100 Voices in Business

When I’m out on the road, I try my best to do a little background work on my fellow speakers but clearly, I was not prepared to meet Krishna De, one of the featured speakers at the Weddings Online conference in Dublin this past February.

Her resume and impressive background speaks for itself but I don’t think I quite “got it” until I started bumping into attendees- be it at lunch, the hallway, the restroom, you name it. The same question came at me over and over again- well did you get to meet Krishna yet?!?

I don’t get terribly nervous when speaking but I couldn’t help but get butterflies when I had to sit next to Krishna during the panel. This, I remembered thinking, would be the perfect time for one of my pens to explode of coffee to spill all over my outfit.

Shortly thereafter, I did have the chance to meet Krishna and found her to be sincere, brilliant and engaging. And thankfully, all of my pens survived the meeting, and my coffee stayed right in its cup. Phew.

So when Krishna asked me to contribute to 100 Voices in celebration of 100 years of International Women’s Day, well, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.

As Krishna so eloquently put it–

Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900?s. The 8 March 2011 marks the centenary of International Women’s Day first being celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland

Across the globe, thousands of events are held to inspire women and celebrate achievements.

In this digitally networked and connected world I wondered how we could celebrate the centenary and add value to other women in business.

Contributions were invited from women in business to share their advice and tips in just 140 characters or less.

Through the generosity of their time and the power of online networking, we have amassed contributions from business women across the globe.

I hope you find the bite sized nuggets of wisdom of value and that is a document that will inspire you, your daughters, nieces and grand daughters in their business careers for many years to come.

Krishna De

So take a few minutes today to review some of these great small business tips and tricks. You might see someone familiar as #46. 🙂

Special thanks to Krishna for the opportunity!

Until next time,

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr columnist to wedding marketing journal WedLock magazine and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.

PS. If you’re going to be at ADJA Richmond tonight featuring Peter Merry, be sure to say hi!


Meghan Ely

Regarded as one of the leading wedding publicists in the US, Meghan Ely combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR. She has earned coverage for her clients with the New York Times, People, Brides, Bridal Guide, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, CNN Money, and more. She is a WeddingPro Expert and long-time contributor to Catersource.com and SpecialEvents.com.