Young Women in Business



The 2016 YWIB Conference will

be held on Monday, October 17, 2016.

Memorial Union

Iowa State University


Registration is now closed for the 2016 YWIB Conference. Please save the date for our next event on Monday, October 23, 2017!


For young women grades 9-12,

counselors, teachers, and parents


Video courtesy of Alison MacRunnel, Boone High School Senior and Boone TV (Video Productions Class, Ben Bravard and Phil Kramer Instructors).

A business degree is your ticket to opportunity. Rise to the top of a large company. Start your own business and make it grow. Work for a nonprofit, university, or government. With a business degree all of that is possible – and more!


What’s it like to be a business major? What’s it like to work in a particular industry? The College of Business at Iowa State University wants to help you find out.


The Young Women in Business Conference is designed especially for females in grades 9 through 12, their parents, teachers, and and high school counselors. At this conference you can expect to:


  • Explore majors in business
  • Learn about career opportunities
  • Meet and ask questions of business faculty members in each major
  • Hear directly from professionals working a variety of business fields
  • Interact with female business students from Iowa State about their experiences and what they hope to accomplish

Are you interested in internships, study abroad opportunities, and college life? It’s all here. You’ll learn what to expect throughout your college career. We’ll also give you information about getting accepted into college and how to finance a college degree.


Those who attend have the opportunity to learn more about the college’s career services, undergraduate advising, and college faculty. You can also sit in on industry and faculty sessions to see firsthand the impact of a business education.


Join us for the Young Women In Business Conference!


Conference Details


Monday, October 17, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Memorial Union

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa


Registration Fee

Registration is now closed for the 2016 YWIB Conference.

Registration will open for the 2017 YWIB Conference in August 2017.


All attendees must register separately (including parents/teachers/counselors); no walk-in registrations will be accepted


Registration fees are payable by credit card, check, or invoice and are nonrefundable. The cost includes all lunch and conference materials. Scholarships may be available; see registration form for details.


Waivers are required for all students. 


Registration Deadline

Registration is now closed for the 2016 YWIB Conference.

2017 YWIB Conference Deadline – Friday, October 13, 2017 – or earlier if conference meets capacity



Transportation assistance may be available for groups of students. Approval is granted on a case-by-case basis and is limited by the funding available. Use the Transportation Request Form to request transportation for your group by Friday, September 30, 2016. 

Special Needs

If you need accommodations for a disability or dietary restriction, please indicate on the online registration form or call 515-294-2641. We will do our best to meet every accommodation.


Registration Questions

Jennifer Kreiser



Information on Becoming a Presenter

Impact the lives of young women across the Midwest by becoming a Young Women in Business Conference Presenter. Contact Angela Wagner at 515-294-2542 or to learn more!


Interested in Enrolling at Iowa State University?

Please visit the admissions website to learn more!

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