Each fall, following the Women Who Create Conference, SheTalks is held in the Iowa State University Research Park Economic Development Core Facility Atrium. SheTalks is a community cocktail reception featuring six women who are creatively leading in their distinct fields. Taken from the Japanese-inspired Pecha Kucha, each presenter shows 20 slides, each for 20 seconds while telling their story.




2022 Presenters Include:

The Power of Partnerships and Mentoring

Yen Verhoeven | CEO and Founder, Qi Learning Research Group


Celebrating Abilities

Tricia Crain | Executive Director, Arc of Story County


Swing for the Fences

Dr. Calli Sanders | Senior Associate Athletic Director, Iowa State University


A Crafty Little Market

Jody Bergan Bennett | Founder, Beautiful Land Market


Sometimes Love is Funny

Denise Williams | Author, Do You Take This Man


Why I Study Talent

Deidra Schleicher | Chair, ISU Department of Management and Entrepreneurship


Watch Previous Years' Presentations


The event is hosted by the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and is sponsored by the ISU Debbie & Jerry Ivy College of Business. This fun and inspiring event is free to attend; however, registration is appreciated.