Join Us for the 2022 IWF Annual Luncheon

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
300 E 9th St, Coralville 52241

Calling the Shots: Celebrating Iowa’s Unwavering Champions for Women & Girls

IWF is hosting its 26th Annual Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Gather with your friends and colleagues as we celebrate 25 years of grantmaking by announcing our 2023 Grantees, update you on our work, and hear from inspiring speakers who are expanding opportunities for women and girls everywhere.

There will be a virtual option for anyone unable to celebrate with us in person.

Program & Speakers

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX—the landmark legislation that prohibits gender-based discrimination in federally funded schools and athletic programs. This year’s Luncheon theme, Calling the Shots: Celebrating Iowa’s Unwavering Champions for Women & Girls, recognizes the trailblazing leaders who fought for Title IX and changed the game for women and girls in sports.

Our program will pay tribute Dr. Christine Grant, a Title IX task force consultant who was a tireless advocate for inclusion and gender equity in athletics—and a dear friend of the Iowa Women’s Foundation. Dr. Grant passed away last year, and it is our honor to celebrate her many accomplishments at this year’s Luncheon.

Attendees will also hear from Lisa Bluder, Head Coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes women’s basketball team, who was hired by Dr. Grant in 2000. Empowered and inspired by her mentor, Dr. Grant, Coach Bluder has followed in her successful footsteps, becoming the all-time winningest coach in the program’s history.

Lisa Bluder
Dr. Amy Wilson

Joining us as our keynote speaker is Dr. Amy Wilson, Managing Director of Inclusion for the NCAA, who was also mentored by the late, great Dr. Grant. We’re excited to hear about the successes and challenges she’s faced throughout her impressive career as an expert on gender equity in collegiate athletics!

Get Your Tickets Before They Sell Out!

Seats are limited this year—don’t miss your chance to host a table, sponsor the Luncheon, or get individual tickets!

Past Luncheons

View photos from one of our past annual luncheons: