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Female entrepreneurs announced for Invest in She – Des Moines

IWLC today announced the six female entrepreneurs who will compete for $30,000 in the September 10 Invest in She – Des Moines competition at Sticks, Inc. The Presenting Sponsor of Invest in She – Des Moines is Wells Fargo.  Learn more...

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IWLC awarded grant from McDonough Foundation

Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) has secured an important infusion of financial and community support from the James B. and Melita A. McDonough Foundation. The donation will fund one of the conference keynote speakers at the Dubuque Conference on Octobe  Learn more...

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Des Moines-area Invest in She set for September 10

Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) will hold its Invest in She – Des Moines competition with on Thursday, September 10 at Sticks, Inc., offering female entrepreneurs and business owners the opportunity to pitch their business ventures to a group of invest  Learn more...

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I’m not the first mother of girls whose hackles have been raised by LEGOs. I’m sure I will not be the last.

I'm with stupid...

Jenifer Hanson | Posted: 08/20/2015

I arrived at the realization of something that all parents and preschool teachers already know: allowed unchecked, use of the word “stupid” (and variations such as stupidhead), will proliferate at an alarming rate.

Do you find “I’m sorry,” or “Just,” or “I’ll Try” sprinkled liberally throughout your interactions with others? If you do, understand that you are negatively impacting how the movers-and-shakers in your organization perceive you.

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