IWL Annual Conference
7th Annual IWL Women's Leadership Conference

Tuesday August 23rd
Indianapolis Marriott East
More information  HERE.

You will enjoy a day full of sessions to help you build new skills, open your mind to different perspectives and make lasting connections.
Pass the Torch for Women
Foundation  Relay Event

Join Pass the Torch for Women Foundation at the 2016 Relay Event. Work in teams of family, friends, and coworkers in a relay-walk while enjoying various fun activities, listening to talks from community leaders, and meeting new people. 

Register TODAY to join us for this fun, free event! Help us start a step at a time.

Saturday August 27th
More Information  HERE.
Day of Innovation 
Hosted by Centric 

Day of Innovation is Indiana's only full day innovation event that brings together leaders and practitioners from all sectors and backgrounds. Connect with like-minded innovators for inspiring keynotes, hands-on workshops, presentations and networking. If you are interested in how to help yourself, your organization, and your state prosper, this is the event for you.

Thursday October 13th
Butler University 
Register  HERE.
4th Annual Women in Business Expo & Conference 
Pathways to Success 

The Women in Business Expo & Conference over the years has developed into an event for entrepreneurs and small business owners to network and expand their current market share. The Women in Business Expo & Conference is about helping women throughout Kentucky discover empowerment and achieve success in their business ventures. 

Tuesday and Wednesday 
September 6th and 7th 
Louisville Marriott East 
Learn more & register HERE
Leadership Louisville Center:
100 Wise Women Series
Second Event: Dana Bowers 

Now in its 10th year, 100 Wise Women is absolutely the best forum for connecting with Louisville's smart, civic-minded, professional women. At each event, you'll hear the fascinating leadership journey of an inspiring woman, and enjoy thought-provoking conversations led by a Wise Woman host. The atmosphere is always welcoming, comfortable and energizing.

Tuesday, September 20th 
Registration opens in August
Learn more HERE

Join us to learn from Dana Bowers, Founder, Venminder and hear from a high profile/high risk entrepreneur with proven leadership and talent. 
Want to get involved with IWL Foundation?  

We are always looking to engage with passionate and motivated individuals who, like us, want to give back to our communities. Here are ways to get involved:
  • Volunteer at a conference 
    or event
  • Serve on a committee
  • Contribute to our blog
  • Sponsor or Host a woman's event at your organization

If one of these opportunities speaks to you, let us know at 
Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

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

Less than One Month Away from the 2016 IWL Indy Conference!
Are you excited for a unique and inspiring day? 

Learn more about our agenda and speaker
line up on our website.

The 7th Annual
IWL Women's Leadership Conference
August 23, 2016
8:00am to 4:30pm
Indianapolis Marriott East

You can be an IWL Conference 
Power Session Speaker 

This year we have a unique opportunity for YOU to be an even bigger part of the experience. How would you like to be a conference speaker? We are looking for 3 talented and gutsy people to stand up and deliver their own five minute speech for the Presentation Techniques Brought to Life session presented by Ellen Dunnigan. Ellen is an expert professional presence and public speaking coach. Her coaching shows established and emerging leaders how to say what they need or want to say, while looking and feeling their confident and influential BEST. Prior to the  conference Ellen will provide a free coaching session to our 3 winners to help each prepare.

What we are looking for in our three winners:
  • Are you interested in public speaking and improving your skills?
  • Are you willing to step outside of your comfort zone and speak to a group of 100 peers?
  • Are you looking to improve your skills? (and have fun while you'r e doing it!)?
How can you become one of our lucky winners?
Post the following on Facebook:
  • Post a photo of your favorite public speaker (this can be anyone - Sheryl Sandberg, your mom, your boss, etc. - whoever inspires you)
  • Complete this sentence - My favorite public speaker is _________ and I want to improve my presence and public speaking skills because _________________________.
  • You MUST tag Integrating Woman Leaders in your post to be entered to win
  • Most of all, have fun and be creative!
Breakout Sessions are Filling up Fast! 

Have you reserved your spot but still need to choose your breakout sessions? Act quickly to get the sessions of your choice-review the  workshop planning tool to choose your sessions. These "tracks" or "categories" will act as a guide for you to make decisions about what sessions are right for you - based on your personality, strengths and aspirations. 
You may fit into multiple categories and that's a good thing! This is your day, choose how you should spend it. We'll see you August 23rd.
IWL Blog Highlight: 5 Lessons Learned from Inspiring Women Night with the Indiana Fever
by, Rachel Gates, Marketing & Communications Intern with IWL Foundation

The IWL team attended Inspiring Women Night with the Indiana Fever last Tuesday night, which is an annual event that all WNBA teams put on to highlight, recognize, and celebrate key women. For this year's event we had the pleasure of hearing from four of The Great Eight as well as from Karen Hough. The Great Eight are eight African-American women who finished their doctorates in education at the same time this year at Indiana University. Together, they created a "sister circle" for support. Karen Hough is the Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, and has been using improvisation as an engaging learning tool for over 12 years. She's also a huge supporter of the IWL mission and frequent IWL keynote speaker.
It was an incredible line up of speakers and each shared insights I personally found very valuable. I've shared below the lessons I learned from attending this amazing event. Read more.

Thank you to our 2016 Indianapolis Sponsors!



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Thank you to our 2016 Louisville 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 Anderson, Executive Director, at
"IWL exists to develop individual women into leaders through  
empowerment, support and connections."