Friday, September 28, 2012

Fun With Disney On The Road!

A couple weeks ago I was invited to Disney On The Road in Charlotte, NC.  In case you didn't know, each year Disney has a Social Media Moms gathering for select moms at Walt Disney World in Florida.  I know several ladies who've gone and they said it was awesome!  Unfortunately, I've never been invited. :(  Since Disney wanted to share the fun with those who haven't been to the one in Florida, they decided to take the show on the road this year and go to 3 cities in the US for 1/2 day mini-conferences.  I was lucky enough to go to the one in Charlotte!

Me and Shannon Miller-she's so tiny, she makes me look tall, lol!
Disney was great enough to bring together some very inspiring ladies for us to learn from!  We saw Shannon Miller, who you might remember from the 1996 Olympics.  She is the most decorated US gymnast ever!  She told us about starting her own company and her journey with cancer.  I was so excited to meet her!

The awesomely funny Laura Spencer (taken on hubby's tablet)
We also got to hear from Laura Spencer who is in charge of social media for Disney.  She is the funniest person!  I love how she would talk about anything and everything.  She told us a little bit about the new Fantasyland expansion, which I can't wait to see for myself!

Tiffany Krumins on the left with Maria Bailey
Have you watched Shark Tank before?  If so, you may know Tiffany Krumins.  She appeared on the first season and boldly asked the sharks to invest in her elephant medicine dropper, now called AVA the Elephant.  Tiffany was a nanny to a special needs child and she wanted to find a better way to give kids medicine than fighting with them each time.  So, she came up with a talking elephant that would coax children into taking the medicine and then praise them for it.  She convinced one of the sharks to invest with her and now AVA is a top seller.  She just designed a new forehead thermometer sticker which can monitor your child's temperature for up to 24 hours, her cute little girl showed it off to us.

Some cool swag from #DisneyOnTheRoad
As you can see, the event was all about women entrepreneurs and how they started out.  We got some wonderful ideas.   It was amazing to meet these ladies in person and learn from them.  Thanks to Maria Bailey and Disney for bringing this experience to Charlotte!

This was a free event that I was lucky enough to be invited to.