2016 Highlights

Indiana Conference for Women 2016

2016 was a record-breaking year for the Indiana Conference for Women, marking our 5th successful year in Indianapolis. Over 1,300 women joined together to Dare, Dream and Do as they heard from industry leaders, learned lifelong skills and shared in the incredible inspiration that took place throughout the day.

1,326 Attendees

Over 50 Acclaimed Speakers, Authors and Business Experts

712 Companies Represented


Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet, and in 2012 won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. Thrive Global provides trainings, seminars, e-courses, coaching and ongoing support based on the latest scientific findings to improve people’s health and increase productivity for both companies and individuals around the world.

She has been named to Time Magazine‘s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on numerous boards, including Uber and The Center for Public Integrity.

Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, both became instant international bestsellers.

“But you have to do what you dream of doing even when you are afraid” – Arianna Huffington- 2016 Keynote Presenter

Featured Speakers

Arianna Huffington was joined by Miki Agrawal, CEO & Co-founder of THINX; Jessica Herrin CEO & Founder of Stella & Dot; Moira Forbes, President & Publisher of ForbesWoman; and Susan David, Ph.D, Co-founder of the Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School.
These inspiring women shared their collective insight and experience with ICFW16 attendees. 

Breakout Sessions

Grit to Great

Hosted by Robin Koval, Linda Kaplan Thaler, Carol D’amico

The Brand Called You

Hosted by Christine Motherwell, Maryellen Kiley Bishop, Idie Kesner, Connie Bond Stuart

We are all Technologists!: How to Get a Job or Keep a Job in the Age of Technology

Hosted by Tiffany Trusty, Susan Marshall, Karen Mangia, Angie Lewis, Tricia Herndon

Disrupt Yourself

Hosted by Brenda Stallings, Whitney Johnson

When to Jump: How to Get From Here to There While Thriving In-between

Hosted by Anna Seacat, Malina Jeffers, Valerie Grubb, Tonya Brothers-Bridge

The Start Up of You: Work for a start-up, get funded or create a lucrative career in technology

Hosted by Kara Kavensky Riebel, Joanna Milliken, Danielle McDowell, Yasmine El Baggari

Glass Ceiling Breakers: Lessons From Wise Women for the ‘Next Generation’

Hosted by Melanie Walker, Judy Singleton, Billie Dragoo, Anucha Browne Sanders, Deborah Collins Stephens

Playing Big: Overcoming Obstacles and Creating the Rules to Guide Your Life and Career

Hosted by Susana Suarez, Joyce Rogers, Maggie Lewis

Find Your Extraordinary: Feel the Fear, Follow Your Passion and Just Do It!

Hosted by Terri Bruksh, Jennie Ripps, Sunny Lu Williams, Maria Littlefield, Sarah Fiengold

Body Language Traps and Tips for Women Who Lead

Hosted by Simone Murray and Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D

Doing Good and Doing Well: How Can I Follow My Dream, Make Money and Still Change the World?

Hosted by Ashley G. Scott, Amy Peterson, Beth Paretta, Marianne Glick, Mathalie Duval-Couetil


Last year you joined hundreds of Hoosier leaders, internationally-acclaimed authors and top organizations, including Arianna Huffington, Jessica Herrin, Moira Forbes, Miki Agrawal, Gina Rudan and more at Indiana’s premier professional women’s event.

We thank you for making 2016 an incredible success, and hope to reach new heights in 2017 and beyond.

2016 Conference Photo Gallery

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com