Iowa Women's Leadership Project (IWLP)

The IWLP was formed in 2011 to connect organizations and businesses that have a stake in the future of girls and women in Iowa.  The coalition explores common goals, and regularly compiles relevant and accurate data on issues affecting women and girls. The IWLP membership is composed of the following groups:

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Business Women’s Association (ABWA)
Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Iowa State University
Chrysalis Foundation
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Friends of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (ICSW)
Iowa Center for Economic Success
Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF)
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC)
NEXUS Executive Women’s Alliance
Office on the Status of Women, Iowa Department of Human Rights
The Way Up

As a coalition, the IWLP has written several SHE Matters reports - the first She Matters: 2012 Status of Women and Girls in Iowa, was followed by the She Matters: Top Ten Issues report in 2013.  On February 17, 2015, the IWLP rolled out the She Matters: 2015 Issues and Actions report, which updates progress on key issues concerning women and provides guidance to individuals, businesses, educational institutions, elected officials, and nonprofit organizations in their continued work to improve the status of Iowa’s women and girls.