Women & Impact: Denver

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Women on Boards

Our April event will focus on how we get more women on boards. Whether you join the board of a publicly traded company, a private company, or a nonprofit, your voice can truly have an impact.

We'll be joined by Allie Kline who will share her journey of joining the boards of Pier 1 Imports, 33 Across, and The National Forest Foundation, as well as by JoLynne Whiting and Barbara Bauer of Boardbound, an initiative of the Women's Leadership Foundation. Address will be given out to those that rsvp the monday before the event.

Research has shown that when there are more women in the boardroom, there are more women in higher ranks in their organizations creating meaningful role models for other women to succeed. Boardbound is an initiative created to increase awareness about this issue, increase the number of women serving on boards, as well as encourage gender diversity. Women on boards equates to increased performance for organizations. Although Colorado companies have taken positive steps since 2011, there is still much work to be done.

Allie Kline most recently served as chief marketing and communications officer for Oath, the $8B Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VZ) subsidiary. Oath consists of 20+ distinctive digital brands reaching one billion consumers including AOL, HuffPost, MAKERS, TechCrunch, Tumblr, and Yahoo!. She was responsible for global consumer and B2B marketing, external and internal communications, brand strategy and creative, and corporate citizenship and cause marketing. Simultaneously, she also served as the CEO of MAKERS, Verizon’s preeminent women's media brand. Prior to Oath’s formation when Verizon acquired Yahoo, Ms. Kline held the position of chief marketing and communications officer for AOL, from 2013 to 2017, prior to and following Verizon’s acquisition of the company in 2015. She is renowned for her business, marketing and communications expertise with fast-growth companies, as well as transformations and turnarounds. Allie joined the Board of Directors of Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR), 33Across, and The National Forest Foundation in 2018. Additionally, in 2017 she proudly founded and chaired the Board of Oath’s Charitable Foundation, which is focused on improving the lives of women, girls and underserved youth. She also previously chaired the AOL Foundation from 2014-2017, was a member of the Executive Committee for the Internet Advertising Board of Directors from 2017- 2018, and served on the Board of The Female Quotient from 2016-2018.

The Colorado Women & Impact Series consists of monthly events on Colorado's front range.

We seek to be an inclusive community of women of all wealth levels and occasional men who are interested, to learn about ways to empower women with their finances to make impact, both locally and globally. Their finances can include philanthropy, investments, banking (i.e. CDFI’s) and even consumer purchases. Impact can be in the form of overall positive social impact, including specifically positively impacting women, i.e. the concept of women investing in women through investments and philanthropy.

We ascribe to the message that Lauren Casteel, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado often uses: Everyone can use some form of their “time, talent, treasure and testimony”.

The goals of the W&I series are to educate and inspire, as well as build the impact community and raise awareness about opportunities and how to take action for impact (invest, grant, volunteer, engage in policy/govt, etc.).

We offer events with different formats (topical events, speakers and panels, etc.) and times (i.e. lunches, hors-d'oeuvres & wine after work, etc).

We have intimate and relaxed events at people’s homes, larger presentations and panels on various topics at independent venues, and smaller networking and strategizing sessions.

Our monthly speaker series currently alternates between Denver and Boulder and generally consists of two speakers each month, one that represents the philanthropy side of impact and the other that represents the finance/investment side of impact.

The 2019 series is sponsored by BSW Wealth Partners, Social Venture Circles, and the Next Wave Foundation.

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