Learn, Network & Connect


As an active member of the community, Denise uses her voice to help spread knowledge regarding industry trends, moderating conversations with political and community leaders, and much more. Check below for upcoming events to see where Denise can be Herd.

April 9, 2019


Women 4 Change - Human Trafficking panel discussion

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Indiana.

Denise will moderate a panel of service providers, law enforcement representatives, and other professionals in Indiana who have dedicated their lives to assisting victims and survivors of trafficking. The panel will also share how individual cases are handled and provide and share information and resources to attendees.


May 16, 2019

Key Bank Presents: Key for Women

Through advocacy, connections and empowerment, Key4Women supports the financial progress of business women. Denise will serve as the speaker sharing words of inspiration about the barriers women entrepreneurs have overcome through the years.

October 4 – December 13, 2018

Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Program

Presented by: Source River West | Facilitated by: Denise Herd

Does the dream of owning your own business sound exciting to you. Have you ever considered owning your own business but just no sure where you start? SOURCE RW is again offering our business owners series Kauffman FastTrac® New Ventures. Courses are geared towards entrepreneurs who want to explore the next stage of growth. Our 10-week deep dive is taught in a supportive and encouraging environment. This training is ideal for newly established entrepreneurs and those looking to scale-up their business.


For more information: http://www.sourcerw.org/business-owners-series/


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December 12, 2018

2018 Visionary Awards Luncheon

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - Indianapolis

JW Marriott (downtown Indianapolis)

Luncheon | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Celebrating its 15th year, the Visionary Awards luncheon is a testament to the community’s desire to see women in business succeed. Denise will serve as co-emcee of this annual celebration of women business owners in Indianapolis.

November 27, 2018

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Denise Herd speaking passionately about the The Three Stages of Mentoring: Mentee, Mentor, Model at Katz Sapper & Miller’s mentoring session.

Ignite the Torch Awards Reception

November 2, 2018

“It is imperative that we have a seat at the table because if we’re not at the table, ladies, we will be on the menu.”

Denise Herd is awarded the 2018 Entrepreneurship Achievement Award. Click on the video to watch her speech at the awards reception.

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Women as allies, Podcast guest

October 1, 2018

While we need more male allies, we also need more women to be allies for women.  Denise and Eleanor personify allies for women.  Through their speaking on women’s empowerment, both encourage women to share their voices more. Click Here to listen and learn more!

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Conversations with Indiana’s candidates for U.S. Senate

September 9, 2018

With the November election approaching, the African - American Coalition of Indianapolis invited Denise to moderate a conversation between Senator Joe Donnelly and former State Representative Mike Braun on at the Central Library.

Community Link

August 18, 2018

Denise appeared on WISHTV Channel 8 "Community Link" where she discussed diversity in public relations, social media and what being business owner in today's competitive environment means to her. To watch, click the video.

“Loved the speaker. I thought she was the best we’ve had this year!”

“I loved Denise! she had my full attention, she was clear, what an awesome woman!! I come to WIBU not just to network but to learn from other women and speakers.”

“Denise was very engaging. She gave practical (sic) steps on how to better ourselves and take others with us.”
— Feedback from Women in Business Unlimited, Muncie, IN