Join the Speak Tank competition at WLC conference

Women Lead Change

Women Lead Change is hosting a new concept called Speak Tank at its 2023 Women Lead Change Conference: Cedar Rapids on April 4-5 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex.

According to a WLC news release, up-and-coming speakers can apply for one of six spots to host a 20-minute breakout session at the conference. A volunteer judging panel and conference attendees will rank each speaker’s presentation quality, content and presence. The winner will earn a speaking slot at a future Women Lead Change conference.

Applications are due Feb. 28 at on the Speaking Opportunity tab. Questions can be directed to Jade Ploessl at

Keynote speakers during the conference include Khaliah O. Guillory, Daphne E. Jones, Carey Lohrenz and McKenna Sweazy. Conference tickets are $550/person and include access to the two-day in-person conference featuring seven keynote speakers, three breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch and peer-to-peer networking. Team tables of 10 are $5,250/table. To register, visit