IWL Gala Information Hub

3rd Annual IWL Gala | Thursday, March 7, 2024 @ 5:00 PM

IWL Honored to Recognize Leaders at 3rd Annual IWL Gala


wendy baumanIWL TRANSFORM

Wendy Bauman

President/CVO of The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) 


jacki blackIWL INSPIRE

Dr. Jacki Black

Director of Hispanic Initiatives and Diversity & InclusionEducational Program ming at Marquette University


hope mosesIWL ENGAGE 

Hope Moses

Executive Director of Marquette Wire, Marquette University Communication and Journalism '24


Register Here for the 3rd IWL Gala: Embrace Your Uniqueness at "Unapologetically You".
Current Marquette students, faculty, and staff: For more information and to register, please go HERE.

2024 IWL Gala Keynote Speaker announcement graphic

IWL humbly and excitedly announces Denise M. Thomas as the keynote speaker for the 2024 IWL Gala!  Headlining the event program on the eve of International Women's Day, March 7th, 2024, Denise will speak on the importance of being Unapologetically You! by Leading With Your Best Self and Unapologetically Operating in YOUR Power.


Keynote speaker Denise M. Thomas, an award-winning entrepreneur, is the Founder and Owner of The Effective Communication Coach—a consultancy focused on transforming emerging and existing professionals into extraordinary leaders by mastering the art of effective communication.  She has been recognized for excellence in leadership from companies including General Electric and MolsonCoors.  Denise continues her focus on coaching people by traveling and teaching effective communication to professionals worldwide including Tel Aviv, Israel; Cartagena, Columbia; and Cape Town, South Africa. With twenty years of experience within Fortune 100 companies, Denise has honed the ability to deliver and receive messages across language, cultural, and communication-style barriers.

Capture the moment at our event with DigiBooths our selfie booth, provided by DigiGroup Entertainment, in collaboration with Pittsburgh Digital DJs, offers a fun and interactive way to commemorate your experience. Visit DigiBooths for more details or to book your booth today! 

Click below to view the 3rd Annual IWL Gala's program booklet:

Front cover of 2024 IWL Gala's program booklet

Support the work of IWL through a Gala Sponsorship

2024 IWL Gala - Sponsorship Updated packet (pg 01)  2024 IWL Gala - Sponsorship Packet (pg 02) 

Click HERE to submit your 2024 IWL Gala Sponsorship pledge.

Questions can be sent to IWL Coordinator Sarah Camp (sarah.camp@marquette.edu).

Payments will be arranged by IWL Coordinator Sarah Camp after receipt of your pledge form.

IWL 2024 Transformational Leadership Award Recipients

  • IWL Transform Award, which recognizes a community leader: Wendy K. Baumann, president/chief visionary officer of The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation 
  • IWL Inspire Award, which recognizes a member of the Marquette campus community: Dr. Jacki Black, director of Hispanic initiatives and diversity and inclusion educational programming 
  • IWL Engage Award, which recognizes a Marquette student: Hope Moses, executive director of the Marquette Wire and a fourth-year journalism undergraduate


Save-the-Date Announcement for IWL-Marquette's 3rd Annual Gala

On the eve of International Women's Day, join us to recognize and celebrate the inspiring work, research, and collaborations of IWL.  The 3rd Annual IWL Gala's theme is "Unapologetically You: Leading With Your Best Self & Unapologetically Operating in YOUR Power."  Mark your calendars now!  Watch for your invitation, and check back here for sponsorship details, speaker announcements, registration links, and more information!