40:20 Vision

TFuovst8qX7xCOFpPy2V3els2ngVh5cn6_5ypstVvqeLCA1zuf0J7dAmNxsJDJ_2ikWb3A=s170I was invited several times from Christina Vuleta to attend one of her 40:20 events.  I finally went to one. 

There were about 16 people there that night some younger (aka 20) and some older (aka 40).  The idea is to create a forum where people have questions to ask each other sort of like a speed mentorship evening.  Christina was a strategic marketing person with an interesting career and she is the perfect person to lead the night.  Each question is written down on a large piece of paper and she threads them together so the conversation flows intelligently. 

The questions are mostly about the difficulties of being a woman entrepreneur as you live in your own head so advice is helpful.  It can be anything from how to hire, how to raise money, do you need a founder and how to juggle life.  I have found that women are more honest and open about the issues that they face when they are alone in a room with each other.  I see this at the Womens Entrepreneur Festival

Christina is doing a great thing connecting groups of women.  Take a look at Christinas site.  It is something she is passionate about and I love that this is something that she did started not long ago.  Her career led her to this and one day she had an aha moment to help younger women to learn from others who are farther along in their careers.  Learning from others who have been there done that is truly a gift. 

The tag line sums it all up:  advice from 40 something women to 20 something women.  Her site is a place where people can start conversations, share experiences and facilitate mentoring between generations.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Marjan Ghara

    I was there and wished it could have been longer. It was really interesting how open, honest and comfortable everyone felt right away.Thank you to Christina for assembling the amazing group and to you for the no sense, straight forward advise. We all need more of that.

  2. Christina Vuleta

    Thank you Joanne…I’m so glad I was persistent! Everyone has something to offer which makes it so interesting… but I can say with confidence that we all benefitted from your wisdom!!

    1. William Mougayar

      Hi Christina, Your site isn’t accessible from Canada. When I switch to a US VPN, it works, so it’s got something to do with the IP access. Maybe check with your hosting provider?

      1. Christina Vuleta

        This is so late but the odd thing is that person who created and upkeeps the site is based in Canadian. I will work this. Thank you!

        1. William Mougayar

          Still getting the same issue, btw. I just checked. Could be related to your hosting.

  3. JLM

    .I intend to report you to the Justice Department for both age and gender discrimination.Really? Nah. Just kidding.Everyone who has a common interest or lament should band together and fight back collectively. In numbers there is strength.JLM.

  4. William Mougayar

    I like that idea a lot. In going to check it out & get inspired from it.

  5. Erin Newkirk

    I am a big fan of Christina and 40:20 Vision!