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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

WOW January - What You Do Makes a Difference

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Dynamic Women of Des Moines

Tuesday, January 16


Guest Speaker

Renee Hardman
West Des Moines City Councilwoman &
Owner of Hardman Consulting

Today, there are people everywhere who are volunteering, serving, and giving in their communities and across the world. Has YOUR heart longed to do something that mattered, but you’re not sure how or where to start?

As women, we often allow ourselves to be defined by what is comfortable or what others expect us to be. Join us in January as Renee Hardman shares her personal journey of how a life of service coupled with a tenured business career lead her to become only the second city councilwoman in West Des Moines’ 124-year history.

Were there challenges along the way? Absolutely! But, Hardman says that when you let faith, family, friends, and fortitude lead the way, you open yourself up to a life of possibilities beyond anything you could have ever imagined.


WOW Meeting - What You Need to Know

11:30 a.m. - Arrival and Networking (Optional) 
Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch, Presentation & Commercials
1 - 1:30 p.m. - Optional Networking

We will begin the programming promptly at Noon;
if you'll be joining us for lunch, please arrive by 11:45.


*60-Second Commercials or Prize Drawings*
Please let Jennifer know upon arrival.

*Member List*
You're automatically added once you register and/or attend a meeting.

*WOW Marketing & Networking Materials*
To have your contact information listed on the networking materials the day of the event, please register by Noon on the Monday prior to the meeting.
If you wish to not have your information listed, please email

*Other Information*
If you have special dietary needs please email Jennifer at by Noon the Friday before the event.

Those who have not pre-registered will be charged $25 at the door.
We will not process refunds after 48 hours prior to the event.



Renee Hardman
West Des Moines City Councilwoman &
Owner, Hardman Consulting

West Des Moines City Councilwoman, Renee Hardman has over 25 years of Executive level HR experience and is owner of Hardman Consulting where she provides services in the area of employee development, diversity training/audits, workplace investigations, executive coaching, and leadership development.

Having previously served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Des Moines’ largest privately held financial institution, Hardman was responsible for strategic direction in the areas of employee engagement, diversity, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, employee relations, and employee development for locations in Iowa, Arizona, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Hardman earned her BA in Psychology from Drake and later obtained MBA.  She earned both the SPHR and the newly advanced SHRM-SCP HR certifications and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management on both a national and local level.

Hardman’s community involvement includes Trustee for Des Moines University, Advisory Board member for the Governor and Billie D. Ray Center, Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Diversity Committee (past member) Board Member of the Latino Leadership Initiative. Des Moines Chapter of The Links,5th Judicial Nomination Commission -- Governor Appointee, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  She is past President of the Chrysalis Foundation and longtime volunteer and past Board Member for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Des Moines.

Her list of awards and honors is long, including 2014 Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Alumni Volunteer Award, DMU’s Diversity Champion Award, Connie Wimer Spirit Award, President Obama’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major of Service Award and many others.
She has chaired the Governor’s Diversity Committee and was an active member of Drake University’s Diversity and the Downtown Partnership’s Diversity Committee.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

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