by: Debbie Trujillo, KeyBank
On January 12, I will have the honor of representing KeyBank at the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Top 25 Most Powerful Women Gala. The Most Powerful Women Gala is one of my favorite events of the year because of the remarkable women it honors and because of the energy and excitement that surrounds the evening. Last year, more than 500 business and community leaders attended the sold-out event.
KeyBank has served as presenting sponsor of this event since it was created in 2012. I am especially excited this year because in addition to recognizing the 2017 honorees, we will have a chance to celebrate the achievements of all 125 remarkable women who have made this exclusive list over the past five years. These women are pillars in our community, serving as role models for other women – and for us all – for their accomplishments in business, for their commitment to giving back, and for inspiring others.
At Key, we have been championing women executives and women business leaders for more than 50 years. In addition to supporting organizations like the Colorado Women’s Chamber and events like the Most Powerful Women Gala, Key also gives women access to business capital, intellectual resources and networking opportunities with other passionate business women.
This philosophy flows from our top leadership. Beth Mooney, our CEO, is the first woman to serve as CEO of a top-20 U.S. bank. In fact, our company is led by a “Most Powerful” woman. Beth has been named one of the Most Powerful Women in Business by both Fortune and Forbes magazine, and she has been named the Most Powerful Woman in Banking by American Banker each of the past three years.
Like Beth Mooney, the women who will be honored on January 12 are leaders in business and in the community. They are operating at the highest level of business performance. They are visionaries, groundbreakers and change-makers. And I can’t wait to join the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce in celebrating all 125 of these amazing women.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, KeyBank!