2017  Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award
Nominate a special woman
Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2017

In honor of Christi Anderson - an IWL Board Member who left us too soon - we will once again present this award to one special woman on August 31.

If you know of someone you believe would benefit from this $2,500 scholarship and is a woman of character with the same motivation of helping others and pursuing her dreams, please nominate her usin this nomination form

Learn more about the award.

Click  here t o hear from our 2016 award winner, Tia Jackson,  about what this scholarship means to her .
Indiana Fever
Inspiring Women Night
Speaker: Coach Dar

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Just as professional athletes need a head coach to help them reach their full potential, Coach Dar, Occupational Therapist and coach - and closing keynote for the 2016 IWL Indy Conference and 2017 IWL Louisville Conference - helps individuals gain clarity and focus in order to live well, lead well and propel themselves to new heights. 
Coach Dar will speak at a special pregame event, followed by a night of Fever basketball. 

Price: $75 for individuals; $700 for a table of ten
**Discounted price of $70 if you register through IWL.  You can register on the same form as the IWL Conference registration OR contact Jen Tornatta at

Learn more about the event
From Inspiration to Impact

Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017 

Scholarships are available once again this year to attend the conference. If you or someone you know could benefit from this option, use our application form and apply by August 11.

The annual Showcase is free and open to the public with a business card, and will feature vendor booths from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. 
Then, you can join them for a luncheon with a guest speaker from 11:30-1:00 pm.  

Cost for lunch: $25 for members; $40 for guests.

Register  TODAY
Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

To become a corporate sponsor, please contact Kim Graham Lee, Interim CEO, at

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

Don't miss your chance to attend the
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Over 700 women and men have already made the decision to take their professional and personal lives #FromInspirationToImpact by attending the IWL Conference on August 31. YOU can do the same, and walk away with connections and tools to take meaningful strides in your own career and life journey. We want you to find inspiration from the speakers and sessions, and more importantly, do something with it. 

Better yet, bring your team! Help your company become more profitable, motivated, and better equipped to take their professional development to the next level.

Visit and register TODAY!

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

To learn more about the conference visit

Why should your team attend the 
IWL Conference?
  • Women matter to your bottom line - studies show 
    that firms with more women in leadership roles are more profitable!
  • Your male and female leaders will take business lessons and tools back to your organization to impact team performance and results.
  • Your team will leave the day motivated to build stronger networks and to take their professional leadership to the next level.
Hear from  this year's co-emcee,  Steve Humke , Chief Managing Partner,  about why Ice Miller supports IWL Foundation:

Join organizations like Ice Miller, Eli Lilly and Company, and IUPUI on August 31 for this incredible day of encouraging, mentoring and supporting women. Reserve your table of 10 at the price of $3,500 ($350 per person) -
the best possible rate! Thank you for your support in developing and advancing women leaders.

IWL Blog Highlight: 
Rethinking Networking - Connecting With Purpose
By Anna Rauh

On July 21, the IWL team went to Umbaugh to present an interactive workshop to their women's group on a topic that many people often dread... networking . Over 25 women - and yes, two amazing men - wandered into the quarterly meeting,  at least partially faking their excitement to talk about something so commonly feared.   Read more.

** If you're interested in having the IWL team present this workshop to your company, contact Kim Graham Lee at .
Utilize the Workshop Planning Tool
Have you seen the newest version of our  workshop planning tool? Check out our enhanced tracks and use this tool to choose which sessions to attend - t his year we're offering more choices than ever!

The categories and tracks are here to guide your decision-making and focus your learning; they are not meant to dictate the path you take at the conference.  This is your day, so design it in whatever way will be most valuable to you! Look for topics that will help you develop skills for your current position or the position you aspire to be in. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn!

Our theme for August is  Impact!  We are ready to take what we've learned so far this year and DO something with it. Here at IWL we are inspired by the stories we hear every day about hardworking women. YOU are the reason we work all year long to put together conferences that can give you the tools to impact your future, and guess what? August 31 is your chance to jump headfirst into your future. This month we encourage you to make an impact in your organization, your community, or anywhere you can make a difference. Take your Inspiration and be the Impact for someone else. We can't wait to see what you achieve!

Thank you to our 2017 Indianapolis Sponsors!





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Thank you to our 2017 Louisville Sponsors!


And our Community Partners:

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 Jen Tornatta, Director of Events, at
"IWL exists to develop individual women into leaders through  
empowerment, support and connections."