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Lift IOWA: Events to note this month


Nov. 1-2: The Way Up Conference 
About: Designed to help 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. 1
Where: Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville  
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Nov. 2: November Coffee Connection
Host: FemCity Des Moines

About: Join FemCity Des Moines for the group’s November Coffee Connection. This event is come-and-go as you please and informal in nature. Stop by to meet women in a wide variety of industries and stages in business while enjoying a morning coffee to start your day. An RSVP is required. 
When: 7:30-9 a.m.
Where: Sticks Gallery, Des Moines
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Nov. 2: First Friday with Dr. Penny Hanson
Host: Iowa Center for Economic Success
About: On the first Friday of every month, join us to hear the savvy, successful business owners and entrepreneurs of Des Moines share their story. Sessions are completely free and open to the public. This First Friday will feature Dr. Penny Hanson of Two Lane Chiropractic.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Iowa Center for Economic Success
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Nov. 2: Happy Hour at The House: Open House & Tour
Host: The Dostal House
About: Take a tour during Happy Hour at The House and connect with the kind of women who are getting things done. Whether you’re gunning for that corner office, bringing your business idea to life, or desperately in need of a night to let your hair down, The Dostal House is great at all of it. 
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: The Dostal House, Cedar Rapids
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Nov. 6: Path to Success
Host: Dubuque Women’s Leadership Network
About: A lifelong lover of food and entertaining, Leslie Shalabi is dedicated to helping people find ways to connect through the universal languages of food and hospitality. Join members of the Dubuque Women’s Leadership Network as Shalabi shares the story of her personal success journey.
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Convivium Urban Farmstead, Dubuque
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Nov. 6-7: IWLC Central Iowa Conference
Host: Iowa Women Lead Change
About: The annual conference includes two days of speakers and workshops, featuring Geena Davis, Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning actress; Cy Wakeman, international speaker and best-selling author; Jeannette Walls, author of “The Glass Castle” and more.  
Where: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines
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Nov. 8: Celebration of Excellence
Host: NAWBO Iowa
About: The Iowa chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will present three awards at its annual “Celebration of Excellence.” Barbara Crowley of Brokers Clearing House Ltd. will receive the NAWBO Iowa Legacy Award and will be inducted into the NAWBO Iowa Hall of Fame. Kimberly Baeth of Golden Openings Inc. will receive NAWBO Iowa’s Woman Business Owner of the Year Award,  and Karen Taylor of Taylored Benefits Inc. will receive NAWBO Iowa’s Advocate of the Year Award. Tickets to the event are $75 for both members and guests.
When: 11:30-1 p.m.
Where: Glen Oaks Country Club, Des Moines
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Nov. 9: Small Business Success Summit
Host: The Greater Des Moines Partnership 
About: The purpose of the Small Business Success Summit is to inform, educate and inspire business owners in Greater Des Moines. The summit will host keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions on a variety of timely topics that affect business owners and managers. Attendees will also have time to network and establish strategic partnerships. The cost: $79 for members, $99 for nonmembers; includes keynotes, breakfast, lunch and reception.
When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny
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