InnovateHER is determined to harness the power of purpose, passion and collective action among professional women in the Kansas City community. We are cultivating our own sphere of influence which will deepen the impact of professional women in the Kansas City community. A space where all women are welcome to speak their truth, unapologetically, and feel heard.

Our mission is deeply rooted in the importance of providing inclusive support to all women, promoting diversity and advancing the professional goals of women in the Kansas City area.

Our members transcend industry and background, coming from all walks of life and professions. We are entrepreneurs, politicians, educators, activists, advocates, healthcare professionals, designers, technologists and academics. We run classrooms, found companies, serve on boards and lead teams. Our one unifying factor? We are committed to enacting positive change in Kansas City through innovation.

Welcome to InnovateHER KC!

Our Core Values

Belonging. Growth. Respect.

We believe in creating space for our members to evolve and engage.
Our Foundational Ethics
Meet The IHKC Leadership Team
Katherine Alsip
Katherine Alsip
Programming Director
Tammy Buckner
Tammy Buckner
Technology Director
Lauren Conaway
Lauren Conaway
Founder
& CEO
Katie Mabry Van Dieren
Katie Mabry Van Dieren
Social Events Director
Carlanda McKinney
Carlanda McKinney
Impact Events Director
Jessica Powell
Jessica Powell
Membership Director
Larissa<br />Uredi
Larissa
Uredi
Marketing Director
Meet The IHKC Board of Directors
Alissia Canady
Alissia Canady
Managing Attorney
Canady Law Firm
Theresa Garza
Theresa Garza
Regional Manager
Spire Energy
Amanda Graor
Amanda Graor
Chief Innovation Officer
MARC
Hugh <br />Khan
Hugh
Khan
Principal
highplume, LLC
Brenda Lowe
Brenda Lowe
Commisioner
Gladstone Planning Commission
Mary Ricketts
Mary Ricketts
Founder & CEO
Turning Point Training & Development, LLC
Sheila<br />Seck
Sheila
Seck
Managing Partner
Seck & Associates
Herb Sih
Herb Sih
Cofounder & Managing Partner
Think Big Partners
Sarah Shipley
Sarah Shipley
Founder & CEO
Shipley Communications
Courtney Thomas
Courtney Thomas
President & CEO
Newhouse Shelter