Women's Leadership Conference: 'The Time Is Now'

Posted: Updated:
Integrating Women Leaders unveiled a new logo at the conference. Integrating Women Leaders unveiled a new logo at the conference.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Hundreds of business and community leaders have sold out the ninth annual Indianapolis Women's Leadership Conference. During Tuesday's event, Integrating Women Leaders unveiled its new logo and "Better Together" vision statement. Keynotes for today's conference include Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Chief Executive Officer Madeline Di Nonno, Salesforce Director of Equality Programs James Loduca and Open Gym Indy owner Jennifer Magley.

The theme of this year's event is "Now is the time," which the organization says aims to inspire attendees to "create experiences, connections and support to take the first step." The masters of ceremonies at the conference were Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Partner Tracy N. Betz and Stanley Security Vice President of Human Resources Anthony Buffum.

Di Nonno spoke with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman and said her focus is on how media can influence what happens in society and how children see themselves and what they can be. She says there has been progress in television, with streaming services in particular showing a "wide array" of diverse characters. She says there is also some progress in getting more female leads into movies, but "it's not fast enough."

Breakout sessions at today's event included speakers and panels on executive presence, owning "your own unconscious bias" and finding success in failure.

Integrating Women Leaders Chief Executive Officer Kim Graham Lee says the organization is going to make moves to offer more year-round programming and workshops. The next event in October will focus in part on the importance of men as allies in the movement to cultivate more women leaders.

  • Perspectives

    • Expand Your Workforce to Include The Deaf Community

      While there are arguably many minority groups that are grossly underutilized in the workforce, I’d wager that most people do not consider the Deaf community when thinking about diversity and inclusion strategies. The Deaf community shares a unique culture that is closely networked, but few employers know how to tap into this community, which comprises 10 percent of the population. In fact, many people probably see barriers for the Deaf community when it comes to employment...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • The Union Club Hotel was built in 1929. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

      $30M Gift to Fund Purdue Hotel Renovation

      Purdue University says it plans to use a $30 million gift to transform an existing building into a world-class hotel. The gift from Bruce White, a Purdue alumnus and former trustee, his wife Beth, and the Dean and Barbara White Foundation, will fund the renovation of the Union Club Hotel, which will also serve as a laboratory learning environment for students. The university says the renovations will feature upgrades in furnishings, fixtures, and amenities for the hotel, as well as a...
    • PGA TOUR Superstore to Open in Indy

      A popular golf retailer will Saturday open its first location in Indiana. The PGA TOUR Superstore location in Indianapolis replaces the recently-closed Babies"R"Us location at the Clearwater Crossing Shopping Center.

    • (Image courtesy of Harrison College.)

      Milhaus Details Purchase of Harrison College Indy Campus

      Indianapolis-based Milhaus says it plans to build a 183-unit apartment complex on the same lot as the Indianapolis campus of recently-closed Harrison College. The development, construction and management company purchased the property last month for $6.3 million and Marketing Director Raven Reckley says the college's decision to close was "news to us." She adds Milhaus is "disappointed for the students and staff who are affected most" and will be evaluating...

    • The Impact of Technology on Economic Development Policy

      In a world where technology is enabling almost everything, economic development policy makers are faced with several challenges when planning and implementing strategies for economic growth. Communities, regions and states must be able to adapt programs and initiatives to address the economic disruption caused by technology. In particular, investments in tech and talent are vital to ensuring economic growth and wealth creation for residents and businesses throughout the world.

    • Italian Company Picks Daleville For Continental HQ

      An Italian filter manufacturer is detailing plans to locate its North American headquarters in Delaware County. Filtrec S.p.A. says it will invest $1.3 million into a Daleville operation that could create 25 jobs by 2022. Governor Eric Holcomb announced the plans along with Delaware County and company officials during an economic development mission to Italy. Initially, Filtrec says it will occupy 5,800 square-feet in Daleville and it intends to double or triple that presence...