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.
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.

If you have questions, contact
Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana
January Membership Meeting
with Jonamay Lambert

8:00am - 10:00am
United Way of Central Indiana
Indianapolis, IN 46208

With 30 years of experience, Jonamay's mission is to ensure every person has the opportunity to contribute fully and feels valued, respected and heard.

Developing an organizational culture with effective implementation of a consciously inclusive culture requires strategies and processes that engage employees in meaningful dialogue. The presentation will provide a unique approach to dialogue based on a methodology allowing a safe, non-threatening way for individuals to gain insight of different perspectives that support the development of an inclusive workplace. Participants learn how to observe, listen and respond to the experiences and values of others.

Cost:  Free

Inclusion: Move the Needle on Gender Equity
IWL Educational Workshop

9:00am - noon Morning Option
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Option
Innovation Connector
1208 W White River Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47303

Inclusion: Move the Needle on Gender Equity is IWL's newest workshop, ideal for both female and male professionals who want to enhance their own understanding of gender dynamics and are motivated by that learning to enhance both personal and organizational performance. This workshop is in partnership with Shafer Leadership Academy, and we are offering both a morning and afternoon session. Lunch is available for attendees of either session.

Cost: $25

Pivot Point: ONE

ONE - Online Workshop
2:00pm - 3:00pm Online Workshop

Join Pivot Point for their first free online workshop featuring an interactive discussion facilitated by Julie Kratz, leadership and career speaker, coach, and author. Julie will share stories, ideas, and research from her new book,  ONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality, with four proven strategies for men and women to succeed together. 

Pivot for Equality: 
Presenting ONE STORY
6:00pm - 8:00pm In person, Interactive Discussion 
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, facilitated by Julie, will focus on the second strategy - Story: How Men Ask for HERStory, and How Women Share Their Story.

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.

April 11, 2018 | Louisville Marriott Downtown
Planning is well underway for our 4th Annual Women's Leadership Conference in Louisville. In January, you can register for the 2018 IWL Louisville Conference with early bird discount pricing at $275. 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

Want a glimpse of last year's Louisville conference? Watch the recap video to feel the energy that over 400 women and men experienced.

Thank you to these companies for already committing to be 2018 Conference Sponsors!

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
IWL to Deliver a Timely and Impactful "Gender Workshop" 
in partnership with Shafer Leadership Academy:

Inclusion: Move the Needle on Gender Equity  is a workshop ideal for both female and male professionals who want to enhance their own understanding of gender dynamics and are motivated by that learning to enhance both personal and organizational performance.

Thursday, January 23
9:00am - noon Morning Workshop Option
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch, available for both morning and afternoon participants
1:30pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Workshop Option

Innovation Connector
1208 W White River Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47303

Workshop Overview:
An interactive session combining instruction, exercises, and group discussion covering these important topics:
  • Business Case for Gender Inclusion
  • Understanding Unconscious Bias/Our Blind Spots
  • Women and Men Lead and Communicate Differently
  • Imbalance of Power: Harassment
  • Operating with Intentionality

Board Member Spotlight:
Diane Bailey-Boulet, Program Manager, Leadership Development, Humana
For this month's IWL Board Member Spotlight,  we want to recognize someone who has taken IWL to new heights in our second market of Louisville, Kentucky. Diane Bailey-Boulet, Program Manager of Leadership Development for Humana, has worked with IWL since 2015 on our Louisville women's leadership conferences. From a career of event planning, relationship building, fundraising, and fostering open minds, she has brought great value as the Louisville Conference committee chair for the past two years. She recently joined our Board of Directors as an expert on diversity and inclusion, as well as a critical connector between our home base and Louisville - winning her the award for furthest commute to board meetings!   Read more...
Watch this video from Katz, Sapper & Miller 
on what their women and men learned from the 
2017 IWL Conference

KSM sent several of their team members to the IWL Conference in August, and on their own initiative they created this video of their takeaways to share with the rest of their team. We wanted to share it with you: 

Thanks, KSM, for attending the IWL Conference and for sharing the impact it made for you. We'll see you there again next year!
Mark your calendars for the next Indianapolis IWL Conference- you won't want to miss it! Stay tuned for updates on our speakers and agenda. 

To learn more about our conferences, visit

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

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

Our theme for January is  Your Word!  The new year provides a new opportunity to reflect and focus on you and your growth journey. One way of doing that is to pick "your word" for the year, one word that inspires you and guides how you want to live your life in 2018. It's a word that has special meaning to you and provides clarity on what you are trying to accomplish. Some ideas could be: discipline, compassion, patience, forgiveness, joy, or bravery. Let your word come to you. Repeat your word regularly. Make it visible in your life. Let your word direct your mindset and actions to move you forward, making the most of your next 12 months.


Thank you to our 2018 Louisville Conference Sponsors!


Thank you to our 2018 Indianapolis Conference Sponsors!


Bardach Awards

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."