Signature Events

CWCC hosts five high-profile signature events annually. Our signature events recognize and honor women in business who make a significant contribution to our business community and those who value diversity in their organization. Our events connect our members with business and community leaders, as well as helps enrich their careers and grow your businesses.

2017 Annual Awards

Thursday, September 21, 2017, Seawell Grand Ballroom at Denver Performing Arts Complex

Join us for our Annual Awards Luncheon. For 18 years, Denver businesses and non-profit organizations have been recognized for business excellence and community impact at the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Luncheon. The luncheon gathers more than 400 of Denver’s civic and business leaders to celebrate our members’ successes and achievements. Awards are given in six categories.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017, Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion

Champions of Change

Champions of Change is an annual event designed to honor and recognize members of the Colorado legislature for their work promoting women in business and their efforts encouraging business growth in Colorado. It also gives our members the opportunity to meet and interact with Colorado legislative and community leaders, as well as learn more about the upcoming 2018 legislative session.

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Top 25 Most Powerful Women Gala

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 5:30- 8:30 pm, Marriott City Center

CWCC’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women Gala celebrates and recognizes women who operate at the highest level of business performance and community leadership. This event recognizes the professional achievements and contributions by these women to the Denver community. Over the last four years, one hundred women have been honored at Top 25. The women are chosen by past Top 25 honorees. Last year, the event sold out with over 500 people in attendance. The 2017 Most Powerful Women honorees will be announced in September 2016.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017, The Ritz Carlton

Athena Awards
Athena Awards
2016 ATHENA winner

For 20 years, the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce has hosted the ATHENA Award in Denver. The ATHENA Leadership Model® was developed by ATHENA International through a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in 1982. Since the program’s inception, more than 7,000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in eight countries.

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To nominate an outstanding woman for the ATHENA Award, complete the Athena Nomination Form 2017 by February 14, 2017.

To be considered to speak at the ATHENA Conference, complete the ATHENA Conference Speaker RFP by February 20, 2017.

Presenting Sponsor: Xcel Energy Logo

Soiree at Sunset

Thursday, June 8, 2017, City Park Pavilion

Soiree A tSunset 2016
Soiree At Sunset 2016

CWCC’s presents the seventh annual Soirée at Sunset— a celebration of fascinating people, delicious food, great drinks and music all in a beautiful outdoor setting at the Pavilion in Denver’s City Park. It makes for a perfect evening of networking and meeting new contacts. The event features food stations with tastes from some of Denver’s finest caterers.

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