7th Annual IWL Indianapolis Women's Leadership Conference 2016

Indianapolis IN

Aug 23, 2016

The IWL Women’s Leadership Conference is an experience. It is designed to address the needs of every individual – at any level of leadership to help you build new skills, open your mind to different perspectives and make lasting connections.

This conference is unlike the others that you have attended, because it is about you. You will walk away with something tangible, something real to take back to your life – personal or professional – to make you a better version of yourself.

It is important for women to step outside their comfort zone, stretch their thinking, have important career conversations, advocate for their own advancement and understand themselves to elevate their career success. This is your chance to do that. We hope to see you there.

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Ellen Dunnigan

President and CEO, Accent On Business

Bio: Ellen Dunnigan founded Accent On Business in 2001 specializing in public speaking, communication skills, and executive presence for leaders in business. She has 25 years of experience with professional and nonprofessional speakers in healthcare, media, politics, engineering, sports, and other industries. Ellen’s coaching in speaking skills gives established and emerging leaders greater confidence and credibility. Her leadership programs in accountability, alignment, difficult conversations, and organizational communication have helped leaders expand their influence. Ellen is known for her practical “how to” style. Ellen holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech Pathology with emphasis in voice and brain science — and further post-graduate training in organizational development, leadership, and public speaking. She believes firmly that it’s not just what you say; it’s how you say it that makes the winning difference. To that end, she helps businesses and leaders communicate well and deliver stellar presentations. Ellen is the speaking coach for Entrepreneurship Academy at Purdue University and is active on several Indiana boards. She and her husband live in Indianapolis.

Jeff Nally

President, Nally Group

Bio: Jeff Nally is an executive coach, speaker, author, leader developer, and master of ceremonies who creates no-nonsense neuroscience solutions to be more human at work. Jeff is the president of Nally Group Inc., a practice that focuses on the science of leadership and helps leaders get results with the brain in mind He has 26 years of professional experience in human resources, executive coaching, and leadership development. Jeff led the Executive Coaching Practice at Humana and created the Humana Women in Leadership group coaching program for the top 120 women executives in the company. Jeff has been an executive leader in manufacturing and healthcare corporations. He held leadership positions at Commonwealth Aluminum, Commonwealth Industries, CLARCOR Air Filtration Products, and Humana. Jeff led not-for-profit organizations focused on population health and education attainment. He was the executive director of Community Health Trust in Louisville and The Citizens Committee on Education in Owensboro. Jeff is a nationally-recognized, professional speaker at corporate leadership events and business & human resource conferences. Jeff is a co-author of Rethinking Human Resources and Humans@Work, anthologies of HR and coaching thought leaders. He is a guest writer for Hope for Leaders Unabridged, a compilation of leadership strategies. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, a Results Professional Certified Coach through The Neuroleadership Group, and a certified StrengthsFinder Performance Coach through The Gallup Organization. He graduated with distinction with a Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadership from The Neuroleadership Institute. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resource Management. Jeff volunteers his time advancing business, leadership, HR and coaching professions. He is a past chair of the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management State Council and a past president of Louisville SHRM. Jeff is a board member of The SHRM Foundation, Ohio Valley Charter Chapter of the International Coach Federation, and Spalding University’s School of Business Advisory Board. He is a member of Metro United Way’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and HR Advisory Committee. Jeff was named one of the top Twenty People to Know in Human Resources by Business First of Louisville. Jeff is a Louisville native who enjoys the city’s foodie scene. He and his husband, Bob, enjoy exploring sushi restaurants around town with friends most Friday nights. Their teenage son, Adam, is not a fan of sushi and prefers to play video games instead.

Cathy Tooley

Founder, Founder at Tools for Success

Darleen Santore

Founder, Coach Dar Wellness & Lifestyle Redesign

Peggy Stockdale

Professor and Chair, Psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Jamyce Curtis Banks

CEO, Whatever It Takes Consulting

Jennifer Mackin

President & CEO, Oliver Group

Julie Kratz

Coach, Help Your Team Grow

Keva G. Rop

Business Manager, IUPUI

Lisa McKinney

Partner, Bose McKinney & Evans

Maggie Anderson

Executive Director, Integrating Woman Leaders

Melissa Proffitt

Firm Managing Partner, Ice Miller

Michael Coffey

Marketing Manager of Strategy and Innovation, North America, Roche Diabetes Care

Sheri Fella

Executive Level, Butler Executive Education

Stephanie Wood

Executive Coach / Consultant, SWG Consulting

Demetria Miles

Founder & Women's Leadership Expert, Decide Diversity

Allison Barber

Wgu Indiana

Molly Chavers


Alison Martin-Books

Ann Murtlow

Dr. Kathryn Morris

Dr. Michelle Hebl

Dr. Symantha Melemed

Ellyn Ludden

Gerry Dick

Jennifer Browning Holmes

Kathleen Grove

Kathy Cabello

Kelley Gay

Kim Graham Lee

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