15  events in 2019.

4,000  people connected.

This year, 2,500 leaders come together for EDGE|X 2019 and Leadership Week; hundreds of strong female leaders connected at our Women’s Events; our mentors and mentees gathered together in community at EDGE socials and service events; and new relationships were forged from partnering with local organizations. 


EDGE|X 2019

Our annual leadership conference sold out for its fourth year in a row. Six powerhouse speakers joined us in Indianapolis, including Sage Steele, Ken Coleman, and Gary Brackett.



Our 2019 Events

Mentor Appreciation Lunch

Mentor Appreciation Lunch

In the spirit of National Mentoring Month, we hosted our Mentor Appreciation Lunch, where we recognized and celebrated our mentors and their commitment to investing in the next generation of leaders.


Women’s Event with Shannan Martin

Nearly 80 women joined us on March 26 at The Well Coffeehouse for a special evening with Shannan Martin, author of The Ministry of Ordinary Places and Falling Free.


Connect Breakfast: Allison Melangton

Our annual Connect Breakfast celebrates and recognizes our corporate partners. This year, we held a fireside chat with WISH-TV anchor Brooke Martin and Senior Vice President of Hulman Motorsports Allison Melangton.


Burst Event: Brain Gain

We teamed up with Citizen 7 Indy for a Burst Event on the topic of “Brain Gain” and how our community can work together to both provide and spread awareness about opportunities in Indianapolis for workforce development.

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EDGE Service Day

Volunteers helped sort, organize, and display donations alongside staff members at Wheeler Mission’s Store and Donation Center for our first event of Leadership Week.


Design Thinking Workshop

Mark Caswell, CEO of KSM Consulting, led an interactive Design Thinking session focused on “Designing Your Life” for one of our Leadership Week events leading up to EDGE|X 2019.


Ambassador Reception

Nearly 200 guests joined us at our annual Ambassador Reception the evening before EDGE|X, including corporate partners, friends, and EDGE|X 2019 speakers Jordan Lee Dooley, Gary Brackett, and Ian Morgan Cron.

Education Innovation

Burst Event: Education Innovation

More than 200 leaders from around the city joined us for an insightful panel discussion that explored both the great progress that has been made and the challenges we still face within our city’s educational system.


Mentor Meetup

In May, we hosted a Mentor Meetup for all of our current Group and Guest Mentors to connect with each other over some good food and drinks at Half Liter BBQ.


August Women’s Event

180 women joined us for an evening of fellowship and encouragement at our August Women’s Event, which featured the three powerhouse female leaders of Sseko Designs, Evereve, and Vera Bradley.


Breakfast with the Authors of True Riches

We partnered with the National Christian Foundation of Indiana for a special breakfast at Tinker House Events featuring John Cortines and Greg Baumer, co-authors of True Riches and God and Money.

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EDGE Social Meetup

EDGE mentors, mentees, and friends joined us for a fun evening during Leadership Week at Half Liter BBQ to celebrate and kick off EDGE|X 2019.


Enneagram Workshop with Ian Morgan Cron

As our final event for Leadership Week, hosted an Enneagram Workshop with EDGE|X 2019 speaker Ian Morgan Cron, who shared about the Enneagram from a leadership perspective with 300 attendees.


Christmas at the Farm

We celebrated 10 years of ministry for He Knows Your Name and Linda Znachko at our final Women’s Event of the year, featuring authors Hannah Brencher and Shannan Martin, as well as ianacare founder Jessica Kim.