Indiana Conference for Women Early Bird Registration Deadline 2 Weeks Away

INDIANAPOLIS – Early Bird Registration for the 3rd Annual Indiana Conference for Women ends on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 5pm ET. Tickets can be purchased here. This year’s theme – “Leadership & Mentoring Across the Generations” – aims to engage and inspire attendees as they discover new pathways to success in life and business.

The special discounted Early Bird rate gives attendees access to the full conference line-up including:

Speakers such as businesswoman and fashion icon Kathy Ireland, Ellevate Network chair Sallie Krawcheck, author Amy Wilkinson, EY’s Global Vice Chair of Public Policy Beth Brooke-Marciniak, certified speaking professional and author Jennifer Kanhweiler, Ph.D., communications strategist and author Sam Horn, certified executive coach and author Bonnie Marcus, Indiana University First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, business analyst and Inside Indiana Business host Gerry Dick, WTHR’s Andrea Morehead and conference co-founders Deborah Collins Stephens and Billie Dragoo;
Breakout sessions on leadership, career development, personal development and entrepreneurship;
Author book signings;
And much more!


An up-to-date listing of speakers and events can be found here.

The day-long high-value event for women of all ages and backgrounds will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. As it did in 2013 and 2014, the Conference will provide attendees with life-changing educational opportunities and exposure to experts in various fields as well as inspirational advice and practical tools to utilize on the pathway to success.

More information about the Indiana Conference for Women can be found by visiting Additional information regarding speakers and events will be distributed via the website and the official Twitter feed of the Conference @INConfWomen.

Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland is CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®), a design and marketing firm. Forbes Magazine reports kiWW® as a “2 billion dollar business model.”

Sallie Krawcheck
Sallie Krawcheck has been called one of the most successful and influential executives in financial services. After years as CEO of Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch and US Trust, Krawcheck bought Ellevate Network, the professional woman’s network. Krawcheck is the owner of Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund, which invests in the top-rated companies for advancing women.

Amy Wilkinson
Amy Wilkinson is a strategic adviser, entrepreneur and lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Global Fellow at the Wilson Center. Wilkinson has served as a White House Fellow in the Office of the United States Trade Representative and as a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Amy is the author of The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs.

Beth Brooke-Marciniak
Beth is responsible for shaping EY’s positions on public policy. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow, Life Management Institute and has a Bachelor’s degree and an honorary Doctorate from Purdue University.

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., Certified Speaking Professional is a bestselling author and global speaker. In addition to The Genius of Opposites she has written two bestselling books about introverts, Quiet Influence and The Introverted Leader, which have been translated into 14 languages.

Sam Horn
Sam Horn, The Intrigue Expert, is a respected communications strategist who has coached the world’s top entrepreneurs and executives. Sam is the author of 6 books from major publishers which have received widespread media attention, favorable reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and have been translated into 17 languages.

Bonnie Marcus
Bonnie Marcus is the author of The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead, she assists professional women successfully navigate the workplace and get the promotions they deserve.

Laurie Burns McRobbie
As IU’s 18th First Lady, Laurie champions the philanthropic spirit among IU’s alumni with a particular focus on the growing importance of women’s philanthropy. Laurie is a founder of the Women’s Philanthropy Council at the Indiana University Foundation and serves as its honorary chair.

Gerry Dick
Gerry Dick is President and Managing Editor, Grow Indiana Media Ventures, LLC; and Creator and Host, Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

Andrea Morehead
Emmy Award-winning anchor Andrea Morehead anchors Eyewitness News on Channel 13 WTHR weeknights at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Deborah Collins Stephens
Deborah Collins Stephens is a co-founder of the Indiana Conference for Women.  A best-selling author of five books; Maslow on Management was named among the top ten books of the decade by The Financial Times and This Is Not The Life I Ordered was on the best sellers list for seven consecutive weeks.

Billie Dragoo
Billie Dragoo is a co-founder of the Indiana Conference for Women. She is also an award-winning and nationally-recognized entrepreneur. A lifelong resident of Indiana, she is the CEO of RepuCare with 23 years of executive experience in the medical staffing industry. A leader and trailblazer for women’s advocacy, she was appointed to the National Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in 2009 and was the National Board Chair and interim CEO for 2013-2014.

Indiana Conference for Women and Invent Your Future
The Indiana Conference for Women is a nonpartisan event focused on education and leadership development for women. The conference is created and produced by Invent Your Future Enterprises, a career and community accelerator offering interactive programs, products, including corporate speaker programs, webinars and conferences.

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