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IGCW13-65The highly successful Midwest Invent Your Future Conference for Women joined forces with Indiana Governor Mike Pence to create the first annual Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women on November 5th, 2013. Last year’s inaugural event was a day of “community, connection and inspiration” for women who are passionate about achieving new career heights, expanding or launching a business and catalyzing their personal growth. Our 2014 conference planning is underway, and we’re excited to unveil extraordinary speakers and topics of the caliber we introduced in 2013.

As the Midwest’s largest educational event for businesswomen and entrepreneurs, last year’s conference featured an extraordinary line-up of dignitaries and iconic business leaders as speakers, including Martha Stewart, author of “Living the Good Long Life: A Practical Guide to Caring for Yourself and Others,” and Charlotte Beers, author of “I’d Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader’s Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work.”  Browse the 2013 agenda and see the partners who supported the historic day.

Welcome Message

From Governor Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann greeting 2013 attendees

govltgov“The facts speak for themselves,” said Governor Pence. “Women owned businesses and corporate women leaders are a powerful economic engine in our state. Not only are women-owned firms contributing $3 trillion annually to the U.S. economy and accounting for 16% of all jobs, but national research shows women entrepreneurs will create 5 to 5.5 million new jobs across the U.S. by 2018 – more than half of the total new small-business jobs expected to be created during that time, and about one-third of the total new jobs anticipated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Indiana, we mean business and women are leading the way not only in job creation but also in the corporate world where they are moving into leadership roles. I am committed to furthering that growth.” Read the full article on Inside INdiana Business.

What Attendees Had to Say…

A fantastic resource for women in Indiana. – Liean Schenck, Eli Lilly

The Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women makes me proud to be an entrepreneur in this great state. – Linda Sullivan, Administrative Strategies

The Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women has a great mission and vision. – Rachel Sparks, Innovative

Did the Indiana Governor’s Conference deliver on its value proposition? Laura Vanderkam, one of the conference speakers, thinks so. Read her blog to learn why.

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