October 19, 2023

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Included

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown City Creek

75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101


Elevating women is proven to give your business a strategic advantage and increase your ROI. Join the Women’s Leadership Institute at our annual ElevateHER™ Challenge Luncheon and learn more about the next moves you can make to elevate women, support your future female leaders, and why it matters to your success.

In the game of chess, just as in business, the queen is the piece with the greatest ability to move across the board and influence the game — if given the space and opportunity. Let’s create those opportunities.

Join us as we celebrate your company’s efforts in the ElevateHER™ Challenge. Together we’ll hear real strategies business leaders are using to change company culture and gain a competitive advantage. 


Ally Isom

ALLY ISOM  |  Clyde Companies

Ally Isom is a leader passionate about bringing people together and tackling tough issues. She is a community leader and strategist where brand, policy, communication, and public engagement intersect. With an inclusive and affirming leadership style, she is uniquely skilled at fostering gender intelligent teams and building capacity in future leaders.

Ally is the chief strategy and marketing officer for Clyde Companies. She left an executive role in nanotech to run as a 2022 Republican candidate for the United States Senate. She previously headed up global branding and messaging for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; served as the Utah Governor’s deputy chief of staff, communication director, and spokesperson; and spent several years in state agency leadership, with extensive experience as a political, legislative, and campaign consultant.

Highlights from her civic involvement include service as a Kaysville City Councilmember, the Utah Clean Air Partnership Board, the Women’s Leadership Institute executive board chair, the Emerging Leaders Initiative advisory board, The More Good Foundation advisory board, and the Utah Heritage Council. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University. Ally and her husband, Eric, have four children, five grandchildren, and one not entirely bright labrador. When she finds free time, she relishes historical fiction and biographies, preferably on a beach, and mole poblano, pretty much anywhere.

Victor Ingalls

VICTOR INGALLS  |  LendingClub

Victor Ingalls is the Senior Vice President of Operations, and head of the Lehi office at LendingClub. Headquartered in San Francisco, LendingClub was founded to transform the banking system to make credit more affordable and investing more rewarding. Today, LendingClub’s online credit marketplace connects borrowers and investors to deliver more efficient and affordable access to credit. Victor joined the company in early 2017 as a strategic executive to transform LendingClub’s operations culture and business processes to better support growth and improved customer experience. By implementing improved metrics, data analysis, strategic partnerships, and a strong servicing ethos known as Lending Care, Victor improved the value of operations to the company as a whole and LendingClub members overall. He also facilitated the opening of a new office, in Lehi, Utah in early 2019, with now more than 500 employees. LendingClub was recognized as the 2019 top place to work in Utah for mid-sized companies by the Salt Lake Tribune.

Prior to joining LendingClub, Victor spent nearly 20 years at American Express, where he held numerous roles overseeing servicing operations for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer customers, both domestically and internationally. Most recently, he was General Manager and Vice President, for the World Service team in Utah, where he provided strategic leadership to approximately 1600 employees in Salt Lake City. In 2013, Victor took on expanded responsibilities, reshaping and providing strategic direction to approximately 700 virtual  employees located across 47 states and Canada. Victor joined American Express in 1997 as a participant in the Leadership Orientation Program – a program designed to attract and develop leaders from outside the organization to encourage new and innovative perspectives into our business model.  He spent the next several years in roles of increasing responsibility and leadership. In 2009, Victor relocated to Sydney, Australia where he led employees throughout Japan, the Asian Pacific, and Australia.

Victor is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Institute board. He also supports the community through various other organization Park City Foundation and National Ability Center.  In 2011, he was recognized with a Global Leadership Award for exceptional and inspiring leadership.

Victor and his wife, Lisa, reside in Heber, Utah, where they enjoy both the scenery and the year-round recreation opportunities such as skiing and golfing.

Joe Barnard

JOE BARNARD  |  Ken Garff Automotive Group.

Joe Barnard is the Vice President of Human Resources for the Ken Garff Automotive Group where he has worked for nearly a decade.  The company has more than 6,000 employees across 9 states and is the second largest privately held auto group in America.  Joe is part of a team at Ken Garff that has embraced their values of treating people RIGHT (Respect, Integrity, Growth, Humility, Teamwork).  This commitment has resulted in important milestones such as a 50% reduction in turnover, increases in the number of women working at the company, record levels of promotion, a technician development program that created record production and retention, and engagement scores in the top 10% of retail.  Joe is a native of Cache Valley and holds degrees from the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University in business management and a master’s degree in human resources.  His favorite and most important roles are husband to his wife Shalee and father to three kids. 

Victor Ingalls



To date, more than 320 visionary businesses and organizations have joined with WLI in a movement to elevate women. The ElevateHER™ Challenge is non-prescriptive and is adaptable to your own company’s culture and goals. Implementing the ElevateHER™ Challenge will enhance ROI, attract and retain talent, and improve employee morale.

If your company has not yet taken the ElevateHER™ Challenge, commit now and receive recognition at the luncheon in October.