Last Thursday, I had the incredible privilege of attending the EB Empowered Business Forum for the second year in a row, capturing the essence of this empowering event through both photos and video. This year's forum took place in the awe-inspiring Kelloggs building in London, Ontario. The transformation of this vast industrial space into a warm and welcoming event area was nothing short of remarkable, all thanks to the dedicated and creative team of vendors and the visionary founders of the event.
Empowerment in Action
This forum is a testament to the power of women supporting women. Run by two visionary female entrepreneurs, the EB Empowered Business Forum is designed to support and empower women in business. Attendees had the opportunity to soak in the wisdom of renowned speakers, explore a shoppable market, and connect with fellow entrepreneurs.
Not only was I there to document the event, but I also had the privilege of being an audience member. The speakers were not only inspiring but genuinely informative, leaving me feeling excited and ready to take on the world. The event's tagline, "You Belong Here," truly encapsulated the welcoming atmosphere created by these two inspiring women.
Creating Lasting Memories
One of the highlights for me at this year's forum was offering free headshots to attendees in the staging area, beautifully set up by Jillian Summers' team. It's the second year we've provided this service, and the feeling of seeing these incredible women use their headshots for their profiles, email signatures, and social media posts is truly heartwarming. We love to see our photos being put to such good use!
Making a Difference
This event was not just about empowerment; it was also about making a positive impact. The EB Empowered Business Forum raised funds for the BeaYoutiful Foundation, an organization dedicated to building the next generation of confident women. One of the most moving moments of the event was when a young girl took the stage to share her story. Her articulate, confident, and inspiring words had everyone in the audience laughing and shedding tears. It's not often you see an 8-year-old captivate a room full of adults with such grace and wisdom.
A Showcase of Entrepreneurship
The event also featured a marketplace where some incredible vendors showcased their businesses. Attendees had the chance to not only discover unique products and services but also learn about the inspiring women behind them. If you're looking to support any of these amazing vendors, we've got a list for you:
As I reflect on the growth and impact of this event from year one to year two, I can only imagine what the future holds. I was thrilled to be asked back to capture this extraordinary event and look forward to witnessing the continued success and empowerment of women in business. Keep an eye out for our highlight video coming soon!