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UPCOMING EVENTS
IWL
"Power Up" Louisville 
Half-Day Conference
hosted in partnership with Norton Healthcare

The Olmsted

The inaugural "Power Up" conference is a lead-up event to the full-day  IWL Women's Leadership Conference on April 25 To reach an equitable future for all, let's dive deeper to address the power imbalances and inequities that impact women's physical, mental, and economic health.  Through a half-day community conversation, unpack these barriers women face in the workplace, home, and community. Leave this interactive, engaging experience with a better understanding of power, recommendations for change, and a coalition of people committed to advancing and supporting women. 

Cost: $50 for individuals and  $500 for a supporting sponsorship of 10 tickets


5th Annual 
IWL Louisville Conference
"Your Voice. Your Power. Your Time."

Louisville Marriott Downtown

Melinda Gates once said, 'A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman'. 

By stepping into your voice, you have the power to facilitate change at work, home, and in the community. Now is the time to embrace that power, recognize your influence, and take control of your future. What can you achieve by owning your voice, your power, and your time?
 
At IWL, we know that men are integral partners in getting to an equitable future  for women. Together, our voices are magnified, our power multiplied, and our time momentous. 

Join us at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on April 25, 2019 to learn the skills necessary to have courageous conversations, reclaim your voice, and be a tenacious ally for all women.

Cost: $355 for individuals (goes up to regular price of $380 on February 1), and $3,500 for a table of 10


UPCOMING EVENTS
INDIANAPOLIS
Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana (DRCI)
January Monthly Meeting
Featuring Orson Mason

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
8:00am - 10:00am
United Way of Central Indiana
2955 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Orson Mason was appointed Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for IU Health in 2017. In this role, Mason led the strategic plan for diversity and inclusion throughout the IU Health system, partnering with key organizations, community leaders, and the IU Health statewide Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, continuing and empowering IU Health's tradition of and commitment to diversity.

Mason has more than 19 years of experience with IU Health. Prior to his most recent position, he served as vice president of human resources.  An Army veteran, Mason earned a bachelor's degree in social work from Tuskegee University. He remains active in the Indianapolis community as a passionate civic volunteer.

Join DRCI for a discussion on social justice, led by Orson, where they will explore quotes from Dr. King as to how it relates to diversity and inclusion. 


Cost: $20

Conscious Capitalism Indianapolis
More than Talk: Building Conscious Capitalism into an Oganization's DNA

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
LTC Language Solutions
5750 Castle Creek Pkwy, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46250

On January 30, join CCI for an evening at LTC Language Solutions. This event is open to anyone in the community who finds themselves on a conscious business journey and would like to connect with other like-minded business leaders and learn more about how to apply the principles of Conscious Capitalism to their own lives.

Cost: $25

United Way of Central Indiana
Women's Speaker Series: Why Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Matters

United Way of Central Indiana
2955 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

What are your career goals and aspirations? Maybe you want to join the c-suite, launch your own business or become a community leader. If you're a woman, you may hit road blocks along the way due to your gender and ethnicity. How do you overcome these obstacles and attain your goals? 

Join UWCI for a panel discussion featuring four successful women who have all faced challenges along the path to their current positions. These women will share their personal journeys of how they have navigated through difficult barriers to get to where they are today. 

Panel speakers: 
  • Tavonna Askew, Chief of Staff & General Counsel, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
  • Marlene Dotson, President & CEO, Indiana Latino Institute 
  • Tracy Edmonds, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer, Anthem 
  • Ann Murtlow, President & CEO of United Way of Central Indiana
  • Moderated by Ansuyah Naiken, Global Competency Training Manager, The International Center
Cost: $20 for Affinity Group Members, $25 for Guests

UPCOMING EVENTS
LOUISVILLE
NAWBO Kentucky
Lexington Leadership Luncheon: IQ vs. EQ - The Role Emotional Intelligence Plays in Top Performing Teams 
Featuring Madison Cork

11:30am - 1:00pm
Hilary J Boone Center
University of Kentucky Campus
500 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Emotional Intelligence is a hot topic, but exactly what is it and how important is it in hiring, developing, and producing top performers? In this insightful presentation learn about the best in class research being done by leading business development institutions about the critical role EI plays in all areas of your company, how to recognize it in yourself and others, and how to begin the journey of using it to produce better results for your bottom line.

Madison founded Cork Communications in response to strong demand for her distinctive and impactful executive coaching and training style. Cork Communications' clients include Fortune 500 and high growth private equity backed companies, successful nonprofits, governments, and media/entertainment personalities. 

Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members

Louisville SHRM
Network Beyond Bias: How to Break Out, Break In, and Break Through
Featuring Amy C. Waninger

U of L Delphi Center
310 North Whittington Parkway
Louisville, KY 40232

Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career. We all face challenges in making meaningful connections, especially with people who differ from us in significant ways. Few of us consider the impacts of these missed connections. Even fewer know how to recognize and overcome those barriers.

