So, we’re in the last few days before the conference. These are the detail days. The part that I’m not great at. I have always had someone else to back me up on the detail phase. People like my former co-worker and good friend, Jackie Macha or my extremely detailed ex-boss, Charles Gallatin. Even my staff from when I was a marketing director at Goodwill of Central Texas. They did the details. I let them work their magic and they got it done.

So here I am. I don’t have a staff, co-workers, a boss. It’s me. And. I’m down one speaker who won’t be attending due to a family emergency. So am I freaking out? Kind of. I have to get things printed. Mostly I’m worried about that and picking up door prizes and the logistics of it all. But am I worried about losing a speaker? Nope. Not anymore. You know why?

Because WOMEN CAME TO MY RESCUE. Women I don’t really know. Women I met only because I’m doing this conference. Talented, inspired, interesting women who are rising to the occasion and helping me out. And what have they asked me for in return? Absolutely nothing.

So please, don’t feel bad that we’re down one speaker. Feel lucky because now we have three incredible women talking about women in marketing and advertising. Women who have something to say. Who frankly, KICK-ASS. Thank you to Stefani Zellmer, Creative Director and Queen Zee of Zeehive for heading up this panel of women and saving me this week. And thanks to Stefani’s highly qualified and equally amazing colleagues including Carlotta Stankiewicz, Creative Director at GSD&M and blogger at Well Versed Mom and Rachel Clemens, Founder of Creative Suitcase.

And just to give you a little taste of what these women might be discussing, check out this article from the Atlantic. I know you’re not going to want to miss this one!

Now, let’s get on with the show. I have some details to attend to…