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2021 WOMEN LEAD CHANGE ICR IOWA CONFERENCE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENTS

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Women Lead Change has released its lineup for the 2021 Women Lead Change All Access ICR Iowa Conference on May 4, 2021.The conference, with Presenting Sponsor Collins Aerospace, will be held virtually and tickets are $299/person, with the option of VIP registration for $399/person. Registration is open at https://www.wlcglobal.org/events/2021-icr-iowa-conference/.

This year’s conference theme is Joining Voices: Leaders for Equity, and features thought leaders Brit Barron, Gabby Bernstein, Risha Grant, Shellye Archambeau, and Ariane de Bonvoisin.

“Women Lead Change is proud to shine a light on the exceptional challenges facing women at work during a global pandemic. Issues of equity, change management, mental health and well-being are top of mind. We are proud to provide access to ideas and strategies that support a successful way forward,” Tiffany O’Donnell, CEO of Women Lead Change said. “In this virtual format, we are able to engage global teams and have unique ways to engage our audience even when we aren’t all in the same room.”

Brit Barron is a sought-after speaker about the intersections of spirituality, race, gender, and sexuality. Along with her wife, Sami, she co-founded Other Dreamers, a creative agency designed to help others tell their stories authentically. She co-pastors New Abbey, a church in Pasadena, California, that seeks to challenge and redefine what "church" looks like today.

For over fifteen years, Gabrielle Bernstein has been transforming lives—including her own. The #1 New York Times bestselling author has penned eight books including The Universe Has Your Back, Super Attractor and the latest, her first Audible Original, You Are the Guru. What started as hosting intimate conversations with twenty people in her New York City apartment, Gabby has grown into speaking to tens-of-thousands in sold-out venues throughout the world.

Motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha Grant’s personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic impact it creates. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity.

Shellye Archambeau is one of high tech's first female African American CEOs and has been featured frequently in Forbes, the New York Times, Business Insider, and more. Formerly an executive at IBM and CEO of Blockbuster.com, she was recruited to be the CEO of a then-struggling Silicon Valley startup, which is now MetricStream, a recognized global leader in governance, risk, and compliance software solutions. She currently serves as a Fortune 500 board member and holds board seats at Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta.

Ariane de Bonvoisin has spoken and coached at companies such as Google, Twitter, Morgan Stanley, The IDB, KPMG, Essilor, Amazon, Nestle and Redbull. She has also been a keynote at events including Oprah’s Conference, Maria Shriver's Women's Conference, the Multimillion Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) and other international conferences. Her 9 Principles of Change Workshop has become a cornerstone of her teachings and has received rave reviews.

IWLC d/b/a Women Lead Change is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement, development and promotion of women, their organizations and to impacting the
economy and future workforce. For more information visit WLCglobal.org.

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