About Us


Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is a member-based non-profit 501(C) 6 organization. Our mission is to provide opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances.



CWCC was founded in 1988 by a group of nine women to give women a voice in business, support women in business and provide resources to help them succeed. Women own 10.6 million businesses in the United States and employ 19.1 million workers – that’s one in every seven employees. Women-owned businesses account for $2.5 trillion in sales. Colorado is ranked first in the country for economic success, and second in the country for most entrepreneurial.



Kristen Blessman –  President & CEO, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Leadership Foundation

Marci Sparkman, Senior Vice President/North metro Retail Area Leader, Vectra Bank – Chair, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Beth Perez, Senior Director, DaVita Healthcare Partners – Vice Chair, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Murugan Palani, Director of Business Diversity and Outreach, Denver Public Schools – Chair, Women’s Leadership Foundation Board



  • One of the largest women’s chamber of commerce in the United States
  • Over 1,000 members representing more than 400 companies ranging from small independent businesses to Fortune 500 companies
  • CWCC holds approximately 100 events, seminars and workshops annually
  • At least 50% of CWCC membership comprised of small businesses



CWCC annually presents and sponsors approximately 100 programs, workshops and events, including:

  • Downtown and DTC Luncheons
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Monthly Business Owners and bi-monthly Non-Profit Roundtables
  • Five Leads Groups
  • Networking
  • Leadership Programs: Innovative Leadership Academy and Corporate Leadership Academy
  • Corporate Women’s Leadership Events
  • (New) Young Professionals Events
  • Business Owner Bootcamp
  • Five Signature Events: Top 25 Most Powerful Women, ATHENA International event, Soirée at Sunset, Annual Awards Luncheon and Champions of Change legislative event

Contact Us

1350 17th St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202