Women You Know

Women You Know,
Women You Want to Meet
"An uncommonly delightful
fundraiser for the Friends"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
At the Home of Michelle Durand-Adams

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Alicia Claypool
Elizabeth Coonan
MJ Dolan
Michelle Durand-Adams
Betty Grundberg
Rachelle Hunt Russian
Andrea McGuire
Karen Merrick
Charlotte Nelson
Jill Olsen
Phyllis Peters
Lori SchraderBachar
Connie Wimer

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Iowa Women's Hall of Fame

2014 Iowa Women's
Hall of Fame 

August 23, 2014 | 10:00 a.m.
State Historical Building
600 E. Locust, Des Moines 

2013 Inductees

Dr. Mary Chapman
Patty Jean Poole Judge
Barbara Marie Mack
Dr. Deborah Ann Turner

2013 Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice Recipient 
Sharon Malheiro


The Friends Board is a great group of dynamic women who are committed to making a difference for women and girls. If that describes you, we’d love to have you join us.  There are multiple ways to get involved, so that you can choose the opportunity that best matches your talents and your available time.  

On January 15, 2014, the Friends of ICSW was honored to receive the following President's Volunteer Service Award

The Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Lifetime Achievement Drum Major for Service

Each year, President Obama recognizes unsung heroes around the country who have answered the call to service.  Inspired by Dr. King’s historic speech on the Drum Major Instinct, the MLK Drum Majors for Service program—facilitated by the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service—honors people in organizations and businesses who are serving their communities, often without recognition.

Friends of ICSW MLK Award

The Friends is a great group of dynamic women committed to
advocating for women and girls in Iowa.

Join us in our mission to help ensure that women and girls in Iowa have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Visit the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women website

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on the Status of Women

Gender Balance


The Friends is helping Iowa communities to comply with the law requiring them to be gender balanced in their appointments to municipal commissions, committees, boards and councils.

As Iowa communities work to include qualified women in these decision-making and leadership positions, the Friends  is connecting local governments with women interested in appointments.

 Info For Local Governments
 Info For Women
 Sign Up Form For Women
Talent Bank Database

Friends of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women | PO BOX 71234 | Clive, IA 50325