The Medical Center's Just for Women conference today was about more than just learning how to lead a physically healthy life.
This election season, it seems as if women have stolen the spotlight at recent conventions and campaigns, but this presence of empowered women is a trend that isn't limited to the national political stage. It's something that was addressed at today's conference.
"To feel empowered... that means that you can write your own script. You can sit down and say, I'm not going to live like this forever. I want to be able to have a lifestyle that works for me," said The Hunger Fix author Dr. Pamela Peeke,
"I think that empowerment is a wonderful word for this, because one, the women are coming. They're coming together. They're meeting... starting to network together, but more important than that, they're thinking about their personal health and well being, whether that's emotional, physical, or spiritually, and how they can take ownership of that," said the Medical Center's Linda Rush.
Taking ownership of that is something today's speakers say allows people to live better.
"When we get our wants and our needs met, we're better in our relationships, professionally and personally, and alot of our problems resolve themselves," said Motivational Speaker Grace Lichtenstein.
Participants at today's women's conference... think it was a great chance to do this.
"I think every now and then, it's good to get away from work, and it's good to come to a place where you're going to be inspired and motivated to make a difference," said participant Tamara Vogler.
"And they always make it feel like you're all one big family here," said participant Kim Jackson.
That atmosphere allows the conference to reach out to local women.
This is the 15th year the Medical Center has held the Women's Conference. Over 400 women signed up to attend this year.