Staff

The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce has a team of experienced, highly dedicated professionals that support an inclusive community for our members that connects, empowers, and advances women in business. We do this by being genuine connectors, building authentic relationships, demonstrating a service mindset, and passionately leading the way for business women and men in Colorado.

Meet the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Staff

 

 

Simone D. Ross
President & CEO of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director of the Colorado Women’s Chamber Foundation

As a Colorado native who grew up in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood, Simone has a strong sense of the importance of community, family, and building through investing in the success and dreams of one another. In an effort to catalyze change, elevate and add visibility to issues of workforce equity, and operationalize inclusivity in business, Simone leads with a vision of catalyzing human thriving through effective and integrative change management. Simone uses her experience as a business owner and 15+ years of corporate experience to crystalize the CWCC business operations strategy, and bring voice to the importance of creating equitable and sound enterprises.

 

 

 

Leah Caputo, Program Manager

This Iowan is our go-getter manager of all things relating to programs. She is your north star for learning about our programs, speaking opportunities, topics, and the mastermind of putting it all together behind the scenes to ensure your CWCC experience is sublime. When she isn’t working on creating opportunities to advance women in business, you can find her at the pool with a good book, attending any sporting event, or hitting the hiking trails or pavement for a run (think marathon, 10k, she does it and we are tired just thinking about it).

 

 

 

 

Meaghan Carabello, Marketing & Communications Consultant

Meaghan is a savvy, strategic, creative type with extensive experience with helping impact-driven organizations start, revive, or continue excellent communications, marketing, PR, branding, and social media strategy. She is a community-minded individual who leverages partnerships through honest and creative campaigns and hopes to shepherd the CWCC through this transitional period. Plus, she truly enjoys working with the kick-ass women of the CWCC – both staff and members – and can’t wait to roll up her sleeves and make some magic happen!

 

 

 

Jamie Jackson, Strategic Operations Consultant

Jamie is an accomplished results-driven leader with more than 11 years of experience in strategic direction, systems creation, implementation, business operations, and program management within public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She has a credible history of driving efficiencies and effectiveness through planning and implementation of best practices to accomplish organizational objectives, operationalize DEI, and lead high-performance teams to achieve established goals. A servant and transformational leader, Jamie is skilled in community engagement, board relations, policy creation, budget development, change management, and leadership development. Her passion of service toward contributing to positive societal impact has been the driving factor of her career throughout the years.

 

 

 

Michelle Kitchens, Business Development Consultant

Michelle has never met a stranger. When she says she’s looking forward to getting to know you, she authentically means it. To see her in action is to see a superhero with a rare ability to have real and truly honest conversations with anyone. As the CWCC’s business development guru, she loves to connect members to the perfect programs and to one another. She brings with her a varied and successful sales career, selling everything from telecommunications equipment and medical devices to beer! She came to us after a deliberate and conscious period of “leaning out” to be present for her two kids and has never regretted it. She’s back now providing sales and marketing consulting for several clients and we’re thrilled to have her at the CWCC.

 

 

 

Yatzi Garcia, Operations and Membership Engagement Coordinator

Originally from York, Pennsylvania, Yatzi traded rolling green hills for the flatlands of Texas where she worked for the State Bar of Texas. We lured her to Colorful Colorado with the promise of beautiful vistas and ample space to run, hike, and explore the mountains with her dog – all things she enjoys. She is also passionate about equity and diversity and is inspired by strong women. Her parents were the first to show her how to defy cultural norms. They immigrated from Mexico, learned English, and raised their children to be equally resilient. Yatzi says she has a huge interest in helping women of color from Hispanic origins and children of immigrants, in particular, because they face so many hurdles. As a first-generation college graduate herself, she is moved to be a mentor. “Whenever I can offer someone advice, I try to; this is hard, but exciting work.” Yatzi will help our CWCC members engage in programs and benefits and get the most out of their memberships.
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