From Inspiration to Impact

Thursday, August 31, 2017 
JW Marriott 

Join us for a full day of connecting, discovering, and growing as leaders. This year's Indy Conference will be better than ever with a new location, quality content, and tracks that work for YOU. We can't wait to see you there!

General registration is open!
Price: $380

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United Way of Central Indiana
Leadership United

Application Deadline: Friday, July 7, 2017 


Are you looking to join a nonprofit board or committee and not sure where to begin?Already a member of a board and hoping to learn more about your role as a board member? Interested in learning more about the nonprofit sector and issues related to Central Indiana?

Leadership United is a comprehensive community leadership and board development program United Way of Central Indiana offers from September through May to provide leaders like you the opportunity to plug in to your community in a meaningful way.

Apply HERE.
Network of Women in Business

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 
7:30am - 9:00am
Le Peep

The Network of Women in Business is an organization of professional women who are searching for more from their careers and are seeking deeper connections with like-minded women as a way to build both personal and professional relationships.

Price: Free

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United Way of Central Indiana
10 Rules for Women Who 
Want to Lead
Speaker: Melissa Greenwell

Thursday, August 10, 2017 
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

When women support and invest in other women, we are truly unstoppable. If you are interested in learning clear-cut, actionable steps aimed at enhancing your personal and professional leadership skills, don't miss this empowering Women United event.

Price: $20

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The Better Business Bureau

Learn how to use social media to connect with your potential and existing customers, best practices for social media content and scheduling, common mistakes and how to avoid them, social media advertising and more!

Price: $25-$35

Register  TODAY

The annual Showcase is free and open to the public with a business card, and will feature vendor booths from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. 
Then, you can join them for a luncheon with a guest speaker from 11:30-1:00 pm.  

Cost for lunch: $25 for members; $40 for guests
Register  TODAY
Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

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

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

Conference Kickoff Recap:
"Be the captain of your own life - From Inspiration to Impact"
By Anna Rauh

Inspiration. Empowerment. Introspection. These were keywords at last week's 
conference  kick-off event, From Inspiration to Impact, where we invited members of the IWL community to join us for a screening of the documentary  The Empowerment Project . This film was created by a crew of women all going through transitional periods in their lives. They road trip across the United States to interview seven strong women who have been exceptionally successful in typically male-dominated career fields. Through this month-long journey, the filmmakers experience their own transformations as they reflect on the question, "What would you do if you knew you wouldn't fail?"  Read more...
August 31, 2017 | 
JW Marriott

General Registration is open!

Are there places you want to go in your life or career, and are you having difficulties making it happen?  Do you see where you want to go, but are challenged by putting action steps in place? Does change sometimes seem too daunting?
At IWL Foundation we know that there are countless women out there dealing with these same challenges and more. The IWL Conference provides more than your typical success stories and leadership tips. Our goal is for you to walk away with connections and tools to take meaningful strides in your own career and life journey. We want you to find inspiration from the speakers and sessions, and more importantly, do something with it. 

This is a day you can make all your own. You will leave with a sense of empowerment and practical lessons learned, so that you can take steps forward to go From Inspiration to Impact. 

Visit and register TODAY!

*To reserve your table of 10 at the price of $3,500  ($350 per person), contact Jen Tornatta at

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Check out the Workshop Planning Tool

Have you seen our updated workshop planning tool? Check out our enhanced tracks and use this tool to guide you in choosing which sessions to attend - this year we're offering more choices than ever!

The categories and tracks are here to guide your decision-making and focus your learning; they are not meant to dictate the path you take at the conference. This is your day, so design it in whatever way will be most valuable to you! Look for topics that will help you develop skills for your current position or the position you aspire to be in. And take advantage of this opportunity to learn!

Nominate someone for the 2017 
Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award

Last year at our conference we continued The Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award - a scholarship in honor of Christi Anderson, an IWL Board Member who left us too soon. Christi was passionate about helping other women in leadership and we honor Christi by awarding this 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. What better way to honor a life than to affect change in another's?

If you know of someone you believe would benefit from this $2,500 scholarship and is someone of character with the same motivation of helping others and pursuing her dreams, please nominate them usin this nomination form.

We will be taking nominations now through July 14, 2017. The Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award winner will be invited to attend our IWL Women's Leadership Conference on August 31, 2017 at the JW Marriott and will be recognized on stage. For more information about the award, please visit our  website. Also  hear from our 2016 Award Winner, Tia Jackson, about what this scholarship means to her.

Our theme for July is Inspiration!  After viewing The Empowerment Project at our conference kickoff event - From Inspiration to Impact - we feel inspired to "be the captain of our own life." This month we encourage you to reflect on the people who inspire you and what it is about them that matters to you. We all need mentors and role models to inspire us, and there are some pretty awesome people out there. Consider writing one of your role models a note showing your appreciation for them. Let's take this month as a chance to be inspired!

Thank you to our 2017 Indianapolis Sponsors!





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Thank you to our 2017 Louisville Sponsors!


And our Community Partners:

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 Jen Tornatta, Director of Events, at
"IWL exists to develop individual women into leaders through  
empowerment, support and connections."