IGIA Women's Network
Quarter 1: Health and Wellness for 2024 | February 22
Thursday, February 22, 8-9am
IGIA Office, 2540 106th St #102, Urbandale, IA 50322
Start your year off on the right foot by learning how to manage stress as well as understanding the environmental, physical, developmental, behavioral, emotional and spiritual influences on your personal wellness.
Free to attend! Contact Annie Lallier to register. Please register by Feb 19, 2024.
Speaker: Erica Ziel | Prioritizing you doesn’t mean spending hours getting a massage or your nails done, it doesn’t even mean spending an hour each day doing a kick-butt workout. Because side note, your kick-butt workouts might actually be raising your stress level, contributing to your fatigue, and be preventing weight loss. Making YOU a priority really is about simplifying life and learning how to live in alignment with what’s truly important to you! Learn from Erica how to start your 2024 out right and how to boost your immunity during winter.
Erica Ziel, mom of three, received her Health and Human Performance degree from Iowa State University, is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor, health and nutrition coach, deep core and pre/postnatal exercise specialist whose mission is to help women live a healthier life and heal their body through movement, wellness, intuition, and breathwork. Inspiring women to regain hope but also experience true, life lasting results. Erica is the founder and creator of Core Athletica®, The Core Rehab Program, Knocked-Up Fitness® brand, Pre/Postnatal instructor trainer course, and host of The Core Connections Podcast. She also just opened up her own Pilates studio, Core Athletica® Pilates Studio in Ankeny this January.
Community Service: Donation Drive for Dress for Success
Clothing should be in new or nearly new condition. All items should be freshly laundered or dry-cleaned. Items should be on hangers. Items should be no more than five years old (please nothing worn before 2019-for fashion appropriateness. They accept women’s professional clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry. For more information: https://desmoines.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/donate/.
Quarter 2: Annual Half-Day Conference | April 17
Wednesday, April 17, 9am-3pm
Enjoy a networking activity to get to know others in the industry better, hear knowledge from an industry leader, learn from a speaker about change management and participate in a hands-on community service project.
Quarter 3: Women in the Industry Panel | July 16
Tuesday, July 16, 9-10am
A panel of women in the grocery industry will give tips on work-life balance, why mentorship is so important, what they wish they knew along the way and more. This session’s community service activity will be creating door decorations for the Ronald McDonald House.
Quarter 4: Grocers Government Relations 101 | October 15
Tuesday, October 15, 8:30-10am
Learn more about the government relations process, hear about what policies the industry monitored in 2024 and what they are looking at for 2025. Become familiar with what a PAC is and why it’s important. This session’s community service activity will be a food drive for the Food Bank of Iowa.
About the Women's Network
Established in March 2014, the Iowa Grocery Industry Association Women’s Network represents women affiliated with the food industry. The organization is a valuable resource for industry professionals, providing educational events, mentor relationships, leadership skills, networking opportunities and community involvement.
The IGIA Women’s Network offers high-quality professional development, opportunities to lead and a strong network of support to advance women in the food industry.
The IGIA Women’s Network partners with IGIA member companies to host a variety of events throughout the year. Events such as motivational speaker presentations, half-day training sessions, networking opportunities, leadership activities and community involvement projects are complimentary or kept low-cost for members.
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