Butler University Executive Education

The Foundations in Business Certificate (FBC) is especially effective for professionals entering positions where business skills are critical to success. In addition, successful completion of the FBC allows participants to forgo many pre-requisites when accepted to the Butler MBA program, moving you as much as a semester ahead. 

The FBC is a very effective method to determine if pursuit of an MBA is right for you. Visit the FBC information page
to find more details and registration info.

If you have questions, contact
Conscious Capitalism

Blind Owl Brewery 
5014 E. 62nd St. 

Do you believe that business exists for a higher purpose beyond profits? That stakeholder orientation versus strictly shareholder focus is the way to create sustainable value? That your organization's culture matters? In the importance of developing conscious leaders who embrace these beliefs? Join us to be a part of a growing movement that focuses on the positive impact business leaders can have on their own organizations and the communities they serve.

Cost: Free

Launch(ed) Women in Technology

12175 Visionary Way
Fishers, IN

Engage in a meaningful discussion with Launch(ed) Women in Technology. The event is hosted by IU First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, featuring First Lady of Indiana Janet Holcomb and Fishers First Lady Aunna Fadness. The keynote speaker will be Blair Milo, Secretary of Career Connections and Talent for the State of Indiana.

Cost: $15

NAWBO Kentucky Symposium

Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Rd. 

Join NAWBO Kentucky as it hosts its first statewide Symposium on November 9, 2017 at Bellarmine University. This symposium will be open to any business owner or business professional. Their mission is to provide education, tactical skills, and resources to women in business.

KY Society of CPAs

8:30am - 4:15pm sessions
Gheens Foundation Lodge
1421 Beckley Creek Pkwy

This conference is open to all women, not just CPAs. Fear can have a paralyzing effect on our lives and keep us from taking that next step.  Learn how to harness this emotion and use it to your advantage.  You'll hear success stories and learn tactics to overcome your fear so you can become "Fearless".

*4.5 suggested CPE Credits 

Watch this video  to see highlights from last year's conference.

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

Key Findings From the 2017
Women in the Workplace Report
This October, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company released  Women in the Workplace 20 17,  a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America.  This year's report shows that we have a long way to go to reach gender equality. Despite the efforts of women's initiatives, progress is slow and may even be stalling. 

Because we are comfortable with the status quo, we don't fully see the barriers women face. Nearly 50 percent of men think women are well represented in leadership in companies where only one in ten senior leaders is a woman. We have a low bar for what equality looks like because we have blind spots when it comes to diversity. 

We need to raise our standards for gender equality and invite men to the conversation.

Check out the full report here.
#MeToo and #WeCan
Featured Blog Post from our Interim CEO
Kim Graham Lee

#MeToo.  Indeed, it is an interesting time with so much coming out in Hollywood, the media, and other industries related to the sexual harassment of women - women who have remained silent for years. Like those women, I too have been harassed sexually and otherwise over the course of my career and yes, even in senior leadership roles, and yes, even in recent years. The newspaper headline about my departure or the e-mail citing that I was moving on never told the real story. Yes, hands are being raised and social media is full of hashtags and likes finally bringing attention to this longstanding problem. 

Mark your calendars for the next Annual IWL Conferences - you won't want to miss them! Stay tuned for updates on our speakers and agenda. 

To learn more about our conferences, visit

for the 2018 Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award

We are proud to say that at this year's  conference  we raised over $2,100  for the 2017 Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award , and we hope to raise even more next year!

If you know a bold and fearless woman who you think deserves this award, nominate her using this
Learn more about this award on our website.

Donations can also be made to this  scholarship fund.
Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

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

Our theme for November is Be the Change! As leaders, it's critical to speak up and advocate for the advancement of women. We know that women are good for business, and the financial results prove it. Yet, the numbers of women advancing in leadership roles aren't changing. We need male allies in our companies who actively work to eliminate gender bias. Invite men in your organization t o be the change by acting as a male ally and speaking up for women when they're not in the room. We can't wait to hear about the real, honest conversations you have this month about teaming up to solve gender issues at work.

Thank you to our 2017 Indianapolis Conference Sponsors!





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Thank you to our 2017 Louisville Conference 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 Kim Graham Lee, Interim CEO, at
"IWL exists to develop individual women into leaders through  
empowerment, support and connections."