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2023 WLC Conference: Cedar Rapids

Event Details

April 4 - 5, 2023 | DoubleTree Convention Complex | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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  • In-Person Registration: $550/person
    - ​​​​​Registration includes access to the two-day in-person conference featuring 7 keynote speakers, 3 breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch, and peer-to-peer networking.
  • Virtual Registration: $199/person
    Registration includes access to on-demand replay of 7 keynote speakers following the close of the in-person conference.
  • ​​​​​Team Table (10 In-Person Registration): $5,250/table
    Registration for a pre-assigned table of 10 includes access to the two-day in-person conference featuring 7 keynote speakers, 3 breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch, and peer-to-peer networking.
  • Student Track Ticket: $99/person
    Registration includes access to Day 1 of the conference. Must be currently enrolled in a college or university to qualify for this registration level.
  • Registration deadline: March 15, 2023




Women Lead Change is committed to bringing all women leaders to our events, with an attendee makeup that reflects the communities in which the conferences are hosted.

Targeted-small business owners are able to apply for the chance to attend the conference free of charge. This opportunity is intended to create a broader audience at Women Lead Change events in order to learn from each other. Diversity of thought fosters learning and insightful conversation.

Each scholarship awarded is valid for one (1) conference registration for your company, along with exclusive invitations to conference events.

Applications are due Feb. 24, 2023. A volunteer committee will review nominations, award a limited number of scholarships, and notify the applicant.

This Scholarship Opportunity is presented by Women Lead Change.

We'd be thrilled to visit with you about sponsorship opportunities at the Cedar Rapids Conference. Benefits include brand exposure to 1,000+ conference attendees, complimentary registrations, and much more.

Contact Jade Ploessl at to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits. 


Do you want to be a keynote speaker? Are you looking for a place to start and hone your craft? Women Lead Change is offering this unique opportunity to 6 different speakers on varying topics to host a 20-minute breakout presentation at the 2023 Women Lead Change Conference: Cedar Rapids, on April 4-5. 

Conference attendees and a judging panel will vote on your presentation quality, content, and presence. The winner will earn a slot at a future Women Lead Change Conference.

Applications due Feb. 28, 2023. Questions? Contact Jade Ploessl.

  • Corporate exhibitor: $550/booth

  • Non-Profit exhibitor: $250/booth

  • Targeted Small Business exhibitor: $250/booth
    Must be a certified Targeted Small Business (TSB). This Iowa program is designed to help women, individuals with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities overcome some of the hurdles to start or grow a small business. 
  • Registration deadline: March 15, 2023

We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to market to women.

Exhibiting at Women Lead Change is:

  • a great way to showcase women-centric companies and organizations
  • a great way for attendees to learn about companies and nonprofit organizations that market to and provide services to women

Women Lead Change reserves the right to select exhibitors based on interest and content for our conference participants. An exhibitor is not guaranteed a spot at the conference until receiving confirmation from Women Lead Change.

Exhibitors do not have access to conference sessions. 


  • Stephanie Azzi, Collins Aerospace 
  • Jodie Carlson, Transamerica
  • Jade Groen, Collins Aerospace 
  • Kaitlin Johnston-Boyse, Collins Aerospace
  • Doug Lloyd, BAE Systems
  • Marie McNary, Collins Aerospace
  • Nichole Rinholen, CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc.
  • Leah Rodenberg, Alliant Energy
  • Jodee Ross, Collins Aerospace
  • Sharon Teahen
  • Troy Weier, BAE Systems 
  • Sarah Wright, Shive-Hattery

2023 WLC Conference: Cedar Rapids

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