LEADING WOMEN EVENT – SYDNEY
Join Christina Guidotti and other amazing women who want to live extraordinary lives at these transformational events. Learn and be inspired by those who know what it takes to reach greater achievement and fulfilment and enjoy their best health, wealth and relationships. Christina is masterful in the areas of success, belief, conviction and commitment. With 25-years proven track record, having walked an extraordinarily successful path as a mum and business leader, she has extensive sales, leadership, productivity, mindset and no excuse culture expertise – all a powerful catalyst for change.
The Leading Women Event is not just for anyone. It’s for women wanting to level UP, ready to challenge the status quo and create an excuse-free way of living and working. It’s an incredible event full of inspiration, motivation and practical tools and solutions. AND we will pamper you! Not only with leading edge content but with 5-star lunch in a gorgeous environment, surrounded by like-minded women. An awesome day for YOU and friends to invest in your success.
Christina is the CEO of Christina Guidotti International, founder of Leading Women Programs, partner at Thought Leaders Global, keynote speaker and a prolific author. She has proven methods, knowing what it takes to be successful as a woman in business.
This event will shift your mindset and attitudes with high energy, humour, authenticity and world class thought leadership. Christina has a mastery of execution and a genuine passion for nurturing potential. Her mission is to energise others to take personal responsibility and help them to build a team of support as the pathway to extraordinary success.
- Enjoy tea or coffee on arrival and maybe a fun pic on the red carpet! Click here to check out our fabulous red carpet
- A full day of learning with Christina’s presentations as well as our guest speaker
- Gourmet refreshments provided all day including a 5-star gourmet buffet lunch
- Meet Christina as she signs her books in the breaks
- An opporunity to network with other like minded women all day
- A day of pampering, laughs, inspiration and a plan of action for what’s next!
The event has become one of the most powerful growth days for women in Australia.
2020 date coming soon…
What people are saying about Christina:
Christina has been my trusted advisor and mentor for more than two years now. After 18 years in the industry I am completely relieved to find a woman who is the real deal – a great speaker, super motivator, PLUS genuinely committed to helping working women/mums who want a rockin’ sustainable career and fulfilled life. With Christina guiding me – I have moved from being mediocre – my income has doubled, my health and relationships have improved significantly. I now take holidays and “me” time! I am playing a much bigger and better game since meeting Christina! Thank you.
Nicole Devine – Space Property
Thank you so much for another amazing day! I absolutely loved the Leading Women Event at the Palazzo Versace! An experience full of inspiration, insight and passion! This is exactly what I needed in order to return to my business with confidence and achieve what I want. I am so much clearer on the next stage of my journey now. Can’t wait to work further with you Christina.
Melanie Price – Melanie Price Hair
I have worked with Christina Guidotti for two years now. As a business leader, having someone mentor you who has walked your path before you is invaluable. Christina taught me how to look after myself first so I can operate at peak performance. She doesn’t allow excuses or neediness. She created structure and measurement into my work life. She is the best mentor I have ever had. And in my tribe I have met some of the most fabulous businesswomen I can gladly call lifelong friends. If you are thinking of getting a mentor – Just Do It. You won’t look back!
Patti Steele – Harcourts
Working with Christina has been life changing for me, Christina is full support on my personal and career journey and the changes I have made personally and in my business will stick with me for life. Every woman needs this support network and tools Christina provides, to ensure consistency at work and in life. Believing in myself and having the courage to do what matters has doubled my income all whilst having a baby in the middle of it! Focussing on what’s important and having support from Christina who is completely relatable to everything that happens in life of a woman in business are the reason I will always continue to work with Christina.
Tara Torkkola – Byron Bay First National
Christina’s event was an ideal combination of inspiration, advice, insights and aspiration.
Amber Daines – Bespoke Communications
I have known Christina for over a decade now and she is always inspirational – but more than that, authentic, original and unique. Live a life that rocks! Thank you!
Jodi Russell – Harcourts Mudgeeraba
I found the Leading Women Annual Event to be most inspiring, positive event and what I learnt will remain with me to improve my life, my relationships with those I care most about and giving back. Failure has a new meaning for me now because I am going to be a True Believer and walk forward.
Dr Saras Henderson – Griffith University Academic
Christina – I am so grateful for the opportunity to share the day with you and the other like-minded women in attendance at your event. You are inspirational – so much of what you’ve talked of has struck a chord with me. I am excited to move forward with new clarity and make positive changes. I look forward to the event again next year, and expect to have achieved positive change by then!
