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GVC is focused on female leadership in Clark County and beyond. With curated programming, we work towards the goal of creating a space to cultivate and celebrate the leadership qualities of professional women committed to excellence, collaboration, and tenacity. Through three annual events, we open the door for women and men in all stages of their professional careers to join us in supporting and growing Women In Leadership throughout our region. 

Women Who Mean Business Symposium | March 8

The Leadership Conference for Everyone


This half-day virtual event features engaging talks and a renowned keynote that aim to promote the development of our future women leaders. Professionals across industries and experience levels are welcome as we explore new perspectives, support each other, and learn together. The symposium wraps up with the annual Iris Award event, which honors and recognizes women of achievement for their outstanding contributions in our region.


7:30 AM | Virtual Doors Open
8:00 AM | Welcome from GVC & Presenting Sponsor LSW Architects
8:15 AM | Keynote Speaker
9:45 AM | Guest Speaker & Concurrent Session for EWC Members
11:00 AM | Guest Speaker
12:00 PM | 2023 Iris Awards
1:00 PM | End


Keynote Speaker

More information on our 2023 Keynote COMING SOON!


Guest Speaker

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Guest Speaker

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Make Unforgettable Connections

Take this opportunity to network and create lasting connections with your fellow community members and business professionals from around the region as hundreds of women and men join us virtually throughout the day. GVC's Custom Virtual Platform will allow you the time and option to move around the room and introduce yourself to others in the room.

Access for one to WWMB Symposium & Iris Awards

  • Ticket Provides Admission for Full Day Women Who Mean Business Symposium AND Access to the 2023 Iris Awards

VIP Table at WWMB Symposium

  • Includes Admission for 6 Attendees at the WWMB Symposium & Iris Awards, a Named Virtual VIP Table at Symposium, and and acknowledgment during program.

Iris Awards ONLY Individual Ticket

$ 25.00
  • Ticket Provides Admission for Iris Awards ONLY - Virtual Ceremony begins at 12 PM

Iris Awards

Honoring women of achievement in Southwest Washington

Each year the community nominates women throughout the Greater Vancouver region who have gone above and beyond. Whether their contributions be professional, philanthropic, civil, or otherwise, we seek to recognize their unique and superior efforts and honor their stories and achievements through the Iris Awards.

These awards, launched in 1985 as women of Achievement, are presented in observance of International Women’s Day and to commemorate National Women’s History Month.

2022 Iris Award Winners

Nominate for 2023!

Timeline for WIL Program Page

Four curated sessions offer C-Suite level women the ability to connect, learn, and find inspiration alongside fellow executives, through carefully selected speakers and workshops. Custom baskets inclusive of food, beverage, and topic-related material are hand-delivered to each member of the Executive Women's Council prior to each session.

Thank you to our Program Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Social Hour Sponsor

Executive Women's Council Sponsors