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

Learn more about our sponsors:  FSB

Learn more about our Venue Sponsor:  DoubleTree by Hilton

WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT

The Gazette’s HER Women of Achievement is an annual program that recognizes individuals who are leading, inspiring, and creating positive change in Eastern Iowa.

 

Nominations will be accepted now through March 15th.
The 2024 honorees will be announced in late spring with community celebration on June 13th.

Scroll down to see this year’s honorees!
See you at the celebration!

The Gazette and Presenting Sponsor FSB are excited to return HER Women of Achievement as an in-person community event. Join us Tuesday, June 13th from 11:30 – 1 at The Midnight Gem in Swisher to celebrate thirteen outstanding women who are making an impact in Eastern Iowa.

For table purchase, please contact Amy.McKelvy@thegazette.com

WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT

The Gazette’s HER Women of Achievement is an annual program that recognizes individuals who are leading, inspiring, and creating positive change in Eastern Iowa.

 

See this year’s 2023 Honorees below and what makes these outstanding Women stand out in our Community!

The Gazette’s HER Women of Achievement is an annual program that recognizes individuals who are leading, inspiring, and creating positive change in Eastern Iowa.

 

Nominate a woman of achievement and then join us on this website for the virtual celebration June 14-21 as we share the stories of these incredible women!

Scroll down to see this year’s honorees!
See you at the celebration!

The Gazette and Presenting Sponsor FSB are excited to return HER Women of Achievement as an in-person community event. Join us Tuesday, June 13th from 11:30 – 1 at The Midnight Gem in Swisher to celebrate thirteen outstanding women who are making an impact in Eastern Iowa.

HER Women of Achievement-an annual event that recognizes the hard work, advocacy and influence of women throughout Eastern Iowa.  Who makes a positive difference in your life? Who is creating good change for the lives of others?

The goal of HER Women of Achievement is to recognize that leaders are all around us–some carry the official title, others are unassuming-and all are making lives better, every day.

For table purchase, please contact Amy.McKelvy@thegazette.com

A WORD FROM OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR

Farmers State Bank

2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Sponsored by:  Bishop Engineering

Sandy Steil

Sandy Steil

Home Improvement & Woodworking
Confidence Course for Women

Sandy Steil has spent the better part of the last two decades working for architecture and civil engineering firms to develop residential, commercial, civic and industrial sites for communities in central Iowa. After serving four years active duty in the United States Air Force, she studied architecture and design at the University of Iowa and graduated with a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in 3-D design.

Sandy is the creator and founder of the Home Improvement and Woodworking Confidence Courses for Women. The title of the courses was inspired by the Confidence Course that Sandy went through in Air Force basic training.

Thank you to our 2023 Table Sponsors

Emergency Planning Consulting, LLC
Foundation 2 Crisis Services
Mercy Medical Center
Bishop Engineering
Hills Bank
Conlon Since 1903
The Restoration Project
FSB
The Gazette
NewBo Co
University of Iowa Athletics
Hy-Vee
Top Shape Gym
Emergency Planning Consulting, LLC
Foundation 2 Crisis Services
Mercy Medical Center
Bishop Engineering
Hills Bank
Conlon Since 1903
The Restoration Project
FSB
The Gazette
NewBo Co
University of Iowa Athletics
Hy-Vee
Top Shape Gym

2023 Women of Achievement Honorees

Our virtual celebration will launch from our HER website on June 14th, and will include interviews and profiles of our 2023 honorees!

Kate Moreland

Kate Moreland

Kate Moreland Consulting

Outstanding Community Leadership Award Recipient

Cathy Walz

Cathy Walz

Archdiocese of Dubuque

J'nae Petersen

J’nae Peterman

Waypoint Services

Connie Arens

Connie Arens

Mercy Medical Center

Linda Henecke

Linda Henecke

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa

Dr. Liz Tovar

Dr. Liz Tovar

University of Iowa

Lucie Mordecai

Lucie M. Mordecai

Abbas International Healing Center

Alana Willenborg

Alana Willenborg

Top Shape Gym

Erin Langdon

Erin Langdon

Foundation 2 Crisis Services

Marlen Mendoza

Marlen Mendoza

Mendoza Consulting

Dr. Jennifer Doll

Dr. Jennifer Doll

Iowa Humane Alliance Veterinary Services

Previous Honoree Spotlights

Samantha Dahlby

NewBoCo Samantha Dahlby is a recovering software engineer with passions for public transportation,...

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Cathy Walz

Archdiocese of Dubuque Cathy Walz serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the...

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Kate Moreland

ICAD and Kate Moreland Consulting Kate Moreland is an advocate for authenticity, collaboration...

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