Connie Wimer Women’s Leadership Program


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The Connie Wimer Women’s Leadership Program at Morningside University helps undergraduate women accelerate their professional growth and development. Through seminars, lectures, workshops, mentorships, and hands-on activities, the program guides its participants in the development of essential skills related to leadership, networking, negotiating, service and ethical behavior. Women in leadership roles at businesses, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations come to campus to share their stories and offer advice.


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The leadership program is named in honor of Connie Wimer, an active Iowa business leader and member of the Morningside University Board of Directors. Wimer has championed leadership development for women and their advancement throughout her career. She is chair of Business Publications Corporation in Des Moines and was the first woman to chair the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and to be elected to the Greater Des Moines Committee’s Business Hall of Fame. Wimer also is an inductee into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame.

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