Ensuring access for all

Women Lead Change is committed to making its events accessible to as many individuals as possible -- and its Scholarship Program exists to help make that happen.


To date, Women Lead Change has awarded nearly 100 scholarships to deserving women and students who are interested in access to leadership resources available through Women Lead Change conferences and events.

Each year, the number of scholarships Women Lead Change is able to award has increased, due in large part to our generous corporate and individual donors who are committed to ensuring that future leaders have access to Women Lead Change resources. In 2017, thanks to corporate and individual donors, Women Lead Change granted $20,000 in grants and scholarships.

Scholarship Details

  • Women Lead Change scholarships cover the full cost of event registration only, unless otherwise noted.
  • Applicants must follow all instructions and other requirements described in the documents linked at the bottom of this page.
  • Individuals are eligible to receive a one-time scholarship to attend a Women Lead Change event. Once a scholarship has been awarded, individuals are not eligible to apply for future scholarships.
  • Student Track participants are not limited to a one time award to attend multiple Student Track regional event programs.
  • Student Track recipients are eligible to transition to the Professional Conference program to apply to receive a one-time scholarship award.

 2021 Scholarship Deadlines

  • ICR Iowa Conference, May 4, 2021 | Professional Track & Student Track Scholarships are due March 30, 2021.
  • Quad Cities Conference, Oct. 13, 2021 | Professional Track & Student Track Scholarships are due Sept. 5, 2021.
  • Central Iowa Conference, Oct. 27-28, 2021 | Professional Track & Student Track Scholarships are due Sept. 15, 2021. 

To be granted to individuals, companies or non-profits seeking registration assistance.

To be granted to full-time undergraduate and graduate college/university students.    

To be granted to individuals from non-profit organizations whose mission is to serve and provide advocacy for minority communities. 

“I truly appreciated the opportunity to hear Liz Wiseman speak at the Central Iowa Conference and I am grateful for the scholarship. Not all organizations offer these resources. The conference gave me the inspiration to go back to work and be the best staff person I can be.”

Kristen Corey | Program Planner, Iowa Commission on the Status of Women | Des Moines, Iowa