Susan Smith – Brian Mark Real Estate
I am a Baby Boomer who boomed then doomed! Lost the belief, checked out, checked back in. Christina has a wisdom that is personal and warm. I now have a new value for my values! Goals have been replaced with marathon values.
Lyn Bayliss – Digital Specialist
You are absolute class all the way! Love your message, your energy and your conviction. Would love to work with you moving forward, thank you for allowing me to be a part of today.
Claire Taylor – Owner of The Beauty Spot QLD
Your absolutely amazing mind and inspirational soul has today, changed me forever. You have taught me that I need to invest in myself, just like you say “Self-first is not selfish!”. From this moment on, I will stop playing it safe and take risks as I want to live a life that rocks!
Deborah Judd – Arthur Conias Real Estate
Christina, what you’ve taught me today has given me the courage to think about what is next and re-focus on what’s important in life. I love your passion, you’re so inspiring!
Sharon Shabanz – Eloquent Weddings & Events
I thoroughly enjoyed the Leading Women Annual Event. Christina is an amazing speaker, motivator and mentor. Christina has been my mentor for over 18 months and I have learnt an incredible amount from her. She has become a very important part of my life.
Ann Kenny – The Styling Co
Wow, what a day! Fantastic from start to finish, great keynote speakers and so inspiring. You are absolutely brilliant! I am a different person and a better version of myself thanks to you!
Tracey Mathers – Tracey Mathers Pty Ltd
Uplifting, motivational, inspiring! I will be continuing the journey with Christina next year.
Christine McKay – Harcourts Solutions
It is so inspiring to be in a room filled with innovative, entrepreneurial women following their dreams and creating their own reality. Great to see and hear from a male speaker, so inspired towards women’s better wellbeing. A great opportunity to spend time not only with Christina but also with other awesome women!
Sandra Larkin – Real Estate Dynamics
I loved every minute, thank you! The consistent message I felt – value and celebrate the small successes, plan for sustainability, believe you can do anything! Don’t be invisible! It is so refreshing to be inspired by someone who has done it and is very real! Loved it all!
Heather de Fina – Harcourts QLD
Thank you for such an amazing day, it has been such an eye opener for me. So many truths have been spoken today that I may have already known deep down but needed to hear out loud – a major one for me was “to have courage and back yourself”. I know what I’ve learnt today will make such a difference for me. I treat my business more like a hobby and understand I need to make so many changes. I’m so excited for the future and growing the business!
Suzi Rose – Suzi Rose Designs
I loved hearing the uplifting stories from beautiful women. I loved learning steps to help me re-assess my goals and achieve them. I loved seeing successful women and their lovely shoes! I loved sharing my dance moves. I loved the delicious food. I loved the wonderful time with my work mates. I loved the emotions. I laughed, I cried, I sang and dancing. Thank you Christina, I loved you!
Sue Harrison – PRDnationwide
I really enjoyed the event today for several reasons. I have learnt a lot about myself but needed to hear it from someone like yourself and the other speakers today in order to really take the message.I have learnt the value of self-belief and courage and will no longer passively allow others to lead my life for me. I now know what it takes to lead a fulfilling and successful life. Thank you! PS – You gave me a different perspective on business, marketing and success and the importance of humanity within that, especially considering the importance of human relationships.
Christina, thank you so much for such an inspiring, motivating and incredible day! You have inspired me to work on my personal development, goals and to reach for the stars! I’ll see you at the next event!
Jess Bandiera – Verandah House
You are a rockstar, this is the fourth time I’ve heard you speak and I always take away a little piece of gold to implement. Keep being amazing, helping women ROAR. #likeagirl #loveyourwork
Nicole Kelly – PRDnationwide
Really enjoyed all the speakers and I found Christina very reliable and inspiring. I will be leaving with so many notes to go over and help me design a business that stands apart from others in the field – aligned with my values and leaving the client feeling valued.
Anna Ward – Art Therapy Gold Coast
You are an absolute inspiration. I have never been more moved by a presentation than what I have been today. Thank you.
Laura Strong – PRDnationwide
Thank you Christina, a wonderful day of storytelling, lessons and models to help shape my future. I thoroughly enjoyed the format, pace and content shared. The diversity of the speakers added great depth to the day. I look forward to attending again next year.
