WDM Chamber Reveals Mentor Lineup for 7th Annual Mentoring for Women Conference

WEST DES MONES, IA (February 21, 2024) – The West Des Moines Chamber (WDM Chamber) is pleased to announce the current lineup of mentors for its 7th Annual Mentoring for Women Conference presented by Wellabe, scheduled for March 8th, 2024, at the Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel.

The Mentoring for Women Conference provides opportunities for women to gain insights and connections with industry leaders. Among the mentors scheduled to participate are:

  • 72 Degrees – Stacy Daniels 

  • Advisory Solutions – Kelsey Ledger, Jessica Galvin 

  • Animal Rescue League of Iowa – KC Routos 

  • Bankers Trust – Jennifer Cooper, Susan Rathjen 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa – Bridget Cravens-Neely 

  • Bloom Chiropractic – Brooke Preston 

  • Broadlawns – Melissa Merrifield 

  • Buena Vista University – Jena Bral 

  • CI Coaching and Development – Barb Ranck 

  • Community State Bank

  • Connectify HR

  • Conversational Lounge Network – Trudy Carlson 

  • Dress for Success – Carole Chambers 

  • Capital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine PC – Wendy Wilson-Rice 

  • Federal Home Laon Bank of Des Moines – Nyra Bottley 

  • FORVIS – Jessica Richter 


  • Hey Tana Team – Tana Goertz

  • IMT Insurance – Susan Perry, Kai Gillespie 

  • Integrate Asset Management – Tina Smothers 

  • Iowa Wild – Allie Korinek, Kelsee Kent 

  • Lutheran Services in Iowa – Renee Hardman

  • MJ & Associates – MJ Meister 

  • MWH Law – Julie Bittner, Sara Anderson 

  • Navigate Wellbeing Solutions – Amy Boyce, Kinzy Gillespie 

  • NextHome Your Way – Liz Lashier, Shanon Lanasa 

  • OnPoint Strategies

  • Redesigned Mind – Sharon Winkel 

  • Sammons Financial – Anne Cooper 

  • Simpson College – Jennifer Miller 

  • Syveson Strege – Jennifer Schreck 

  • The Iowa Clinic – Kiley Skadburg 

  • Trilix – Abby Bottenfield & Melissa McCarroll 

  • Vesel Technology – Ali Kraayenbrink, Rachel Eslick 

  • ViClarity – Jessica Mellema, Miriam De Dios Woodward 

  • Wellabe – Sara Lehan, Debbie DeCamp

  • Wixted & Co – Tamera Hanson 

“We are incredibly proud of the mentorship program we've cultivated for this year's conference,” said Katherine Harrington, President and CEO of the WDM Chamber. “The diverse expertise and leadership of our mentors will undoubtedly inspire and empower attendees to advance in their careers and reach their full potential.”
This year's conference is made possible by the support of Wellabe, the presenting sponsor for the event. Wellabe is a trusted provider of insurance solutions that help people protect their health and financial well-being.
“As a company that cares, we understand meaningful connections can make all the difference,” said Debbie DeCamp, Chief Marketing Officer at Wellabe. “That’s why we’re honored to support the Mentoring for Women Conference. Whether it’s words of encouragement, enhancing someone’s confidence, or a positive push in the right direction, lifting others up helps build strong teams and communities.”
For more information about Mentoring for Women and to register for the conference, visit wdmchamber.org/events/mentoring-for-women/
About the WDM Chamber of Commerce
The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, established in 1924, is a dynamic organization dedicated to championing all things West Des Moines. With a focus on strengthening local businesses, providing personalized resources, and attracting a top-tier workforce, the Chamber aims to position WDM as the best suburban city in America. Celebrating a century of excellence, the Chamber boasts a diverse community of over 800 members, offering something for everyone. Explore the possibilities, learn more about the chamber, and discover how you can get involved in shaping the future of West Des Moines at wdmchamber.org

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