Butler University Executive Education

The Foundations in Business Certificate (FBC) is especially effective for professionals entering positions where business skills are critical to success. In addition, successful completion of the FBC allows participants to forgo many pre-requisites when accepted to the Butler MBA program, moving you as much as a semester ahead. 

The FBC is a very effective method to determine if pursuit of an MBA is right for you. Visit the FBC information page
to find more details and registration info.

Start off your 2018 New Year's resolutions early with a gift for yourself and your future! Sign up for the FBC by December 15 and enter the promo code MBA to get 10% off any individual course or the full FBC. 

If you have questions, contact
Creating the Work Legacy You've Always Wanted for Yourself

We've heard from you that no matter the role, work legacy matters. Because we know how important this topic is to you, IWL is planning a special event around it for Q1. Leaving a legacy looks different for everyone. Join us for a panel discussion among top executives on how they're leaving their mark through their careers. 

Stay tuned for further details!
Pivot Point
Negotiating for What You Want
Online Workshop

If you want to improve your negotiation skills, a ttend this complimentary online workshop with a group of like-minded, high potential women leaders looking for tools to communicate intentionally and confidently. Together, we will collaborate on proven techniques to negotiate effectively for what you want. After attending this workshop, you will be able to negotiate effectively by channeling your purpose and passion, opening from a place of positive intent, and aligning your ask with your audience's wants.

Cost:  Free

Launch(ed) Women in Technology

12175 Visionary Way
Fishers, IN

Engage in a meaningful discussion with Launch(ed) Women in Technology. The event is hosted by IU First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, featuring First Lady of Indiana Janet Holcomb and Fishers First Lady Aunna Fadness. The keynote speaker will be Blair Milo, Secretary of Career Connections and Talent for the State of Indiana.

Cost:  $15

Pivot for Equality: Presenting ONE HEART
Facilitated by Julie Kratz

The Pivot for Equality event series is for men and women looking for opportunities to collaborate and partner together for gender equality.  Join us for an interactive discussion facilitated by Julie Kratz, 2017 IWL Indianapolis Conference speaker.
This workshop will focus on the first strategy -  Heart: How Men Channel the Women They Empathize, and How Women Start the Dialogue with the WIIFM (what's in it for men).

Cost:  Free

Louisville SHRM

11:30am - 1:30pm
UofL Delphi Center, Founders Hall
450 Whittington Pkwy

This program will be presented to HR professionals and business leaders to bring awareness to the importance of incorporating wellness as a component of corporate culture. By partnering with employees to support personal health goals, employers make employees feel valued. As a result, employees are more team oriented, engagement and productivity are increased, absenteeism decreases, and employees are genuinely more motivated and happy at work.

Cost:  $30 member, $40 non-member

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

Full Highlight Video
From Inspiration To Impact

With over 900 women and men in attendance on August 31, this year's conference was a powerful day for attendees to come  together to take their personal and professional lives #FromInspirationToImpact. Speakers, sponsors, and attendees had the time and space to connect, network and inspire one another throughout the day, and they left with new tools to take back to their workplace and their lives. Watch the full recap video to relive the day! 

How has the 2017 IWL Women's Leadership Conference impacted you? Share your experience in this one question survey, and tell us how IWL Foundation has affected your journey . (Submit your response by Friday, December 15 for a chance to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards!)

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April 11, 2018
In January, you can register for the 2018 IWL Louisville Conference for the discounted price of $275! On February 1, the regular price to register will be $299.  You won't want to miss it!  

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

Board Member Spotlight:
Kelley Gay, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications, OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc.
For our first IWL Board Member Spotlight, we want to recognize someone who, in recent months, has given generously of her time and talents to elevating IWL Foundation to new heights. Kelley Gay, Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications for OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc., is not only a prized asset on our board, but a strong woman we are proud to know.   Read more...
Mark your calendars for the next Annual IWL Conferences - you won't want to miss them! Stay tuned for updates on our speakers and agenda. 

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Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

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

for the 2018 Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award

We are proud to say that at this year's  conference  we raised over $2,100  for the 2017 Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award , and we hope to raise even more next year!

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

Donations can also be made to this  scholarship fund.

Our theme for December is Reflect!  It's important to look back on the year and reflect on our accomplishments, lessons learned, and how we have inspired others to make an impact. When we reflect on our lives, we are choosing to invest in ourselves. It allows us to understand who we are and who we want to become. The year has been filled with personal and professional challenges, opportunities, and lessons that have developed our character and prepared us for what's next. Take a moment to write down  one lesson learned from each area of your life. We are excited to hear about the legacy you have built this year!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season from the IWL Family! 

Thanks for the best year yet, and get ready to make an even bigger impact in 2018.

Thank you to our 2017 Indianapolis Conference Sponsors!





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Thank you to our 2017 Louisville Conference 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 Kim Graham Lee, Interim CEO, at
"IWL exists to develop individual women into leaders through  
empowerment, support and connections."