14  events in 2018.

3,800  people connected.

This year, we saw 2,600 leaders come together for a day of leadership development at our keystone event, hundreds of women inspired by strong female leaders at our Women’s Events, our mentors and mentees gathered together in community at EDGE socials, and many new relationships forged from partnering with other Indiana organizations.



EDGE|X 2018

Our annual leadership conference sold out for its third year in a row. Seven powerhouse speakers joined us in Indianapolis to speak on the topic of people-centered leadership, including Shauna Niequist, David Novak and Tony Dungy.


“The energy, heart and truth that filled the room continue to inspire me. I’ll be reflecting on the powerful stories shared that day for many years to come.”

–Jessica Kim, EDGE|X 2018 speaker



EDGE|X Press Coverage


Our 2018 Events

Ian Cron

Enneagram Workshop with Ian Cron

We partnered with Harrison Center to bring bestselling author, Enneagram teacher and nationally recognized speaker Ian Cron to Indianapolis to lead an inspirational two-day workshop.

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Connect Breakfast

Nearly 200 Indianapolis joined us for a fireside chat with Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard for our annual Connect Breakfast.


Evening Conversation with Michael Wear

Trinity Forum and EDGE hosted Michael Wear, author of Reclaiming Hope and former Obama White House staffer, for a conversation on building bridges across the lines that divide in politics, business and communities.


Women’s Event with Annie Downs

Bestselling author Annie Downs joined us for a special Women’s Event recognizing the inspiring work that women are doing right here in our community, including Stripped Free ministries and He Knows Your Name.

New Story Charity

Breakfast with Brett Hagler

We teamed up with our friends at Hyde Park Venture Partners and High Alpha for an exclusive breakfast and fireside chat with New Story Charity CEO and Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur Brett Hagler.

Shauna Niequist Lunch

Lunch with Shauna Niequist

After EDGE|X 2018, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist joined us for an intimate lunch, Q&A and book signing with 30 women.

Mentor Recruiting Lunch

November Mentor Recruiting Event

Both male and female leaders joined us for lunch at BlackInk IT to learn more about getting involved as a mentor with EDGE.


Good Bones Women’s Event

A group of 50 women heard from Karen and Mina – the stars of HGTV’s Good Bones – as they shared lessons learned from being two strong women in a male-dominated industry.

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EDGE Day of Service

A group of EDGE mentors and mentees joined us for our first ever Day of Service with Shepherd Community Center this summer!

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Summer Social

EDGE mentors and mentees spent a summer evening at Gallery Pastry Shop for our summer social, where Shepherd Community Center and Thrivent provided an on-site service opportunity.

EDGE Ambassador Reception 2018

Ambassador Reception 2018

Nearly 200 guests joined us at our Ambassador Reception the evening before EDGE|X, including corporate partners, friends, and EDGE|X 2018 speakers Tony Dungy, Jessica Nam Kim and David Novak.

Smash Social

Holiday Social

Our mentors and mentees celebrated the end of another great year together with food, drinks and ping pong at Smash Social, a coffee shop and ping pong bar in downtown Indianapolis.


September Mentor Recruiting Event

We hosted local female leaders at Cake Bake for a Mentor Recruiting event, where we shared more about our mission and how to get involved with EDGE.