Andrea Misso – The Change Market
Thank you Christina for allowing us the opportunity to come together with other like minded women to share in each others stories, goals and fears. Forums to celebrate our own and each others successes and empower each other are rare in womens business, thank you for championing such an important platform.
Prue Tucker – Harcourts Green Living
An inspiration as always – a timely reminder about our need to focus on finances and health and to see that they are so closely aligned. I will focus intently on these in the next 6 months until the next event.
Jade Lee – National Recruitment Manager, Migas
Thank you for such an inspiring day. I have really enjoyed listening not only to you, but the wonderful stories of some amazing women and their journey through life! Looking forward to attending again.
Paula Ashcroft – PRD Newcastle
An entertaining and inspiring event with great breadth and practical content on how to be more effective in both life and business. Great wholistic approach for balancing personal and business life. Love Christina’s sparkly personality and enjoyed her sense of humour. Also very much enjoyed the guest speaker.
Dr Emma Butler – Principal and Clinical Child Psychologist
I’m grateful to the gorgeous Christina for her fabulous events and wonderful insights and more “come to Jesus” moments. My world is a different place with Christina in it!
Lisa Barber – Hillross
Thank you very much for your energy and passion. I found the day a good reminder that I am the most important thing in my life, because if I’m not functioning then nobody around me is. I enjoyed listening to the stories of women already doing your program. Today was a great investment for our team! PS I should say that I did learn new things, not just re-learning.
Belinda Meeks – Meeks Real Estate
Very inspiring! It was great to be with a group of strong, successful, independent women. You make me believe that I can achieve my goals and have a work, life balance.
Ronnie Jackson – Harcourts
Just what I needed, a jolt to re-assess and realign my values. Committing to myself to move forward and to let go. Giving myself permission to gift myself 3 hours each morning.
Kim Cawthorne – Mortgages for Women
“Change the thoughts you hold to be true, change the beliefs that are holding you back”. Thank you for the opportunity to be here today and thank you for giving me the courage to start loving myself for what I am doing now.
Paige Anderson – Queensland Building and Construction
Thank you Christina for another positive day that will continue to help me be the best person and leader I can be. I promise to use today to start the girls in my team on their journey towards success and fulfilment.
Katie Bursnall – Rent Star
This is my first opportunity to attend a Leading Women Event and I have found the experience to be informative, empowering and inspirational. The girls told me how amazing the event is and it lived up to my expectations! Thank you for giving me confidence to make decisions to change things I am not happy with and for showing me that I am okay no matter what.
Angela Maoudis – DelphiBank
I loved the atmosphere and feeling of support and acceptance from all the women that attended the Leading Women Event. It helped me realise my worth and changes that I can make to become a version of myself I’m proud of.
Haley Gordon – Rent Star
A wonderful event going beyond the business “facade”. Thank you Christina for sharing with us and for having so many genuine people sharing with us. This is my 3rd Leading Women event and it has touched me on some level every single time.
Adrianne Katmadas – Fitish Woman
Being at a crossroads in my life both professionally and personally, I found today both inspirational and empowering. Giving me the strength and courage that it is okay to be me and the best me. It’s not selfish to put me, my feelings and my aspirations before my husband and 2 children.
Kahlee Townsend – Remax
Loved the Leading Women Event. I will be doing something to improve my health. No more excuses!
Karen Cummins – Concreters Group Australia Pty Ltd
Amazing as always! Up to new heights each year I attend. You are amazing Christina.
Bridget Gabites – Harcourts
The energy and positiveness was amazing. I liked being able to reflect on what is important to me (which is me!)
Lynne McCleary – A H Diabetes
After a difficult 5 months I have struggled with finding my direction and values. This has motivated me and given me tools and inspiration to reach for my dreams again.
Suzie Dorsett – realestate.com.au
No matter how much work we do on ourselves, how much progress we make, we still have more to do and to learn about ourselves and how we need to grow for sustainable success. Today I have gained so much valuable take-aways and insights to hold me accountable and motivate me to keep moving forward. Thank you Christina.
Rose Kelly – Leading Focus
I love hearing other people’s stories, adversities and what they have endured and to how they broke through and found happiness and fulfilment. I love the message that you portray – if we all have the ability to do whatever we want to do, we just need to do that work internally. Thank you for giving us the tools to do so.
