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October 6 & 7, 2020
Virtual Conference

The Value of Virtual

They say "Go big or go home."

So when people stayed home, IWL went BIG!

The 11th Annual IWL Fall Women’s Leadership Virtual Conference was an experience like no other. Nearly 1500 women—and men—embraced the "Be the Change" imperative.

The events of 2020 disproportionately affected women and set back recent gains in gender equality. For IWL, that meant our "why" mattered more than ever. When the world was forced to take a step back, we stepped forward. Our bold  virtual pivot created the biggest event in IWL's history. The conference empowered people from around the globe with inspiration and strategies to accelerate the advancement of women fulfilling a prophecy in 2018 of "We're going global, baby!" 

2020 Fall Conference Recap

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2 Half Days


10 breakout sessions offered on-demand after the event

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A "Power Hour of Happiness" to conclude the first day!

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Conference box delivered to attendees in advance!

Inspiring Female Co-Emcees:

Joy Fitzgerald

Vice President

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Eli Lilly and Company

Kelley Gay

Vice President, Enterprise Marketing and Communications


Keynote Speakers:

Sheri Riley

Empowerment Speaker

Life Strategist

Author of Exponential Living

Jeffery Tobias Halter

President, YWomen

Gender Strategist

Author of Why Women

Fawn Germer

Work-Life Balance Expert

Pulitzer Prize Nominee

Author of Hard Won Wisdom

A Discussion with Male Allies

Dave Kinard

Executive Vice President,

Human Resources,

Corporate Affairs & Administration

Elanco Animal Health

Brad Moore

Head of Diabetes Care, Region Europe North America

Roche Diabetes Care

Jeffery Tobias Halter

President, YWomen

Gender Strategist

Author of Why Women

Changemaker Conversation

2020 was a year for the books. It provided leaders with an opportunity to make impactful change while also creating enormous pressure to balance work/life priorities and maintain morale. The “Changemaker Conversation” explored leadership during unprecedented times with a focus on the future. The Conversation touched on guiding employees and business during a pandemic while implementing and accepting change that meets the needs of companies, communities, and employees. The panel discussed how the conversation around racial equality has changed culture and thinking for a lasting impact. The audience learned how these successful leaders faced the challenges of 2020 and turned them into opportunities for growth and action—setting the stage for them to become "changemakers" as well. 

Marla Thompson

SVP/General Manager - Messaging,

Marketing Cloud


Katrina Jones

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Leader 

AWS ProServe

Leonard Hoops

President & CEO

Visit Indy

Mary McCain

SVP, Global Head of Supply Chain

Roche Diagnostics, Global Operations

Felice Snyder (Facilitator)

Director of Alliance Management


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Breakout Presenters:

Ali Cudby

Founder & CEO

Your Iconic Brand

Dr. Hope Zoeller

Founder & President

HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), LLC

Debra Luffer-Atlas

Senior Research Fellow

Eli Lilly & Company

Keturah Jenkins


Enterprise Transformation


"Seen, Heard & Valued: The Secret to Making ‘Be The Change’ Your Reality"

"Women Leading Change: How to BE a Successful Change Agent"

"Earning the Ruby Slippers and Other Myths of Sponsorship"

"Emotional Intelligence:

And Why It Matters"

Rebecca Fleetwood Hession

Founder/ CEO

Jeffery Tobias Halter



Chris Sowers

Group Leader

Power Cylinder Development

Cummins Inc.

Sara Potecha


Sara Potecha, LLC

Author of West Point Woman

"Men & Women Working Together for Team Success"

"Business is Human: A Breakthrough Shift from Striving to Thriving"

"Resilient Women and Micro-Habits"

"Managing the Generations:  How People Like to Communicate and Work"

Melanie Short


JRNY Counseling

Dr. Mary Beth Woehrle

Founder & President


Racquel Harris Mason

Executive Vice President & 

Chief Marketing Officer

Elanco Animal Health

Kristine Camron

Partner at Ice Miller, LLP

Founder of kOMpose Yoga

"The Epidemic of Anxiety - Be the Change: 

A Real Discussion About Anxiety"

"Avoiding Burnout: Maintaining Balance to Accelerate your Career"

"Move Your Body. Change Your Mind. Transform Your Life"

(A special Main Stage session)

2020 Fall Corporate Partners
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