On October 3, 2012 VancouverMom.ca joined forced with our friends at Modern Mama and Entrepreneur Mom Now Vancouver to present Leading Moms. It was a day of inspiration, featuring moms who are making a difference in fashion, culture, politics, business, the arts, science, media, and a whole lot of other areas. We were treated to talks, videos, musical performances and a fashion show. We ate breakfast inside, and we ate lunch outside in the sunshine. We were energized and motivated by the whole experience.
Videos from Leading Moms
If you weren’t able to make it to Leading Moms, we’d like to share some of the day with you to give you a taste of what happened. We think it will convince you to attend the next event, for sure. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing a video every other week. Check back regularly to re-live the most inspiring moments of the day, or to see it for the first time. If you haven’t seen them, you’ll want to check out our first few videos:[unordered_list style=”bullet”]
- Leading Moms: Kicking it Off
- Leading Moms: Christy Clark Keynote
- Leading Moms: Photographer Dina Goldstein
- Leading Moms: Dr. Gail Murphy Talks Tasks
Sandra Heusel is a Vancouver mom, and the Communications Director for Eaton Arrowsmith Schools. With a 15-year background in special education, she works to help students with learning disabilities and attention difficulties. She is also one of the founding staff members of the Eaton Arrowsmith Schools. She spoke to us about Barbara Arrowsmith Young, whose groundbreaking work forms the basis for the approach at Eaton Arrowsmith. Sandra also talked about how, sometimes, dreams can happen, sharing stories from her work. It was amazing to hear about the difference it can make in the lives of young people when they’re able to overcome their challenges and flourish. If you could use some inspiration, or you’re parenting a child with learning difficulties, you’ll want to see this video. Add it to the top of your to-do list pronto!
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.