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ABOUT

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is a member-based non-profit 501(C) 6 organization. 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.

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. Yet, women represent less than 14% of the c-suite leaders in Colorado. More than 86% of women-owned businesses only have one employee and are not growing. Colorado is the last in the nation for women serving on publicly traded boards of directors.

LOCATION

1630 Welton Street, Suite 1000-C| Denver, CO 80202 | 303.458.0220 | www.cwcc.org

LEADERSHIP

Simone D. Ross, Interim President & CEO, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Leanna Clark, CEO, Girl Scouts of Colorado – CWCC Chair of the Board

Andrea Miller, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Delta Dental of Colorado – CWCC Vice Chair of the Board

Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod, V.P. Community & Govt Engagement, Cigna – Colorado Women’s Chamber Foundation Board Chair

Paige Goss, CEO, Point Solutions Group – Young Professionals Advisory Board Chair

FAST FACTS

  • One of the largest women’s chambers of commerce in the United States
  • 1,800 members representing 435 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
  • Men are encouraged to participate and serve on our board of directors and committees

PROGRAMS

CWCC annually presents and sponsors approximately 100 programs, workshops and events.

  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Monthly Peer Forums for business owners and women advancing in their careers
  • Powerful Voices Conversation Series
  • Industry Deep Dives
  • Mentorship Program
  • Women of Influence and Impact Leadership Program
  • Business Owner Growth Immersive
  • Four Signature Events

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

ACCESS: to top business and community leadership, as well as local lawmakers and officials. Network with nearly 1,800 members representing over 435 companies.

CONNECTIONS: to business prospects and opportunities to reach new audiences; connect your business with the programs and services that are relevant to your needs; build relationships and participate in more than 100 business development events including round tables, monthly luncheons, peer forums, and networking programs.

EDUCATION & RESOURCES: to build and enhance skills with leadership and professional development workshops and programs.

INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS: to learn more about business trends and public policy issues.

VISIBILITY: to more than 3,500 business leaders who annually attend our programs, workshops and events, including our Signature events: Top 25 Most Powerful Women, Girls Rising, ATHENA, Business Owners Growth Immersive, Champions of Change, and State of Women in Business.