I’m off, to Chicago, to be part of the DOC line-up of speakers at Diabetes Sister’s Leadership weekend. This gathering brings together POD Leaders from all over the country.
If you are female and don’t know of Diabetes Sisters, you should. In 2008 Brandy Barnes brought her dream of connecting women with diabetes together, to social media. Today the connection is as big as the world, and as small as your living room. From grass roots to grass lawns, this organization has been a delight to watch grow.
This weekend is to train those amazing POD Leaders who help educate and uplift other women in their community through informal meetings in their homes. The Leadership weekend is an opportunity for them to gain leadership skills so that, in addition to their big hearts, they can assist those in their group most effectively.
Sunday I’ll be facilitating a three hour presentation/workshop on helping yourself, and others, flourish with diabetes. Saturday’s agenda includes talks by luminaries Melissa Lee, Karen Rose Tank, Robin Wright, Cherise Shockley and Diabetes Sisters’ own Sarah Mart and CEO, Anna Norton.
The weekend kicks off tonight with bowling/boche, a great way to throw a group of strangers together and become immediate friends. If you’ve been looking for a diabetes- sister, look no further.
Hope to report back that I actually scored a strike tonight. Or is it spare? Well, more than knocked down one pin;-)