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Nov
29
There are many statistics available that demonstrate why investing in women and their leadership potential benefits all – the wo…
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Nov
14
When women feel they are not achieving their aspirations, they look to shore up their skills. The assumption is that they must b…
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Oct
31
More than 850 Central Iowa women and college students heard from renowned keynote and breakout session speakers at the 6th Annua…
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Oct
10
An executive shared the difficulty she had getting agreement from the male leaders in her organization. As part of the coaching,…
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Sep
26
To build a workforce with more gender diversity, we must first focus on the problem of undervaluing the role of caregivers asser…
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Sep
12
Recently, I was coaching a professional executive well respected by her boss. She just wasn’t viewed as a high-potential by C-su…
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Aug
30
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) has secured an important infusion of financial and community support in the amount of $25,000 from…
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Aug
21
Reflecting back over a 30+ year career that has taken me from reception desk to C-Suite, I know that I would not be where I am t…
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Aug
16
I’ve struggled with the word “mentor” until recently. I thought for a long time that I didn’t have a mentor because I wasn’t par…
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Aug
11
To those of you who have been a teacher, coach or mentor to a female, thank you. And to those of you who have hired, promoted or…
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Aug
09
Mentorship.  It’s all the rage.  Seems like everyone has a mentor, wants a mentor, or is a mentor.  Have a problem professionall…
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Aug
01
Today’s competitive business landscape demands collaboration of the highest order to generate better thinking as well as achieve…
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Jul
10
Nothing stirs up discord among business executives more than the topic of office politics. At its core, office politics is an e…
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Jun
14
Six Iowa women-owned businesses netted a total of $40,000 from local power investors at Invest in She – Corridor last Thursday n…
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Jun
13
On June 13, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad issued a proclamation in support of The EPIC Corporate Challenge, a public-private stat…
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Jun
09
With words of wisdom from past Invest in She grand prize winners and successful business owners Megan McKay of Peace Tree Brewin…
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Jun
08
In your career, you’ve demonstrated competency, yet you feel as though you’re slogging through wet sand all day long. No recogni…
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Jun
02
Her two full time jobs — one as Chief Community Officer at Four Oaks and the other as Iowa State Senator for District 34 — requi…
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May
17
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) today announced that Debi Durham, Director of Iowa Economic Development Authority, will open the J…
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May
09
Companies today are experiencing chaos at an unprecedented rate, which means you are too. The restructuring, global competitiven…
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Apr
29
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) celebrated “Generation: SHE” yesterday with more than 1,400 women, men, college students and high …
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Apr
12
By Suzanne Summerwill If you could do one thing to make yourself more fulfilled and in control of your life while improving you…
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Apr
11
In this faster, more hyper-connected competitive world of business, it is not enough to lead from the isolation of only what you…
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Apr
06
Today, more women than men are enrolled in college, and scholarships have undoubtedly played a major role in that trend. Financi…
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Mar
31
As part of their Iowa economic development and workforce strategies, Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reyn…
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Mar
14
Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Scholarship deadlines for the Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) Eastern Iowa Conference on April 26 are approac…
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Mar
14
Over the last 30 years, I have coached thousands of amazingly talented women. They shared with me their hopes and dreams as well…
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Feb
18
Renown Native American activist and environmental advocate Winona LaDuke charged the 400 attendees of the second annual Siouxlan…
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Feb
03
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) today announced its 2016 events and conferences to support female entrepreneurship and women-owned…
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Jan
14
Like many of us that seek to better ourselves, network and learn from others, I enjoy attending conferences and other community …
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Jan
11
Seventy four percent of corporations say gender diversity is its number one priority, yet minimal progress has been made in chan…
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Jan
06
Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) today opened registration for the 2016 IWLC Eastern Iowa Conference. The earl…
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Dec
22
Last week, a young woman approached me at a networking event. “I really want to start my own business,” she told me. “I have a b…
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Nov
17
When Todd Barker participated in IWLC events in the past, he more fully understood how many women feel in the boardroom or in th…
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Nov
17
Brooke Fitzgerald smiles across the counter, greeting each customer by name and chatting as she takes down orders and makes chan…
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Nov
09
Stress is no laughing matter. There is no question that it impacts your life just as it does mine—the statistics tell the ta…
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Oct
30
Janice Ellig, co-CEO of Chadwick Ellig, was honored with the IWLC Founders’ Award at the fifth annual IWLC Central Iowa Conferen…
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Oct
29
With the iconic Elton John song “The B*tch is Back” pumping through the Iowa Events Center, the fifth annual Iowa Women Lead Cha…
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Oct
14
It might seem counterintuitive to begin a book about living life more fully with a reference to eulogies, but it has the des…
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Oct
12
While women have made many advances over the decades, the wage gap between the genders continues to exist. Is it possible to red…
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Oct
07
Lisa Bloom’s Think is, pardon the turn of word, but thought provoking. I enjoyed the reading and feel Bloom is a kindred spirit …
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Oct
05
More than 300 women will participate in the inaugural IWLC Dubuque Women’s Leadership Conference on October 8 at the Grand River…
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Sep
29
Marietta Colston Davis has been described as a visionary. A technologist and a philanthropist. And… a leader. She credits a thir…
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Sep
25
Arianna Huffington, co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, will be the keynote speaker at the…
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Sep
24
"Who does the telling shapes the story. Recall the classic Japanese movie, Roshamon and the principle it demonstrates. A man is …
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Sep
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Sep
14
