2023 IWL WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
June 13, 2023
Conference 10:00 AM — 4:30 PM ET
Networking 4:30 PM — 6:00 PM ET
Three Ways to Experience the Conference
IWL @ FLIX Watch Party
- Watch Party in Carmel, IN
- First 500 to Register
- Parking Free at the Venue
- Two Breakout Sessions
- Lunch & Snacks Provided
- Linq Networking Bracelet
- After-Party Happy Hour
- All Printed Tools and Materials
Host-Your-Own Watch Party
- Available Outside of Indiana
- Watch Parties for 25 / 50 / 100
- Planning Kit, Games & Prizes
- Two Breakout Sessions
- Lunch and Snacks Provided
- After-Party Happy Hour Ideas
- All Printed Tools and Materials
The Journey Begins In…
Send us your 60-Second Journey Vid – we’ll post submissions to our website and select 10 contributors to receive a complimentary admission to the 2023 IWL Women’s Leadership Conference.
Shoot the video in horizontal / landscape format.
Answer the 7 Journey questions below.
Celebrity, historical or fictional character, dead or alive, you’d choose to drive cross-country with?
You’re going on a journey… which do you choose: backpack, fanny pack or crossbody bag?
Favorite journey or trip destination?
The one item you would take on a journey around the world? Or to space?
Journey you dream about, but haven’t owned for yourself, yet?
If your life’s journey were a movie, tv show, or book, what would it be?
Journeyer you most admire?
Join IWL’s Conference Emcee Linda Clemons and Conference Commentator Tanya Gadsby, and hear uplifting keynote and spotlight speakers as they share personal and professional stories, and encourage all of us to OWN THE JOURNEY. To show up as our authentic selves. To let go of the behaviors holding us back. And to work together to create change.
Check Out This Year's Mainstage Lineup
Author, Actor, Award-Winning TV & Radio Host
Bevelations for Journeyers:
Ask tough questions. Do the work. Unearth your core. Dare to dream. And remember, it gets greater later.
Bevy Smith was living what seemed like a glamorous dream as a fashion advertising executive, so it came as quite a shock to her when one day, after arriving at her luxury hotel in Milan, she collapsed on the Frette bed sheets and sobbed. Years of rolling with the in-crowd had taken its toll. Her satisfaction with work and life had hit rock bottom. But Bevy could not be defeated, and within minutes (okay, days) she grabbed a notepad and started realizing a truer path.
In her signature lively and infectious voice, Bevy candidly shares how she reclaimed her life’s course, inviting us along on the journey of her personal transformation to reveal how each of us can OWN OUR OWN JOURNEY to live our best life with honesty and joy.
“Funny, wise, well-experienced, empathetic, colorful. Bevy brings the spirit of humanity wherever she goes.” – Pharrell Williams
Practical Advice for Journeyers:
lessons learned along the way
Join OneAmerica CMO, NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion, and IWL Conference alum, Kelley Gay, in conversation with four other amazing and trailblazing women as they share their own journey stories – victories, defeats and lessons learned – and provide actionable advice for OWNING THE JOURNEY.
Meet the Trailblazers
Facilitated by Kelley Gay
SVP and CMO, OneAmerica
Anchor, BBC World News America, Author
The Power Code for Journeyers:
a new (and beneficial) model of power – for the workplace, the political arena, and the home
Katty Kay, author of the New York Times bestseller The Confidence Code and a top-rated IWL mainstage speaker, is back in 2023! And this year, she’s sharing insights from her new book, The Power Code.
We are living in a moment of unprecedented transformation for women. Despite recent setbacks, women continue to advance in almost every arena – politics, business, education.
If it’s all so great, and we’re moving in the direction of equity, why does it feel so hard? Studies show women improve profits, so why aren’t more of us CEOs? We’re doing better at school than boys, yet we can’t crack STEM? Do women use power differently and do we even want it?
Katty shares the latest research, interviews with high-powered women, and her own personal stories, presenting a new operating system to help women use our talents to become our most powerful selves and step into and OWN OUR JOURNEYS.
Choose from three interactive and actionable Journey Tracks focused on stepping into the personal, professional, and the organizational journey. Get twice the insight with two breakout sessions (morning and afternoon), and note reflections and key takeaways throughout the day in your journal and on Journey Track Canvases to create your post-event Action Plan.
Get Out of Your Own Way:
Stepping Into Your Personal Journey
Our personal and professional lives have never been more intertwined, and how each of us tackles life outside the workplace and workweek often affects how we show up in our careers. Join top life coaches and experts as they address the challenges many of us face today, and provide insights and actions to embrace the aspects of the personal journey most important to each of us – from health and wellness to purpose- and joy-seeking, and from our relationships with others to, ultimately, our relationship with ourselves.
Who’s it for? Attendees feeling overwhelmed, challenged, or stuck on their current path; those choosing to address the roles they play and paths they’ve chosen (or had imposed upon them) in their home and family lives; those who feel they’re at a fork in the road, or feel as if their journey is owning them (vs. the other way around).
Owning Your Professional Journey
Approaching our careers as professional journeys allows us to both conceptualize our working life and take useful action to influence its trajectory and the overall experience. Learn from experienced career advisors as they share insights into owning our professional journeys, providing “roadmaps” to navigate journey stages, key decision-points, the paths available to us and those we create, the excursions, adventures and encounters we embark upon, and our own physical and emotional states.
Who’s it for? Individuals focused on their career track and advancement; those who value how their time at work is spent, and may even desire some level of professional adventure; and those who want their work to fit with who they are, and who recognize that professional wellbeing starts with us.
Cultures of Success:
Leading Others on the Journey
A great leader is always evolving, taking cues from employees, themselves, and the world around them to improve and grow. Our experts will explore the role of the leader as journey architect and guide, and share best practices to help leaders like you create collaborative, authentic, and empowered cultures that both support your employees in reaching their potential as individuals, and your teams in achieving collective success.
Who’s it for? Senior leaders looking to create positive change for their employees and customers, set realistic yet aspirational paths for success and track progress, and leverage positions of authority to tackle systemic barriers to the advancement of women within their organizations.
Your Journey Track Speakers
Vitale Buford Hardin
Dr. Hope Zoeller
Join others for post-conference networking dedicated to sharing ideas and perspectives, and building upon conference programming takeaways. Seeking support to fully OWN THE JOURNEY? Connect with others to identify an accountability partner and share your progress throughout the year.
Join discussion rooms with fellow attendees in small groups to discuss conference topics and connect on impactful moments, or virtual speed networking, connecting with other attendees one-on-one.
WHOOPLA! HAPPY HOUR @ FLIX
Enjoy a glass of wine or a FLIX custom brew, pick up fun conference-inspired merchandise, and connect with others in a fun and relaxing setting.
JOIN US ON JUNE 13
Revisit last year’s highlights
2022 IWL REACH Women's Leadership Conference Highlights Video
THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING PARTNERS. WE COULDN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!
Our Corporate Partners
Interested in joining as a Corporate Partner to help IWL accelerate the advancement of all women leaders? Contact us to learn about partnering opportunities.
60-Second Journey Video Submission