About Us

ABOUT

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is a member-based non-profit 501(C) 6 organization. Our mission is provide women opportunities that better our community and economy, help women grow their businesses and their careers; ultimately finding success in work and in life.

 

HISTORY

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.

 

LEADERSHIP

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

Leanna Clark, CEO, Girl Scouts of Colorado – Chair, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Andrea Miller, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Delta Dental of Colorado – Vice Chair, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

 

FAST FACTS

  • One of the largest women’s chamber of commerce in the United States
  • Over 1,800 members representing more than 435 companies ranging from small independent businesses to Fortune 500 companies
  • CWCC holds over 100 programs, events and workshops annually
  • Despite being called a women’s chamber, men are encouraged to join and participate.

 

PROGRAMS

CWCC curates and presents over 100 programs, events and workshops annually, including:

  • Powerful Voices Luncheon series
  • Peer Groups (Business Owners, CEO’s, and Corporate Women, Business Development Strategy Group, and more!)
  • Professional Development for business leaders and employees
  • Public Affairs Committee
  • Women of Influence and Impact Leadership Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Corporate Women’s Leadership Events
  •  Young Professionals Board and YP Events
  • Business Owner Growth Immersive Workshop
  • Four Signature Events: Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business, Girls Rising, State of Women in Business, and Champions of Change