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The Colorado Women & Impact Series consists of monthly events on Colorado’s front range.

We seek to be an inclusive community of women of all wealth levels and occasional men who are interested, to learn about ways to empower women with their finances to make impact, both locally and globally. Their finances can include philanthropy, investments, banking (i.e. CDFI’s) and even consumer purchases.  Impact can be in the form of overall positive social impact, including specifically positively impacting women, i.e. the concept of women investing in women through investments and philanthropy.

We ascribe to the message that Lauren Casteel, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado often uses: Everyone can use some form of their “time, talent, treasure and testimony”.

The goals of the Women & Impact Series are to educate and inspire, as well as build the impact community and raise awareness about opportunities and how to take action for impact (invest, grant, volunteer, engage in policy/govt, etc.).

We offer events with different formats (topical events, speakers and panels, etc.) and times (i.e. lunches, hors d’oeuvres & wine after work, etc).

We have intimate and relaxed events at people’s homes, larger presentations, and panels on various topics at independent venues, and smaller networking and strategizing sessions.

Our monthly speaker series currently alternates between Denver and Boulder and generally consists of two speakers each month, one that represents the philanthropy side of impact and the other that represents the finance/investment side of impact.

The 2019 series is sponsored by BSW Wealth Partners, Social Venture Circle, and the Next Wave Foundation.  The 2018 series was sponsored by the Innovo Foundation, BSW Wealth Partners, and Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network. Thank you!!!!!


Please see the events page for these events, as well as other upcoming events.


Women and Impact Series  2017-2018 Past Events
September 25th, 2017 Denver Launch event!
Stephanie Gripne, IFC
Alicia Robb, Next Wave Impact
Barbara Bauer, Women’s Investor Network
October 25th, 2017
Verity Noble, Simple Startup
Brandi Mason, Friendship Bridge
Debbie Herz Huttner, Pearl Wealth
November 9th, 2017
Tifany Boyles, Bead for Life
Sara Boyd, Beyond our Borders
Jodi Pederson, Next Wave
December 12th, Boulder. Lunch, 2017
Ning Mosberger-Tang, Innovo Foundation
Julie Martinez, BSW Wealth Partners
 2018 2018
January 10th, Denver
Lynne Amerson, Chasefield
Emily Winslow, PeakChange
Patricia Foley Hinnen, Capital Sisters
Feb 13th Boulder
Jo Lynne Whiting, BoardBound
Barbara Bauer, BoardBound
March 21st Denver, lunch
Sara Boyd, Highwater Wealth
Donna Morton, Change Finance
Colleen LaFontaine, Women’s Foundation of Colorado
April 10th, Boulder
Lizelle van Vuuren, Women who startup Foundation
Arienne, Kitables
Hannah Davis, Techstars, Nature Conservancy Sustainability Accelerator
May 23rd, Denver
Donna Morton, Change Finance
Katherine Pease, Cornerstone Capital
Meg Porfido, Girl Rising, Global Education Fund
June 5th, Boulder
Erna Maj, Maji Safi Group
Julie Gorte, Impax
July 12, Denver
Working group
August 6th, Boulder
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network
Tessa Zimmerman, ASSET
September 17th, Denver
Nita Mosby Tyler
Rocio Pérez
October, Denver
Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy Demo Day
Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI)
November, Denver
Jill Engelstad AfricAid
Annie Contractor, Africas Tomorrow
December, Boulder
Sally Boulter, ImpactAssets
Brin Enterkin, Watson Institute


Want to start this is your own city? Let us know!!