Women Who Create


As women entrepreneurs creating in Iowa, it’s vital to gather and celebrate women entrepreneurs proving we can start something, take the lead, and be successful. The first annual Women Who CreateConference will bring together women entrepreneurs, women business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and individuals of all genders who support women entrepreneurs for a full day of workshops and speakers aimed at growing their business.

Iowa is a hotbed for entrepreneurs.  It’s important for women to grow their business in Iowa, as they have many ways to solve problems and improve our quality of life.  It’s our desire at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship to build the blueprint for supporting women entrepreneurs in Iowa and beyond. We want to be the catalyst for women who aspire to start, grow, scale, or sell businesses.

We invite you to attend the 1st annual, Women Who Create™ conference

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | ISU Economic Development Core Facility located at Iowa State’s Research Park in Ames, Iowa.

Cost for the day = $45/ticket

It’s important to invest in yourself.  How else do you grow yourself and your business?  This full-day conference will help you obtain a growth-set mindset, provide knowledge and skills through hands-on exercises, bring a dash of inspiration to your everyday business routine, and connect you to a room full of like-minded women entrepreneurs.

Your ticket includes a light breakfast, lunch, and cocktails & hor d’oevours.

Hurry up, seating is limited to the first 50 attendees!

If you are an organization or business that would like to sponsor tickets for the event, please reach out to Diana at dkw@iastate.edu



8:30 am   Finding Your Why: Discovering Your Motivation for Your Ultimate Purpose | Mikaela Schaefer

9:45 am   Workshop: Pitch for the Purse featuring an investor panel

11:30 am   Featured Speaker: Owner of Creme Cupcakes & Director of Small Business Resources for DSM Partnership, Christina Moffatt

12:45 pm  Workshop: Women in Technology in the New Economy | Mo Collins

2:00 pm  Why They Buy: For High Achievers – Cracking the Code to Achieve Record Sales, Real Wealth, and Build Better Relationships | Julie Wright

4:30 pm  Closing + Wrap-up

4:30 – 6:30 pm Bonus Event: SheTalks presentations

Sponsored by the Iowa State University Debbie & Jerry Ivy College of Business

We invite the public to attend the SheTalks free cocktail event supporting women + entrepreneurs.

Following the event, a community cocktail reception will kick-off showcasing six SheTalks presentations.  What’s a SheTalk?  Taken from the Japanese inspired PechaKucha, it is a presentation style where each presenter shows 20 slides, each for 20 seconds.  What makes it a SheTalk?  All of the six speakers are women, and will be speaking around the theme ‘Women Who Create’.

Register for Women Who Create™ Conference

The Women Who Create Conference is SOLD OUT.  However, you may still register to be added to the waitlist!

RSVP to the SheTalks presentations (free)

To RSVP for the public event, click the button above.  Note: You do not have to register for the Community Cocktail hour if you are already planning on attending the conference.