Cardinal Women* was founded as a way to bring together a group of women* who were willing to engage in the tough work that is personal and professional development, to create an environment where those women* were comfortable sharing their view points and experiences, and to share interesting and applicable content. Since its inception in 2018, Cardinal Women* has served over 270 participants and 40 small group leaders. A collaborative effort spearheaded by Tera Lawson and Dr. Denise Williams-Klotz, this program provides space for conversation, tools for development, and a community where Iowa State leaders can thrive.