Greater Ottumwa Partners In Progress (GOPIP) is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Lean In Conference, a regional event coming to Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, IA on March 8th, 2024. Lean In is a diversity, equity and inclusion event centered upon women, and passing the strength and wisdom of current women in leadership to those who will succeed them. GOPIP chose March 8th as the date of the conference for its significance as International Women’s Day. This is a day of celebration, as women have fought to be treated equally at work, at home, and in their communities. With this event, their voices will uplift, inspire, and engage the future generations. In increasingly diverse communities, we welcome you and we see you; but importantly, we hear you.
“We have worked very diligently to ensure that we are bringing not only an impactful event to our region, but one with some of the most successful leaders in our state from which those in attendance can learn,” said Marc Roe, GOPIP Executive Director. He continued, “I firmly believe that in order to grow our communities, we must ensure that every person not only has a seat at the table, but an equal voice. It’s our goal with this conference for those up-and-comers in attendance and future generations alike to gain power and knowledge from this experience and forge a path to success in their own careers and communities.”
According to GOPIP Director of Investor Relations and Chair of the Lean In event Shea Greiner, “This is an amazing opportunity for women in leadership in Iowa. It will be a fun, educational, and network opportunity to find your circle and lean in.” GOPIP wants Lean In to be all-inclusive and encourages men to come and support the women of our region.