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Metro Women Connect

Engaging companies to collaborate on advancing women’s leadership and development in the Des Moines metro area.

Mission Statement

Metro Women Connect is a community of organizational leaders dedicated to improving women’s leadership competencies by engaging. women in the Des Moines metro area through sharing best practices, connecting people and providing professional development opportunities.

MWC Member Company Expectations

  • Member companies will appoint a primary and alternate member to participate in MWC meetings.
  • Meetings are held monthly.
  • Member companies are expected to be represented by at least one of their members who will attend 80% of the monthly meetings.
  • The primary member will vote on behalf of the member company when votes are required. The alternate member has proxy if the primary member is not in attendance at the MWC meeting. 
  • If a company is not represented at a MWC meeting, as long as a simple majority is present, the group may vote without the absent company’s representation. All votes are documented in meeting minutes.
  • Member companies will contribute $3,000 annually which provides 10 seats at no additional cost to cover paid admission to three (3) professional development events offered by MWC throughout the calendar year.
  • Member non-profit organizations will contribute $1,500 annually which provides 5 seats at no additional cost to cover paid admission to three (3) professional development events offered by MWC throughout the calendar year. 
  • MWC will provide its members one (1) no-cost event annually for member-company employees only. 
  • MWC members (primary and alternates) will be actively engaged in meetings, special projects and/or one or more of the subcommittees that plan and execute MWC events. 
  • Members are encouraged to consider how to leverage member company’s resources (i.e. speakers, meeting space, IT, printing, marketing) to the benefit of MWC.


American Equity 

ARAG Legal Insurance

Athene USA

Bank of America

Bank Iowa

Bankers Trust

BH Management

BrownWinick Law Firm

Community State Bank



Delta Dental of Iowa

Dentons Davis Brown

Des Moines Performing Arts

EMC Insurance

Employee & Family Resources

Ernst & Young LLP

Estes Construction

F&G Life

Fareway Stores, Inc.

Farm Bureau Financial Services

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

GuideOne Insurance

IMT Insurance

John Deere Financial

Lincoln Savings Bank



NMW Consulting Group


Principal Financial

Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

Sammons Financial Group


Wells Fargo

West Des Moines Chamber

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