From Inspiration to Impact

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Butler University  College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Room 150

IWL is hosting a Conference Kick-Off Event: Inspiration to Impact showcasing the documentary - The Empowerment Project. This film is about the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions.

Join us and connect with other business leaders as we view and discuss this powerful film. The film is rated PG and you are welcome to share this event with your family. 

Price: $20 per person
Learn more and register  HERE.
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

Learn more about the conference  HERE.
The State Of Women In Business
Speaker: Julie Petr

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
United Way of Central Indiana
2955 N. Meridian St.

Julie Petr serves as the Executive Director for the Pass The Torch For Women Foundation. Julie will share the current status of women in education, workforce, and leadership. She will also provide information on the gender wage gap. as well as, a solution to address the gaps and tactics to engage in the solution.

Price: Free
Register  HERE.

Learn by exchanging ideas, sharing concerns and discovering expertise from the women sitting next to you.


Dana Allen , System Vice President of Marketing, Norton Healthcare
Jackie Keating, Chief Development Officer, Dare to Care Food Bank

More Information  HERE.

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  HERE.
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.

Giving Back with GRATITUDE and 
Special Thanks, Maggie!

Check out our blog to hear from Kim Graham Lee,  Interim CEO of  IWL Foundation, on what IWL means to her.

My involvement with IWL Foundation (IWLF) is a gift that keeps on giving. I never could have imagined the IMPACT that my involvement in this organization would have on my life when I first met its founder, Jennifer Browning Holmes. A scheduled 1-hour networking meeting with her at Paradise Bakery in November of 2010 turned into a 3-hour discussion and the beginning of an exciting growth journey for me. Read more.

August 31, 2017 | 
JW Marriott

General Registration Opens 
TODAY, June 1!

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 NOW!

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

To learn more about the conference visit

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 June is Choose Positivity! The sun is shining, people are smiling, and summer fun has begun. Don't let the little things get you down. Each day  you have the choice to focus on either the good or the not so good - so why not choose happiness? This month we challenge you to write down good things that happen each day, no matter how small, somewhere that you can look back at them. By your bed, in your planner, on your desk - wherever works for you. Reflecting on all of the positive things will give a sense of renewed perspective and energy. Let's embrace June with a smile and a promise to be positive! 

Thank you to our 2017 Indianapolis Sponsors!




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Thank you to our 2017 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 Jen Tornatta, Director of Events, at
"IWL exists to develop individual women into leaders through  
empowerment, support and connections."