I think I’ll be MUCH kinder to this Microsoft Women Think Next 2011 event due to the simple fact that it was self reflection & proof that the Sunday event Think Next 2011 (the men’s event) was so bad; and I have to say I can’t help but wonder why they can’t see why women don’t come to the men’s event even though they claim to want to have women there.
The soft colors, the flowers, seating, cushions, tea & coffee created an ambiance, so that even when Microsoft started pitching their Bing Mobile, I wasn’t put off or annoyed. They went out of their way to ‘wait their turn’ this time before shoving in their oratory excellence and conditioning to ‘motivate’ (blah).
Added value was definitely given here. Some of the women’s issues too. As tactfully presented by one highly professional technology spokeswomen, perhaps next time instead of assuming the position that women leave the work-place at the height of their career, why not ask them in person why they left at the height of the career, that is to say, if you really want to know, that is…
It was a great event for Women Entrepreneurs and certainly speaks for itself in creating a source to look up to and content which is relevant.
I want to Thank Microsoft for having me and hope to attend this event again, next year.
This is a video of the event taked by Microsoft R&D: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/video/video.php?v=10150176069531327&oid=282281666473&comments
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