2020 Theme: We Can Do It! 


Taking inspiration from Rosie the Riveter and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote, we realize that "Yes, we can do it!" 

2020 Tippie Women Summit will be a day of insight, self-reflection, and inspiration. Interactive sessions provide opportunities for participants to reflect on their own life, goals, and dreams. You'll leave the Tippie Women Summit with ideas to take forward and a new network of people in your corner. Scroll down to read more about our speakers. 

$10 per person and includes lunch.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
8:30 am - 3:00 p.m.
The Graduate Hotel, 210 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City



The day will include speakers who will share their experiences and provide a unique perspective. After each speaker, we will hear from other individuals who will provide a reflection on the challenges that they have faced.  

Bushra Amiwala, the youngest Muslim elected official in the country
Melanie Boulden, MBA 1998, President, Venturing & Emerging Brands, Coca-Cola North America
Regina Carls, BBA 1992, Managing Director, ESOP Advisory Group, JP Morgan Chase  
Erin Rollenhagen, BBA 2002, author and CEO of Entrepreneurial Technologies

Panel Discussion

  • Laura Bergus, BA 2002/JD 2011, Partner with Hayek, Moreland, Smith & Bergus, LLP and City Council member, City of Iowa City
  • Hannah Barnstable, BBA 2004, Founder and CEO, Seven Sundays Muesli
  • Katie Funk, MBA 2002, Senior Brand Manager, Jim Beam at Beam Suntory 
  • Talinda Pettigrew, BA 1999, Talent Acquisition Manager, University of Iowa
  • Angela Sanders, BBA 1986/MAc 1988, Senior Vice President and Controller, Principal 

Points of Persistence provided by:

Jean Lloyd-Jones, MA 1971, Former State of Iowa Representative (1979-1989) and State Senator (1989-1995)
Lois Gray, MA 2005, Strategic Communications Director, University of Iowa College of Education
Beth Briddle, cardiac sonographer

Self-reflection exercises facilitated by:

Winifred Lezine, certified life and spiritual coach

Event Sponsors

Sponsored by the Dore-Tippie Women's Leadership Program. Coordinated by the Tippie College of Business.

Questions? Contact Barbara Thomas.