I went to Mom 2.0 Summit last month, which is a conference for influencers in the parenting space. It’s my favorite conference every year and this year I decided to take India with me. She’s always been curious about the conferences I attend, and as she’s getting older I thought it could be inspiring for her to see so many female entrepreneurs. So she attended as an “intern” and helped out where she could. She attended some of the sessions but also just enjoyed tooling around the hotel on her own.
While there we got to watch the latest film from Dove‘s Real Beauty Productions, produced by Shonda Rhimes. It’s called “An Hour With Her and it features Chelsea Harris, who was mentored through the Dove Self-Esteem Project ten years ago. She carries foward what she learned, and the impact it had on her life, as she mentor s16-year-old aspiring actress Caralyn Singleterry. Caralyn is struggling to overcome negative feelings around her appearance. It’s a really powerful story about the impact of mentorship with young women and Caralyn’s struggle is so resonant.