Contributed by Dr. Carrie Santos, CEO of Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Sometimes you just need to be in the room—to feel the vibrations of energy and possibility all around you. When hundreds of EO entrepreneurs under the same roof connect with a speaker at precisely the same time, that energy is exhilarating. That is our Global Leadership Conference (GLC).
I’m still digesting the wisdom and inspiration shared by our speakers during EO’s 2022 GLC this past April, and yet, here we are, planning for the next flagship learning event in 2023:
EO is going to Cape Town, South Africa for GLC next April!
In a sense, Cape Town will be a return for us. As many of you remember, EO was meant to go to Cape Town back in April 2020, when the COVID-19 outbreak put a hard stop on all our plans. We learned, as every business leader did during those first unsettling months, how to embrace the pause and lean into the unknown.
I was so proud to see EO members offering support to each other during lockdowns, while we learned to collaborate without regular in-person meetings. We created an “EO Together” fund to make sure no member lacked EO support when they needed it most—so many lost more than half of their revenue. Some members launched and signed a “No Layoff Pledge”, committing to no employee furloughs or layoffs during the initial several months of lockdown. Our inclusive, supportive network showed that we can ride out unprecedented global crises together—that’s who we are.