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IAEE women are making an impact not only in business but in our communities.  We believe showing gratitude is being thankful for our industry and IAEE women are committed to returning that kindness to others who are less fortunate.





U.S. Women’s Golf Day – 2 June

It’s not just a man’s sport! With summer right around the corner, what a great time it is to enjoy the sport of golf…learning something new, practicing and perfecting your current skills, supporting and recognizing the strong females that are kicking butt in the world of golf! It is a collaborative effort by a dedicated team, golf management companies, retailers and organizations all working together to engage, empower and support girls and women through golf. Join the digital celebration here.

LGBTQIA Pride Month

LGBTQIA Pride Month is celebrated during the month of June, where the LGBTQIA community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQIA people have had around the world. Pride Month, rallying the Stonewall riots in Manhattan in 1969, remembers those who paved the way for this community and who continue to do so. Join IAEE in supporting the LGBTQIA community, bringing awareness to education and breaking down barriers! Change has been made, but so much more must take place! #PrideMonth

Here is a great message from past IAEE Women’s Leadership Keynote Speaker Risha Grant as she explains why embracing diversity is important and how we need to allow everyone in this world to be their authentic self and how individual differences aren’t a threat! Check out more from Risha Grant here.


International Day of Friendship – 30 July

Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses among many others, that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world’s peoples. And now we are in crisis, coming back from a critical time in our lives. To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms, the simplest of which is friendship. Now more than ever this is so true! #ENDviolence, Spread Kindness



World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30 July

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex. Globally, countries are detecting and reporting more victims, and are convicting more traffickers. This can be the result of increased capacity to identify victims and/or an increased number of trafficked victims.

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. Be aware and help support the fight!

Social Giving Activities Success Stories

Casey Cares and Headbands of Hope

Year after year, the women of IAEE continue to come together as a community for this premiere event with a common goal to give back to the local area in which our event was held. For 2019, our focus was Casey Cares and Headbands of Hope benefitting Inova Children’s Hospital and Cancer Program.

Attendees of the 2019 WLF program gave back in a phenomenal way by raising $805 for children in need through the organization Casey Cares, and also provided 250+ headbands to children with illnesses.

Extra-Ordinary Birthdays

This is a wonderful organization that helps transform the lives of homeless children by creating personalized birthday parties that make children feel valued and inspire moments of delight in their lives.

In 2018, attendees of WLF gave back in a phenomenal way by raising $1,915 for these children in need.

Dress for Success

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Due to the gracious donations of the attendees of the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum in 2017, we were able to provide over 300 items of clothing, which was twice as much as last year! Thank you for your contributions!




Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer

Thank you to Freeman for the Vera Bradley tote bags. With this purchase, the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum was able to give back to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.


Capital Area Food Bank

In 2017, attendees of the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum raised over $1,700 for the Capital Area Food Bank. With these contributions, the Capital Area Food Bank was able to provide 4,000 meals!