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Indiana’s Most Influential Hoosiers: Leslie Bailey

Our own Maven-In-Chief, Leslie Bailey, was selected as one of the 250 most influential business leaders in the state.
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LESLIE BAILEY, CO-FOUNDER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Indy Maven co-founder and editor-in-chief, Leslie Bailey, is known for creating spaces for women to make connections and resource their big ideas. The state of Indiana noticed. Leslie was selected as one of the Indiana 250, a list of the 250 most influential business leaders in the state. 

Indiana Business Journal’s Indiana 250

For this inaugural list, IBJ reviewed hundreds of nominations of business leaders throughout the state deemed worthy of being named one of 250 most influential business leaders in Indiana. Our own Leslie Bailey *naturally* was selected as one of those leaders.

The Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Indy Maven, offering lifestyle content to women in the greater Indianapolis area, and Maven Space, a social and coworking club for bold women in Indianapolis, Leslie has a history of doing influential work in Indiana. Her resume includes serving as the lifestyle editor for Indianapolis Monthly and writing “The Adventuress” column for the Indianapolis Star.

“I believe in the power of many [versus] the power of one, and if we can inspire others and they’re able to pass that on, that’s how change is made.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IBJ Media CEO, Nate Feltman, wrote in the Indiana 250 magazine that honorees are selected for “using their influence and experience in business to help foundations, art organizations, economic development groups and more do their jobs even better.” Leslie seamlessly fits into this group for her deep impact in uplifting the voices of women and empowering them to pursue their life goals. 

Also in the magazine, Leslie reflects on her favorite aspect of leadership. “The opportunity to inspire others. I believe in the power of many [versus] the power of one, and if we can inspire others and they’re able to pass that on, that’s how change is made.”

Leslie is joined on the list by other inspiring women like Mali Jeffers of GangGang, Julie Goodman of the Indy Arts Council, Ting Gotee of Techpoint, and Carlie Irsay-Gordon, co-owner of the Colts. Congratulations Leslie! We are so proud of you. 

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