’del as she keeps going and growing in the industry. Our communities give us strength and courage to keep going and growing. This is how we rise.