PWS Day 2: Behind the scenes, favorite moments, exclusive deals and more!

My PWS Diary - Day 2

By Emily Vogel

Dear Diary,

My boyfriend asked me what I did today – just kidding I don’t have a boyfriend. Craving mozzarella sticks with a side of social interaction, I told the Grubhub delivery woman, Linda, about my day #StayAtHomeOrder.

“I woke up, had coffee with Camila Alves McConaughey, caught up with Regina King, got entrepreneurial advice from Olivia Culpo, Whitney Port, Alexis Ren and even had the opportunity to join a virtual face-to-face mentorship session with country music star Cam.”

Linda responded by asking if I was famous or just crazy. I lied and told her I wasn’t crazy, but that she could also join these amazing conversations at Power Women Summit. Linda is now registered for the event. Needless to say, PWS Day 2 was lit.

Here are some attendee highlights shared on social!

‘Just Shut Up and Do It': ‘Boss’ Women Share Tips on Getting to the Top

The women on the “How to Be a Boss:  Dealmakers, Deciders and Disruptors” panel come from different areas of business, but all had the same message when it came to sharing their hard-earned wisdom on reaching career goals: Don’t question your ability and don’t stand in your own way.

In other words, “Shut up and do it.”

Of course, staying on your path means being willing to follow its twists and turns, said Verizon’s Jo Lambert. “The best lesson you learn is most careers are not linear,” she said.

Watch full panel here.

Dance Like No One's Watching

Boogie on over to the Marketplace to check-out PWS Remix, a selection of empowering playlists curated by Women in Music (WIM) and International DJ Michelle Pesce. Warning: you may feel the sudden urge to dance uncontrollably and sing at the top of your lungs causing concern from your children and the whole neighborhood. Click here to listen

Telling Our Stories Film Competition: For those of you who are looking for more of a chill night in, you'll definitely want to watch the Telling Our Stories Film Competition presented by STARZ. During our evening program, we heard from the six finalists. We'll be screening their films in the marketplace until December 10. Click here to watch

How YouTube Helps Lele Pons and Saweetie Tackle ‘Real’ Topics, Like OCD and Tourette’s Syndrome

YouTube isn’t just a place to watch or make money off of videos — it’s also a great platform for building audiences and connecting with people all around the world who may be going through tough experiences you’re also dealing with, according to creators Lele Pons and Saweetie.

They shared their insights during our session "The Women of YouTube: Driving Diverse Content on the World’s Largest Video Platform" presented by YouTube, part of the Power Women Summit.

Lele recently launched her YouTube original docuseries, “The Secret Life of Lele Pons,” which gave her an opportunity to discuss her own struggles with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome.

“To be honest, I did not want to show that to the world,” Lele said. “But it got to a point that, everybody felt very alone [during lockdowns]. And I was just like, listen, the goal is to not make people say, “Oh, Poor Lele” or something like that. I realized the goal is if I can, let’s say, help one person… that’s so important.”

Watch full panel here

Whitney Port Says Being on ‘The Hills’ Was Both the Best and Worst Thing to Happen to Her Business

If you're a nineties baby like me, you grew up watching Whitney Port on "The Hills" and "The City." She was the OG girl boss with the ultimate style and class. You can imagine how excited I was when I got to hear first hand from Whitney about how she transformed from reality TV star to successful entrepreneur. 

“The TV show happened very organically but then it created this platform for me to start these different businesses,” said Whitney on the panel "Lessons for Success: Empowering Female Entrepreneurs." “The reason why I ended up even doing the spinoff, ‘The City’ [which centered on Whitney moving from Los Angeles to New York to take a job at Diane von Fürstenberg] is so that I could launch my clothing line.”

“I have worked really hard to try to make myself something more than just a reality TV star,” she continued. “I think that’s the hardest barrier for me to break … I feel like I have to constantly prove myself, even though I did start in the fashion industry.”

Whitney appeared on a panel alongside other female entrepreneurs to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities presented by being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated space. The conversation, moderated by Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry, also included actress Olivia Culpo, FabFitFun co-founder Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens, Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price and model Alexis Ren.

Watch full panel here

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In the meantime, stay safe and stay fabulous.

Emily Vogel on behalf of WrapWomen
Content Manager, WrapWomen