2017 marks the 4th anniversary of the Women in Business Retreat which attracts hundreds of  local women business leaders, female entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives.

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! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 
2:00 - 3:00 PM 
Online Webinar 

Connie F. Campbell is WFYI Public Media's Chief Financial Officer.  She has thirty plus years of experience in the areas of management, finance, accounting, law, and operations. She has practiced both as a CPA and an attorney.  In the banking, hotel construction, health care, and hospitality industries, she served in key executive roles for private and non-profit organizations.  She was recently added to the American Foundation for the Blind's Board of Trustees. She possesses a JD and a BS in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.  

Cost: Free
Register  HERE.

Lawren Just is President and owner of Persimmon Ridge Development, Inc. and PR Wastewater Management, Inc., and she is the owner and Principal Broker of Persimmon Tree Realty Company, Inc.  Lawren is a licensed broker and responsible for all the marketing, advertising, sales and closings of properties held by Persimmon Ridge Development Company, and other properties listed by her and the company's agents. 

Lawren is a past-president of the Louisville chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (2012-2014), of which she has been a member since 2004; a past Board Chair of the American Heart Association in Louisville; a member of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors and member of several surrounding city chambers of commerce.

This Leader Series will focus on celebrating the Past, Present, and Future. 

$25.00 Member Registration
$40.00 Non-Member Registration

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 us 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.
Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

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

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

April 20, 2017
Louisville Marriott Downtown

Early bird registration for the Louisville Conference closes Today
Don't miss the opportunity for a discounted rate! 

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 excited for new things to come 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.
Save the Date for the 2017 Indy Conference

This year we want to renew our commitment 
to  quality conferences that reflect the needs
of our attendees. This year's Indianapolis Conference will be:

August 31st, 2017

Save the date and stay tuned for exciting announcements about our plans for an even better 2017 Conference!


Thank you to everyone who donated to IWL Foundation over the holiday season. Your contribution will make a difference in 2017!  

Your donations create opportunities for individual women. All of us at IWL greatly appreciate your generosity!

Our theme for January is  Renew  because with the start of every year, we have an opportunity to reflect on our direction, set goals and refresh our outlook for the future. It's easy to get caught in the grind of our everyday lives and one day look up in shock at how much time has passed. We challenge you right now to take some time for yourself (however much you are able). Take 15 minutes or 1 hour to yourself to practice mindfulness, fill yourself up with positive thoughts about the year ahead, and set some intention about your next steps forward.

Thank you to our 2017 Louisville Sponsors!


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."