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Billie Dragoo

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Billie Dragoo is the founder and CEO of RepuCare, a transformative work force solutions provider to Fortune 500 clients and managed healthcare providers. She was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 10 women entrepreneurs in the United States and 2014 Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Laureate. Billie won the 2011 Girls, Inc. Touchstone Award, IBJ’s 2009 Women of Influence Award, and the Torchbearer Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy. Nationally recognized leader for women’s advocacy, she is the co-founder of the Indiana Conference for Women, now the largest one-day professional development conference for women in the Midwest.

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Dr. Allison Barber

Thursday, February 4, 2021


Dr. Allison Barber is the President and Chief Operating Officer for the Indiana Fever. From grade school teacher in Merrillville, Indiana, to communications strategist in the White House and United States Department of Defense; and as the first chancellor for Western Governor’s University (WGU) Indiana, Dr. Barber has dedicated herself to creating pathways to help individuals reach their potential. She received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and was recognized as a Woman of Influence by the IBJ. In 2019, she was presented with the Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Holcomb. Dr. Barber serves on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Destination Development Corp., and the Elizabeth Dole Hidden Heroes Foundation.

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Katrice Hardy

Thursday, April 8, 2021


Katrice Hardy is the Executive Editor of the IndyStar and Midwest Regional Editor for USA Today Network, overseeing more than 20 editors and newsrooms in Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Previously, she was the editor of the Greenville News in South Carolina and the South Regional editor for the Network. She is and was the first female and African American leader at both news organizations. Katrice is a board member of the News Leaders Association and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She also served on the board of the South Carolina Press Association and is a graduate of Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Institute.

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