Take Action: Recognize Leaders in Your Company and Community

April 9, 2021 | Bridging Iowa's Digital Divide McKenzie Kielman, ABI Foundation, mkielman@iowaabi.org

The ABI Foundation is sending out the call to nominate current and emerging Iowa leaders to participate in statewide
educational leadership programs. Take a moment to think back to the first time that you were recognized as a leader.
While the answer varies as we recall different ages and stages in life—from hall monitors to sports captains to management positions—
the process likely started with an advocate saying “this is who will step up.” We invite you to recognize leaders and be recognized as a leader in
Iowa! You can be the leader who ensures your area of the state is represented as we seek involvement from all 99 counties this year.
Consider friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and others who should be connected to each of our statewide educational leadership
programs. More about these opportunities:

Nominate a professional and community leader for Leadership Iowa
Leadership Iowa is designed as a professional immersion to encourage
Iowa leaders in their development and involvement. As our
state’s premier issues-awareness program, participants are given the
opportunity for first-hand exposure and in-depth examination of the
challenges and opportunities facing our communities in Iowa. With
their new statewide perspective and network, they are better equipped
to continue and expand their work in organizations and communities
across Iowa.

Nominate leaders in your network now or before May 1 to be considered
for the upcoming class at www.LeadershipIowa.com.

Nominate a college student or intern for Leadership Iowa University
Leadership Iowa University is a college internship capstone connecting our state’s next decision makers with tools for professional and
personal success. Participants expand their network and are exposed to the variety of opportunities right here in Iowa. The connections made
throughout the week with professionals, as well as the relationships built with one another, has a lasting impact on how they make their decisions
about what’s ahead. Nominate or encourage college students or interns in Iowa to apply now or before July 12 at www.LeadershipIowaUniversity.com.

Nominate a high school student for Business Horizons
Business Horizons is an innovation simulation for Iowa high school students (grades 9-12) to get a better sense of how their strengths
and skills can benefit themselves and others, now and in the future. Put into teams, students take an idea from inception to investor pitch
and develop a solution to a real-world problem. The week is filled with competitions, development workshops, keynote speakers, ‘after-hour’
activities and more! Participants go on to their next steps feeling confident about the future. Nominate or encourage Iowa high school students to apply now or
before July 1 at www.BusinessHorizonsIowa.com.

With last year being one unlike any other, we have the vision to make this one exceptional! It’s our mission to reach all Iowans and all
communities in each corner of our state. We appreciate your help in supporting our state’s current and emerging leaders!
Take action by nominating at www.IowaABIFoundation.org  under “Get Involved.”