This session will help you assess and improve the breadth and depth of your professional network. You can remove the artificial barriers that may be keeping you from your next mentor, star hire, or big customer.

Cost:  $35 for Members, $40 for Non-Members, $20 for students

Bloombase
Advanced Women Leaders (AWL) Program

W e know that when women come together to  collaborate with, learn from, and support other  women, change happens for themselves and  the world and teams around them. 

The Bloombase Experience for Advanced Women Leaders program brings together a small cohort of experienced women leaders committed to expanding their leadership approach and impact. The central purpose of the program is to support and challenge women to proactively grow and develop themselves to be even more confident, purposeful and influential leaders who produce positive impact in their lives, teams and organizations.

If you are interested in being a part of the next cohort in Indianapolis or Louisville, contact Sheri Fella.



Help us have a greater impact. Your donation contributes to equipping women with the tools to connect, grow and advance as leaders and men to support their progress.

2019: Another Year to Accelerate the Advancement of Women


On August 28 we shared our new look and expanded vision from the main stage in Indianapolis, and made a promise to you to be a resource all year long. Last month  we reflected on the strides we made together in 2018 - through impactful conferences, interactive workshops, and valuable partnerships - and all the lessons we learned along the way. Now it's time to build on all of that to make an even bigger impact for YOU. 

As we approach our 10th annual conference in Indianapolis, our 5th annual conference in Louisville, and more work throughout the year to move the needle on gender equity, we hope you'll make IWL a part of your milestone year. We'd love to be a part of your story!

We've already got "Better Together" and "The Imbalance of Power" workshops on the calendar for 2019, and looking forward to helping organizations with their own inclusion and diversity initiatives. If you are interested in bringing and IWL custom workshop to your company, contact IWL CEO Kim Graham Lee at kgrahamlee@iwlfoundation.org, or call our office at 317-975-3928.
IWL Blog Post: "My IWL Impact Story"
By Demetria Miles-McDonald
Founder and CEO, Decide Diversity

To celebrate our 10th year as an organization, we are sharing some of the incredible stories that we've heard from people whose lives and leadership journeys have been positively impacted by IWL Foundation. 

2016 IWL Louisville Conference - As a conference scholarship recipient, Demetria shared on stage that she would be back the next year as a speaker.
2017 IWL Louisville Conference - Demetria moderated the "Women Helping Women" panel on the main stage.
2018 IWL Louisville Conference - Demetria shared her story during an Equal Pay Day Campaign

"' For me, IWL has been more than a once a year conference. IWL has been a powerful resource for development that has pushed me outside of my self-imposed boundaries. IWL has taught me to challenge the world around me with strength and compassion. IWL has allowed me to try and fail and try again without making me feel incompetent. IWL has been an amazing partner and I can't imagine what my life would have been if that glorious day in March 2016 wouldn't have happened. "

Want to keep reading?  Read the full blog on our website.
Registration is open for Power Up on February 7

Hosted in partnership with 
"Power Up" Conference Kick-Off
Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 11am - 6:15pm |  The Olmstead
$50 for individuals and $500 for a supporting sponsorship of 10 tickets

The inaugural "Power Up" conference is a lead-up event to the full-day  IWL Women's Leadership Conference on April 25 To reach an equitable future for all, let's dive deeper to address the power imbalances and inequities that impact women's physical, mental, and economic health.  Through a half-day community conversation, unpack these barriers women face in the workplace, home, and community. Leave this interactive, engaging experience with a better understanding of power, recommendations for change, and a coalition of people committed to advancing and supporting women. 

Speakers and Agenda

Welcome:




Russell Cox
President and CEO
Norton Healthcare




Kim Graham Lee
CEO
IWL Foundation




Program Host and Career Power Facilitator: 
Pamela Jett will be leading us through this impactful day and will be focusing on "career power," inspiring us to take our careers into our own hands and rise above the barriers that stand between us and our full potential. 
Pamela Jett
Leadership Communications Expert
Jett Communications, Inc.

Inner Power Workshop:  In this informative, interactive and experiential session, Demetria Miles-McDonald, Vivian Blade, and Dr. Meera Alagaraja will examine the results of a study on the state of wellbeing among women in the Kentuckiana region, and initiate a community conversation around the dimensions of inner power and the impact on your career power, economic power and overall wellbeing. 



Vivian Blade
Talent Management Expert &  Author
Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC
Demetria Miles-McDonald
Founder & CEO
Decide Diversity
Dr. Meera Alagaraja
Associate Professor,
Human Resources and Organizational Development
University of Louisville

Financial Power Conversation:  This panel of financial experts from Charles Schwab will explore the financial consequences of the circumstances and decisions women are faced with along the different life journeys we take, and how to create a path to women's financial freedom and wellness. 





