Munich, Germany -- I know that everyone must say this, but when you first walk in the door at DLD Women it hits you in the face and you just stand there looking around because there are so many women in one place. Wait! I mean, there are so many high-level women in one place. I only experienced that one other time. The 360 degree column was great and I fast became friends with them and even made some experiments with our videos. Watching and meeting Lisa Ma who has now connected me to a friend of her's here in Beijing where I am at the moment. You could say DLD Women was like a discovery mission: discovery not for the speeches but because I didnt know anyone and every time I met someone it was like uncovering diamonds. Women dont really boast well, but being a trained fashion model and tech entrepreneur, I have no problem with that (laugh). It was about learning what other women did: and I met so many that every time they told me another project they had done; like designing the entire retail strategy and building all the retail chains for Hagen-Daz in China....(MAMOUTH) and then continuing on about other top successes. Meeting the woman from big corporations that were starting their own jewelry business was so exciting to see that for every big front there is a big back. Being introduced to other people that were from fashion industry and then getting invited to a tea to hear about Miss Joo from MCM who shared so openly about her experiences of building the MCM brand and being a woman and building in China. Gasp. I can only give the one criticism of, why there is not a software like the google glasses that will let us look around and know everyone. Or an APP but I think more I'm looking for my Gucci Google AR Glasses. Women in Tech, my favorite subject: great pannel moderator--asking critical questions that really helped me have new ideas for 360Fashion Network. Finding out that same journalist runs 5 magazines about tech and has been in the business for 35 years. I can keep going on: what about the girl from Austria who invented the book scanning robot with 1 finger that scans tons of books all over the world--she said she tried 3 times first two times failed and her investors were bummed to say the least but she got it RIGHT on the 3rd time. WOW. And she could be a model. Let alone spending time with my partner over days which is a rare occasion because we work so hard. Let alone women taking their career and homelife into their own hands and having kids on their own, and also so many women with families and careers. Women, like diamonds waiting to be buffed and uncovered from dust. PS: WOMEN ROCK. WOMEN IN TECH.
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