Cecily Sommers then provided an introduction to the conference. A couple of things she mentioned that struck a chord for me are:
- Wall of Email - this refers to the daily tasks that we all have to do just to stay afloat. Often these tasks take so much out of us that there isn't much left to start to work toward a different future.
- Leadership from a vision - this refers to the power and quality of leadership that comes from a clear vision for the future. Her example in this space was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his "I have a dream" vision.
Overall this kickoff set a great tone for the next two days.