Annual Women’s Leadership Conference - "The Courage to Lead"

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino, East Peoria, Illinois

Registration, Luncheon & Keynote Presentation l 11 am – 1:15 pm

Breakout Sessions & Networking l 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm

This conference will give you the courage to lead in all aspects of your life. It is filled with courageous and inspiring women from diverse backgrounds.

"If there is one conference to attend this year, it is Pathways to Success," says business owner Pat Drake.  "The caliber of speakers, networking opportunities and inspirational women is something you won't find anywhere else!"


Keynote Speaker:

Iron Jen, aka Jen McDonough
Author, Motivational Storyteller, Olympian, Firefighter, Ironman Triathlete, & more!

Courageous women leaders are in high demand and short supply. As history has shown, women who have the guts to step forward, take some risks, and lead with courage during times of turmoil and times of prosperity will be winners.

While this sounds great on paper, in all reality, how does this work in our busy world today?

Join us in this engaging, motivating and empowering keynote where will look at the 3 tips to becoming courageous women leaders both at work and at home. 

Iron Jen is the perfect pick for our 2017 leadership conference. In her roles as a motivational storyteller, engaging Amazon Top 100 author and founder of GRIT (Growing Resilient Individuals & Teams), Jen will inspire you.

She is also an 8-time national weightlifter, Minnesota Hall of Fame inductee, two-time US Olympic Festival medal winner, Ironman triathlete AND volunteer firefighter.  

Breakout Session Speakers - These speakers will inspire, motivate and entertain!

The 20th Century called, they want their vision board back!  
What's Your Leadership Style - Presented by Chris Laible, On Track with Chris
Unlock innovation & agility through engagement and creativity.  
Transformational Leadership - Presented by Dr. Leslie McKnight, McKnight and Associates
What YOU can do to relinquish your need to control. 
The Courage to Crash Through Your Control Issues - Presented by Liz Pollack, Leg Up Services 


Individual Conference Tickets includes Keynote Speaker, Breakout Learning Sessions, Exhibits & Vendors and Social/Networking Opportunities
$65 WIL & NAWBO members/$75 Guests (non-WIL, non-NAWBO members) 

Table Sponsor
 includes Keynote Speaker, Breakout Learning Sessions, Exhibits & Vendors and Social/Networking Opportunities
$650 for attendance of 10 people - savings of $100 for non-WIL/NAWBO members


Business Sponsorship Opportunities


10:00-11:00 Sponsor/Exhibitor Setup
11:00 Check-In • Networking • Exhibits & Vendors
11:45 Lunch • Keynote Speaker
1:15 – 1:45 Networking • Exhibits & Vendors
1:45 – 2:45 Breakout Learning Session 1 
2:45 – 3:00   Break • Refreshments • Exhibits & Vendors
3:00 – 4:00 Breakout Learning Session 2
4:00 – 5:00 Appetizers & Cash Bar • Networking • Silent Auction Winners Announced
Pathways to Success Sponsors:

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