Holy “Girl Power” At The Grammys!

Adele and Beyonce.

When people think about the 2017 Grammy’s those are the two who will be remembered and… they just happen to be women.

I was in tears on my couch last night watching Adele’s acceptance speech(es.) First, for “Record of the Year” and second, “Album of the Year.” In both cases she gushed over her love for Beyonce, her talent and how she’s used her music to empower others over the past year.

During Adele’s acceptance speech for best album she said “my life is Beyonce, and the album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, Beyonce, was so monumental, and so well thought out. And so beautiful and soul bearing and we all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. And all us artists adore you. You are our light. And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have. And I always will.” 

Beyonce was seen mouthing “Thank you. I love you.” to Adele afterwards.

While she received the grammy for Best Urban Contemporary album she said: “It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys, and see themselves.”

The respect and open support these two women showed for each others was so lovely. Total BAMFs!

Also, I love them and want to be their best friend.

Watch Adele’s speech and the raw video of Beyonce’s entire reaction during the speech below.

 

 

Photo Courtesy (Getty Images).

 

Badass Women Despite Misogynistic Undertones

Hillary Clintscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-9-47-18-pmon, Ivanka Trump, Ana Navarro, Nancy O’Dell and Rosie O’Donnell are five women I can say I’m proud of. They are all different and they are all BAMFs. They stick to their opinions and stay true to themselves despite criticism and a hostile environment toward women who have power.

Today on #GOBAMF, my friend Katerina Cozias from Global-Gab.com and my husband Steve Kuzj from KTLA joined me in discussing how misogyny plays a part in our society and  daily lives.

I’m as you’ll see in the video, I’m pretty upset about, but let me know what you think! Catch me on Social Media “@ChristineUncut” and please Subscribe. 🙂

My Thoughts On Trump & Bush’s Deplorable Comments About Women

“The nephew of a former president of the United States and Trump were in an Access Hollywood bus talking about how they can do whatever they want to women and look at where they are now. Billy Bush is a co-host on the Today show, and Donald Trump is running for President of the United States of America.”

Really? What does this say about our society? I guess I’ve had my head stuck in the dirt because I can’t believe the history of sexism (not to mention racism) that is still a part of our society. I thought we were progressive. I thought we were better. I’m disappointed and #Iliterallycanteven as you’ll see in the video below.

If you haven’t listened to the audio I’m referring to click here. The Washington Post leaked the 2005 conversation between Trump and Billy Bush Friday night.

In my frustration I posted this on Facebook. Yes, I’m in pajamas and that’s a pumpkin.

What do you think? Are you as surprised as I was? Did you expect this? I keep trying to give people (Trump) the benefit of the doubt, but come on… this is ridiculously awful!

And that “apology video” sounded scripted AF.

Looking for a Female Empowerment Conference?

 

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PopSugar’s Kirbie Johnson, Creator of The Balanced Blonde Jordan Younger, Founder & CEO of beGlammed Maile Pacheco, Fashion Model Danika Brysha, PopSugar’s Brandi Milloy, Founder of Miss Foodie Problems Corey Marshall, Goldsheep Designer Keri Wilson and Founder of SheLift, the Bachelor’s Sara Herron

There are 14 more female empowerment conferences in 2016, according to The Bizzabo Blog. As someone who recently went to a female empowerment event (GirlTalk Network). I can honestly tell you THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

There’s nothing like being surrounded by amazing, successful women who want you to succeed! Literally, these events are about women empowering women to get to the top.

They’re wonderful events, so I could help myself from doing a “google search”to see what other events I may be able to attend this year!

(And, YES, they cost money. The Girl Talk event was $99 a ticket. All the proceeds went to women’s charity She Lift.)

Here’s what I found.

WomanCon October 6, 2016

New York, New York

Designed for female entrepreneurs, this massive networking event features a day- long schedule of inspiring speakers across cultures. Their high profile Pitch the Media panel is an annual favorite with delegates.

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women October 6, 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsivania

Affiliated with Austin and Boston sister events, this woman-centric conference is also huge, with sections for younger women and careers, a small business marketplace and networking centre in addition to keynotes, presentations and breakouts.

Emerging Women October 13, 2016

San Francisco, CA

Emerging Women exists to support and inspire women to express themselves authentically through the work that they do. We strive to provide the tools, knowledge, and network to help women lead, start and grow their businesses in a way that integrates core feminine values like connection, collaboration, intimacy, beauty and heart.

