Lift IOWA: Events to note this month
April 5: Women in STEM Social
Host: Drake University Chemistry Club and Women in Math & Computer Science
About: A free event at Drake University will focus on women inspiring and encouraging one another in reaching STEM goals. The night features guest speakers, a dessert reception, and optional tours of Drake’s new STEM facilities.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Levitt Hall, 2507 University Ave.
April 12: Metro-Wide Mentoring for Women
Host: Des Moines area chambers of commerce
About: Central Iowa women interested in finding a mentor or exploring the possibility of mentorship will have an opportunity when 13 area chambers of commerce convene to host simultaneous events with one common purpose. The goal of the events is introduce women interested in mentorship to potential mentors, as well as the mentorship process.
When: 7 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations
April 12: Recycle the Runway
Host: Dress for Success Quad Cities
About: A fundraiser for nonprofit Dress for Success, an organization that helps women work toward economic independence, Recycle the Runway will show off the work and creativity of area designers as they repurpose bags of recycled clothing.
When: 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: Great River Hall, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. Third St.
April 14: YWRC Gala
Host: Young Women’s Resource Center
About: The YWRC Gala begins with a social hour and silent auction, and includes dinner. A brief program follows, including the honoring of the 2018 Louise Noun Visionary Woman community member award and Woman of Worth client awards. A live auction concludes the evening.
When: 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: The Ron Pearson Center
April 19: WLN Women of Achievement Awards
Host: Women’s Leadership Network of Dubuque
About: The Women of Achievement Awards ceremony is designed to recognize and honor women who have already, or aspire to, provide significant contributions in their professional or community roles.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Hotel Julien Dubuque, 200 Main St., Dubuque
April 20-21: Young Entrepreneur Convention
Host: Young Entrepreneur Events
About: The Young Entrepreneur Convention has drawn more than 1,000 entrepreneurs to Central Iowa in the last two years. This year, participants can choose to sit in on two tracks: one on startups and technology, and another on branding and marketing.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines
April 25: Conversation Speaker Series – Rowena Crosbie
Host: Chrysalis Foundation
About: Few understand the dynamics of the corporate world like Rowena Crosbie. Sharing insights from her new book, Crosbie will deliver her refreshingly practical advice on how the newest generations approach work and life, and ways we can create our own “toolbox” in an increasingly complex world.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Wakonda Club, Des Moines