Ronnie Jackson – Harcourts
I am 26 and running a company with my mother. Today was pivotal for me to address my anxiety over not performing or living up to my expectations. Thank you for inspiring me to be my best version and not to settle for any less than that.
Tehgan Hill – Safety Watch Australia
Loved the event for the 4th time and I will be coming back again. Find your purpose and stay true to yourself. Keep moving forward with courage. Change the picture. Change the result. Thank you.
Tina Nenadic – Harcourts
“When you work from the heart, great things happen” says it all. A wonderful, inspiring, thought provoking day. I loved it all! Christina’s opening presentation set such a wonderful tone/vibe for the day. The interviews made me laugh and cry. I feel nourished on every level. Thank you, thank you, thank you for having me. I (and the women I love) will be back.
Anne-Marie Rice – Rice Mediations
You are a very inspiring woman Christina! You were able to answer some questions that I’ve been seeking the answers to for quite some time. Today I grew some self-worth, thank you!
Tayla Mathewson – Rent Star Property
Wow, wow, wow! Thank you for a tremendously insightful and inspiring day. The content, the energy, the vibrance, the flawless event management – brilliant! I am leaving here today inspired to start paving the way to realising my dream. Thank you Christina.
Erin Shaw – Rice Naughton McCarthy Family Lawyers
I left today with determination to make a change for me in order to go on and help others.
Jo Mansfield – Investa Rent
Wow Christina, what a powerful event you have created. I loved your authenticity, conviction and amazing passion for living your life to the fullest and empowering others to do the same. Thank you for having me and thank you for all the care you have showed me in the past few months. I truly value it and appreciate it.
Yu Dan Shi – Discover Your Inner Genius
You were outstanding, thank you! My take homes were: believe in myself and back myself, health is #1, move forward, take accountability, do something for me and inspire others. Christina you are an inspirational woman who changes lives for the better!
Amanda Groth – Harcourts
I am a new entrepreneur and just started my own business after a long 17 year career working in corporate. Christina is an inspiring speaker and role model for women like me. I will be starting to implement the strategies I learned today. Thank you so much!
Kristin Fan – ACBE
Thank you for the inspiration to continue on a path of growth, living true to my values and surrounding us with amazing women on their own unique journey to success.
Roz Grattan – Grattan Real Estate
Thank you for sharing your stories, knowledge and most importantly giving your time to inspire us. Today was extra special, spending it with my amazing daughter Candice.
Stacey Arlott – Remax Results
Enjoyed the content and presentation. I learned new things and also confirmed decisions I have made and lifestyle changes I have made intuitively are taking me on the right path.
Dee Mangion – Remax Results
A day of revelations. Emotions were running high for me today.
Melissa Kennedy – Remax Results
Inspiring to be yourself and strive to do your best at life and work. Be happy being you! Thank you for leading the way for us all.
Pam Clauss – Ray White Bulimba
When women come together, it is an awesomely powerful thing. We need to believe in ourselves and support one another.
Brooke Sutherland – Ray White Manly
Very invigorating day! It was so good to find out you are not alone with life’s biggest pressures and that I can conquer my challenges.
Tonacia Long – Remax United Vision
Thank you for putting on an event that honours women, celebrates their success and supports their challenges. I found the day a really worthwhile investment of my time.
Julie Davis – Agent Dynamics
Christina is an incredible lady and encourages every lady to rise up and be courageous and pursue your values and goals without compromise. Christina has inspired me to get my health in order after many years of accepting burnt out as the “norm”. My health has never been better thanks to her helping me be accountable through her mentoring and checking in with my BMS routine. 2017 has been the best year of my life because I got my health right. Thank you Christina for being there and for your mentoring and amazing events. I’m so grateful for what you bring to this very tough male orientated industry by making it fun.
Gaby McEwan – Remax United Vision
Such a positive, fun event. I took away so many things from today. Health, 2 steps forward and 1 step back, realistic role models and everyday women we all can relate to. I have my new book How To Have It All and I’m ready for my new life to begin!
Cathy Bushell – Place Bulimba
Great to have an event focused on women all trying to better themselves. It creates great energy – it can be very difficult in a male driven industry. It’s nice to know others are going through the same troubles. Thank you!
