CWCC is one of the largest women’s chambers of commerce in the country with a community of over 435 member businesses and 1,800 individual members representing a wide variety of both for- and non-profit organizations. Our mission is to provide women and those that identify as women opportunities that better our community and economy, help women grow their businesses and their careers; ultimately finding success in work and in life.
We serve our mission and our members through a variety of programs, workshops, and events.
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 .5 trillion in sales. Colorado is ranked first in the country for economic success, and second in the country for most entrepreneurial.
For more than 33 years, CWCC has been a vital part of the Colorado business community. Our mission is to 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.
Joining CWCC is an effective business strategy. A national survey* of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., is a chamber board member), consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
* The study was conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm. It was commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), in cooperation with the Western Association of Chamber Executives.
Additional benefits of joining:
We like to say we are “transformational, versus transactional.” We focus on supporting this for women and those that identify as women in three ways:
More than half of CWCC members are small business owners. Small businesses represent the largest segment of our membership. The national study*indicates that chamber membership has consistent and powerful benefits for small business members. If respondents know that a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys:
Yes. CWCC has grown to be one of the largest women’s chambers in the country by being inclusive – men are not only members, but part of our leadership.
CWCC has a broad-base of members representing more than 400 Denver businesses and 1,000 members ranging in size, revenue, industry and strategic focus. Our members range from presidents and CEOs to small business owners, from large corporations to small non-profit organizations.
Please consider sending another company representative or representatives, who may want to participate any of in our professional development programs and events. Regardless of participation, CWCC is a voice for women in business and your membership supports our mission.
The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce presents and conducts approximately 100 workshops, educational seminars and events annually attended by more than 3,500 people each year. This variety of programming provides outstanding, high-visibility opportunities for sponsors to participate in and support our mission of advocacy around empowering women in business, pay equity, placing women on boards and honoring individuals and businesses for the work they do on our behalf.
As a sponsor, your company or organization will receive special recognition that provides exposure to Metro-Denver’s top executives, community leaders and media. Your sponsorship sends a strong message that your brand is aligned with CWCC’s mission to support our members’ business success. For more information contact Hilary Engelhart, Marketing & Events Manager at 303.458.0220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.