We left NYC Monday morning on a chartered plane with 100 of the most powerful women in tech, media, fashion, and policy—and when we landed in San Francisco, we were joined by 100 more. What ensued was 21 hours of networking, brainstorming, laughing, thinking, and being whisked to some *insane* bespoke experiences. Marie Claire's Power Trip redefined the women's conference. See for yourself.
Thank god for explicit signs, you know?
Balloons make everything better—even early mornings.
No #PowerTrip would be complete without a power breakfast before the flight.
Hey, lady bosses have to eat.
"Women make up 47% of the labor force, and yet less than 3% are aviation mechanics," explains Joanna Geraghty, the EVP of Customer Experience for JetBlue. But the crew for the #PowerTrip = all women. Hell yes.
Only our very own lady boss could look this good so early in the a.m.
Kind Snacks making sure we would never go hungry, not even for a minute.
Michelle Chila, Tacori's SVP of marketing and public relations, is ready to board with her Delsey luggage in tow.
Katia Beauchamp, the co-founder and CEO of Birchbox, boards the Power Flight.
Part of the all-female crew JetBlue employed for this flight, our pilots were sisters Pia Kymalainen, our flight's Captain, and Anna-Maria Kymalainen, our First Officer. Every member of the team, from the ground crew to the flight attendants, was a woman. 🙋
We had a very luxurious JetBlue A321 aircraft *all* to ourselves.
Our Captain, First Officer and crew member welcomes 100 women to the Power Trip.
And declares it the best moment of her life.
Dell gifted us with brand new Latitude 12 7000 series 2-in-1s, since a true power tripper needs to be able to work on the go.
Oh, and did we mention that the Dell Latitude came in their own cool carrier?
Misha Nonoo and Alexandra Wilson pose with their new Sandy Lisa bags for their new Dell Latitude powerbooks.
There was no time to waste on such a short trip, so we hosted meet-ups in the mint section of our JetBlue plane, where women could network and chat.
Pretty sure Jennifer Blumin, the founder of the Skylight Group, and Melissa Tomkiel, the President of Fixed Wing Operations for Blade, are plotting the next big thing in aviation.
A good drink = good conversation.
Marie Claire's editor in chief Anne Fulenwider and publisher Nancy Cardone were among the 98 other women traveling on our private plane.
As everyone knows, traveling can be exhausting. Shiseido came to the rescue with Ibuki Quick Fix Mist, which instantly made us look—and feel—refreshed. Why can't all travel be Power Trip travel?
This was so not your typical doing-makeup-in-the-airplane-bathroom situation, thanks to Shiseido.
No one got stuck in the middle seat! Everyone sat in either the window or the aisle.
Shiseido spoiled us, basically.
When there's in-flight wifi, it's time to channel Rihanna.
Thanks for the warm welcome, W San Francisco!
Marie Claire senior fashion editor Zanna Robert Rassi moderated our first panel with Tyra Banks, Beautycon CEO Moj Mahdara, and Bethany Mota. The three brand gurus shared their road-tested practices for building cult followings. Watch the live stream here.
In addition to ideas about leveraging a brand, Banks taught us our new favorite word: flawsome, which means being awesome but having flaws.
"Being on YouTube really allowed me to open up."
"This generation thinks of beauty as an expression of power and creativity."