When the Enterprising Women of the Year Award arrived this week, it reminded me that the annual conference that was scheduled to take place this past March was cancelled and pivoted to a virtual event this week. It would have been my first experience with this organization, and I was looking forward to meeting and networking with other successful businesswomen. The organization did a great job putting together the content and format for the event, but I faced a few technical issues and competing distractions during the conference. I definitely missed the value of meeting and networking face to face.
It has been said that virtual meetings can fill the void, but they cannot fill the gap; something I experienced firsthand! #meetsafe
Pat Durocher, CEO