Upcoming events

    • 10/31/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Barnes & Thornburg, 11 South Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
    • 202

    We all know volunteering to advance a non-profit’s mission is impactful and rewarding.  However, have you ever considered how you can professionally grow from leaning in to non-profit work?  Hear from a group of successful accomplished business women how they have developed their overall professional skills through non-profit volunteering and leadership. 


    7:30 - 8:30 am                 Networking hour and breakfast
    8:30 am Welcome
    8:45 - 9:15 am       Program
    9:15 - 9:30 am Q/A and Wrap Up

     Scheduled speakers include:  

    Lori Ball
    President and CEO of Lab Strategies

    Lori Ball is the President and CEO of LAB Strategies, a comprehensive business and strategy consulting firm. She is an accomplished executive and global leader whose drive for excellence has contributed to the growth and transformational development of organizations; noting the recent sale of BioStorage Technologies for $127 Million.  Her strengths in designing , managing and expanding global organizations paired with her business development experience and proven process improvement strengths have resulted in top line growth and bottom line contribution in a variety of industry segments including life sciences, supply chain, manufacturing and construction / restoration.  Her non-profit board work is plentiful and her passion for mentoring led recently to a stint as interim CEO of Pass the Torch for Women Foundation.

    Elyssa Campodonico-Barr
    President and CEO of Girls Inc, Greater Indianapolis

    As President and CEO of Girls Inc., Elyssa Campodonico-Barr, helps provide girls from Indianapolis communities with the skills and knowledge to be strong, smart and bold. In her role Elyssa oversees the Girls Inc. operations and staff and provides the strategic vision and direction needed by the agency to serve girls ages 6-18 in the Indianapolis area. Elyssa last served as Chief of Staff of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and advisor to the Commissioner. She was responsible for the development and execution of the BMV’s three-year Strategic Plan, the central coordination of staff activities, and advising the Commissioner on major projects and policy initiatives. Prior to her role as Chief of Staff, Elyssa was an attorney within Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President & General Counsel where she largely focused on Title IX litigation matters. Before returning to her native Hoosier state, Elyssa worked in the international relations sector with a focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Elyssa holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a Master of Public Administration from Indiana University.  Her commitment to civic engagement and service includes serving as a member of the Invent Learning Academy Board of Directors, a founding member of the Julian Center’s Young Professional’s Board, and volunteering with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. Elyssa is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XLII.

    Mandy M. Parris
    Executive Director, Indiana Middle Market, Chase

    Mandy currently manages a portfolio of clients that are headquartered in Indiana and have locations around the world. She also co-leads the firm’s commercial banking analyst program across Canada and the Midwest. Mandy has spent over fourteen years as a relationship manager after beginning her banking career with Bank One in January 2002 as a credit analyst. Mandy helped launch Executive Women in Finance (EWF) in 2015 and currently leads EWF as the President where she helps develop the topics and speakers for their events throughout the year. Mandy is also Vice President of Circle City Preparatory, a public charter school that opened in August of 2017, and joined the founding board in 2016 to help start the school. She is a graduate of the 2016 Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series (SKL), and the 2011 class of the United Way of Central Indiana Leadership United Series. Mandy is an Ambassador in the Connections Ministry for Mount Pleasant Christian Church of Greenwood, and volunteers with Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity. She was the Treasurer and a board member for six years at Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis, has volunteered with United Way for agency evaluations and as a Torchbearer, and was a Co-Committee chair for the 500 Festival kids’ Day event.

    Deborah Pollack-Milgate
    Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

    Deborah concentrates her practice in patent litigation, trade secrets litigation, trademark litigation, and complex commercial litigation, including antitrust litigation, contract litigation and appellate matters.  During her time at Barnes & Thornburg, Ms. Pollack-Milgate spent an extended stay in Mannheim, Germany, where she worked for and advised an international client of the firm in U.S. litigation and patent matters. She routinely presents in the German language on patent matters, and is the author of BLIPs, a quarterly German-language IP newsletter. Ms. Pollack-Milgate has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Indiana Super Lawyers for several years and was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as a 2018 Indianapolis “Lawyer of the Year” in patent litigation. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. She is also a member of the German-American Lawyers' Association (DAJV), the German American Chamber of Commerce, and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. She is a member of the Board of the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF), and a founding member of the Indianapolis ChIPs Chapter, an international organization devoted to promoting women at the confluence of technology, law, and policy. She served on the board of Women & Hi Tech for seven years and as president in 2013-2014.

