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Women in Business 14th Annual

Monarch Leadership Conference

Purdue University


A powerful conference that strives to help attendees develop key professional skills, realize their potential, expand their confidence and acquire the tools necessary to accomplish their personal and professional goals all with the support of fellow Boilermakers.

January 28, 2023


  • Keynote Speaker
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions
  • Mocktail Hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, & Swag
  • Corporate & Alumni Networking Opportunities


Keynote Speaker: Tiffany Sauder

Keynote Topic: Dear 24-year-old Self

Tiffany Sauder is a wife, mom, entrepreneur, CEO, board member, investor, and mentor. 17 years ago, she founded Element Three and ever since she and her husband have been building their companies and their family on the exact same timeline. That means four kids, three businesses and two careers, all building towards one abundant life. While Element Three now has a growing stack of accolades and awards - this isn't the whole story. An amazing team and a hefty dose of hard work, wrong decisions and scary nights are all a big piece of how she got here. Tiffany has learned it isn't our trophies that are transferable, it's our scars and stories.


Breakout Session #1: CONNECT

Our CONNECT breakout speakers will kick off our conference with interactive sessions that inform attendees on how to grow and leverage their network, discuss why we should build meaningful relationships in the workplace, and highlight the importance of teamwork.

              Speakers: Nicole Weibel, Morgan Upshaw, Tiffini Grimes


Breakout Session #2: EMPOWER

Then, our EMPOWER breakout speakers will host sessions that cover significant topics, such as gender discrimination and women empowerment, and outline specific actions that attendees can take to build each other up, take action, and accelerate their value.

              Speakers: Brittany Johnson, Megan Thompson


Thank you to our sponsors! 

Zimmer Biomet, Northwestern Mutual, Caterpillar, Perella Weinberg