for the 2018 Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award
We raised over $2,100 for last year's  Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award , and we're excited to raise even more this year!

If you know a bold and fearless woman who you think deserves this award, nominate her using this link.
Learn more about this award on our website.

Donations can also be made to this  scholarship fund.
Advanced Women Leaders (AWL) Program

W e know that when women come together to  collaborate with, learn from, and support other  women, change happens for themselves and  the world and teams around them. 

The Bloombase Experience for Advanced
Women Leaders program brings together a  small cohort of experienced women leaders  committed to expanding their leadership  approach and impact. The central purpose  of the program is to support and challenge  women to proactively grow and develop  themselves to be even more confident,  purposeful and influential leaders who produce  positive impact in their lives, teams and 

If you are interested in being a part of the next cohort in Indianapolis or Louisville, contact Sheri Fella.
IWL Louisville Conference
Better. Together.

7:30am - 8:30am  Networking/Registration
8:30am - 4:30pm Conference Program 
Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 

We have an exciting day of powerful speakers and session topics planned for our 4th Annual Women's Leadership Conference in Louisville. General registration is now open - y ou won't want to miss it!  

General Registration: $299

IWL Indianapolis Conference
Now is The Time

JW Marriott

Early Bird Registration Opens Tuesday, May 1, 2018

In our lives. In our work. In our homes. In our world. Women and men with fresh perspectives or years of experience. We are the change agents. We are the group that will raise our voices and challenge the ways things have always been. The change you want to make may be personal or societal. It may be one step or a revolution. We need to come together and decide what each one of us can do today to advance the conversation and to create a new way for ourselves, our coworkers, our families, our world.

At IWL we recognize that you come to a women's leadership conference to learn new ways of thinking and acting. To get inspired and get moving. We will spark new ideas. Create experiences, connections and support to take the first step.

Your mission matters. Your voice matters.
Now is the Time.

General Registration: $359

Pivot for Equality: Presenting ONE SPEAK
Featuring: Julie Kratz

6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Speak Easy Broad Ripple, 5255 Winthrop Avenue #110

The Pivot for Equality event series is for men and women looking for opportunities to collaborate and partner together for gender equality. This workshop will focus on the third strategy - Speaking: How Men Speak up with Her, and How Women Speak Up with Him.

Cost: Free

Conscious Capitalism Indianapolis
Creating Sustainable Value Through Stakeholder Integration

5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Woodland Country Club of Carmel

Do you believe that business exists for a higher purpose beyond profits? That stakeholder integration versus strictly shareholder focus is the way to create sustainable value? That your organization's culture matters? In the importance of developing conscious leaders who embrace these beliefs? Join Conscious Capitalism Indianapolis Chapter to understand and discuss the positive impact that business leaders can have on their own organizations and the communities they serve.

The evening will include an interactive panel and table discussion featuring these inspiring leaders:

-Bill Moore, CEO of PacMoore Products
-Patrick Gibbons, Principal, SVP Marketing, Walker
-Kacy Ray, Senior Content Strategist, Salesforce

Cost:  $30

Louisville SHRM
Recruiting for a Diverse Workforce
Featuring: Tim Findley, Panelist at the 2017 IWL Louisville Conference

11:30am - 1:30pm 
UofL Delphi Center

This program will help hiring managers understand the current challenges in recruiting and retaining diverse candidates, while providing advice and benchmarked techniques to increase diverse candidates, grow staff retention and cultivate a more diverse and collaborative environment.

Cost:  $30 for members, $40 for non-members, $20 for students

Your donation will help us to equip women with the tools to connect, grow and advance as leaders.

April 11, 2018 | 8:30am - 4:30pm |  Louisville Marriott Downtown

Don't miss the impactful and timely stories, including
KimTalk: The Imbalance of Power
presented by IWL CEO, Kim Graham Lee

Kim Graham Lee gets  upfront and personal regarding  the movement to openly discuss  and deal with harassment.  She shares her own story of  harassment in her career and her  impactful chapter over a decade  ago as a mom focused on bringing  attention and solutions to the  problem of bullying when her  son became the target of bullies.  Kim took action as a mother  and a professional and lessons  learned from that experience  offer guidance for how we can  better manage the imbalance of  power and truly create a culture  of respect.

