IWL Networking Event
The Man's Perspective

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm  

Use this panel of experts to spark a real and honest conversation about gender issues at work, managing the expectations of others and moving up the corporate ladder regardless of gender, age, and race.

Cost: $35
Register  HERE.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm  

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson created The BrainTrust, an agency that leads companies digital strategies and hones their brands. Prior to creating her own company, she launched the first dedicated global social media department with Ralph Lauren. She has worked with many brands from AT&T to Tommy Hilfiger. She has become a recognized force with global digital architect and is a recognized by numerous industry leaders.

Cost: Free
Register  HERE.
KY CPA Women's Leadership Conference
Empower. Encourage. Enlighten.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

This is KY CPA's first-ever Women's Leadership Conference. Their goal is that you leave Enlightened, Encouraged and Empowered. Come spend the day and network with other dynamic women leaders. 

Cost: $249

Learn more HERE
NAWBO Leader Series November Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Denise Jerome

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm

Denise is the current President of NAWBO, as well as President of Michaelis Events, LLC. Join NAWBO at this luncheon to hear her story. 

$40.00 Non-Member Registration
$25.00 Member Registration

Learn more HERE
Let's Wine About It: Event and Grant Opportunity
Junior Chamber International Indianapolis 

At The Speakeasy, JCI will be hosting Let's Wine About It (LWAI), an evening of wine tasting combined with the presentation of sustainable community solutions projects. Up to 5 finalists will have the opportunity to present their "whine" - or their community problem - as well as their proposed solution to the problem. Event attendees will vote on the project they view as most deserving of a $5,000 grant to solve the identified issue.
This grant is available to any individual or organization that identifies a problem in the Indianapolis community and a sustainable way to help resolve that problem. Learn more with the link below.

Event on Friday, November 18th
Application Deadline: Friday, September 9th

Learn more HERE

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

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

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 women's event at your organization

If one of these opportunities speaks to you, let us know at 
Special Announcement: 2017 Louisville Conference Committee Chairperson
Diane Bailey-Boulet
I nclusion & Diversity Program Manager, 
Leadership Development, Humana

IWL is excited to announce that Diane Bailey-Boulet will lead the local committee in planning the 3 rd  Annual IWL Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on April 20 th . Diane has been a member of the committee since its inception in 2015, has been a speaker at multiple IWL conferences and has contributed content to the IWL community. 
Joining her on the committee this year: 
  • Anne Monet, Director of Major Gifts, Children's Hospital Foundation, Norton Healthcare Foundation
  • Becky Phillips, Partner, Not-for-Profit Services Director, MCM CPAs & Advisors
  • Beth Geiser, Director of Practice Growth, MCM CPAs & Advisors
  • LaKiesha Jones, Training Coordinator, KentuckyOne Health
  • Sophia Fischer, Recruiting Manager, MBA Graduate Programs, College of Business, University of Louisville
  • Raylene Browne, Philanthropist 
Join us for our November Networking Event
Indianapolis, IN 
The Man's Perspective
Wednesday, November 16th | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Lunch + Panel
Location: Fifth Third Bank - Market District Branch 
(145 North East Street, 2nd Floor)

Steve Alonso
President and CEO
Greater Indiana Region
Fifth Third Bank
Rod Cotton 
Senior Vice President
Tissue Diagnostics
Roche Diagnostics 
Scott Horrall
Senior Vice President
Merrill Lynch
Nate Turner
Author and Entrepreneur
Raising Supaman Project

Facilitator: Amy Griman
Regional Trust Director, Central Region
Fifth Third Private Bank

These are men who actively engage in initiatives to reduce gender disparities at work, make it a priority to mentor women, and have been identified by females in our community as passionate advocates for women's leadership. The purpose of this panel discussion is to take a deep dive into how men and women can work together as allies to minimize gender disparities. We will ask difficult questions to an all-male panel to understand different perspectives and spark a real, honest conversation about gender issues at work.

Cost: $35
*Lunch and parking included in registration.
Save the Date for the
IWL Louisville Conference
April 20, 2017

Mark your calendars for the next IWL Conference - you won't want to miss it! This will be our 3rd Annual Louisville Conference, and it keeps growing. Stay tuned for updates on our speakers and agenda! 
In case you missed it - check out IWL Leaders on Inside INdiana Business INsiders segment:

Watch this video to hear see  IWL Foundation Leaders,  Jennifer Holmes Kimberly Graham Lee , and  Missy Apple Knotts  talk about  building female talent through Readiness, Resilience and Results.
IWL Blog Highlight: Looking, Listening, and Learning: To the world around us, to ourselves, and to our future
by Anna Rauh, Marketing & Communications Intern with IWL Foundation
Our last networking event, "Work Life Balance + Wellness" had me feeling refreshed, grounded, and motivated. The ladies from DNK Presents - a company that, "provides people with the opportunity to get out and explore nature in a safe and fun atmosphere" - led ten of us on a "netwalking" hike in Holliday Park. Throughout the hike we participated in activities focused on mindfulness, visualization, and active listening. The group, comprised of friends and strangers alike, quickly opened up and bonded over this different kind of networking. Read more.

Your donation will help us to equip women with the tools to connect, grow and advance as leaders.
Thank you to our 2016 Indianapolis Sponsors!



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