Women's Leadership Conference - 2016


Woman of Achievement Awards 2012

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the Women’s Leadership Network of Dubuque hosted the 14th annual Women’s Leadership Conference themed, “Lead Yourself First…With Confidence!” The morning started off with certified Cy Wakeman Inc. keynote, Lisa Gunderson, who showed us how to lead with confidence using reality based leadership. After the morning keynote attendees chose between a business panel made up of young, powerful local women or Building your Legacy with Confidence by Jen Mond. Our luncheon featured KWWL journalist, Amanda Goodman. She gave us insight on being a woman in news and gave us a few laughs along the way.

In the afternoon, ladies got to chose between a CEO panel and Have the Confidence to Shine by Lisa Schaefer. We ended the lecture part of the day with a hilarious presentation You Can't Be Serious! Using Humor to Get through Life by Jim Jelinske. Women's Leadership Network was happy to be able to give away raffle prizes and host a networking event at Tony Roma's following the program.


WLN sends a gracious “thank you” to all of our sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors: American Trust, Radio Dubuque, and the Telegraph Herald


Platinum Sponsors: Lamar Advertising and Prudential Financial


Gold Sponsors: Sedwick


Silver Sponsors: Kunkel & Associates


Bronze Sponsors: Cottingham & Butler, Dubuque Obstetrics & Gynocology, The Friedman Group, Giese Companies and John Deere

Also, thank you to our guest speakers, volunteers and the attendees for making this year’s conference another can’t-miss event!