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CO Women & Impact

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


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

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

Past Events:

Women and Impact Series
September 25th, Denver Launch event!
Stephanie Gripne, IFC
Alicia Robb, Next Wave Impact
Barbara Bauer, Women’s Investor Network
October 25th
Verity Noble, Simple Startup
Brandi Mason, Friendship Bridge
Debbie Herz Huttner, Pearl Wealth
November 9th
Tifany Boyles, Bead for Life
Sara Boyd, Beyond our Borders
Jodi Pederson, Next Wave
December 12th, Boulder. Lunch
Ning Mosberger-Tang, Innovo Foundation
Jessica, BSW Wealth Partners
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
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—–> see our output to the right.
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, Africa’s Tomorrow
December, Boulder
Sally Boulter, ImpactAssets
Brin Enterkin, Watson Institute
January 2019, Boulder
Hope Hanrahan, Merrill Lynch
Dana Edwards, Trilogy Capital
Julie Martinez, BSW Wealth Partners.
February, Denver
Debrief from the Gender Lens Summit in London (Eliza W., Kaylene A., Katherine P, Suzanne Biegel)
March 6th, Denver
Women Powering Change
April 9th, Denver Women on Boards
JoLynne Whiting, Board Bound Program
Allie Kline
Barbara Bauer
May (two events in Boulder and Denver)
International Anti-Poaching Foundation with Damien Mander and Vimbai Kumire
June 18th, 2019, Boulder
Ursula Miniszewski, Global Greengrants
Kelly Nordini , Conservation Colorado
July 18th, 2019, Denver
Julie Gorte, Impax
Anna Mabrey, Calvert Impact Capital
August 14th, Boulder
Jenn Kenning, Align Impact
September 18th, Denver
Liz Wolfson, Girls Inc
Barbara Bauer, Women’s Investor Network, Rockies Venture Club
Emily Winslow, Social Venture Circle
Alicia Robb, Next Wave Impact