More magazine and editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour hosted the third annual Reinvention Convention on October 5, bringing together 600 women interested in revitalizing their careers, finances, style and health. The 2009 Convention, held at Pier 60 in New York City, featured a Q&A with the day’s emcee, Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’, and Former First Lady Laura Bush, who discussed life after the White House. Mrs. Bush advised the current and future First Families that in order to weather the White House storm, “You have to know who you are before you get there. You can’t let that noise out there bother you.” Brzezinski agreed that that’s also the key to successful reinvention.

Also, Nora and Delia Ephron, writers of the recently debuted Off-Broadway play, ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’, gave an entertaining keynote panel highlighting some of their own worst fashion mistakes, sisterhood and the their perspective on women’s connections to their purses. Seymour remarked, “At More, we consider reinvention a natural, even a necessary, part of women’s lives. For each of us, it is part of the evolution toward becoming a productive interesting, connected human being who contributes to society and the world.” She continued, “It is part of being the kind of women we all are – who just when everyone else is winding down, is winding up!” More also announced it will take the Reinvention Convention on the road for the first time with events in Washington, D.C. and Chicago during the spring of 2010. Sponsors included Wells Fargo, Talbots, Toyota, Sex & A Healthier You, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics and media partner The Wall Street Journal.

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