Mary Jovanovich
Senior Manager
Business Development
Schwab Charitable
Nancy Murphy
Senior Financial Planner
Charles Schwab
Erin Goodrich
Portfolio Consultant
Charles Schwab
Tracey Lehmer
Senior Private
Client Advisor
Schwab Private Client Investment Advisory


Thank you to our Power Up Sponsors!

Marquee Sponsor

Networking Reception Sponsor
 
Registration is open for the 5th Annual IWL Louisville  Women's Leadership Conference
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Louisville Marriott Downtown
$380 for individuals | $355 through Jan. 31 | $3,500 for a table of 10

Your Voice. Your Power. Your Time. 
Melinda Gates once said, 'A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman'. By stepping into your voice, you have the power to catalyze change at work, home, and in the community. Now is the time to embrace that power, recognize your influence, and take control of your future. What can you achieve by owning your voice, your power, and your time?
 
At IWL, we know that men are an integral partner in achieving an equitable future. Together, our voices are magnified, our power multiplied, and our time momentous. Join us at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on April 25, 2019 to learn the skills necessary to have courageous conversations, reclaim your voice, and be a tenacious ally for all women.
2019 Louisville Keynote Speakers:




Dr. Neeli Bendapudi
President
University of Louisville
Sheri Riley
Empowerment Speaker
Life Strategist
Award-Winning Author
Darleen Santore
Founder & CEO
Performance at Higher Degree (P.H.D. Coaching)

We are thrilled to have these three powerful women taking the stage for 2019, and we hope you'll join us - It's Your Voice. Your Power. Your Time.

Additional Session Topics to Include:
  • Navigating the New Landscape - a panel of male allies
  • Negotiate Like a Lawyer
  • Owning Your Career
  • Storytelling with a "West Point Woman"
  • Building a Network of Champions
  • Maximizing Your Online Presence
  • Women and Financial Power: Beyond the Bottom Line
Early bird registration is open through January 31 - reserve your spot now! 


Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award
Now accepting nominations for 2019!
 

Christi Anderson was one of the first board members for IWL, as well as a mentor, a friend, an advocate for women's leadership,  a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and attorney.  Christi was passionate about helping other women in leadership, and we honor Christi by awarding a scholarship every year to a woman who is looking to innovate herself, to be better and do better - just like Christi did, and who could benefit from the financial assistance to do so. 

It is our hope that this award will create opportunities for these young women and inspire them to lead their lives boldly and fearlessly and with the tenacity of our dear friend, Christi.  If you know a bold and innovative woman who deserves this year's award, please use this nomination form. Donations can also be made to the scholarship fund.
Mark your calendar #10 in Indy!
Visit us at our new office!
IWL relocates to Platform 24

The IWL office has moved and the team is excited to be working out of Platform 24, a co-working space in Carmel, IN. With a great year of growth behind us and a new year ahead of us, we are settled into our new space and ready for visitors! 



Note our new address:


12400 N. Meridian St.
Suite 150
Carmel, IN 46032


The IWL Team is Growing!
Meet
our spring Marketing and Communications Intern

Margaret Geist is a current senior at Butler University, studying Critical Communication and Media Studies, as well as Spanish. 
 
Margaret grew up in Chicago, and has held various marketing and social media internships at organizations in the Indy and Chicago areas through her time at Butler. Margaret is incredibly passionate about gender equality, specifically in the workplace. She believes that empowerment begins with strong role models and can affect young women everywhere. 

Margaret is an incredibly passionate person, and this quality drives most of her actions and decisions. She truly believes in the message of IWL and looks forward to creating content that shows this passion and dedication. 


See yourself here? We are also looking to add an Event Liaison and Operations Coordinator to our team. Check out the job profile on our  website if you or someone you know might be interested!
 
Last month you asked yourself, "Am I happy with how I've spent my time? What lessons have I learned? Who and what am I grateful for?"  Now that your new year has started, have you made adjustments based on your answers? It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the never-ending to-do list of the new year, plus the added pressure of accomplishing resolutions. That's why this month, we're focusing on the theme  Reset. This month we challenge you to rethink your norms and reset expectations. Set goals that you feel excited about, rather than ones you feel like you should be setting. Set your focus for the month, and any time you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed, take 10 seconds to breathe and reset your focus. Once you reset, you'll be in the right mindset to achieve that goal you set - and even with a small step, that much closer to making this your milestone year!

Thank you to our 2019 Louisville Conference Sponsors!






Thank you to our 2018 Indianapolis Conference 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 Annual Leadership Conferences, contact Kim Graham Lee, CEO, at kgrahamlee@iwlfoundation.org.
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Integrating Women Leaders (IWL) Foundation accelerates the advancement of women  to drive individual and organizational growth and impact.