Annual Business Meeting | "Creating, Defining, and Motivating Others with Purpose"
Sep
19
5:15pm 5:15pm

Annual Business Meeting | "Creating, Defining, and Motivating Others with Purpose"

Speaker/Topic:   
Women leaders' advancement in the last half-century has been remarkable in many ways. Women can be found among the heads of state and the presidencies of major universities; they are counted among cabinet officers and Nobel prize winners. So, how should women aspiring to leadership positions proceed? How can they build on the progress to date - the shifting attitudes, the new evidence, the promising opportunities - to create a more diverse, broader, better-equipped cadre of leadership for our evolving society? Dr. Lindsay Hastings will be giving the keynote presentation on generative leadership and social responsibility examining what factors influence a leader's ability to promote and establish the well-being of future generations.

Time:
*         5:15 Doors Open
*         5:30 Quick BPR overview
*         6:00 Business Meeting
*         7:00 Lindsay Hastings lecture and Q+A

Statewide Outreach:    Streaming will be made available in Sioux City and Cedar Rapids.

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Aug
11
7:00am 7:00am

August Social - DSM

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Join iaWia – grab breakfast and coffee, chat with fellow members, and discuss the article this Article about women, work and the art of gender judo.

The social is the next of a series of breakfast/lunch socials designed so that we can catch up with each other, discuss an article, follow-up on an iaWia event, or dialogue with a guest in an informal setting. If you have ideas for future topics at the socials, please email us here.

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July Breakfast Social - CR
Jul
21
7:15am 7:15am

July Breakfast Social - CR

Join the iaWia Iowa City/Cedar Rapids chapter for our next breakfast social.  Come grab breakfast and coffee, chat with fellow iaWia members, and discuss two articles about work place culture:

The social is the next of a series of breakfast/lunch socials designed so that we can catch up with each other, discuss an article, follow-up on an iaWia event, or dialogue with a guest in an informal setting. If you have ideas for future topics at the socials, please email Brenda Nelson or Bethany Jordan with your thoughts.

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Networking 101 | July Education Event
Jul
11
11:30am11:30am

Networking 101 | July Education Event


We're all networking all the time.  You do it in your workout class, while you’re grabbing a coffee and when you’re waiting for the bus.  Those who make it look effortless translate that casual attitude to their network and networking events.   

Join CREW Iowa and iaWia as we co-host "Networking 101" with Danny Beyer.  This fun and interactive luncheon will show how easy it is to network no matter how comfortable, or uncomfortable, you are with it.  Learn how to get through boring small talk and build relationships that will result in both professional and personal success; Find how easy it is to get out of bad conversations; Become conscious of the network you have and use simple strategies to utilize that network better. 

Danny Beyer

Danny Beyer is a networking specialist and bow tie aficionado. He helped organize the Des Moines Area LinkedIn Social – an event that draws hundreds of professionals from throughout the Greater Des Moines area to build real life connections.  In 2013 he co-founded the Bow Tie Ball, a charity event centered on bow ties and networking that has raised over $50,000 for Young Variety.  His first book, “The Ties that Bind:  Networking with Style” was published in 2015.

Danny is a keynote speaker on networking and building relationships. He has been a contributor to the Business Record and DSM Magazine and is currently the West Des Moines Chamber Board Chair.  In 2013 he was chosen as the Amy Jennings Young Professional of the Year through the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Young Professionals Connection and was selected to the 2014 Business Record 40 Under 40 group.

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June Breakfast Social - CR
Jun
16
7:15am 7:15am

June Breakfast Social - CR

Join the iaWia Iowa City/Cedar Rapids chapter for our next breakfast social.  Come grab breakfast and coffee, chat with fellow iaWia members, and discuss two articles about work place culture:

The social is the next of a series of breakfast/lunch socials designed so that we can catch up with each other, discuss an article, follow-up on an iaWia event, or dialogue with a guest in an informal setting. If you have ideas for future topics at the socials, please email Brenda Nelson or Bethany Jordan with your thoughts.

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May Breakfast Social - DSM
May
26
7:00am 7:00am

May Breakfast Social - DSM

Join us for breakfast and coffee and chat with fellow iaWia members as we discuss the article “How to lead when you’re not the boss”. This month’s social will be moderated by Amy Jennings, Executive Director of Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, who will also share opportunities for involvement in our community!

Amy Jennings Bio:

A 2007 graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute (GDMLI), Jennings was the organization’s interim director for six months before being named the executive director. Jennings spent 11 years with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield working on health and wellness initiatives. She was part of the team that focused on creating a healthy culture for Wellmark employees and then spent two years helping Wellmark’s large customer groups develop strategies to accomplish the same goal. 

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May Breakfast Social - CR
May
19
7:15am 7:15am

May Breakfast Social - CR

Join the iaWia Iowa City/Cedar Rapids chapter for our next breaskfast social.  Come grab breakfast and coffee, chat with fellow iaWia members, and discuss the article 11 Easy ways to finally overcome your fear of public speaking

The social is the next of a series of breakfast/lunch socials designed so that we can catch up with each other, discuss an article, follow-up on an iaWia event, or dialogue with a guest in an informal setting. If you have ideas for future topics at the socials, please email Brenda Nelson or Bethany Jordan with your thoughts.

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Apr
21
7:15am 7:15am

April Breakfast Social - CR

Our eastern Iowa iaWia group is having our next breakfast social and we plan to discuss a couple of short articles:

"9 Ways to Lead When You’re Not Boss"
"How to Lead When You’re Not the Boss"

The social is the next of a series of breakfast/lunch socials designed so that we can catch up with each other, discuss an article, follow-up on an iaWia event, or dialogue with a guest in an informal setting. If you have ideas for future topics at the socials, please email Brenda Nelson or Bethany Jordan with your thoughts.

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unhappy hour
Apr
4
4:30pm 4:30pm

unhappy hour

Each year, proponents of equal pay recognize the wage disparity between women and men by observing Equal Pay Day, recognized in April to signify the point into the new year that a woman must work to make what a man made the year before. “Unhappy Hour” is a collaborative social event with Polk County Women Attorneys to promote effective solutions for closing the wage gap.

Raker Rhodes is sponsoring this event and all drinks will be 23% off as this is the current wage disparity between women and men! Attendees will be responsible for covering the other 77% of their own drinks. Light appetizers will be provided by iaWia and PCWA.

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Mar
24
7:15am 7:15am

March Breakfast Social - CR

Join the iaWia Iowa City/Cedar Rapids chapter for our next breaskfast social.  Come grab breakfast and coffee, chat with fellow iaWia members, and discuss the article "How Talented Women Thrive"

The social is the next of a series of breakfast/lunch socials designed so that we can catch up with each other, discuss an article, follow-up on an iaWia event, or dialogue with a guest in an informal setting. If you have ideas for future topics at the socials, please email Brenda Nelson or Bethany Jordan with your thoughts.

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Mar
24
7:00am 7:00am

March Breakfast Social - DSM

Join iaWia – grab breakfast and coffee, chat with fellow members, and discuss the article this Slate article about a new app to help remove qualifiers from your vocabulary.

The social is the next of a series of breakfast/lunch socials designed so that we can catch up with each other, discuss an article, follow-up on an iaWia event, or dialogue with a guest in an informal setting. If you have ideas for future topics at the socials, please email us here.

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