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We started the festivities with a reception where Maria Shriver talked about the amazing things women were doing throughout California. It was inspiring to hear the heads of companies talk about their own trials and tribulations, and how they managed to push through to create something bigger then they ever thought they could.
As I was listening to people talk I turned to see Sally Ride, the first woman in space, standing in the back of the room. I left the reception still in shock that she, a childhood hero of mine, was less then 20 feet from me. I just kept thinking, “My mom is never going to believe this.”When I got to the conference the next day I decided I was going to put my best foot forward and introduce Yahoo! Answers to as many people I could. After all, I love Yahoo! Answers so why wouldn’t they. After a few demonstrations people were finally getting it. They got how powerful Yahoo! Answers is. Everybody loved the idea of having millions of people from all over the world answering their questions, and repaying their kindness by answering the questions of others. As one woman put it “it is an easy way to help out a total stranger without ever having to leave my home.”