Friday April 10, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Doors Open at 11:00 a.m.

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Embassy Suites Hotel
100 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Presented by:

The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center

Leadership Sponsor:

Susan and William C. Knapp

Presenting Sponsors:

American Enterprise Group

Supporting Sponsors:
Belin McCormick, P.C.
Cultivating Compassion:
  The Dr. Richard Deming Foundation
Des Moines University
Family Communications Associates:
  Claudette and P.J. McDonald
Iowa State Bank  
Jewish Family Services
Joseph Jewelers
New Leaf Wellness
The Iowa Clinic Women's Center
The Principal Financial Group
Triplett Office Essentials
West Bank 

Media Sponsors:
Business Publications Corporation, Inc. 

More 104 (KMYR)

Women Helping Women Committee:
Jann Freed, Co-Chair
Sharon Goldford, Co-Chair
Stephanie Asklof
Lauren Burgeson
Julie Connolly
Paula Duncan
Kathy Giles
Connie Isaacson
Claudette McDonald
Kathleen Murrin
Hannah Schnucker
Cherry Shogren
Loretta Sieman
Laurie Sloterdyk
Kathy Stuart
Susan Voss


Kathleen Murrin
The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
(515) 251 - 6644 

WHW 2015 

The Women Helping Women luncheon has been sponsored by the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center since 1999, raising over $450,000 to provide counseling for women and girls with limited resources. The Center was established in 1972 and is now one of the largest counseling groups in central Iowa, serving over 2,200 clients annually.


 Founding Partner, Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C.

 Finding Justice: Women and the Law

 Roxanne’s distinguished career has been devoted to civil  justice - representing underserved people and those who have been harmed by others. She founded the Civil Justice Association, was the first woman president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and was one of the first two women to become a United States Attorney in the Department of Justice. Her keynote presentation will include entertaining and inspiring stories of how she has assisted women in need throughout her remarkable career.


Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Retired

We are proud to honor Dr. Railsback for her steadfast commitment to providing and protecting women’s healthcare - ensuring prenatal care to women with limited resources, working abroad with several humanitarian  organizations, and initiating the effort to create the Mid-Iowa Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Since retiring from her private practice in 1993, Linda has volunteered with different aid groups, including Doctors of the World, and worked with underserved communities in the Des Moines area.