Last Wednesday, the Women’s Enterprise Centre and the Women Lawyers’ Forum of the Manitoba Bar Association presented a ‘speed mentoring’ event at the Reh-Fit Centre.
More than 70 attendees were treated to a very entertaining and enlightening evening as they moved from table to table to listen to life-style experts in a kind of musical chairs manner – I know this because we were unintentionally one chair short and I found myself standing during the first exercise!
The purpose of the evening was to recognize and address the fact that busy entrepreneurial and career women often neglect important aspects of their own health and wellness because their time, and their energies, can only be stretched so far. The format where important and relevant information was delivered in concentrated sound bytes, included a very short period of questions and answers at each table before the bell rang and we were obliged to move on.
Eight tables were manned (or womanned!) by a host of experienced and articulate experts in a variety of fields. There were only six ten-minute snippets so participants had to choose their most-needed or most-desired topics from among the following:
Financial Clarity – Dr. Moira Somers
Office Organizing – Lorraine Mitchell
Wellness – Averill Stephenson
Healthy Eating - Dale Kornelson
Time Management – Lisa Lewis
Personal Training – Suzy Siemens
Home Organizing – Roberta Willits
Fitness – Shauna Watt
It was a fun, informative, and delicious (thanks to Prairie Ink Cafe!) evening. The fact that so many of our friends and clients took advantage of the event to bring balance back into their lives was a great big bonus for us.