May 4, 2021 | All Access Virtual

2021 ICR Iowa Conference

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The Speakers

Creative sessions from today's top experts

Ariane de Bonvoisin

Ariane de Bonvoisin

Ariane de Bonvoisin has spoken and coached at companies such as Google, Twitter, Morgan Stanley, The IDB, KPMG, Essilor, Amazon, Nestle and Redbull. She has also been a keynote at events including Oprah’s Conference, Maria Shriver's Women's Conference, the Multimillion Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) and other international conferences. Her 9 Principles of Change Workshop has become a cornerstone of her teachings and has received rave reviews.

Ariane grew up in 6 countries across 3 continents. With a degree in economics and international relations from the London School of Economics at the age of 19, Ariane began her professional career at The Boston Consulting Group working in over a dozen countries. After an MBA from Stanford University, she moved to New York, working with media companies Bertelsmann and Sony. In 2000, she joined Time Warner as the Managing Director of a new $500 million digital-media venture fund.

She founded and was CEO and Chief Change Optimist of, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes. Her most recent work involves leading the Executive Women’s Leadership Program for Union Square Ventures (USV) in NYC, a six-month program for startup executives looking at personal transformation and life skills.

She is an accomplished athlete, having been a competitive swimmer, a ski instructor, and a runner in a series of marathons and triathlons. She also reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and accompanied a group of students to Antarctica. She was most recently part of a movie called The Highest Pass, a motorcycle journey through the highest roads in the Himalayas.

She currently lives in New York City, with her husband Alfie and her son, Everest.

Brit Barron

Brit Barron

Brit Barron is a sought-after speaker about the intersections of spirituality, race, gender, and sexuality. Along with her wife, Sami, she co-founded Other Dreamers, a creative agency designed to help others tell their stories authentically. She co-pastors New Abbey, a church in Pasadena, California, that seeks to challenge and redefine what "church" looks like today.

Brit grew up in an Evangelical megachurch in the '90s, trying to fit neatly inside the boundaries her church and its narrow view of God had placed around her. She was boxed in by her fears, unable to realize her full potential. All that changed when she met a girl named Sami, fell in love, and chose to leave behind those narrow boundaries in favor of a fuller and more vibrant life.

In Worth It: Overcome Your Fears and Embrace the Life You Were Made For, Brit tells her story to inspire all of us to overcome our own fears—the kinds of fears that keep us from evolving beyond the narratives that have been handed to us by others. We can't avoid or outrun these fears, but if we face them, we'll find out that it was so worth it!

Gabby Bernstein

Gabby Bernstein

Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back and has written six additional bestsellers, including her most recent book, the New York Times bestseller Super Attractor. She was featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader,” and The Oprah Winfrey Network chose Gabby to be part of the “SuperSoul 100,” a dynamic group of 100 trailblazers whose vision and life’s work are bringing a higher level of consciousness to the world. The New York Times identified her as “a new role model.”

YouTube named Gabby one of 16 YouTube Next Video Bloggers, she was named one of Mashable’s 11 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Inspiration, and she’s featured on the Forbes list of 20 Best-Branded Women. She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz Show and co-hosted the Guinness World Record largest guided meditation with Deepak Chopra.

Additionally, Gabby has been featured in media outlets such as ELLE, OWN, Good Morning America, Today, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Shape, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Rachael Ray, the covers of Success Magazine, Experience Life Magazine and more. For more on her work, visit

Shellye Archambeau

Shellye Archambeau

Shellye Archambeau is one of high tech's first female African American CEOs and has been featured frequently in Forbes, the New York Times, Business Insider, and more. Formerly an executive at IBM and CEO of, Archambeau was recruited to be the CEO of a then-struggling Silicon Valley startup, which is now MetricStream, a recognized global leader in governance, risk, and compliance software solutions. She currently serves as a Fortune 500 board member and holds board seats at Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta.

In her book, Unapologetically AmbitiousArchambeau shares her story of growing up an ambitious Black girl in the racially charged 1960s and 70s. She recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young woman, wife, and mother, managing her responsibilities while climbing the ranks at IBM, and brings readers on a wild ride through the busts and booms of Silicon Valley in the early 2000s, detailing the risks she took and the strategies she engaged to steer her family, her career, and her company, MetricStream, toward success. 

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Individual Virtual Registration: $299/person

VIP Virtual Registration: $399/person

  • Includes books from Brit Barron and Shellye Archambeau, WLC t-shirt, WLC notebook

We ask that for every ticket allocated, you consider registering your male and minority colleagues and employees as well. Diversity of thought fosters more productive conversations.

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We'd be thrilled to visit with you about sponsorship opportunities at the ICR Iowa Conference. Benefits include brand exposure to 1,000+ conference attendees, complimentary registrations, virtual booth, and much more.
Contact Tiffany O'Donnell at or call (319) 200-2100 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Women Lead Change's Student Track programs are designed to assist aspiring leaders to take a meaningful step on their leadership journey and learn more about women’s leadership and career preparation. As a conference attendee, full-time undergraduate/graduate students have access to locally and nationally-known women leaders with invaluable expertise and an opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals within their own community.

Women Lead Change is committed to providing the right development opportunities, leadership programs, education, and mentoring opportunities to give aspiring young women a chance to own their success.

Student Track registration is for students currently enrolled in a college or university.

To purchase a Student Track block of tickets, contact for invoicing and registration procedures.

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Cristiane AbouAssaly, Bankers Trust

Fred Brown, Collins Aerospace

Jodie Carlson, Transamerica

Courtney Gilroy, Collins Aerospace

Brenda Koppes

Vanessa McDonald

Anna Milbach, U.S. Bank

Tiffany O'Donnell, Women Lead Change

Nichole Rinholen, CRST International

Leah Rodenberg, Alliant Energy

Jennifer Smith, ACT

Sharon Teahen

Heather Wild, U.S. Bank

Women Lead Change is committed to making our events accessible to as many individuals as possible -- and our Scholarship Program exists to make that happen. Applicants are eligible to receive a one-time scholarship to attend a WLC event. Once a scholarship has been awarded, individuals are not eligible for future scholarships.

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Yes, I would totally attend virtually again!!! In fact, I preferred it. No travel, easy to connect with others I wouldn't have otherwise connected with. And no hotel expense."

-2020 Conference Attendee

It felt more intimate - like the speakers were talking to me and not just on the stage. Easier to interact with the speaker with the Whova app. Meet-ups were easy & great.

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Loved the virtual event! Could possibly be offered as an alternative to actually attending. Very well done.

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