Wednesday, April 19, 2017 
2:00 - 3:00 PM 
Online Webinar 

Davisha Fredericks is Founder/CEO and empowerment Coach at SuSu, LLC but she is also a domestic violence survivor who fell silent for 15 years after being in an abusive relationship for 10 years.  Since then, she has become a voice for women who need to, (Stand Up, Speak Up). 

Davisha is extremely passionate about ushering women to break strong holds in their life and assist them to move forward in becoming independently whole and finding their voice. 

Cost: Free
Register  HERE.

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of women in business in the bluegrass!

You heard a small portion from these women at the EPIC Awards, want to learn more? attend the VIP Breakfast where the winners share their story on success. Join us as we celebrate the 2017 NAWBO EPIC finalists, and the EPIC nominees from all years!  This is a great opportunity to network and learn from the most outstanding businesswomen in the area! 

Cost: $20
Register  HERE.

The Catch the Wave Regional Conference brings female entrepreneurs together to network, learn, and gain inspiration from each other. The Catch the Wave Conference provides networking, training, and access to both women business owners and ORV~WBC corporate members across our region. This year's conference is expected to draw over 350 attendees, including over 30 corporate members' buyers and supplier diversity teams.

Attend the Catch the Wave conference and join hundreds of entrepreneurs to build your business acumen. Then, join our IWL conference the next day to hone your leadership skills! 

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.

Invite a Friend to the  IWL Louisville Conference!
Both  tickets will be discounted.  
April 20, 2017 | 
9:00am - 4:30pm
$279 rate x 2 seats - a $40 savings!

See more info HERE and register at!

Registration is open until April 17!

We're less than 20 days away - don't miss your chance!

2016 Louisville Conference Theme Recap
Watch the recap video of the 2016 IWL Louisville Conference, and see for yourself why you should register for the next one - April 20th, 2017! 


We had a great day last year, and we plan on this year being even better. This day is for YOU. Take the opportunity to invest in your development in a personal, intimate environment with sessions tailored to your professional needs. Learn more at!

We're taking action to make this year's Indy Conference better than ever for our attendees, with quality content and a great new location!

Stay tuned for conference updates, contact us to reserve your table of 10, and look for general registration opening May 1.

Special Announcement: 
2017 Indy Conference Planning Committee

Conference Co-Chairs:

Courtney Sullivan
Director, Global Procurement 
& Partner  Management
Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
Mary Jovanovich
Sr. Manager Business Development
Schwab Charitable

Joining them on the committee this year: 
  • Missy Apple Knotts, Senior Account Executive, Electronic Evolutions, Inc.
  • Kim Goad, Director of Career Development, Butler University
  • Yvonne Kobayashi, Principal Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Sarah Mahaffa, Wealth Advisor, Bedel Financial
  • Ann McCready, Associate, Taft Law
  • Lawren Mills, Partner, Ice Miller
  • Erin Vincent, Director of Academic Program, Development and Innovation, Butler University

Our theme for February is  Spring Into Action  because Spring is here and it's time to make moves! With each day comes a little more sunlight and a little more time to make it count. Every day, nail down one goal that you want to act on. You'll feel much more productive if you make goals and accomplish them! Let's get to work and take on April with enthusiasm!  

Thank you to our 2017 Louisville Sponsors!


And our Community Partners:

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."