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Event Details

Join us in Iowa City on Thursday, October 24th at the Graduate Hotel for our fall HER Luncheon in Iowa City. Our keynote for the event is Jackie Pelland (Collins Aerospace).

Luncheon tickets are $35 and include the keynote

Workshop tickets are $50 and include the luncheon, plus the workshop.

Want a powerful life? Do work that matters

We all do it. We wait to do work that matters. But, what are we waiting for? Too often we're waiting for permission to act. Perhaps a request from someone higher on the org chart. Or, a call from someone with a job offer. We wait for permission because we are taught to follow the rules, to stand in line, and ultimately, to give others the power. Little by little we begin to doubt our own ability. What if I fail? What if I'm wrong? What if my work is not perfect?

This session explores how to break the cycle of "waiting" and get started doing work that is meaningful, right now!

Jackie Pelland, " Leadership Expert"

Following the keynote there will be a panel discussion featuring 5 successful local business women.

Moderator: Marlo Higgins, Chief Inspirational Officer, Ignite Your Success


Nancy Bird, Executive Director, Downtown District Iowa City

Wanda Malden Sr. EEO Coordinator, Sr. CAAP The University of Iowa Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Michelle Redlinger, Executive Director, Washintong Chamber of Commerce

Janey Stahl, Founder, Janey Stahl Coaching, LLC

Amy Hospodarsky, Marketing, New Pioneer Coop


The workshop that follows the keynote address gets participants started on a path to doing work that matters. Participants will identify where they want to make a difference, whether that's a new idea or a new way of approaching a current idea. They will examine what's getting in the way and what actions they will take to get started doing work that matters, right now!


Grilled herb marinated chicken breast served with herb roasted red potatoes and roasted green beans-GF

House mixed greens with a choice of ranch or balsamic (GF) dressings

Bread rolls and butter

Iced tea and iced water.

Vegan option will be a fire roasted polenta cake served with chefs vegetables- GF and Vegan

When a ticket is purchased it is assumed you will be receiving the herb marinated chicken breast. If you would like a vegan meal you must call or email Kelly Buchanan 4 days prior to the event in order to accommodate your request. [email protected] or 319-368-8961. The hotel is not able to accommodate your request at the luncheon.. We thank you for understanding this policy.

Venue Information

210 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
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Organizer Information

The Gazette

500 3rd Avenue Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 398-8333

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