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SXSW Interactive: Working Moms Meet Up

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Photo source: jwmarriottaustin.com Rooftop pool at the JW Marriott Austin

Friday is nearly here, which marks the start of SXSW Interactive 2015. If you have a badge, please come join me and Road Warriorette at the newly opened JW Marriott for the Working Moms Meet Up. We’re in Room 509 at 5 pm, which I’m told has a gorgeous view of the rooftop pool. Not a shabby spot to network and chit chat with other working moms (moms-to-be and non-moms are also welcome!).

SXSW Interactive is so heavily dominated by tech-geeky guys and C-level executives, which are mostly men if we are being honest with ourselves. Being a woman and a mom, I feel like such a rare bird in these parts. It seemed obvious to me there was a huge need for moms and women who want to be moms to have a place to meet and discuss and support each other.

As difficult as it is to be a working mom, we’re paving the way for younger generations who will also become parents one day. I remind myself of that every time I feel overwhelmed by working and parenthood.

I’ve got a couple items to give away at the meet up. And as promised, I’m bringing an old breast pump for us to smash! We may need to do it afterward out on the sidewalk. I don’t think the JW Marriott would appreciate our taking a hard object to their new floors. 😉

Get in touch via Twitter using the hashtag #SXWorkMoms or tweet at me directly @findingdrishti

 

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