Learn more about our sponsors:  Farmers State Bank

Learn more about our Venue Sponsors: The Midnight GemChophouse

ABOUT HER SPEAK UP!

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! Be Bold Series

November Panelist:

Brooke Fitzgerald

Brooke Fitzgerald

Courage 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 Speakers:

LeShawn Smith

LeShawn Smith

Owner of Shawnniecakes 

Owner and dessert creator of treats that make you feel like you’re at a family reunion where everything is made with love and soul. Strong and efficient in HR, Procurement, Project Planning and Implementation, Recruiting and Management.

Briana Smallwood

Briana Smallwood

Corporate Leader, Newsela Inc.
Small Business Owner, Vivian’s Soul Food

A corporate leader by day, small business owner by night, Mama 24/7 and Board Director in between, Briana’s value of People is sprinkled in many spaces.

Alexandria Novotny Pasker

Alexandria Novotny Pasker

Senior Consultant with Scoreboard Group

Passionate about helping leaders and companies scale and optimize their operations. 20 years of optimizing performance across multiple industries. Exceptional at helping teams assess their current state, build out and deploy a plan to achieve their desired future state. Favorite hobby outside of work is riding horses!

Watch our Roundtable with the Restoration Project Panelists

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Inspiring connections and creating opportunities for women in Eastern Iowa

HER Speak Up Series

HER Speak Up! Be Bold Series

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

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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.