The Colorado Women’s Alliance Foundation (CWAF) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization created with a mission that focuses on Inspiring, Training and Mentoring women to encourage them to become more involved in civic leadership and the political process.
Our goal is to empower participants to cultivate a dialog about the important role women play in policymaking, locally & beyond. We believe women are unique in building relationships and common ground, and that our voices must be represented in the decisions that effect our community and our state.
Our voice is our most powerful tool to advocate for change, but how do you develop the right message, the right skills or the right avenue to use it? CWAF will offer a unique opportunity via training workshops for interested women to explore and understand all levels of government, including boards, commissions & elected offices.
Did you know – 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – of women getting the right to vote? This is why CWAF is so excited to begin our work with women from all backgrounds and have honest conversations about the critical role women can play in shaping solutions and building the next generation of women influencers in Colorado.
Now is the time to come together to create a powerful voice for women to impact their communities and beyond.
Colorado Women’s Alliance Foundation Board Members
Jennifer Churchfield, Chair – Jennifer Churchfield has partnered with public and private organizations for over 20 years. She is currently co-chair of Front Range PharmaLogic. She has served Arapahoe County as the Communications Director for Arapahoe Responsible Energy Advocates. Jennifer previously served as President of the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education. She is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio.
Nancy Sharpe is a County Commissioner in Arapahoe County and serves as the Chair of the Board. Ms. Sharpe formerly served as Mayor of the City of Greenwood Village and as President of Colorado Women in Government. She received the Commissioner of the Year award from Colorado Counties Inc. in 2016. Ms. Sharpe co-founded “Not One More Child” to help prevent child abuse and neglect. She has also served on boards and committees with Littleton Hospital, the American Lung Association and Girls Incorporated.
Libby Szabo is is a County Commissioner in Jefferson County, and was recently chosen as one of five Commissioners in the country to participate in the White House Infrastructure Summit in Washington, D.C. Ms. Szabo formerly served three terms as a Colorado State Representative, including as the House Assistant Minority leader and the first Latina elected to a leadership position. She is a Colorado native and lives in Jefferson County with her husband, Denes. They have four children and a family-owned business.
Nancy Barlow is President of Barlow Advertising & Design, a strategic, creative marketing agency since 1991. She has provided marketing, communication strategy and development services for candidates and ballot measures in Denver for the past 10 years. Nancy has served as an active precinct leader and ran for Delegate for the Presidential election in 2016. She is also co-founder and president of the East Evans Business Association, an organization formed to provide a voice to the Denver City government to inspire developmental change on the East Evans corridor. Nancy is also president of Business Resource Alliance Group, a trusted business advisory group serving members across the front range in Colorado.
Genevieve Wooden is the Director of Leadership Jefferson County and also works at The West Metro Chamber as Events Manager. She previously served on the Wheat Ridge City Council, was a board member of Wheat Ridge 2020, the Jefferson County Business Education Alliance, and volunteered on many local community committees. Genevieve worked in the real estate industry for many years as an investor, sales broker, and rental property manager. Originally from Fort Collins, she earned her BA from Colorado State University and has resided in Jefferson County for over 30 years.