Inspiration and Empowerment at Iowa Women Lead Change 2017

Interstates at Iowa Women Lead Change 2017

I recently attended the Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) conference in Sioux City, IA with a group of women from Interstates. Additionally, Interstates proudly sponsored a table at this impactful event. The IWLC is Iowa’s premier leadership organization for women and offers comprehensive leadership resources for women, including events like the conference.

The speakers at the event were incredibly inspiring and included: Carey Lohrenz, the first Navy female fighter pilot; Jeffrey Tobias Halter, President of YWomen; and Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and founder of Ellevest. These speakers delivered a strong message of empowerment and fearlessness. In addition to great content, the conference provided us with the opportunity for a cross-section of Interstates women to interact and collaborate throughout the day. Our group consisted of engineers, project coordinators, managers, HR professionals, and our Chief Financial Officer. Overall, the event was a memorable experience. We enjoyed our time sharing in a dialogue of topics common to women and the workplace.

As Interstates continues to grow, our workforce of women will also increase. Therefore, we hope to create more opportunities, like the IWLC conference, for women at Interstates. It is important for us to participate in these types of events to allow our female employees the opportunity to engage with one another and share collective experiences.


This blog post was written by Danielle Crough.