Featuring an IWL Foundation Breakout Session
"Own Your Own Unconscious Bias"
presented by Diane Bailey-Boulet, IWL Board Member

"We all have unconscious bias; it doesn't make us bad, it makes us human." As humans, we all develop and carry some level of bias that stems from mental shortcuts but ends up affecting the way we see the world around us. Instead of shying away from our biases, we must face them head-on, looking introspectively to recognize where they come from so that we can overcome these barriers to progress. 

In this IWL created workshop, you will learn:
  • The roots and triggers of unconscious bias
  • The effects of bias on our interactions in the workplace and how to  recognize it
  • How unconscious bias can lead to gender bias
  • Ways to manage your bias to be more effective in professional and personal relationships
Check out our blog post, written by Louisville speaker and conference co-emcee  Jeff Nally, about why women AND men benefit from this day of personal and professional development.

Four Reasons for Men to Experience the IWL Women's Leadership Conference

The IWL Women's Leadership Conference will be in Louisville on April 11, 2018. This will be my fourth IWL Conference, but I'm not a woman. I'm a leader, and the IWL Conference is one of the most unique leadership conferences I've ever experienced. 

General registration ends April 4! 
Invest in your future and register TODAY.

Check out our exciting agenda and speaker lineup at 

*To reserve your table of 10 at the price of $2,700 ($270 per person), contact Jen Tornatta at .

Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. It signifies the day that women have to work to in the new year to make the same amount that men did in the previous year. 

In 2017, women in Indiana made 74 cents to every dollar a man made, and in Kentucky, 82 cents to the dollar. We know that this isn't the way it should be, and we have the power to fix it. Keep an eye out for upcoming IWL events this summer, including "Community Conversations" aimed at bringing the right people together to break down barriers like equal pay that women in the workplace are up against. Together, we can make a difference! 
IWL Foundation Blog Spotlight
"What is the Bloombase Experience for Advanced Women Leaders?"  by Sheri Fella, Co-Founder of Bloombase, LLC

Bloombase is a values driven organization that is a catalyst for change. We know that each leader's journey is unique. Our custom designed experiences transform leaders who then transform their organizations and communities. We believe that reciprocal relationships fuel growth and that curiosity ignites courage and choice, and by committing to those beliefs, we know we can stretch ourselves and our clients to a new level of leadership. Read more...

Early bird registration opens May 1!
August 28, 2018 | 8:00am - 4:30pm | JW Marriott

We have an exciting program planned for the 9th Annual Women's Leadership Conference in Indianapolis. I n May, you can register for the 2018 IWL Indianapolis Conference with early bird discount pricing at $359. You won't want to miss it! Learn more.

Want a glimpse of last year's Indy conference? Watch the  recap video to feel the energy that over 900 women and men experienced.

*To reserve your table of 10 at the price of $3,500 ($350 per person), contact Jen Tornatta at

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

Wondering how your organization can become a sponsor? We invite you to become a sponsor and showcase your organization as a leader in gender inclusion. Please contact CEO Kim Graham Lee, at

Our theme for April is " Better Together" in honor of our upcoming Louisville conference. What a timely theme with the groundswell of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement. Being better starts with each of us looking at ourselves, understanding who we are and the gifts/talents we bring. We are each on the way of becoming the best version of ourselves. We can all support each other - women helping women, men helping women, women helping men, men helping men. Be intentional this month by  getting together with a coworker, friend, or family member, and deciding on three ways you can advocate, serve, and encourage those around you. Focus on being better together with optimism and courage. 

Thank you to our 2018 Louisville Conference Sponsors!


Thank you to our 2018 Indianapolis Conference Sponsors!


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IWL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  To g ive to the IWL Foundation or become a corporate sponsor of the IWL Women's Leadership Conference, contact Kim Graham Lee, CEO, at
Integrating Woman Leaders Foundation accelerates the advancement of women to drive individual and organizational growth and impact.