2021 Women Lead Change Elevate Class Announced

NEWS RELEASE                        
For Immediate Release
June 9, 2021

Contact: Amy Eaton, Director of Marketing & Strategic Development


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Women Lead Change has announced a class of 27 for the 2021 Elevate Leadership Program. This six-month program (June-Dec. 2021) is designed to support current and emerging female leaders in gaining leadership insight, skills and experiences that they can apply personally and professionally. 

Participants include:

Stephanie Azzi, Collins Aerospace
Jenna Bates, Alliant Energy
Lora Baughman, Collins Aerospace
Lisa Brunie-McDermott, HNI Corporation
Andjela Calasan, TrueNorth
Kelly Clougher, University of Iowa
Jenny Conkel, ImOn Communications
Christina Djerf, Mercy Medical Center
Anna Fisher, Women Lead Change
Natalie Fuller, Ingredion
Lori Garin, Ingredion
Alison Gates, MediRevv
Meredith Hershner, United Way
Angela Ibrahim-Olin, University of Iowa
Jessica Lansing, Pearson
Laura Marxen, Transamerica
Megan McVancel, University of Iowa
Amanda Paprocki, Alliant Energy
Debarati Ray, Collins Aerospace
Beth Rissman, Pearson
Jade Rogers, University of Iowa
Lydia Sax, de Novo Marketing
Karla Scriven, Kirkwood Community College
Heather Stauffacher, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Alyssa Stockman, Frontier Co-op
Kristen Temple, Green State Credit Union
Jennifer Woods, Mercy Medical Center

Virtual orientation is scheduled this week, then participants will attend half-day learning sessions each month. Learning session topics include Fierce Conversations, Presentation Skills, in person and virtually, Boundaries, Work-Life Integration, and Career Mapping. In addition, the class will be split into teams and complete a capstone project to present to a panel of local leaders. 

IWLC d/b/a Women Lead Change is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement, development and promotion of women, their organizations and to impacting the economy and future workforce. 


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