…And Empower Women You Don’t


Each Year, OVATION: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls honors the remarkable individuals who have made a lasting impact on their community and the people who live there.

What is OVATION?

OVATION is our annual publication that is made up of individual “tributes” that celebrate a woman’s contribution to her family, community, or industry. Mothers, bosses, sisters, friends, colleagues, and neighbors are all honored through tributes that can be sponsored by anyone who has felt their impact. Through Tributes, you not only give thanks to the woman who is being spotlighted, but you encourage other women and girls to pursue the passions, interests, and projects that will help them make a difference too!


OVATION is all about women supporting women! Proceeds from tributes also provide a critical part of IWF’s operating budget. Help IWF continue to make an impact in the lives of women and girls by sponsoring a tribute honoring a special woman in your life!


Here are a few examples of tributes from previous OVATION editions:

We love this tribute to Diane, a woman of many talents and an inspiration to all Iowa women and girls!

















LaShonda’s uplifting energy and can-do attitude are exactly what Iowa women and girls need to inspire them to make a difference in their communities!

















Devoted grandmother, women’s activist, and visionary leader, Ellen Heywood!

















Olga’s rise from humble beginnings to the top of her field exemplify how passionate, talented, and hard-working women have what it takes to be leaders!

















She’s not just a stellar coach for the Iowa Women’s Basketball Team – Lisa pushes all Iowa women and girls to be their best selves!