    **By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped, and/or audio-taped during the course of this event and hereby give permission for your image, and/or voice to be used in education, training, promotion, advertisement, and/or trade and communications media by Women & Hi Tech in any and all media outlets throughout the world, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage.**

    ***PLEASE NOTE:  W & HT event registration, including any and all associated registration fee(s), is non-refundable and non-transferable. ***

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    • 11/02/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Circle Centre Mall - Arts Garden

    Pass the Torch for Women Foundation will be hosting its annual awards reception at Indianapolis Artsgarden in lieu of the previous year's relay and "Netwalk". Come enjoy a Friday afternoon meeting other like-minded individuals while hearing from inspiring community leaders! 

    Learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-the-torch-annual-awards-reception-tickets-48289850242

    • 11/10/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • VisionLoft, 235 N. Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Want to support girls and women in STEM, are looking for a new networking opportunity with other STEM professionals, and love great food and wine? SIM Indy, in partnership with Vine Society’s master sommelier and executive chef, presents its first annual International Food and Wine Experience at VisionLoft in Indianapolis.

    Proceeds will benefit STEM Outreach and Sponsorship programs, including a donation to Women & Hi Tech for our K-12 and collegiate outreach programs. Space is limited. Go to wwww.SimIndy.org for more information and to register. 

    • 12/05/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Eagle's Nest at Hyatt Regency, One South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    • 125

    Save the Date!  More information coming soon...   

    • 08/16/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • TBD
    Save the Date! 

Past events

10/04/2018 2018 Leading Light Awards
09/10/2018 Ignite Your Superpower!
06/29/2018 Women & Hi Tech Annual Meeting
05/22/2018 Spring Networking Event - Indiana Fever Basketball Game
04/24/2018 Executive Women's Forum - Sex, Power, and the Workplace: A Candid Conversation
04/24/2018 Pass the Torch for Tech Breakfast
04/14/2018 Passport to Hi-Tech
03/29/2018 Advancing Women and Tech in Indianapolis
02/28/2018 Executive Women's Forum - Mood and Food: The Mind and Emotional Eating
02/01/2018 "Special Edition" Executive Women's Forum - A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM
12/06/2017 Holiday Networking Event
09/21/2017 Retreat at French Lick Resort
08/22/2017 Executive Women's Forum - Trends and Transitions - How companies and individuals are evolving with the rise of the information age.
08/17/2017 Ignite Your Superpower!
07/26/2017 Inaugural W & HT/HBA-IN Summer Networking Event
06/06/2017 Executive Women's Forum - Operational Intelligence - Manufacturing, IoT and Advanced Analytics, Oh My!
05/17/2017 Spring Networking Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
03/18/2017 Passport to Hi-Tech
03/08/2017 Purdue Road School - Transportation Conference & Expo - Women in Leadership Panel
03/04/2017 Remarkable Women of Indiana: Women in Science
03/01/2017 Executive Women's Forum - Investing in Women, Investing in Yourself
12/07/2016 Holiday Networking Event
10/06/2016 2016 Leading Light Awards
08/09/2016 Executive Women's Forum - Get Smart About Data Security
07/28/2016 Mind the Gap: Women in Tech - Hosted by Clear Software
06/23/2016 Executive Women's Forum - Tech Trends and Tales
05/18/2016 Spring Networking Event - Indiana Fever Basketball Game
03/17/2016 Executive Women's Forum - 2020: Preparing for and Taking Advantage of the Multipational Workplace
03/08/2016 Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo
03/05/2016 Passport to Hi-Tech
12/02/2015 Holiday Networking Event at The Mavris Arts & Event Center
11/19/2015 2016 Innovate HER - Innovating for Women Business Challenge
11/12/2015 Indiana Conference for Women
10/01/2015 French Lick Retreat
08/27/2015 Indiana IT Symposium
08/13/2015 Executive Women's Forum - Genius or Genius Maker
07/23/2015 VMUG UserCon
05/12/2015 Spring Networking Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
04/16/2015 Executive Women's Forum - This is NOT the Career I Ordered!
03/07/2015 Passport to Hi-Tech
02/12/2015 Executive Women's Forum - The Intersection of Hi Tech & Real Life
12/03/2014 Holiday Networking Event at The Alexander Hotel
11/03/2014 Multipliers Workshop
10/21/2014 Indiana Governor's Conference
08/28/2014 Executive Women's Forum - Untethered
08/27/2014 Indiana IT Symposium
06/03/2014 Spring Networking Event - Cupcakes & Corks
05/14/2014 Executive Women's Forum - What do mermaids, unicorns and work-life balance have in common?
03/08/2014 Passport to Hi-Tech

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