2017 Courage, Confidence, and Character
Award Winners


Courage Award

Jenna Herr City of Waukee, Iowa

Confidence Award

Shazia Manus TMG

Character Award

Michelle DeClerck Conference Event Management


The Inspiring Women of Iowa event celebrates influential women in our community, with proceeds going to Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. Our event honors three women, one in each of the following categories: Courage, Confidence and Character. Our goal is to honor women of any age, background or career level that demonstrate the particular characteristics that many girls develop while in Girl Scouts. 

Tickets for this uplifting event are $30/person (lunch included); registration closes March 27.

APRIL 5, 2017 AT 12:00 P.M.

700 GRAND AVE, DES MOINES, Iowa 50309

Registration has closed for this event.


2017 Inspiring WOmen Finalists

Over 70 incredible women were nominated for this year’s Courage, Confidence, and Character Awards! It was incredibly difficult to narrow down all of the amazing nominations, but we have selected 12 finalists who embody courage, confidence, and character in their personal and professional lives. Please join us on April 5 to celebrate this year’s finalists, cheer for our three final award recipients, and celebrate the amazing things these women have done in our community!

Michelle DeClerck Conference Event Management

Sara Kurovski Mayor of Pleasant Hill and United Way of Central Iowa

Suzy Emmack Homemakers Furniture

Tiffany Tauscheck Greater Des Moines Partnership

Dr. Angela Walker Franklin Des Moines University

Marta Codina Wells Fargo

Nina Richtman DuPont Pioneer

Shazia Manus TMG

Ana Rodriguez HR Consulting & Interpretation Services

Brenda Easter Indianola Chamber of Commerce

Jenna Herr City of Waukee, Iowa

Jennifer Glover Konfrst Drake University



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