ADVISA Women's Field Trip Event

As women, we nurture the ones around us. We’ve raised kids into adults, maybe even cared for our own parents, and led teams through prosperous and trying times. We give energy and permission to the people around us every day to live their best lives.

ADVISA is writing this permission slip for you.



Jen Handley’s background in analytics and passion for all things creative have led her to question everything and innovate always. As co-creator of Fizziology, Jen developed Fizziology’s methodology and continues to innovate on its data technology and product offerings – a system that changes in real-time as the world of social media evolves. She’s created new ways to measure audiences for entertainment and brands and turns insights into creative strategies that reach these audiences. Jen has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, AdWeek, The New York Times and The Today Show.

As Jen loves to study people, she realized that the needs of the work environment were rapidly changing. This insight coupled with her lifelong passion for art led her to co-found the Broad Ripple-based creative coworking space, The Hatch.

Jen is a graduate of Ball State University and lives in Fishers with her husband, Chad, 2 kids, Quinn and Darby and 3 pups.

Jen Handley

Co-Founder, Fizziology and The Hatch

Laura Leonard is President of Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, the first not-for-profit hospice that has provided exceptional care to patients and families in 16 Indiana counties for over 40 years. With offices in Columbus, North Vernon, and Greensburg, and a14-room free standing inpatient facility in the Columbus Regional Health campus, Our Hospice serves an average of 230 patients daily.

Prior to that, she served at Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Indiana as Director of Volunteer Services and as Director of Diversity Strategies where she was instrumental in preparing both the health system and the community to serve newcomer populations.

For over 20 years, in a volunteer capacity, Laura has also coordinated a Healthy Communities Initiative team of volunteers focused on improving access to healthcare services for underserved populations, and was the volunteer director of the weekly Spanish language clinic at the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Columbus from 1999 to 2016.

A graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing, she has resided in the Columbus area for 40 years. She has been the recipient of the prestigious William R. Laws award for Human Rights, the IUPUC Distinguished Alumna recognition, the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Leadership award; and in September of 2018 she received the Ohtli Award from the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis, the highest civilian award given by the Mexican Government to citizens abroad. Laura has two sons and three grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her husband Doug at home and while traveling as much as her schedule allows.

Laura Leonard

President, Our Hospice

Sally Perkins performs stories of all sorts—historical, wisdom, personal, and ghoulish–to audiences of all ages. She’s been commissioned multiple times by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and partnering organizations to create and perform historical stories on Hoosier characters like John Dillinger, as well as Hoosier locations like Butler University’s famous Hinkle Fieldhouse. She performed ancient wisdom stories at the 2018 Indianapolis Spirit & Place Festival and was a featured ghost story performer in the 2018 Tennessee Haunting in the Hills Festival and the Festival of Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Sally crafted and performed comedic personal stories at the 2014 and 2015 Indy Fringe Theatre Festivals and travels throughout the Midwest with other one-woman shows, including her latest piece Digging In Their Heels: An Eye-opening, Energized Story of Women’s Battle for the Vote, a top-selling show at the 2018 Indy Fringe Theatre Festival. She has produced three albums of her work, her favorite being A Dance of Tales & Tunes – a live recording of a performance of stories and music with violinist, Thomas Wyatt Watkins.

Sally also works with professional clients needing to perfect the stories of their organizations and businesses. Holding a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, she has taught rhetoric and public speaking for nearly 30 years and currently teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Butler University.

On her best days, you can find her telling stories at the bedsides of children at Riley’s Hospital for Children.

Sally Perkins

Story Performer, Trainer, & Coach

Event Details

Upcoming Field Trip Details

March 20th


2102 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201

June 21st

Location TBA

September 13th

Location TBA

Who should attend?

ADVISA welcomes everyone to our Field Trip series but was designed specifically for women later in their career, not quite ready for retirement, who are planning their next chapter.

We’re inviting you to join a group of accomplished over-40 women to lean back, restore, and say “yes” to someone new—you.

Why should I attend a Field Trip?

Field Trip exists to help you:

  • Question your “should’s”
  • Embody the totality of your experiences
  • Integrate your personal and professional self
  • Connect with women in similar life stages in a laid back, story-teller’s event
How much does each Trip cost?

Join us for one Field Trip or all of them! We’ve built the series to be flexible and allow you to plan your leadership journey in advance.

1 Field Trip- $60

2 Field Trips – $110

3 Field Trips – $160

What can I expect?

Field Trip was designed to encourage engagement with like-minded women in a casual atmosphere. Take in the stories and reflect on your own as you journey towards personal growth.

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