Six takeaways from the first FemCity Des Moines Beyond Business Conference

By Emily Kestel We’ve all been to business industry conferences where schedules are packed-to-the-gills with sessions on strategies, innovations and words of wisdom.  The first-ever FemCity Des Moines Beyond Business Conference went, well, beyond that. The conference, which was geared toward women and gender-nonconforming business members and entrepreneurs, mostly focused Read more…

Closer Look: Rachelle Keck, President, Grand View University

By Sarah Bogaards, Business Record staff writer Hometown: Mount Pleasant/Clinton Education: Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Wartburg College; Juris Doctor, University of Iowa; Ph.D. in education, Drake University Family: Husband, four children Age: 52 Contact: president.keck@grandview.edu Since July, Rachelle Keck has been getting acquainted with Grand View University, its students, Read more…

Businesses have a role to play in addressing Iowa’s child care crisis. Sheri Penney can help.

A Closer Look: Sheri Penney, employer engagement director, Iowa Women’s Foundation By Emily Kestel Hometown: Lives in Osage, originally from Williamsburg Family: Husband Chris; twin 10-year old boys, Hayden and Holden; daughter Caroline, 8  Education: Kirkwood Community College, bachelor’s in elementary education from University of Iowa  Hobbies: Teaching fitness classes, Read more…