Conferences, Workshops, Initiatives

More than 17,000 attendees since 2007 have enjoyed IWLC's nationally known thought leaders and newsmakers.

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Challenging Corporations to Lead Change

EPIC Corporate Challenge pushes for parity in Iowa

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Connecting Women in Leadership across Iowa

More than 60 companies are members of Women Connect groups across the state

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Developing Leaders Through Dialogue

IWLC helps organizations create structures that help women be successful

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Call for 2018 Conference Breakout speakers! 

IWLC is looking for speakers who educate, challenge and inspire women leaders.  Please apply here for the November 6-7, 2018 (Des Moines).

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Who We Are

IWLC is dedicated to the development, advancement and promotion of women, their organizations and to impacting the regional economy.

Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) is the state’s premier leadership organization for women, offering comprehensive leadership resources including events featuring prominent speakers, statewide networking opportunities, public/private initiatives like the EPIC Corporate Challenge and other important services to advance women’s leadership in all aspects of their lives.

IWLC Offerings Wheel Events

Our events span the state and draw in visitors from all corners of the nation. Learn More Here.

IWLC Offerings Wheel Research

IWLC and its sponsors and partners are committed to advancing the cause of women's leadership. Learn More Here.

IWLC Offerings Wheel Education

A statewide public-private initiative to grow and retain women at all levels of company leadership. Learn More Here.

IWLC Offerings Wheel Solutions

IWLC offers programs that provide practical and tactical strategies for women and companies.. Learn More Here

IWLC Offerings Wheel Support

A community of company leaders dedicated to improving women's leadership competencies. Learn More Here.

Upcoming Events

Quad Cities Conference

March 29, 2018 | Quad Cities | Waterfront Convention Center + Isle of Capri Bettendorf

Featuring Tamron Hall
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Annual Athena + Male Champion of Change Awards Dinner and Program

March 29, 2018 | Waterfront Convention Center

featuring Robyn Benincasa
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Corridor Conference

April 26, 2018 | Cedar Rapids | DoubleTree Convention Center

Featuring Ginger Zee
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Dubuque Conference

October 16, 2018 | Grand River Center

Confirmed speakers include Dr. Steve Robbins
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Central Iowa Conference

November 6 - 7, 2018 | Des Moines, IA | Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

6 speakers including Stedman Graham and Geena Davis
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Ignite Change


At IWLC, we empower, challenge and inspire the women around us.

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