Friends Connect Summit

April 29 and 30, 2010
West Des Moines Sheraton

The ICSW and Friends of the Iowa Commission of the Status of Women (Friends) are planning a statewide summit of women’s and girls’ organizations that will help to grow collaboration amongst women’s and girls’ organizations who share our broad vision of “growing Iowa’s opportunities so that every women and girl can reach her full potential.”

Call for Worshop Proposals

Who is involved?
The following organizations are interested in working on the summit along with ICSW and Friends: AFSCME, Alpha Kappa Alpha, American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women, CAPI, Chrysalis Foundation, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence,
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans, Iowa Division of Latino Affairs, Iowa Initiative, League of Women Voters of Iowa, Monsoon, Nexus, Women’s Development Connection, and YWCA of Des Moines.

We continue to seek the expertise and commitment of partnering organizations in planning so that the summit appeals to the diversity of these organizations, strengthens relationships across the state, and builds toward shared goals.

What are the ways our organization can be involved?
Collaboration, volunteerism, name recognition, and financial resources are, of course all needed to make the summit a success. We ask for your organization’s participation in or more of the following three committees: Program, Sponsorship, and Outreach.

For more information, contact Lori SchraderBachar at (515) 281-4470 or