Women of Influence

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Event Details:

May 2, 2024 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Hotel at Kirkwood
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Cost: $75 a ticket, $725 for a table of 10.
April 11 or later, $95 a ticket, $950 for a table of 10

Event Contact:

Lucas Hayes
(319) 665-6397

Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact Lauren Grask
(319) 665-6397

Join the Corridor Business Journal as we celebrate the 20th annual Women of Influence with a gala awards ceremony! The Women of Influence awards recognize 10 women who have made a difference in the Corridor as role models and leaders in their fields and community and one Emerging Woman of Influence, poised to take on a larger community-wide role in the years to come.

Take a look through the last 20 Years of Women of Influence!

5-6 pm: Registration, networking and cocktails
6 pm: Program begins

Our 2024 Honorees:
Jenny Bosking, The Arc of East Central Iowa
Leslie Carpenter, Treatment Advocacy Center | Iowa Mental Health Advocacy
Teresa Davidson, Chains Interrupted
Mayuri Farlinger, Alliant Energy
Kristie Fisher, Kirkwood Community College
Jessica Horaney, Collins Aerospace
Tara Minetos, U.S. Bank
Christine Vorhies, Transamerica
Kristy Walker, Walker Homestead | UI Tippie College of Business
Barbara Wilson, University of Iowa

2024 Emerging Women of Influence:
Samantha Rogers, Vice President of Human Resources, TrueNorth
Caitlin Clark, Student & Basketball Player, University of Iowa*

*Please note, Caitlin Clark will not be in attendance at the awards event.

New ticket option for 2024: Experience visibility like never before with our Premium Event Tables!

These exclusive premium event tables ensure event attendees are seated front and center, prominently featuring your company's name. Your company will be listed on the table chart sent to attendees before the event and printed at the check-in table.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your company, bring and impress clients, or even donate table space to a nonprofit on behalf of your organization.

Limited quantities available.

Get Your Tickets to the Women of Influence event

Cost: $75 a ticket, $725 for a table of 10.
April 11 or later, $95 a ticket, $950 for a table of 10



What does the Women of Influence event include?

Dinner and award ceremony. Ability to engage with honorees and attendees during networking before and after the event.


When does registration end?

Ticket sales close exactly one week prior to the event on April 24.
*All dietary restrictions must be submitted a week prior to the event. If you have any questions, please email


What is your refund & cancellation policy?

Refunds will not be guaranteed and will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please call the office for more information at 319-665-6397.

In cases of inclement weather, the Corridor Business Journal will assess the situation and will alert all attendees if the event will be postponed or canceled. Refunds will not be offered if the postponed event is held. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, they may be exchanged for a different event of the same value, free of charge, subject to availability.


I’ve purchased a ticket(s), do I receive a physical one?

No. There are no physical tickets. Attendees are asked to check-in at the registration table prior to the event.


How are winners selected?

A selection committee made up of past honorees determine recipients.


When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced 7-8 weeks prior to the event on the Corridor Business Journal website and published in the paper.


What is the CBJ?

The Corridor Business Journal covers news that is of interest, use and importance for anyone who does business in the growing Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Corridor. CBJ is not part of a chain. The newspaper is owned and operated independently by John and Aspen Lohman.

A portion of each issue is dedicated to one sector of the business community. Among many other focus issues, these topics range from diversity to small business, to politics & elections and banking. We also publish a host of supplemental materials.


Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact the newsroom (
For subscription information, contact Jean Suckow (
For advertising information, contact Kelly Meyer ( or Meribeth Schmidt (


Have questions about sponsorship opportunities?

For sponsorship information, contact Lauren Grask at


2023 Honorees

2023 Honorees

Cristiane AbouAssaly
Stacie Osako
June Rainbow
Kristin Roberts
Amy Schulte
Sandy Steil
Jill Wilkins
Brianna Wills
Thais Winkleblack
Kelly Wood

2023 Emerging Woman of Influence

Marlen Mendoza