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Arianna Huffington, co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) conference at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on October 28. She joins an esteemed list of high-profile national speakers who are excited to share their wisdom and expertise on a wide range of leadership and professional development topics.
The conference has helped thousands of women and female college students develop leadership skills by providing networking opportunities and time to interact with women leaders. This year’s theme – Transforming Journeys – celebrates strides already made by women and recognizes how empowering the next generation of women leaders is essential for investing in society. The conference promises to empower women of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, occupations and professional levels. It will be an opportunity for an exciting exchange of ideas, building valuable leadership skills and gaining motivational support from our growing and existing female leaders.
“Every year we have an incredible line up of speakers that have made their mark on the world, and we know that anyone who comes to our conference will be inspired to do the same,” said Diane Ramsey, CEO, IWLC. “We hope their insights will help conference attendees find clarity on their goals and the next step on their own journey.”
In addition to Arianna Huffington who made Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100-most influential people and Forbes Most Powerful Women list, will be Marietta C. Davis, vice president of U.S. Dynamics at Microsoft, Sara Laschever, author, teacher and researcher,Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, State of Iowa and other esteemed speakers.
The conference will also provide a student leadership track designed to expose young aspiring women leaders to invaluable expertise, professional contacts and access to locally and nationally known speakers with a program designed for undergraduate college students.
For more information or to register for the conference, please visitwww.IWLCLeads.org/CentralIowa.