Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to be with my fabulous sponsor Depend at the “In Your Prime” Event at SELF Magazine in New York City at One World Trade. One World Trade is stunning and I appreciated the views as I looked out upon NYC from high up in Self Magazine’s offices. This city is truly a jewel. I was here representing Depend, which I was truly grateful for as I had a bad week with my bladder not feeling so hot. I had been sick, which always makes my incontinence worse. But with Depend I was feeling absolutely covered! Read my In Your Prime Event Recap with Self Magazine and Depend.
We started off the event with the absolutely amazing Terri Barnett, Meditation Leader at MNDFL. She led us in a quick guided meditation and she really was incredible. I’ve only done a couple of guided meditations before and I came out of this one so energized. Next our panel took the stage. Moderating was powerhouse Roma Torre, journalist at NY1. Everyone in NYC knows how much of a respected on-air talent she is, and she’s been very open with her experiences with ageism. She was perfect to moderate this panel.
Next to Roma was Debera Johnson, Founder of Sustainable Design Strategies at Pratt Institute, Savona Bailey-McClain, Chief Curator of the West Harlem Art Fund, and Erica Clayton Wright, Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau.
Each woman brought a wealth of experience and information to the panel and I enjoyed hearing who they were and how they got to where they are today. Savona Bailey-McClain of the West Harlem Art Fund mentioned she was always trying to drag family members and friends to museums but they wouldn’t go, so that’s why she created the West Harlem Art Fund — to put street art in places where they could see it all around them.
There was a buzz in the air when the panelists spoke about women needing to find mentors and to be mentors to other women.
Erica Clayton Wright, who was able to speak statistics and reference the U.S. Department of Labor, gave the excellent advice that women can do apprenticeships to break into a new field.
Debera Johnson told us about Pratt’s new president – a person who is energetic, perfect for the job, and is 70 years old. Things are changing for the most part in the workplace with how women are treated, but it still has a long way to go. I’m glad to be a part of this conversation.
As I’ve shared, I, along with nearly 65 million Americans, experience bladder leakage. I definitely don’t let it get in the way of how I want to live my life. Don’t let bladder leakage stop you from living your best life. If you or someone you know is looking for advice and resources on bladder leaks, join The Incontinence Community, a private Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/InconCommunity or visit Depend.com for more resources.