HER Women of Achievement

The HER Women of Achievement luncheon will celebrate 13 outstanding local women and keynote speaker, Clarissa Chun.

About this experience

An event that celebrates the hard work, dedication, advocacy, leadership, and influence of women throughout Eastern Iowa.

Join The Gazette, Presenting Sponsor FSB, and Keynote Sponsor Iowa Women's Wrestling Club at the DoubleTree’s Grand Ballroom in Cedar Rapids on June 13. Honorees will be spotlighted through interviews, awards, our HER website, and at our event for their contributions to our community.
Women of Achievement is proud to connect our community to unique stories for them to find inspiration through the empowering experiences of others. Olympian and University of Iowa Women’s Wrestling Head Coach, Clarissa Chun, will be the keynote speaker for this event. This year, a final group of 12 women along with 1 outstanding community leadership award will be selected to be honored.
Hear Stories from Women of Achievement Honorees past and present at her.today.
Table opportunities and individual tickets will be sold for this event. If you're looking to purchase a table, reach out to Amy McKelvy at amy.mckelvy@thegazette.com.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Location: DoubleTree Grand Ballroom - 350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Keynote sponsor: Iowa Women's Wrestling Club
Keynote: Clarissa Chun

Clarissa Chun is the first head coach of the University of Iowa's women's wrestling team in the history of the program. Chun joins the Iowa women’s wrestling program from USA Wrestling, where she was an assistant coach on the women’s national team from 2017-21.

Chun helped lead the United States to 17 World medals and prior to being hired at USA Wrestling, Chun was among the most accomplished athletes in international wrestling. A two-time Olympian, she took fifth at the 2008 Beijing Games before earning a bronze medal at the 2012 London Games, competing at 48 kg.

Chun competed for Missouri Valley College, where she was a star on one of the pioneer women’s college wrestling team programs. She made the Senior Women’s National Team while still a student at Missouri Valley.

Chun was inducted in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Member in June, 2022. She is one of only four females bestowed Distinguished Member honors. In 2018, Chun was inducted into the Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame, Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame, and Roosevelt High School Hall of Fame.