Hannah Richards – McGrath Bulimba
Another awesome event, this is my second time here. I first met you last year in Sydney and guess what, I am addicted! Addicted to your passion for women, addicted to your energy to share what you have learnt through your own experiences. A big thank you and see you at your next event!
Deborah Wright – Urban Land and Housing
Amazing as always! Thank you for always giving me motivation! I have truly learnt a lot in just one day. I loved everything about the event. The energy in the room was just incredible. I have been inspired to never give up, take on new challenges and take on my fears! Thank you.
Stephanie McCabe – Urban Land Housing
This is the second year in a row that I’ve attended the Leading Women Event and what I got out of today was a better mindset. Identifying what areas in my life and business that I can adjust a few things to have a more positive and productive process to push through certain situations so my end result is always moving forward. 2 steps forward, 1 step back.Thank you for a very informative and fun day!
Deanna Karaka – All Properties Group
My first Leading Women Event has been wonderful. Lots of great content to get me thinking about how and what changes I can do to become a better employee/mother/wife. I have taken a lot out of today which I hope to put into practice and take more time out for me!!
Leanne Biddle – All Properties Group
I really enjoyed the real life stories that brave women stood up and talked about today. For the first time I can take ownership on the fact it is time to make my own life changes and became truly happy in myself.
Kirsty Scanlan – Place
A truly wonderful event as always I value your friendship and always knowing you are there for me anytime anywhere.
Tracey Child – All Properties Group
Today I will leave knowing I need to find that balance in my work life, home life and children. I need to put time into myself and look after number one. Thank you for amazing day!
Tanya Lam – T-Lush Hair Designs
Not knowing what to expect, I walked in very open minded and I wasn’t disappointed. Today has made me want to work towards doing what I want to. Thank you.
Melinda Nizeti – Harcourts
Every year the energy is truly special, new levels were reached this year. To have an environment where women feel safe to open up in amazing. Thank you.
Kelly Qualtrough – Explore Property
I have learnt to find value in myself and to enjoy my me time rather than feel bad about taking “me” time.
Jackie Hardstaff – Remax
I really loved the energy, the positivity, the stories. The teachings on values and commitment.
Merina Sena – REMAX
I had many moments today where the light went on for me. So many things were discussed I have been thinking of confronting. I have come away knowing I need to invest in me and create time for my growth and my future. Hearing your personal journey has been incredibly humbling. Thank you.
Belinda Walker – Remax
Wonderful day filled with empowerment and laughter. It made me question where my values and strengths lay. I will sit and put thought into what I need over the next year. Thank you.
Susie Mansfield – Harcourts Innovations
Thank you Christina, this was my second Leading Women Event and once again, you were inspirational! To see a lady stand on stage and inspire other women to be their best is awesome. You empower women, please never give up your calling.
Michele Reid – Harcourts Hervey Bay
At my first event I declared what my dream was. This event now catapulted me into realisation and the steps on how to get there. I have many fears that I now recognise, I will work on the courage to make the choice to follow the steps to my freedom. Thank you.
Dorothy Ma’afu – Concreters Group Australia
The whole day was amazing. It is helping me with my journey of belief in myself. I am forever grateful to Christina for her continued support.
Jan Fitzgerald – Millmerran Rural Agencies
The Leading Women Events and Programs get better and better every year. It’s something I never miss!
Hayley Elliott – REMAX
Christina, your wisdom and sincerity are encouraging and inspiring. My life will be changed and empowered from today and I will not waste another day.
Danielle Robinson – Makeup Artist
Today was amazing! Could definitely relate to the stories and how everyone has a background which makes them who they are today and push yourself to be better. All speakers were amazing and I definitely had a tear at a few points throughout the day. Thank you for having me, it was a lot of fun and I learnt a lot about myself, values, work life and balance.
Brooke Goddard – Kingfisher Realty
Love your amazing energy. Love this gorgeous, amazing tribe of women. Love how much love and support is in this room right now. Love that you (and everyone here) hold a space where I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do or be. Love the gentle encouragement and loving, gently kick in the bum to be the best I can be. So grateful for you and this awesome event.
Thank you for sharing your generous heart and passion in wanting others to succeed in all aspects of life. You have a beautiful soul that your light shines for all to see. Congratulations on a fantastic event and I look forward to attending many more.
Today was a reminder to be accountable, to remind myself of what is important and to strive to be the best version of myself.
Great energy. Congratulations on being authentic and honest about your journey.
