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Women’s Leadership Conference

We are SOLD OUT!  We’re excited to host 2,570 leaders for a day of learning, inspiration and connection at The Work/Life Challenge on April 19. View our highlight video from the 2017 event! 
The only registrations we are currently accepting are those that need to claim their reserved seat using a previously purchased corporate table seat code. You can still do so using the REGISTER NOW button below.
If you would like to add your name to an interest list should any seats become available for 2017 you may do so here. Please note we are at capacity and do not anticipate our status to change.
We do still have limited exhibit booth, volunteer & scholarship opportunities available. See below.
 If you did not get a chance to register – SAVE THE DATE for next year’s conference on May 15, 2018. Registration will open in December.

ICAN’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference – held for over 20 years in Omaha, Nebraska – is known to be powerful, insightful and authentic, representative of the leadership trends and transformations present in today’s workplace. Our 24th Annual ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference will feature a workplace change – from the old paradigm that work/life balance is a women’s issue to the coming new world order – where paternity leave for fathers, flexible work hours for family/personal needs, and working remotely are acceptable business practices. The modern workplace will be where collaboration, inclusion and flexibility are valued and, particularly in the case of the millennial, where work/life balance is often equal to career progression when evaluating career development. This new workplace paradigm extends past just women to Corporate America, men and millennials.

We call this W/L – The Work Life Challenge. April 19 will feature this conversation and more.

We are SOLD OUT for 2017. Those that need to claim a previously reserved and purchased seat at a corporate table can still do so using their provided code at the link below. 

Scholarships –  Scholarships are provided by Bank of the West. The scholarship application deadline has passed and scholarship recipients will be notified shortly.


Work/Life has become a priority as organizations realize it’s not just about corporate responsibility, but also the strategic payoff.  Key research findings continue to build a solid business case for work/life balance and its impact on employee commitment, stress and absenteeism, attraction/retention, and individual and ultimately organizational effectiveness.

The slash in W/L represents an upward tilt, an inclination, a forward momentum. A ramp that is always moving forward towards what you ultimately work for – Life, but also as a representation of how you tilt your balance between work and life. Sometimes you are off balance, on purpose.

Where does Challenge come in? Simply, balancing work and life is a challenge. We choose to look at work life balance as a challenge, not a problem.

We present a call-to-action challenge to both employees and employers. Challenge employees to find the flow between work and at home. Sometimes as we live off-balance we need to shift to realign. Our speakers will inspire you to lean in and forward towards your goals and dreams to optimize your potential. Challenge employers to make a commitment to their employees to make the most of their talents and abilities, while encouraging them to have a life beyond work.

Come explore work and life in a new way with ICAN and 2,500+ others on April 19.

Click above for our W/L announcement video!


Leaders in businesses big and small in any industry, and anyone wanting to be educated and inspired to move themselves, their organizations and their community forward into what successful business demands for the future. Women and men welcome!


A new workplace paradigm. Work Life Balance – which we like to call the Work Life Challenge – is no longer just a women’s issue – it is an issue for Corporate America, Men and Millennials in equal measure.

Presentations to Include: The Corporate Lattice, Expectation Hangovers, The Power of Joy, Our Gendered Society, Family Wisdom for Modern Times, The War on Talent, Work & A Life Well Lived


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CenturyLink Center Omaha


$3,590 / Corporate Table of 10

$359 /  Individual

$239 / Small Business (25 employees or less)

$139 / Student

Prices include all sessions, exhibit viewing and lunch.