About

A note from the CEO

Women leaders make a difference.

We empower, challenge and inspire the people around us. As the Baby Boomer generation retires from the workplace, developing the next generation of female leaders is crucial to the future of many businesses and industries, as well as to our state and region, the U.S., and countries around the world. 

Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) began in 2007 to address a serious opportunity gap. Women in Eastern Iowa, at all levels in their careers and from all walks of life, needed access to more ways to learn about effective leadership, to strengthen their own leadership skills, and to network with other women seeking to become better leaders in their lives, careers, and communities. 

Today, IWLC has evolved from an organization devoted primarily to event sponsorship to a comprehensive statewide, nonprofit resource for all activities, events, opportunities, and organizations devoted to promoting women’s leadership. We seek to inspire and challenge women of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, occupations and professional levels through a dynamic exchange of ideas, leadership tools and motivational support from other women leaders. 

I believe that to maintain focus in our lives, women must consistently renew our energies through learning and networking. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, IWLC is able to provide an ongoing source for rejuvenation and growth in the personal and professional lives of women across Iowa and beyond. 

Welcome to IWLC. I hope you will join us in taking charge and leading change. 

Tiffany O'Donnell
Chief Executive Officer
Iowa Women Lead Change