Nominations close TODAY - February 27

Do you know a woman that needs some adventure in her life? Maybe she's a mother, business professional, workaholic, has overcome an obstacle in her life, or is a total giver in her community. Tell DNK her story, and why she would be a great winner for the 2017 Live Adventurously Women's Adventure Contest.

Your nominee must b e a woman,  be able to carry at least 30 lbs. on her back, know how to ride a bike (basic), and be available May 18-21st for the adventure weekend (and a few other dates between now and then to pick up her awesome gifts and meet the other ladies). It should be someone with a great attitude and the willingness to try new things! Last year the contest winners received over $1,000 in gifts NOT including all the food, drinks, and the custom guided adventure from DNK Presents. 

Nominate a woman HERE.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 
2:00 - 3:00 PM 
Online Webinar 

Therese Niemiec worked with Liz, who began the nonprofit in 2010, starting with developing the identity, mission, and vision of the 501(c)3 company. She and Liz developed the wish giving/granting methodology and the process of building relationships with the hospitals and families. 

Additionally, she is the lead of the Development Committee and drives the fundraising efforts of the organization. Therese graduated with distinction from Purdue University with a degree in Computer Information Technology and worked in IT for twenty years. 

Cost: Free
Register  HERE.

EPIC stands for Excellence as a woman business owner, Professional accomplishments during the past 5 years, Initiative and creativity in addressing major challenges in her business, and Civic and community involvement. These are all qualities that women business owners display each and every day. The judges are prominent members of the business community, and base their decisions on these four areas.

Join them on March 2nd for an evening cocktail reception, a three course seated dinner, plus live voting for the winners!

$99.00 Member Registration
$125.00 Non-Member Registration

Register  HERE.

The Catch the Wave Regional Conference brings female entrepreneurs together to network, learn, and gain inspiration from each other. The Catch the Wave Conference provides networking, training, and access to both women business owners and ORV~WBC corporate members across our region. This year's conference is expected to draw over 350 attendees, including over 30 corporate members' buyers and supplier diversity teams.

Attend the Catch the Wave conference and join hundreds of entrepreneurs to build your business acumen. Then, join our IWL conference the next day to hone your leadership skills! 

Register  HERE.
Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

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

April 20, 2017
Louisville Marriott Downtown

General Registration is open!

Register for the next IWL Conference - you won't want to miss it. This is the 3rd Annual Louisville Conference, and it keeps growing. 

Meet our 2017 Louisville Keynote Speakers!

Nikki Jackson
Senior Vice President & 
Regional Executive
Louisville Branch
Federal Reserve Bank
of St. Louis
Jennifer Willis

Vice President
Commercial Sales
Kentucky and Indiana 
Darleen Santore

Coach Dar Wellness &
Lifestyle Redesign

2017 Louisville Conference Theme
I Got This!
Check out our blog to learn more about the theme and why we're looking forward to the rest of this year.


IWL is excited to announce the theme for the 2017 Louisville Conference is - I Got This! We were inspired this summer watching the Rio Olympic games when we saw gold medal gymnast, Laurie Hernandez's "self-talk" before her performances. Read more.

We're looking forward to making this year's Indy Conference better than ever for our attendees, with quality content and a great new location!

Stay tuned for conference updates, contact us to reserve your table of 10, and look for general registration opening May 1.

Our theme for February is  Looking Forward  because there is so much ahead to be excited about! As Spring quickly approaches, so does warm weather and new opportunities for growth (including the Louisville IWL Conference!) In the midst of making your "to do" lists for the month, we want you to take some time to write down things you're looking forward to. It could be something as big as the start of a new job, or something as simple as getting dinner with a friend. Let's take on this next month with excitement and make it a great one!

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

Thank you to our 2017 Louisville Sponsors!


And our Community Partners:

Thank you to our 2016 Indianapolis 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."