Wow! That is all I can find the words to say. What a fantastic event the SharePoint Conference 2014 was. I am truly humbled by all the support that the Women in SharePoint group has gotten and hope that we can continue to embrace the enthusiasm that has been shown to us this past week.
We started the week off on Sunday night with a great meet up of SharePoint women on the Exhibit Hall floor to do some early on networking. I hear that many of these ladies made use of this initial contact to find friends to eat breakfast with and attend sessions with throughout the week.
Next up for us was the epic Women in SharePoint luncheon. I have no words to express how honored we all were to participate in this event as your panel. And the number of ladies that showed up to the lunch far exceeded the expectations of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference organizers. (again we apologize to any unable to attend due to space limitations) We only see this lunch growing and becoming even better in the future.
It is always a delicate balance for me in organizing the lunches as we never have enough time to get to everyone’s questions or to go super in depth with all the panel members. I hope one day we see a whole keynote length session for our group at events.
The yammer network on MySPC14 has been fantastic and we are planning ways to continue this with our own Women in SharePoint Yammer network within the next weeks. Keep an eye out for the announcement on that front.
We also recorded a couple great Women in SharePoint highlighting SPCTV/Channel 9 sessions. We will post links to those once they have been posted to Channel 9.
Also we held a fantastic Panel Lunch at SPC.
On this panel were:
Cathy Dew – (Moderator) SharePoint MVP @catpaint1
Jennifer Mason – SharePoint MVP @jennifermason
Julia White – Office Division Product Management at Microsoft @julwhite
Laura Rogers – SharePoint MVP @wonderlaura
Lori Gowin – Microsoft PFE @lorigowin
Naomi Moneypenny – CTO @nmoneypenny