Warsaw Community Schools sent 19 women to attend the 2016 Indiana Conference for Women in Indianapolis this past week.
The event was held October 26 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. The “Celebrate Success” Conference kicked off with a welcome from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Gerry Dick the host and creator of Inside Indiana Business.
The co-founders of the conference, Deborah Collins Stephens and Billie Dragoo, created the educational event which is instrumental in building a strong ecosystem within the state which supports women building careers, creating companies, and experience lives that are rewarding, healthy and happy.
The founders also state that research proves that environments that foster growth and development of women lead to healthier and more resilient communities and stronger economic growth.
The conference included internationally acclaimed authors and entrepreneurs with keynotes and breakout sessions designed around the topics of Leadership, CareerDevelopment, Personal Development and Entrepreneurship.
The 1,500 attendees heard from today’s foremost thought leaders Miki Agrawal, CEO and Co-founder – THINX; Susan David, Ph.D., Cofounder – Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard
Medical School; Moira Forbes, President and Publisher – ForbesWoman; Jessica
Herrin, CEO and Founder – Stella & Dot; and Arianna Huffington, Founder – The
Huffington Post/Founder and CEO of Thrive Global.
The theme of the conference was Dare. Dream. Do. and aligns with the WCS
Mission of focusing on dreams for students but just as important as well for staff.
Attendees from WCS included Nicole Baird, Jeanine Corson, Mandy Duncan, April
Fitterling, Sheila Howe, Angela Huffman, Lorinda Kline, Jill Jackson, Ronna Kawsky,
Rashelle Lofgren, Kelly Meeks, Melissa Rees, Amy Sivley, Megan Smith, JoElla
Smyth, Cathy Snyder, Lori Tilden, WCS Board Member Heather Reichenbach and
organizer Dani Barkey, Communications and Accountability Officer.