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Aspirant Series: An Entrepreneurial Leadership Event

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Iowa Center for Economic Success strives to empower Iowans pursuing entrepreneurship and personal and professional advancement. We are passionate about providing learning opportunities, tools and take-a-ways, and resources to those preparing to embark on or augment their journey.

Through our Aspirant Series, hosted by The Iowa Women's Business Center, individuals will learn more about entrepreneurship and leadership and connect directly with the resources to help them reach their professional goals.

About the Entrepreneurial Leadership Event -  Iowa Center for Economic Success, through our Iowa Women’s Business Center, wants to ensure our entrepreneurial community feels prepared and confident as they enter the small business culture that our state of Iowa embraces, or work to grow within the businesses they are a part of.

This leadership event is designed to provide you with the knowledge, hands-on application, relevant tools, necessary contacts, business mentors and applicable inspiration to immediately put into action after the close of the event.

As an attendee, you will: 

  • Have professionals seated among you to help mentor and guide your dialogue.
  • Hear from successful community leaders and small business owners about the challenges they have faced and the successes they have earned.
  • Begin establishing or augmenting your personal or professional goals, whether you are preparing to start a business, grow your business, or advance your position within your current organization.
  • Interact with a authenticity life coach who will offer personal and professional insight as you advance your business efforts.
  • Have the opportunity to sign up for free one-on-one business coaching sessions. 
  • Maximize your event learnings by putting them into practice at a networking event immediately following the close of our event.

Additional Detail

  • Who: Start-up's + entrepreneurs, small business owners, individuals looking to grow their leadership position
  • When: Wednesday, May 16th, 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Where: Drake University, Olmsted Center (South Parents Hall)
  • Capacity: 50 individuals


  • Eileen Wixted | Principal, Wixted & Co.
  • Danny Beyer | Author, Professional Speaker + Networking Specialist
  • Amy Hutchins | The Iowa Women's Business Center + Marketing and Sales Consultant
  • Kim Waltman | Owner, full Circle Creative + Coaching


  • Lynn Schreder | President, National Association of Women Business Owners + Co-Owner KHI Solutions
  • Katie Roth | President, Staffing & Recruiting Division, Aureon Staffing
  • Georgia Van Gundy | Executive Director, Iowa Business Council
  • China Wong | Owners, Salon Spa W
  • Nora Everett | President, Retirement & Income Solutions, Principal Financial Group
  • Carol Chambers (Moderator) | President + CEO, West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

Click "buy now" button to register at the of $99 today...seats are limited!

                     (Please note you do not need a PayPal account to register, you can click "pay with debit/credit card" option)

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