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Lift IOWA: Events to note in November


Nov. 7: Celebration of Excellence (SOLD OUT)
Host: NAWBO Iowa
About: Please join NAWBO Iowa for an annual luncheon of inspiration, celebration and recognition for women in business. This year, NAWBO will be honoring Lynn Schreder with the Legacy Award, Bobbi Segura with the Advocate of the Year Award and Christy Jones as the Business Owner of the Year. Tickets are $75 in advance. Table sponsorships are available.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Glen Oaks Country Club
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Nov. 7-8: The Way Up Conference
About: Designed to assist women in higher education institutions continue to develop their leadership and administrative skills and expertise, the Way Up Conference offers presenters, networking opportunities and more.
When: Starts 8 a.m. Nov. 7
Where: West Des Moines Marriott, 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
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Nov. 8: LEAP #9 – Giving & Receiving Effective Feedback
Host: Downtown Des Moines Chamber
About: The ninth and final event of the 2019 Leadership and Education Advancement Pipeline will focus on giving and receiving effective feedback on community and career, presented by ATW Training & Consulting. The cost to attend is $35 for chamber members and $50 for nonmembers.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
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Nov. 13: Business Record Forty Under 40 – How To Make Yourself Stand Out In A Crowd
Host: West Des Moines Chamber
About: Chris Conetzkey, publisher and executive editor of the Business Record, and Jason Swanson, vice president of Business Publications Corp., will talk through the history of the Forty Under 40 program, nomination criteria and information about how the judging works and other frequently asked questions, as well as some tips and tricks that can make your application stand out in a highly competitive field.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
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Nov. 14: Women of Influence Anniversary Event
Host: Des Moines Business Record
About: Join the Business Record as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Women of Influence, and learn from the collective wisdom of our past honorees. A magazine commemorating and capturing the perspectives of past honorees and their shared advice will be unveiled at the event along with an opportunity to directly connect with and learn from past Women of Influence honorees.
When: 4-6:30 p.m.
Where: Des Moines Marriott Downtown
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Nov. 19: Women of Worth November Luncheon – Sex Trafficking In Iowa
Host: Women of Worth
About: This monthly luncheon, which includes two sessions for networking, will include a presentation by Kellie Markey of Dorothy’s House. She will talk about sex trafficking and the challenging road survivors face in recovery.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Walnut Ridge Retirement Center, 1701 Campus Drive, Clive
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Nov. 19: Topical Tuesday – From Food Truck to Brick and Mortar Restaurant
Host: Iowa Center for Economic Success
About: Join Misty Fontanini, co-owner of Curbin’ Cuisine, a local food truck business that’s been operating since 2013, as she shares how they’ve created a successful food truck business that’s ready to evolve into a brick and mortar restaurant.
When: 12-1 p.m.
Where: 8345 University Blvd. Suite F, Clive
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Nov. 21: Women Lead Change Dubuque Conference
Host: Women Lead Change
About: This year’s conference features speakers Carly Fiorina, Joy Bauer and WLC CEO Tiffany O’Donnell. The event also features a panel called “A Letter to My Younger Self.” The cost to attend is $185 per person of $99 for students.
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Nov. 21: Cocktails & Conversations
Host: NAWBO Iowa
About: Join members of NAWBO Iowa for this month’s Cocktails & Conversations. There is no fee or registration required to participate.
When: 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Gastro Grub, Waukee
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Nov. 22: The House Book Club: “Lean Out” by Marissa Orr
Host: The Dostal House
About: Marissa Orr, a single mom of three trying to find success in her 15-year career at the world’s top tech giants, delivers in her book an ambitious attempt to answer the critical question: What have we gotten wrong about women at work?
When: 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: The Dostal House, Cedar Rapids
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Nov. 26: Emotional Intelligence with Liz Nead
Host: Dubuque Women’s Leadership Network
About: At this event, learn how to quickly identify the emotional IQ (EQ) of those around you, how to determine a course of action and how to communicate the connection between EQ and performance.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, Dubuque
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