Women's leadership is an integral part of the work that we do here at the Indianapolis Propylaeum. Our programming for Women's Leadership works to inspire the next generation of female leaders and provide direct access to these leaders, promoting individual networking, and strengthening community and industry partnerships in Indianapolis.
Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichment Series
The Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichment Series is an annual three-part lecture series featuring Indiana women who have broken the mold. This series offers a chance for the community to meet and hear from women leaders who hold all types of positions, from top philanthropists, to pioneers in the judiciary, to business leaders, athletes, and activists. The Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series is a one-of-a-kind program that is unmatched in Indiana for its innovation, scope, and focus. The theme for the 2022-23 series is "Lifelong Learning".
President & CEO of Early Learning Indiana
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Partner, IP/Patent Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Podcast Host
Thursday, April 20, 2023
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May Wright Sewall Leadership Award
The May Wright Sewall Leadership Award is given to a woman in Indiana who is an outstanding example of civic leadership and innovation. May Wright Sewall set the bar for civic engagement, and her accomplishments include:
founding the first-class mid-western Girls Classical School to provide an ivy league education to girls.
introducing a physical education curriculum for girls.
founding member of the Indianapolis Woman’s Club.
presiding at the National Council of Women 1897-1899.
fighting diligently beside Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton for a woman’s right to vote not just in the United States but across the world.
founding the International Council of Women.
hosting the International Woman’s Congress at the 1893 World’s Fair.
May Wright Sewall Leadership Award - 2022 awardees
Janet Allen is the Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director at the Indiana Repertory Theater. Allen has solidified the Indiana Repertory Theater’s reputation as a top-flight regional theatre dedicated to diverse programming and production quality, but also has significantly diversified the theater’s services to adults and children. She began at the IRT in 1980 as the theatre’s first literary manager–dramaturg. Named the IRT’s fourth artistic director in 1996, she is now in her 27th season in that role. In March 2020, she was named the Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director. named an Indiana Living Legend by the Indiana Historical Society.
Katherine Kiang demonstrates the positive effects a young woman can have on the next generation of females. Katherine is a bioengineer who provides technical support for making medicine and manufacturing at Eli Lilly. Outside of job responsibilities, Katherine is involved in Eli Lilly’s Women Engineering Network where she’s implemented a reverse mentoring program and her manufacturing site’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion team where she’s championed community volunteer partnerships that all folks can participate in. Outside of work Katherine has been the outreach director for the Society of Women Engineers since 2018 and has shifted the outreach priorities to have more focus on accessibility and diversity, including promoting STEM for girls in her outreach efforts. Katherine is also a Big Brothers Big Sister mentor.
2022 May Wright Sewall Leadership Award Sponsors
May Wright Sewall Leadership Award Winners
Cordelia Lewis-Burks 2021
Sallie Rowland 2021
Dr. Jamia Jasper Case Jacobsen 2017
Glenda Ritz 2017
Myra Borschoff 2016
Elaine Bedel 2015
Phyllis Geeslin 2014
Rose Marie Pennington 2013
Bonnie Carter 2012
Kathleen Prechtel 2011
Barbara Oliphant 2010
Doris Dimond 2009
Cheryl Sparks 2007
Janice Michael 2007
Meme Kramer 2007
Mary V. Anderson 2007
Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman 2006
Dr. Mary E. Busch 2005
Roni Embry and Tom Burns
Old National Bank
House Democratic Women
Senate Democratic Caucas
Indiana Repertory Theatre
Roni Embry and Tom Burns
Susan Mahan Fasig