On February 19, 2015, the #WOWW Campaign had its first event with Apple Inc. Guests had the opportunity to ask a panel of five women questions related to their personal and professional lives using devices provided by Apple Inc.
The panelists included (from L to R): Margaret Jabour (Co-Owner of Twin Liquors), Dana DeBeauvoir (Travis County Clerk), Rhoda Mae Kerr (Chief of Austin Fire Department), Rashanna Moss (Owner of Pure Barre Austin), and Beth Lasita (Owner of Pinnacle Construction of Austin Inc. & Co-Owner of the Grove Wine Bar).
Some guests asked questions related to starting a business while others wondered how they handled criticism and speculation. The sold-out event was not only well attended but, a huge success due to a number of different factors. The panel displayed characteristics that were felt well before questions began. Panelists interacted and engaged with all of those attending before and after the discussion took place. All five panelists were transparent, vulnerable, inspiring and full of humor. The #WOWW Campaign will be forever grateful to these women that took time out of their busy schedules to share their wisdom and knowledge with others. The purpose of this event was to create an intimate setting where women come together to encourage one another through experiences and pivotal moments. Our purpose and more was achieved thanks to the energy that was brought forth by all parties involved.
A few hours before the event began, Dana DeBeauvoir signed the first gay marriage license in the state of Texas. When someone tweeted “what has been your proudest moment in your career?” she responded: “today!” The crowd could not help but cheer and rejoice after she responded. Many people personally gave their testimonials after the questions were answered due to the amount of transparency that was encouraged by all of the panelists.
Guests enjoyed appetizers and beverages at Haymaker thanks to our proud partner, Apple Inc. Thank you Apple Inc. for allowing us all to experience a memorable event. Pictures from the event can be seen on our #WOWW Campaign Facebook page.
We encourage those that attended to leave your feedback and comments on our Facebook page so that in the future, we can continue to do what you enjoyed and change what you did not. Stay tuned for an announcement about our upcoming event in April. Tickets will first be available to our newsletter subscribers so make sure you sign up!