Giveaway Goodness: Pivot Boston

Pivot.jpgOh my goodness, I'm still on a high from the awesome that was Pivot Boston last night! It was a huge amount of work putting together this two hour event but it was so gratifying! We sold out, our waitlist was overflowing, the positive energy was buzzing like crazy, people were asking about another event (I do, in fact, have an idea for a second Pivot...), and there were just so many incredible attendees, spanning a wide range of ages, interests, and backgrounds. Having made a big career pivot myself, it was moving to see so many people seeking passion in life. Yay!
Now, it goes without saying that this event couldn't have happened without help. This was a volunteer effort; a passion project by me and my co-hosts Morra, Whitney, and Roxanna. Our amazing assistant Kaitlyn and a couple of other fine helpers were invaluable. And then there are our sponsors. I wanted to take a moment to call them out. Because they are awesome and also took a gamble and supported us on this first-ever venture.

Thank you to:

  • Hubspot, Sam Adams, Peapod, and Sweet Cupcakes for providing refreshments.

  • TaskRabbit, for providing rabbits to help get the refreshments and goodie bags to our event, and also for helping us with registration.

  • Caroline Cook Photography, for being our event photographer. I can't wait to see the event photo album!

  • Lands' End for the beautiful totes that served as the goodie bag base.

  • Dancing Deer, Lift Lab, Posh Peacock, AmLactin, Dr. Loretta, Wiley, Leslie Graff, Goodies, Jabra, Adora, and for the wonderful goodie bag contributions.

  • And finally to Peapod (groceries!), Taza Chocolate (chocolate!), Stella & Dot (baubles!), Leslie Graff (fine art!), and Caroline Cook Photography (smashing new headshots for 10 women!) for the amazing door prizes.

    And of course I was honored to be a speaker and was truly inspired to hear about the pivots made by Heather Coughlin, Karen Rubin, Roxanna Sarmiento, Leslie Graff, and Whitney Johnson -- who, by the way, was amazing in facilitating networking after the close of the program.

    Seriously, I'm still on a high from this event. Just go check out the #PivotBoston hashtag and you'll see why. Meanwhile, I wanted to keep the Pivot Boston love going. I have an extra goodie bag from last night and want to give it away to one of you fabulous readers. See below to enter to win (also, for another chance to win, hop on over to Roxanna's site)!

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    Congrats to winner Kate!
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  • Simply leave a comment below about this fantastic giveaway. If you're so inclined I'd love to hear about what your pivot would be if you could drop what you are doing right now and pursue your passion!

  • US entrants welcome to enter.

  • One comment per person (please do not leave comments from multiple e-mail addresses). Anonymous or SPAM-like comments will be removed. Note that your e-mail address will not be published or shared! Leaving just your first name or first name + initial in the name field is perfectly fine.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Thursday, October 6, 2011.

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    *One lucky winner (selected using will receive a Pivot Boston goodie tote including all of the aforementioned fabulousness.