About IWLC

We’re about helping women take charge and lead change.

IWLC started as many good ideas do – as a promising spark in the minds of a few smart women who saw the need for greater leadership resources in Eastern Iowa and beyond, and decided to make things happen.

What began as a two-day conference in April 2007 has evolved into a broad-based organization offering comprehensive women’s leadership resources, including events featuring prominent speakers, frequent networking opportunities, and other important services. IWLC is an IRC 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and we welcome inquiries from grantmakers, individual contributors, and other funding partners who share our passion for women’s leadership.

IWLC is for women who want to grow as leaders in their companies, communities, and careers. IWLC is for women who want to meet, learn from, network with, and be mentored by leaders who understand women’s unique challenges, gifts, and perspectives. IWLC is for women who want to succeed, surpass, and have fun in the process.

IWLC is for you.


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Words of Wisdom

“I believe that in honoring our women leaders, and by supporting a girl's ambition and hope, we are validating ourselves.”
Ann Bancroft (2009 Conference Speaker)