Seriously, how is the temperature in your office? In all probability as a woman, you find yourself cold in the one place you spe…
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Sep
10
With opening words of wisdom from Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, a strong advocate for elevating women entrepreneurs in the sta…
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Sep
02
I swung by my favorite mega-retailer the other day after I dropped my four-year-old daughter at summer camp. I was looking for a…
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Sep
01
Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) today announced the six female entrepreneurs who will compete for $30,000 in …
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Aug
20
There we were, gathered around the granite-topped island in Molly’s kitchen: four women at the end of a long day. We each had st…
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Aug
10
There has been a flurry of recent articles sounding a cautionary alarm for women. It appears some of the words we use—more often…
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Jul
21
As an English and Journalism double major, I write a lot. I am extremely passionate about my writing and my creative work. And l…
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Jul
21
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) has secured an important infusion of financial and community support from the James B. and Melita …
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Jul
13
If you have a job and you’re good at it, 2015 is the year to ask for a raise, according to CNN Money. The unemployment rate is t…
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Jun
16
This past Monday, Tim Hunt, a recognized and established Nobel laureate and professor at University College London had some miso…
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Jun
08
Everyone talks to themselves. It’s a fact. On average approximately 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts whirl around in your head every da…
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May
19
I had not given much thought to the idea of going out alone until I was chatting with some friends over dinner a few nights ago.…
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May
11
No matter where I travel around the country or what industry sector I am working in, universally executives are troubled by the …
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Apr
27
Let’s take a moment to contemplate what the typical career journey looks like and reveal how to avoid the pitfalls where many wo…
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Apr
24
Whether we know it or not, each one of us has had a mentor at some point in our lives. This may be someone close like a parent o…
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Apr
23
The process of running a successful IWLC conference is both art and science. After the past two days, I would say that art and s…
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Apr
23
I spent the last two days at the IWLC Eastern Iowa Conference. And I met some amazing women in leadership roles. This conference…
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Apr
18
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn in “A Path Appears” shine a clear light on the ways ordinary people in action are changing th…
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Apr
15
Imagine getting stuck on an elevator for the next 11 floors with the CEO of your company. Maybe you’re an intern or maybe you’v…
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Apr
13
They say it isn’t everyday your future comes calling. In my case, I called it. I think it was a Tuesday: “This is Tiffany O’Don…
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Apr
10
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) Chief Executive Officer Diane Ramsey today announced the hiring of Tiffany O’Donnell as Chief Oper…
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Apr
09
An important, yet often overlooked step in networking is the mentor/mentee relationship. Mentor is defined by the Merriam-Webste…
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Apr
06
At the upcoming IWLC Eastern Iowa Conference, April 21-22 in Cedar Rapids, local businesses and non-profits have the opportunity…
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Mar
31
“Better Than Before – Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives” by Gretchen Rubin It was with great anticipation that I volun…
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Mar
23
On April 22 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) will host its inaugural Men’s Track Program at the Eastern Iowa Confe…
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Mar
16
Susan Packard introduces us to New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace and uses the ideals of competitiv…
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Mar
10
“Rookie Smarts” by Liz Wiseman is a how-to manual describing and outlining steps to achieve success in the fast-paced 21st centu…
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Mar
09
How great of a listener are you? Do you think you are pretty good—or even excellent? A study of over 8,000 people found that vi…
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Mar
03
Iowa women are working steadfastly and creatively to change the beleaguering statistics that show that women-owned businesses in…
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Feb
23
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) Chief Executive Officer Diane Ramsey today applauded Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds’ announcement tha…
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Feb
17
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) Chief Executive Officer Diane Ramsey today released the 2015-2016 IWLC Board of Directors and it…
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Feb
09
Recently, on CBS News This Morning, Geena shared some staggering statistics regarding women in media. The male to female rati…
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Jan
30
The Super Bowl is a mere two days away. There seems to be a definite split among the American population: the group who watches …
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Jan
21
I didn't stay up to watch the Republican response to the State of the Union Address, I admit it. So when I walked into work thi…
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Jan
19
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) announced today that the organization has hired two new staff members.  Ann Reihmann has been h…
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Jan
12
In our last "Mindful Monday," I discussed three of the five tips that will help women succeed in corporate America. Today I exam…
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Nov
04
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) Chief Executive Officer Diane Ramsey tonight released the following statement regarding the poli…
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Oct
22
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC), the Nexus Executive Women’s Alliance, Iowa State University’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Wome…
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Oct
15
Clair Williams of Des Moines was one of the more than 800 women and men who gathered at the IWLC Central Iowa conference on Octo…
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Sep
25
IWLC Executive Director Diane Ramsey today applauded the announcement by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds that the state of Iowa…
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Apr
22
An easy-to-read executive summary of the inaugural Pathways to Leadership study, co-sponsored by IWLC and the Vernon Research Gr…
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Nov
12
For more than 400 attendees, IWLC’s leadership event in Des Moines on October 25, 2012, provided an action-packed day filled wit…
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May
31
The 2012 IWLC Founders' Award recipient is Christine Grant.Christine Grant is a former athlete and athletic director at the Univ…
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May
08
IWLC is now an IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Diane Ramsey, IWLC Executive Director, reports that the organization …
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Apr
28
For the approximately 900 attendees at IWLC’s “The State of Change 2012 on April 25, the event provided memorable lessons on lea…
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