Leadership Program

We need more women in the highest levels of leadership.

  • In Colorado, a staggering 86% of women-owned businesses have only one employee
  • Women make up only 14% of CEOs
  • Colorado is nearly last in the nation for the number of women on publicly traded boards.

The CWCC is working to change these statistics… And we need leaders like you to get involved. 

Join the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Influence & Impact, a leadership program designed specifically to advance women in business. This program is designed to help emerging leaders to lead and influence in their community, develop important skills to support advancement, and expand their community.

This program has three key components to it: 

Curriculum: Gain key leadership skills that women need in order to advance from experts and industry leaders, such as: negotiation, board service, strategic alignment, and leading with authenticity and vulnerability.

Community:  Participants will work with a nonprofit that serves women and execute on a project to give them a better understanding of what challenges low income women and women in poverty face.

Industry: Get a deeper understanding of industries and how they impact our economy and how women are impacted in industries such as healthcare, government, and male- dominated fields.

This program will also allow leaders to:

  • Increase their understanding of issues that impact today’s leaders.
  • Build a strong network of powerful women in the community
  • Dive deep into topics that will develop your leadership skills
  • Develop hard skills that women need to move into leadership roles
  • Learn about growing industries from C-suite female leaders in those industries.
  • Become more confident in the following leadership areas:
      • Communication
      • Board Service
      • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We are excited to have Virginia (Ginna) Santy, Ph.D. as our Program Facilitator.  Ginna is a thought leader in the area of women, work, and re-conceptualizing the relationship between data and design in support of women’s economic well-being. Her research on women and leadership in the workplace won her the Researcher of the Year Award—the top recognition in her field—from the Organization for Research on Women and Communication.

Our next cohort begins in October 2022. It will meet 1x/month from October – June, 8:30am – 4:30pm. This program will be in-person. Cost for the program is $2,500.

Now accepting applications through September 15.  CWCC WoI&I Leadership Program Application 2021-2022

Reach out to Leah Caputo, Lcaputo@cwcc.org, for more information. 

You must be a current CWCC member to participate. You cannot miss more than two classes. If you do, you will not graduate.