The 2021 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference will be held as a hybrid event! Join us virtually or in-person (limited capacity) on August 11 for an inspiring day to step up, stand out and stand together! A fantastic conference experience from any seat, any location – the office, from home or down at the CHI Health Center Omaha. Registration for in-person closed July 21. Virtual registration closed on August 6.

The 28th Annual ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference sets its sights on how increased visibility, advocacy and sponsorship of women leaders – from within their organizations and out in their communities – leads to career advancement and greater influence.  It’s a win-win situation for leaders and their organizations, strengthening both company talent and social responsibility efforts.

Women in executive leadership often cite their experience and visibility from projects and roles outside their core job as critical to their promotion or sponsorship. Leaders who step up through intentional skill-building opportunities and sponsorship connections assume greater control over their career trajectories, and with better results. Senior leaders see their own influence enhanced when they advocate for emerging individuals to stand out in their careers. And, when we stand together in these efforts, it creates a long-term impact to the pipeline of women leaders of the future.

Identify leadership strategies you can employ to step up to increase your visibility and supplement your on-going leadership development to stand out. By advocating for yourself beyond departmental boundaries, you can expand your leadership opportunities through stretch assignments, volunteer projects or peer networking. Community involvement has never been more important, from both a career point of view and a global-impact perspective.  Through the experience of community projects, leaders can find deeper meaning in their work.  Organizations benefit from these more seasoned leaders, and the community at large gains from this advocacy and talent collaboration.

Join us on August 11, 2021, virtually or in-person, to explore what practical, intentional and actionable steps you can take to visualize your aspirations, garner the necessary exposure and experience, and acquire the path and support to manifest them. Together, we will illuminate how both business and the greater community can reap the benefits of these achievements.

The 2021 conference format will be a hybrid – with both in-person and virtual attendance options available. For details on the hybrid experience, pricing, registration, and our detailed safety measures for the in-person audience, visit the Event Information tab.


2021 will mark the 28th Annual ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference –an insightful and authentic look into the leadership trends evolving today’s workplace. Over 3,000 women and men from all over the United States meet in Omaha, Nebraska and virtually each year for education, inspiration, and networking. Our conference is the premiere opportunity for a day of powerful leadership development. Attendees note their top two objectives in attending are to expand knowledge and gain inspiration – and that’s what we deliver. Bringing together the experience and knowledge of thought leaders from around the globe, our conference provides the tools and education to evolve leaders and help them thrive within their organizations and in all aspects of life. ICAN is honored to host this world class leadership development event and inspire leaders and organizations of all kinds – you don’t want to miss it.

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