InnovateHER Awards

InnovateHERS inspire us. They encourage us to believe. They start movements and serve as catalysts to social innovation. They push us to be better. To be stronger. Together.

Above all, they spark the flames and stoke the fires of radical, positive change in our community and we are ready to acknowledge all they do to strengthen and support us all, in a really big way!

On October 28th, join the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and InnovateHER KC for an evening of celebration to acknowledge just a few of these incredible innovatehers for their accomplishments, as we eat, drink and laugh our way through a night designed to motivate, uplift, energize and champion women leaders in Kansas City.

We’ll hear from amazing KC leaders like Congresswoman Sharice Davids, Mayor Quinton Lucas, Wendy Guillies, President and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, amongst others – learning and growing. Together.

The theme of the evening is ignition because that’s what InnovateHERS do – ignite change in our community and we are here to loudly and proudly honor their work!

Let’s do some celebrating!

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We’ve partnered with some amazing vendors to make this a virtual event like you’ve never seen before. With every ticket you purchase you have the option to kick back and enjoy a delicious meal with your ticket or enjoy some of our collaborative libations from these amazing IHKC supporters and community builders. Just choose whichever add-on strikes your fancy at checkout!

Thank You To Our Catering Sponsor!

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A huge thank you to our generous event partners, without whom this evening wouldn’t be possible.

Presenting Sponsor

Our presenting sponsor, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, works together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to empower all people to take risks, own success, and be uncommon. We are proud to partner with them for The InnovateHER Awards! To learn more, click here!

Platinum Sponsors

Our Platinum Sponsors are David and Cathi Brain, without whom the Kansas City eco-system would not be what it is today. They have given graciously and generously of their time, helped develop the Kansas City co-working network through their efforts with Plexpod, and are constantly finding ways to uplift and support Kansas City startups, dreamers, and innovators.

Gold Sponsors

Husch Blackwell has been a supporter of InnovateHER and the larger Kansas City eco-system since the very beginning. They pride themselves on hiring the very best legal talent and starting every engagement with the question “How will we move our clients forward?”. We are honored to call them a partner and look forward to continuing our journey of innovation and change-making with them.

Silver Sponsors

We would also like to thank the following businesses and partners for their continued support. We couldn't do what we do without them -- it really does take a village to make lasting change happen.

Startup Sponsors

Our Startup Sponsors are a truly special group of businesses and people here in Kansas City. They are one of the reasons we do what we do and without their support, InnovateHER KC wouldn't be where we are today. Please consider supporting and uplifting these businesses - they are the lifeblood of what makes Kansas City a special place to be.

Table and Community Sponsors

We are so honored and impressed by the company we keep and how willing they are to support our mission! These businesses have gone above and beyond when it comes to showing their support and enthusiasm for what InnovateHER KC is all about. Help us in thanking them for their dedication.

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