"The AWL program is a transformational experience in a way that is tough to describe. I've always admired the incredible work these program leaders have done and I'm thrilled to now be a participant in the Fall cohort. 

There's nothing else like it; AWL goes deep - to the root of issues, the underlying motivators and the tough realities we face as leaders. I'm sure it's impacted me in ways I still have yet to uncover. And now I'm forever a part of the AWL community of women I admire and I expect to learn from them well after my cohort ends."
Maggie Phelps, IWL Foundation

2016 marked the 3rd anniversary of the Women in Business Retreat, which saw approximately 200 local women business leaders, female entrepreneurs, C-suite executives and those on the executive path join Indy Chamber for a 2 day event, which included networking opportunities, a cocktail reception, dine-around dinners, fire-side chats, Zumba, coffee and cordials and much, much more! 
Join Indy Chamber this year for the day and hear engaging topics like  Money on the Table and  Unlocking the Power to Think Differently, or stay overnight and participate in a wine and spirits tasting and organized group dinners at restaurants like Morton's Steakhouse, Oceanaire, Prime 47, and Capital Grill. 

Register  HERE. Spots fill up quickly! 

Online Webinar 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

Shari Wagner, Indiana's fifth Poet Laureate, is the author of two books of poetry: The Harmonist at Nightfall: Poems of Indiana and Evening Chore.  Her poems have appeared in North American Review, The Writer's Almanac, Shenandoah, The Christian Century, Indiana Review, and American Life in Poetry. She was  the recipient of two Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowships, as well as grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. Wagner has an M.F.A. from IUB and teaches for the Indiana Writers Center and for Butler University's Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Seminar. 

Cost: Free
Register  HERE.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Are you tired of the same old approach to Human Resources? Are you ready to start talking about talent in a whole new way? DisruptHR is for you!

DISRUPT is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and people in the HR field. It's a night of short focused talks from professionals who want to share their ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward.

Cost: $10 - $15
Register  HERE.
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Click here  and select yes, I want my charity to be Integrating Woman Leaders Foundation, and then 0.5% of your purchases through will go to IWL! 

It's as easy as that.  

In order for your qualified purchases to count, you must go to before you start shopping. You can still do your shopping at Amazon, but now with the added bonus of helping out IWL Foundation.

Feel even better about your holiday purchases this year! 
Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

To become a corporate sponsor, please contact Executive Director, Maggie Phelps at

Want to get involved with IWL Foundation?  

We are always looking to engage with passionate and motivated individuals who, like us, want to give back to our communities. Here are ways to get involved:
  • Volunteer at a conference  or event
  • Serve on a committee
  • Contribute to our blog
  • Sponsor or Host a women's event at your organization

If one of these opportunities speaks to you, let us know at 

Your donation will help us to equip women with the tools to connect, grow and advance as leaders.
It's not too late to give! 
There's still time to donate to IWL Foundation at!

Your donation creates opportunities for individual women. Someone invested in you. Be the one to invest in someone else this holiday. 


Early bird registration for the Louisville Conference opens January 1st !
Don't miss the opportunity for a discounted rate! (Ends Jan. 31st)

April 20, 2017

Mark your calendars for the next IWL Conference - you won't want to miss it! This will be our 3rd Annual Louisville Conference, and it keeps growing. Stay tuned for updates on our speakers and agenda! 

The 2017 Indianapolis Conference will be back this Fall with some UPGRADES.

We thought it was time to  raise the bar .

Stay tuned for the save the date coming soon and exciting announcements about our plans for an even better 2017 Conference!

IWL Foundation and the Psychology Department at IUPUI have teamed up to create the Working Women's Research Network (W²RN). The purpose is to learn more about the working lives of women and men in our community and provide solid, research-based insights to employers and individuals and give specific, data-supported advice to participants on career management.

We're proud to release our first research brief, focusing on women and their career aspirations.

Download the Volume 1 W2RN Research Brief,  Working Women and Career Aspirations  for data gathered from 400 local women and men within our Indiana and Kentucky network.

This first study focuses on:
  • Women's career sacrifices
  • Alternative work arrangements
  • Mentoring
  • Career motivators
The full report will be released in 2017. Stay tuned to future communication about that release.

Future research briefs will only be available to those who participate in our surveys. Respond to our 2017 survey to receive all W2 RN research data.

We hope you will be able to use this data in your work, with your teams, and to support inclusion efforts in your organization. If your company would like to gather specific data, contact Peggy Stockdale

For more information about Working Women's Research Network, 
Thank you to our 2016 Indianapolis Sponsors!



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Thank you to our 2016 Louisville 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 Maggie Phelps, Executive Director, at
"IWL exists to develop individual women into leaders through  
empowerment, support and connections."