In the heart of London, Ontario, at the prestigious Hunt Club, I had the privilege of stepping into an extraordinary event that was both powerful and inspiring. The 2022 EB Empowered Business Forum was not just an event; it was a celebration of the resilience, strength, and vision of women in the world of business. As a photographer and videographer, I had the honor of documenting this remarkable day.
A Vision Brought to Life
The magic of the day began with the incredible founders who breathed life into this vision, along with the unwavering support of some truly amazing vendors. The event space was transformed into a hub of empowerment and creativity. The atmosphere buzzed with anticipation, and it was evident that something extraordinary was about to unfold.
The Highlight Video: Reliving the Empowerment
The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the highlight video. It's a powerful visual representation of the day's events, capturing the emotions, the connections, and the shared experiences that made this event so special. The video is a testament to the incredible community that came together to celebrate empowerment and inspiration.
A Market of Inspiration
The day started with the finishing touches of setup as attendees began to arrive, eagerly exploring the vendor market. The list of vendors was a testament to the diversity and innovation of women-led businesses. It was a shopping experience like no other. Notable among the vendors was Uplift, serving coffee that added an extra dose of energy to the morning.
My role at the event was not just to document but to capture the essence of the day. I brought in a second photographer to ensure we didn't miss a single moment. One of the highlights of the event was the provision of free headshots in the staging area set up by Jillian Summers. Meeting and chatting with these incredible women while capturing their headshots was a privilege.
Seeing these photos being used as profile pictures, email signatures, and shared proudly on their social media platforms was immensely gratifying. There's nothing quite like the feeling of knowing your work is being appreciated and making a positive impact.
Empowering Charitable Giving
Charity was a core element of the event. All attendees were encouraged to bring a pair of pajamas as their donation to Anova. Anova is a charity dedicated to challenging and eliminating patriarchal patterns that lead to gender-based sexual violence and inequality. It was a beautiful display of the power of giving and the commitment to making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.
The event featured a lineup of speakers who shared their knowledge and experiences. While capturing the event, I had the opportunity to listen and learn from these speakers. Their wisdom and insights left me inspired and ready to take on the world. It was the perfect way to wrap up the whirlwind of the wedding season and prepare for the challenges and opportunities the rest of the year would bring.
Empowerment and Connection
Being in a room filled with empowering and inspiring women was a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. Although some of the topics discussed may not have been directly related to my field, there's always something to learn from every speaker.
The 2022 EB Empowered Business Forum was a celebration of empowerment, unity, and the incredible potential of women in business. It was an honor to document this day and capture the strength and determination of the women who attended.
The impact of this event extended far beyond those who were physically present. It was a reminder that when women come together to support and uplift each other, incredible things happen. It was a day that will be remembered as a source of inspiration for years to come.