A Gazette-led series of stories, events and experiences featuring women of Eastern Iowa.

Learn more about our sponsor:  Hills Bank

Learn more about our Venue Sponsor:  Chophouse

HER Speak Up Series

A safe place for all people to come together to talk about different topics in the workplace, family life and more. Speak Up! brings individuals together with a common interest in a topic, led by those willing to share their stories and perspectives. Attendees will hear from panelists, and are then encouraged to talk among each other about their own perspectives and journey.

Save the date for our 2023 HER Speak Up! events – March 30th, July 13th, and November 9th.

HER Speak Up! Giving Grace Series

Restoration Project Team

The Restoration Project was founded in 2019 with a dream to help people and organizations reach their full potential.

They’re a local, women-owned coaching and consulting practice that provides experiences, programs and services to explore identity, restore intention and improve organizational health, team effectiveness and individual well-being.

Their mission, ‘Build connection, restore intention and inspire action’ is at the center of everything they do and the amazing clients they’re blessed to serve everyday!

Learn more: the-restorationproject.com

Guest Speaker:

Jodi Stepanek

Jodi Stepanek

Owner of Big Heart Meditation and Mindfulness, LLC

Jodi has often been described as a leader with a big heart who lives with integrity and always finds ways to help others rise.  In 2021, Jodi left her corporate job managing a law firm of 21 years to dive into guiding others through teaching meditation and mindfulness.

Jodi offers free meditations on her Facebook page and offers guided meditations on Insight Timer

Josie Rozum

Josie Rozum

Director of Operations at Dan & Debbie’s Creamery

Josie Rozum is a Partner and the Director of Operations at Dan & Debbie’s Creamery. Together, with her parents Dan & Debbie Takes and three of her five siblings, they own a 120-herd dairy farm, small modern-day production facility, retail store and home delivery service in Ely, Iowa.

Learn more about their business.

Watch our Roundtable with the Restoration Project Panelists


Inspiring connections and creating opportunities for women in Eastern Iowa

HER Speak Up Series

The 2023 series will begin with the theme of Giving Grace.

The events will be held on
March 30th, July 13th, and November 9th, 2023.

Please click on the link below to register for the March 30th event!

HER Women of Achievement

Know Someone who is making a difference in her community? Share their story and help celebrate the outstanding women of Eastern Iowa.
Nominations close on April 7th.