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Emotional Quotient Predicts Leadership
Written by, Leslie Bailey, Indy Star

When people share their IQ scores, I tend to think they're lying. Not because it's an outrageously high number or because I'm an innate skeptic but because who cares. Unless you're applying to become a member of Mensa, I can't really think of one good reason why anyone would want to boast about this information.


Your EQ on the other hand - that might be of interest. EQ, or Emotional Quotient (also known as Emotional Intelligence), is how we handle our emotions and the emotions of others. Consider the way you communicate with your significant other (I can't hear you over the sound of my voice!) or the way you approached the last self-evaluation at work (I think my strengths are, um, strong, unless of course you don't think so, then they're probably not.)


"We know that EQ is a better predictor of leadership success than IQ, past business experience and past academic experience," said executive business coach and president of The Strategy Forums, Sally Tassani.


Eli Lilly Rated as One the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women in 2013 
Eli Lilly was ranked as one of the top 50 companies for executive women again this year by Working Mother after receiving the honor in 2012.
IWL is honored to have had Eli Lilly as a premier sponsor of the annual IWL Women's Leadership Conference since its first year in 2010. This year Eli Lilly had over 100 men and women in attendance.
Thank you Eli Lilly for your continued support of our conference and your dedication to advancing women into leadership roles within your organization.
Butler University Corporate & Executive Ed 
Advancing Women In Leadership 
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Women continue to blaze the trail to advance to the top of organizations, currently holding about half of the country's managerial and professional jobs. While this is a dramatic increase from 20 years ago, women are still vastly underrepresented in the senior executive ranks.


As women navigate the path to higher management positions, they are challenged to define and develop their unique leadership style to enhance their effectiveness and impact in their organizations. Women must proactively manage their growth and development to prepare for the leadership roles they desire.


Through an action learning approach, Advancing Women in Leadership will help you uncover and integrate your unique strengths and qualities that will help you thrive and succeed in your current and future leadership roles.


Advancing Women in Leadership will be based in part on the Emotional Intelligence leadership methodology. To enhance real life learning, participants will participate in a variety of learning methodologies, including self-assessments, lecture, case study discussion, reflection, experiential and action-based role playing and peer coaching. Outcomes include 360-degree assessment, a personal leadership development plan and peer coaching skills.

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Date and Location will be announced soon! 

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We were listening to your feedback! 
Top requested topics for next year's conference: 
  • Health & balance
  • Conflict resolution
  • Self motivation/development
  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Sitting at the table
  • Personal branding
  • Facing fear/doubt
  • Coaching
  • Organizational change for women
  • Men and women in effective collaboration
  • Stepping up/seeking promotions & advancement
2013 Charity Spotlight: St. Mary's Child Center
Contribution RESULTS!
St. Mary's Child Center Integrating Women Leader's is extremely proud to announce that we raised a total of $2,477 for St. Mary's Child Center at this year's conference!

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed a donation and to those who participated in our drawings throughout the day. 

For those who were not able to attend the conference, St. Mary's Child Center is a local non-profit organization that is devoted to helping at-risk 3-5 year old children who are born into poverty.


Research shows that the involvement of a child in a high quality early childhood program results in significant life-long positive outcomes including higher IQ scores, achievement levels and graduation rates. In addition, these children are less likely to be retained, enrolled in special education or incarcerated.


For more information on the complete St. Mary's Child Center Wish List click Here
What Do You Mean It's 
About ME?

 By: Maggie Anderson, Director of Marketing 

"Life fulfillment comes when you have the courage to ask for what you want."


We need to be careful with our use of the words "me" and "I" when we are a part of a team. "We" are more successful together than I am alone. You know the sayings, "there is no 'I' in team," "Two heads are better than one," "none of us are as smart as all of us." This is all true.


However, there is a common denominator in every successful business: YOU. Before we can move forward with purpose successfully as a team, you need to realize the value you bring to the table.  And this is even more relevant to women, who have a harder time taking credit for (and owning) their successes and sitting at the table...


"IWL exists to develop individual women into leaders through 
empowerment, support and connections."

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