Dynamic Women’s Conference October 14, 2016

Rolling Meadows, Illinous

The Dynamic Professional Women’s Network is a membership-driven national organization for career women and entrepreneurs. The annual conference is designed to motivate and inspire with a full day of authentic business building using real-world strategies and applications.

Most Powerful Women Summit October 17-19, 2016

Laguna Niguel, California

Hosted by Fortune, this gathering is driven by its annual list of most powerful women. As such it attracts a stellar lineup of speakers (including Michelle Obama in 2015) and a diverse mix of the esoteric (linking purpose to profit) and the practical (make-overs). Watch for sister events, MPW Internationals in Hong Kong and London, England.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing October 19, 2016

Houston, Texas

This is the world’s largest annual gathering of women technologists. Produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with Association of Computer Machinery (ACM), it is truly don’t miss for female engineers, scientists, programmers, academics and hackers – 11,702 attendees from 63 countries participated in 2015. PS – they provide free childcare

November Events

Lean Startup Conference November 1-7, 2016

San Francisco, California

The 7th Lean Startup Conference isn’t programmed for women per se, but they acknowledge the gender visibility problem in business culture by committing to The 50/50 Pledge, ensuring that half the speakers programmed will be women.

BeBlogalicious November 3–5, 2016

Atlanta, Georgia

This large annual gathering is a place for female content creators to network with social media influencers, industry leaders and leading brands. There is a great selection of speakers doing master classes on a variety of topics from monetization to running a blog full time.

Web Summit 
November 7–10, 2016

Lisbon, Portugal

Titans of tech assemble at this annual conference that features start-ups as well as Fortune 500 companies such as Google, IBM, Amazon, Twitter and Apple.Big bonus: The conference gives complimentary tickets to women working in the tech industry as part of a global initiative to even out the gender ratio at their events, and in the greater tech industry.

Women In Leadership November 8-11, 2016

Projections show that at the current rate of advancement, women and men won’t be equally represented in leadership until 2085! The harsh reality is that the talent pipeline is leaking at all levels, and women just aren’t stepping into enough key roles that would allow them and their companies to realize their full potential. Why is that and what can we do, as a collective group, to help women leaders advance more quickly in the workplace?

Join us at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute™ in Dallas, Texas, on November 8-11, 2016 to dig deeper into these questions and challenges, and to be a part of the thinking and potential solutions.

The Texas Conference for Women November 15, 2016

Austin, Texas

This is a well-rounded and well-attended (7000 participants last year) conference for Texas women in business. The 17-year old event offers opportunities for networking, professional development and personal growth with sessions ranging from personal finance to health and wellness to career advancement.

Awakened Women Conference November 20-27, 2016

Bali, Indonesia

The Awakened Woman Conference is a convergence of female leaders around the world gathering in Bali. Understanding that Feminine Leadership is a holistic balance, the conference brings together Leaders in Personal Development, Conscious Business & Female Leadership, Sexual Empowerment, Spirituality and Health & Wellness. 

December Events

The Massachusetts Conference for Women December 8, 2016

Boston, Masssachusets

Like its sister events in Austin and Philadelphia this event tries to cover all the angles for women in business. There are keynotes, breakouts, networking opportunities and practical professional development sessions, including resume reviews and career coaching.

WIN Conferences Various dates and locations throughout 2016

Working to get a critical mass of women into decirsion and policy-making roles, Women’s International Networking (WIN) hosts several annual events around the world. Watch for conferences in Europe, Delhi and Tokyo in 2016.

Are you going?? Let me know!

 

 

MPR Radio Host Kerri Miller Talks “Sex” Inspired Podcast

Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 8.18.17 PM.pngKerri Miller is a journalist & MPR radio host who started a podcast about SEX! It’s scary for a professional like her to enter uncharted territory especially when your reputation is on the line, but she’s doing it! (Cause she’s a BAMF!)

Smart Sex with Kerri Miller started as a candid conversation about a sex toy with one of her good friends. The two felt there was something really wonderful about talking so openly about having a fulfilled sex life. They wanted to continue the conversation.

The podcast includes highlights about toxic sex toys, masturbation in front of your partner and “being ruthless about pleasure.”  EYE OPENING, Am I Right?

WATCH to learn what she says to herself to stay strong in the face of naysayers.

Want to hear about me listening to the podcast with my mother-in-law? Click to enjoy the longer version on YouTube.