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

Tuesday August 23rd
Indianapolis Marriott East
Early bird registration until May 31st.
Register HERE.
More information  HERE.

Register today for 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.

Leadership Louisville Center:
100 Wise Women Series
First Event: Laura Lane

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, June 14th
The Olmsted
Masonic Homes of Kentucky Campus
Cost: $35 (Includes Breakfast)
Learn More & Register  HERE

Come hear Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs, UPS, share her harrowing story of efforts to evacuate American citizens from Rwanda during the outbreak of the civil war and the critical lessons in leadership she learned along the way.

Do you know a Phenomenal Woman? 
Nominate them with Help Your Team Grow

Think of a phenomenal woman you know and would like to celebrate. Chances are she's smart, strong, and she wants to take her career to an even higher level. Who do you know that is so phenomenal, that we should celebrate her success with a WINNING career game plan?

Learn more and nominate a phenomenal woman HERE.

Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2016.  

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 

Meet our 2016 Keynote Speakers!
7th Annual IWL Women's Leadership Conference

Dr. Mikki Hebl
Professor of Psychology  and Management
Rice University
Ann Murtlow
President & CEO
United Way of Central Indiana
Darleen  Santore
Coach Dar Wellness & Lifestyle Redesign
Learn more about our agenda and speaker
line up on our website.

Join us at the 7th Annual
IWL Women's Leadership Conference
August 23, 2016
Indianapolis Marriott East

Hurry! Only 5 more day of early bird registration!

Check it Out: We've Redesigned Our Breakout Sessions!

While registering, 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.

Nominate someone for the 2017 
Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award 

Last year at our conference we introduced 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 using this nomination form.

We will be taking nominations now through July 29th, 2016. The Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award winner will be invited to attend our IWL Women's Leadership Conference on August 23, 2016 at the Indianapolis Marriott East and will be recognized on stage. For more information about the award please visit our website. Also hear from our 2015 Award Winner, Laura Apple, about what this scholarship means to her.

IWL Blog Highlight: Network Before You Need It: Networking Saves Lives
by, Diane Bailey-Boulet, Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager, Humana

How do you think about networking? Do you enjoy it? Or do you see it as a somewhat distasteful but necessary part of professional life? What if I told that cultivating your networking abilities can literally save lives? 

I'm a Bostonian, so I'm sharing a story that I think is relevant: The aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings highlights why networking-especially before you need it- is so important.

The survival rate for emergency room admissions was 100%

Tragically, three people died where the bombs were detonated. Hundreds more were rushed to Boston's hospitals after the bombings. Despite many horrific injuries, there was a 100% survival rate. This wasn't by chance.   Read more .

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

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

Thank you to our 2016 Indianapolis Sponsors!


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Inside Indiana Business logo
  Bardach Awards
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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."