This week in We Create Here: Supporting women leaders and improving broadband access

Learn more on why "a sense of the whole" matters

Jennifer Hemmingsen
Published: December 8 2013 | 6:00 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 12:36 am in
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This week in We Create Here, community engagement manager Kiran Sood takes a look at the many area groups dedicated to supporting women in leadership, technology and business, and why their work is needed.

Sood is continuing her conversation with local leaders such as Linda Stewart Kroon, of the Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa, Kristine Arens, of SiloTree Coaching and Consulting, Debra Schwinn, dean of the UI's Carver College of Medicine, and Iowa Women’s Foundation Executive Director Dawn Oliver Wiand.

Also this week, Sarah Binder gives an update about recommendations to improve broadband access and use in the state, and details about TelePharm's selection as a featured company at next week's global Health Summit in Washington, D.C. (Read her recent story about state funding for entrepreneurship, with background on Roby Miller's venture, here).

Learn more about the meaning of having a good "sense of the whole" as  Chuck Peters continues to dig deeper into why it's important for us to have when addressing community needs and assessing community strengths.

And don't forget:  In our New Year's weekend print edition, well feature feedback about We Create Here so far and readers'  New Year’s resolutions for Iowa's Creative Corridor. We'd love to include your thoughts! For more details, see here or drop us a line at


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