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Indy Maven

Indy Maven is a community of like-minded women who uplift, connect, and DESIRE TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN INDIANAPOLIS AND SURROUNDING AREAS.



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Led by a team of accomplished journalists, indymaven.com is Indy’s go-to resource for women in Central Indiana. Get all of this content plus event news and exclusive offers delivered to your inbox every Thursday through the Uncovered newsletter. All free, all the time.

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Curated Events

If there’s one thing we know, it’s parties. And panels, workshops, cocktail hours, clothing swaps, conferences, meetups—and pretty much anything else that connects women in our community.

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Want the ultimate Maven experience? Join our membership community! Introduce yourself at a monthly meetup, celebrate wins in the member Facebook group, network in the LinkedIn group, get one-on-one time with CEO Leslie Bailey during Office Hours, not to mention score discounts with local businesses, get deals on events, and more. This is the group you’ve been looking for.


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Do you know that friend who is always in the know? 

She has allllllll the best recommendations like the new restaurants to try, the best hangout spots, the most adorable boutiques, and knows about all the city’s hidden gems?  

She’s also somehow connected to anyone and everyone who is of influence…you know…the movers and shakers who are changing the world…yep…she’s in their circles!

Well, consider us that friend…x1000. And when you join us, you get all the friend-like perks! 

Indy Maven wants to keep you in-the-know by providing the best content that keeps you coming back for more!


Leslie Bailey

Indy Maven CEO Leslie Bailey

Leslie is the woman behind everything you see here at Indy Maven. She has more than 15 years of experience as an award-winning writer, editor, and media consultant. She was listed to the Forbes Next 1000 list in 2022 and honored as one of Indiana’s 250 Most Influential Leaders.

Before launching Indy Maven, Leslie was the lifestyle editor at Indianapolis Monthly magazine prior to that, a columnist for The Indianapolis Star where she penned a popular column called “The Adventuress.”

She started Indy Maven because she saw a gap in the market when it came to storytelling and news for women…and because she really likes parties.

Originally from Michigan, she lives in the heart of Indianapolis with her husband, sons, cat, and one very large slobbery dog. 

Leslie is a world traveler and Indianapolis enthusiast. She loves food, making new friends, and sharing recommendations for all that her city has to offer.

Join the Maven Movement

Want the most from Indy Maven? 

Become a member to get FREE tickets to monthly meetups, unlock local perks, get access to an amazing community of women, and more!

Choose from $9.99/month or $99/year.

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Who is a Maven?

We are all Mavens.

We all have a unique story to share, and Indy Maven is creating a community to uplift women’s voices. Join the #MavenMovement.


Michelle B.

“I am enjoying the membership. I really enjoy the writing and learning more about women I would like to know better.  Keep up the great work!” 

Sheila R.

“Indy Maven is a way to connect outside my natural circles, become more informed, re: all things Indy and its most interesting, amazing, giving, kick-ass women.” 

Kelsey S.

“You guys do a great job on this newsletter. I find myself reading 3-4+ stories each week. Love it all!”

Elizabeth J.

“I love the Indy Maven newsletter. It definitely provided a virtual sense of community for me while I was living in Indy and I think you all put out such fun, interesting content. Your newsletter is still one of the few that I actually open and read through each time, even though I don’t live in Indy anymore.”

Madison H.

“Your post and articles are such a great outlet during these crazy times!” 

Laurren D.

“I’ve enjoyed everything that you are doing – especially during this unpredictable time. I feel like I’ve gotten to know so many women and their businesses through your publication.” 

Elise S.

“First, thanks as always, for all the great Indy Maven content! It is my favorite email I open and it is doubly enjoyable to know it is fueled by so many local badass bosses.” 

Angela H.

“Indy Maven is the only newsletter I get on a weekly basis that I read through start to finish.”


“I joined Indy Maven early on because it meets a need in the Indianapolis community for women in business to be seen, heard, and supported.”


“I joined Indy Maven early on as I saw them meeting a need in the Indianapolis community for women in business to be seen, heard, and supported.”