Be brave. Be authentic. Come from a place of love. Listening to you always makes me feel hopeful.
Wonderful day, thank you for your professional presentation and for keeping today thoroughly enjoyable. Great venue, great food, a very comfortable environment. I have a big list of my actions and loads of books to read.
Loved the day, there were some thought provoking moments. I loved feeling part of something special and being surrounded by amazing and supportive ladies.
Very inspirational and empowering. Great use of humour to get the tough messages across. Thank you for the opportunity.
Great, informative day with lots of positive messages, insights and stories. I have a sense of renewed excitement about future me.
Today has been the most inspiring and motivating day of my life. I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to attend.
Really felt recharged and more aligned to my goals. It’s good to know that you provide these services for the soul. I look forward to reading your books and going over the notes I took today. Thank you for investing your time to develop women. I admire your courage and also how your incorporate spirituality.
What an empowering and thought provoking day! This event provides clarity, motivation and inspiration to have you be the best version of yourself.
Loved every bit of the day. An inspiration to women out there. Believe in yourself and work out what’s important. Never give up, the True Believers principle, a great way to look at oneself and know what to action, get rid of in life and grow within oneself to succeed.
Loved the whole day. Great to see so much courage – the messaging all day has been poignant and has really spoken to me. Thank you for putting this event on – I’ll be taking the “no excuses” attitude back into my life and business. Leading with love is my new mantra.
Thanks for a wonderful event. Your energy and enthusiasm is inspiring and empowering. The principles of True Believers was great and I am ready to hold myself accountable to cringing at excuses.
Thank you for the effort and time that has gone into creating a safe space for women to learn and grow.
I highly enjoyed today. It was very refreshing to be surrounded by other like minded, kind, open and positive women. You have reminded me of a few things that I had forgotten on my journey and I am ready to bring those things back into my life. Thank you, you’re amazing and keep shining your light to everyone you meet.
“Christina is proud to be awarded Telstra Business Awards 2016 Finalist. This recognition is for all those clients who continue to commit to their success through adopting an excuse free culture.”
“Christina has helped me increase my business turnover by 30%. I have been thrilled to have her guidance. She has truly exceeded my expectations. Christina has helped me to find much needed clarity regarding all aspects of my life. I’m feeling healthier and fitter than I have done in years. Christina is a powerhouse, pocket rocket who shows you How To Have It All. I cannot recommend her skills and friendship highly enough. She is so inspiring.”
“Over the last few years I have continued to attend Christina’s Leading Women Events. In the beginning I could not have imagined that attending these events and meeting Christina would have such a profound impact on my life and career. Working with Christina as my mentor has enriched my life in ways that I did not think possible. She has an amazing ability to guide, motivate, inspire and encourage and has helped me achieve commercial success, increasing my profit by 100% in the last 12 months, while living a life true to my values.”
“I had the privilege of not only attending, but also publicly sharing my story as a Leading Woman at this AMAZING Leading Women event, to a fabulous group of trailblazing female leaders.When my amazing friend and mentor Christina asked to interview me for the event, I was in a bit of disbelief. I brushed the disbelief, and got excited about what I could share. I KNOW I have done a damn lot in my 35 years, and I AM a leader in the way I choose to live my life. I strive to be better daily, to do better, and wholeheartedly embrace and celebrate the success of others. I’m doing myself no favours by minimising the hard work, the sweat and sometimes tears it has taken to get here today. So, thankyou Christina. I’m grateful to have had this opportunity to share my insights, and to be recognised by people I respect. I’ll continue to be a big believer in knowing who you are tomorrow begins with who you turn up as TODAY. I’m also moving forward knowing that although my past has been amazing, it’s a shadow on what’s to come.”
“The Leading Women Event will forever be etched in my memory as a huge milestone day for me and the inspiration I felt that day still gives me goosebumps. When Christina asked me to speak on stage I said to myself absolutely not. PLUS what could I possibly have to say that will even be remotely interesting or worthy of one of her events. After a few conversations with Christina we both felt that my story had to be heard. I was a huge bundle of nerves but when I sat on that stage and looked at Christina her face and her eyes showed such compassion and real love. I spoke and opened up and it felt so right. I felt strong. I finally had a voice. My chance to speak. Christina, from the bottom of my heart I thank you for giving me this opportunity. I feel so empowered and strong.”