Wordless Wednesday: #C2MTL Madness and Motherhood

May 27, 2015 No Comments TAGS: Career

Erica Diamond here reporting live from Day 2 at C2MTL.;)

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For those of you who may not have heard of C2MTL, well, I quote my friend Jenn Campbell of Diary Of A Social Gal… I think she says it best:

The likes of ALEC BALDWIN, ANDRE AGASSI and CHELSEA CLINTON  are headliners, along with the beyond impressive likes of other inspiring and brilliant globe-changers including JANE MCGONIGAL, JORDAN BROWN, ADAM GARONE, DAVID SHING, KIMBAL MUSK, MARIJE VOGELZANG, CAITHRIN RINTOUL,  LEILANI MUNTER, MARIKA ANTHONY SHAW and MORTEN ALBAEK.

The venue is astoundingly cool (next level) and entertainment comes by way of epic homegrown band Arcade Fire.

Yes, commerce and creativitiy are about to explode in the best way and we’ll have all the exclusive coverage.”

Also take a look at this. You might know someone at 1:30.

It’s my third time at C2, and it is nothing short of awesome. This conference is the real deal. Trailblazers, out of the box thinkers, creators, all here to learn, network, and up their games. In a nutshell, very WomenOnTheFence-esque.

But, as I have blogged before, you can’t do it all.

And motherhood took precedence this morning. I missed some incredible speakers here today. As I walked into the conference an hour ago, three people came up to me and said, “You’re just getting here now? The morning was so you! You would have loved it!”

I get it. Yes, I know. Thanks. But I stick to my policy and priorities always… family first, work second. And it was worth everything to see our little Prince Charmant in the school French play. Those memories you can’t get back.

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Take a look at what’s going on here today.

Also very WomenOnTheFence-esque, by the way? Everyone around me now is drinking beer and wine outside with lunch. So great. I am sitting this one out though.

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A ferris wheel to give life a new perception from new heights.

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A panoramic view of the Media Room. There I am on the left.

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Day 1, yesterday, arriving

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Honestly starstruck. In the company of a total visionary Kimbal Musk, bother of Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla.

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In THE NEST EXPERIMENT with a total stranger. We had to choose symbols that meant something to each of us. Then we got each others’ symbols tattooed on our arms – forever bonded. Then we left the nest and discovered what our symbols meant. Mine was CONVICTION. My parner’s was presence.

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Kinda like Sex and the City? No. Great gals I call friends. Women of C2 representing. From left: Leisa Lee, Katia Piccolino, me and Sandra Rinaldi

So before I leave you to go learn some more, some highlights and wisdom coming out of the conference thus far:

I’ll keep you posted. Looking forward to hearing Chelsea Clinton tomorrow. Sad to miss Andre Agassi late this afternoon – again, double baseball games and a high school parents welcome reception that will take precedence. Ahh the joys of feeling torn between parenting and career! Welcome to real life…  A bientot! Erica3

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