What do you get when you combine inspiring women entrepreneurs, amazing bloggers, and a whole lot of learning? An amazing weekend in NYC for HerCampus' National Intercollegiate Conference (#HerConference)! For the past few days, I have been surrounded by like-minded young women from all over the country. I was able to meet some of my blog crushes and many of my blogging besties. The opportunities and connections that come along with blogging are incredible. It has been such a blessing to meet these women and learn from them.
Her Campus Blogger Network with Her Campus Founders
I was able to hear many incredible women speak about their experiences with entrepreneurship. They definitely did not make it seem completely glamorous, which I appreciated. They spoke candidly about the bumps and bruises that occurred during their business adventures as well as the opportunities that came along.
My favorite panels of the day was "Behind the Blog"featuring Carly (The College Prepster), Mackenzie Horan (Design Darling), Jessica Sturdy (Bows & Sequins), and Hallie Wilson (Corals + Cognacs). These ladies gave fantastic advice in regards to blogging. They discussed their favorite blogging networks, where they see blogging going in the future, developing a personal voice, and marketing a blog. I truly valued the knowledge that they shared and having the opportunity to speak with each of them afterwords. How could I pass up a photo opp with Carly?
One of my blogging besties, Briana from Royally Pink - Recognize her from the sidebar?!
Outside of the conference, I had an absolute BLAST hanging out with my roommates, as you can see in the hilariously embarrassing pictures below! Allison and Sarah are so candid, funny, and so down-to-earth. We were hit on by Brazilian men on a rooftop bar, shopped way too hard on 5th Avenue, and ate absurd amounts of food…all while looking extremely fabulous (photos credit to Caroline).
That's how you do duck-face.
Thanks to Twitter, we were also able to arrange an impromptu cupcake meet up with Larissa from Livin' Like LARZ. This girl is the definition of fabulous. Seriously. She's incredibly inspiring and she's not going to wait around for opportunities to find her. She goes out there and creates her opportunities. She's a breath of fresh air and I am so glad we were able to meet up, even for a brief amount of time!
Overall, it was a great weekend. If you ever get the opportunity, attend a conference and plan meet ups with your favorite bloggers! There's no way you'll regret it and you'll take away so much information to grow.
Have you ever attended a conference? Which one?
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