While the average Q&A lasted about 30 minutes due to the large number of people in attendance, somehow it still felt as though this was an intimate lunch where advice was exchanged amongst close friends. It is that generosity and openness of powerful women to mix and mingle, share stories and help each other make business connections that makes Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit so special.
When Sheryl Sandberg interviewed Priscilla Chan—I felt a new appreciation for the passion she brings to their foundation. When Barbra Streisand was introduced as an advocate for women’s heart health—you were exposed to a whole new side of her. And when Intel’s Diane Bryant opened up about her father’s incarceration and why she chose engineering—you see the fight and wit she must have exhibited when climbing the ranks.