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How the Energy Industry Supports Education and the Economy in Colorado - 360 Degree Perspective

Women across Colorado have identified Education and the Economy among their top policy concerns. Join us as this panel discusses how the broader energy industry provides support to the education community and to the overall economic vitality of Colorado. 

Panelists include: Kristi Pollard, CEO, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation; Michelle Smith, Executive Director, Vital for Women; Meghan Nutting, Exec. VP , Policy & Communications, Sunnova Energy Corporation; and Dr. Ramona Graves, Vice Provost, International Initiatives &  Dean, Earth Resources and Environmental Programs, Colorado School of Mines.

 Moderated by: Debbie Brown, Consultant to Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development

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The Rising Cost of Healthcare- a 360 Degree Perspective

  • Summit County Community and Senior Center (map)
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The Colorado Women's Alliance, along with co-hosts Summit Chamber of Commerce and West Slope PharmaLogic, is presenting a panel discussion on "The Rising Cost of Healthcare From a Consumer Perspective.  What can YOU do?"

Lunch will be provided. No cost to attend.

Panelists include representatives from the pharmaceutical, health insurance, hospital, pharmacy and legislative perspectives.

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Bi-Partisan Women's Panel

Featuring: Commissioner Libby Szabo, Senator Cheri Jahn, Former Mayor Nancy McNally, Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp

Join the Westminster Chamber in partnership with the Colorado Women's Alliance. Panelists will share life in public office- how they manage it all, challenges they've faced, and what inspires them.

$15- Special pricing for friends of CWA.

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Grow Your Influence: Practicing the Art and Science of Persuasion - Persuasion is not a battle, it’s a journey

Why is it so hard to persuade people to your point of view? Radio, television, newspaper commentator Krista Kafer shares insights and tips on effective persuasion techniques. Kafer is a weekly Denver Post columnist, professor of communication, and radio and television commentator. A Colorado native, Kafer returned to her home state after nine years in the nation’s capital where she served as an aide to two members of Congress and as the senior expert on education policy at the influential Heritage Foundation.

"An inside look at how Colorado women voted in the 2016 general election."

Women are the largest voting block in the State. What do Republican, Democrat and Unaffiliated female voters have in common?  Joni Inman, Executive Director of the Colorado Women’s Alliance shares insight gained from a post-election survey.

“Basic Business Etiquette – Meeting, Greeting, Dressing, Paying the lunch tab and more”

Joni Inman, Executive Director of the Colorado Women’s Alliance and long-time business coach shares the importance of proper etiquette, particularly on the campaign trail.

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Grow Your Influence Series: Political Influence Year Round

  • Independence Institute- Basement Training Room (map)
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Politics is a year-round business. It is no longer enough to only engage in activism during an election. In order to be successful, you must have the infrastructure in place to be effective and mobilize fellow citizens all year. This workshop focuses on how to keep your groups, friends, and you active and engaged all year. Learn how to increase your influence in your community by building a grassroots machine.

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