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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.

This series meets in person three times throughout the year in an after work happy hour setting.  Gather friends, colleagues and family members for the 2022 Be Bold series, in partnership with the Restoration Project.

HER Speak Up! Be Bold Series

June Panelists:

Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson
Calm Creator

Lindsay Leahy

Lindsay Leahy
Founder and Dream Builder

Most of us don’t spend enough time considering who we are beyond the roles and titles, let alone what we want and what we need.

To Be Bold means to live, lead and work with authenticity and alignment. The first step in getting there is to become aware of what that means for us.

In our time together we will share stories about waking up to these concepts and shifting to live, lead and work in a more aligned, authentic way. We will give participants time to explore who they are and what they want and need, then provide tools to continue the journey.

Guest Speaker:

Guest speaker for the August 11th series coming soon.

Watch our Roundtable with the Restoration Project Panelists


Inspiring connections and creating opportunities for women in Eastern Iowa

HER Speak Up Series

HER Speak Up! Be Bold Series

The 2022 series will begin with the theme of making bold decisions. Hear from facilitators of the Restoration Project and other community leaders as they share their own journey in personal and professional paths that have led to happiness.

The next events will be held on August 11, 2022, and November 17, 2022.

Registration coming soon.

HER Women of Achievement

HER Virtual Event

The Gazette and presenting sponsor Farmers State Bank are pleased to announce the 2022 Women of Achievement honorees!  HER Women of Achievement will celebrate thirteen women who are leading the way to create positive change in Eastern Iowa.

Visit this page June 15 through June 22 for a daily video feature of honorees sharing their inspiring stories along with keynote Melanie Lentz.