What an extraordinary experience to be surrounded by thousands of innovators currently shaking up industries worldwide. Attendees gathered from every continent to take in valuable information from top business men and woman of today, led by the editors at Forbes. The annual, Under 30 Summit in Boston, Massachusetts is an incubator for endless connection, collaboration, and innovation.
The three day conference took place in City Hall, in the midst of founders, CEO’s, and politician who took the stage to speak about their journeys to success, as well as, hot topics around the world. Speakers included Sara Blakely (billionaire Spanx founder), Jennifer Hyman (Rent The Runway’s CEO), Christopher Wiley (infamous whistle blower), Kyrie Irving (NBA superstar), and John Kerry (68th Secretary of State). Panel Topics ranged from Politics to Gratitude and each had a message to plant and spread.
John Kerry, spoke about his history, to depict an image of hope and motivation for change. He spoke about the passion necessary to stand proud and take a stance. Whether it be with your voice or with a vote on November 6th. Blakely, shared her genuine approach to filling a void in the market and embracing a more femininity in business. Now, she has a billion dollar company to prove it works. Each speaker unlike the other had one thing in common - and that was showing up and still leading impact wherever they stood.
Business is the best game. Strategy is key. With the right building blocks, ideas, and team you can accomplish anything. With so much life ahead of the Under 30 generation we have the opportunity to open doors and keep them open for those to come. Make your voice be heard, stay proactive and take responsibility. With the beauty of networking and connecting ideas, we can innovate even outside the Forbes village as we scale to 30 years old.