Design a Life and Career with Purpose

Join other Remarkable Women Leaders in downtown Indianapolis. This event will be:

  • On January 18, 2018
  • From 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • At Borshoff, 333 North Alabama St., Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana

Registration closes January 12th at 11:59PM.

An Action Based Approach

Resolutions come and go but thoughtful action plans designed with intentionality give you a customized path forward for 2018 and beyond. This one-day event will tap the power of women from many backgrounds and industries, bringing together women leaders who can learn from each other and inspire diversity of thought.

Participation is limited for maximum opportunity to engage, learn, develop, and rejuvenate. Emerging women leaders will benefit from the mentoring and support from those more experienced. Seasoned women leaders will use this opportunity to share, to mentor and by growing others, find that they too have grown.

New Year Leadership Takeaways

  • Break the habit of failed New Years Resolutions by learning and using design thinking to create breakthrough solutions for your everyday problems
  • Refresh and refocus your professional energy and focus to design actionable plans designed for your unique life and career
  • Connect with a variety of high performing women leaders in a small group setting
  • Support and be supported; enabling learning and organic mentoring relationships across generations, organizations and positions
  • Craft a personalized go-forward plan to more fully utilize your unique skills, strengths and leadership abilities for the coming year

In addition to enhancing your professional strengths, you will recharge and rejuvenate at the creative Borshoff event space with amazing women from throughout the Midwest. 

Are you ready to make 2018 your best year ever? 

Join us to create your new vision, to connect with women who will challenge and support you, and to leave focused and inspired for your new year. 

Featuring Special Guest Martha Hoover

As a former sex crimes prosecutor, Patachou Inc. owner Martha Hoover had excellent, if unorthodox, training for the restaurant business. Without even one day spent working in the restaurant industry, she created a successful collection of twelve establishments— Cafés Patachou, Petite Chou Bistro, Napolese Pizzeria, Public Greens, Bar One Fourteen — and soon-to-open Crispy Bird, serving heritage birds that don’t look, or taste, like everyone else’s fried chicken. In 1989, Hoover used premium ingredients, prepared from scratch, and partnered with local vendors and farmers — unheard of at that time. Today, Patachou supports more Indiana family farms than all the other restaurants in Indianapolis combined. In 2017, Hoover, a three-time James Beard Award semifinalist, was named by Food & Wine magazine one of the Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink. In the coming year, she plans to open two new Public Greens locations and The Box Office, a women’s co-working space.

In 2013, to better connect the company and staff to the community, Hoover created The Patachou Foundation to feed healthy meals to food insecure children in Indianapolis. The Foundation started small, adhered to smart growth strategies, and made an immediate impact; in keeping with Patachou’s 2020 vision, it is a also a radically different and radically better organization. To date, over 60,000 healthy, nutritious meals have been served by The Patachou Foundation to children in the Indianapolis community who live with pervasive food insecurity.


Lindsay Boccardo is a millennial expert with valuable insight and years of research about young professionals and the companies who employ them. She is a vibrant coach, speaker and trainer with a passion to educate, inspire, and bring a fresh perspective to what’s possible. She grooms millennial professionals to prosper in the modern day career world while honoring the historical context and hierarchy of 5 generations in the workforce.

Caroline Dowd-Higgins is an inspiring speaker, executive coach, author, and media host. Her book, “This Is Not The Career I Ordered” shows women how to recharge, reignite, and reinvent their careers to design your professional life so it doesn’t happen by default. Her award winning podcast, Your Working Life has over a million listeners and her mantra is: Enjoy your career. Love your life!

Kris Taylor is the Founder of Evergreen Leadership. A speaker, author, trainer and coach, Kris develops leaders for the 21st century through a transformational process that builds skills needed for today’s complex, global, high velocity and fast changing environment. Her book, “The Leaders Guide To Turbulent Times” is a practical, easy to use guide to leading in today’s time.

Invest in Yourself

This $375 per person full day professional development experience is a smart investment to provide focus and momentum for the new year. See our registration page for information about group discounts of two or more! You can save up to $100 per person.

We strongly encourage you to have your employer cover the cost of this event. It is a bona fide professional development experience that will empower you at work and enable you to share what you learned with colleagues and direct reports.