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First “Wednesday” Recess with Meet the Dark Side
First “Wednesday” Recess with Meet the Dark Side

MTDS Spring 2016


May 4th from 5:30 – 8:30 WiD will be combining our monthly networking hour with other industry organizations at Stoney’s (1111 Lincoln St. Denver, CO)

This event is free and if you’re one of the first 150 people there you get 2 free drink tickets.

RSVP here

First Tuesday Recess
First Tuesday Recess

April 5, 2016


April First Tuesday Recess Flyer

This is an open event – colleagues and friends are welcome.  No RSVP required.


11th Annual 8×8
11th Annual 8×8

April 21, 2016 – April 21, 2016


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*** Free Garage Parking Provided – pick up your validation tickets at the registration table. Garage entrance on 29th Street next to Corepower***

Register by April 7th for a 25% discount! Log-in to your WiD Member Profile first to see discounts!

Log-in to your WiD member account first to see discounts!

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available for this event. Visit our Sponsorship page, fill out a Volunteer Form, or contact widinfo@widdenver.org for more information.


Featured 8×8 Presenters, Meg Froleich and Amy Beatie
Featured 8×8 Presenters, Meg Froleich and Amy Beatie

This is the final of a series of four posts spotlighting WiD’s 2016 8×8 speakers.

Meg Froleich

Producer, Director and Writer, Strong Sisters

A producer for television, the Internet and multimedia, Meg Froelich has produced documentary episodes for the A&E series “Biography” and “The Twentieth Century with Mike Wallace.” She worked on PBS’ “American Masters and “The American Experience” series, as well as documentary series on education and childhood.  Meg produced the CD-ROM and DVD versions of Our Times: An Encyclopedia of the Twentieth Century which included narration by James Earl Jones and several mini-documentaries.  She produced the web sites for Our Times, Encyclonet, and for the National Archives of Singapore.  Recently she has produced pro-bono pieces for not for profit organizations in Denver.  Meg has served as an elected official as a Greenwood Village Councilmember. She is the former Executive Director of the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training and has taught social studies at the secondary and higher education levels.  She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds a Masters Degree in History from the University of Michigan.

Amy Beatie

Executive Director, Colorado Water Trust

For the last nine years, Amy Beatie has served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Water Trust, whose mission is to restore and protect streamflows using market-based, voluntary, win-win solutions.  Prior to that, Ms. Beatie practiced water litigation at two Front Range water law firms and clerked for Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. of the Colorado Supreme Court. Ms. Beatie was elected in 2013 as the first ever Environmental Representative on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Water Congress, is on the Advisory Council of the One World One Water Center of Metro State University, and serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Denver Water Law Review.  In 2013, she won the Colorado Foundation For Water Education’s Emerging Leader Award.  She loves to ski, hike, raft, and fly fish, and is a proud member of Team X, a Women’s Association of Colorado Hockey ice hockey team.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her law degree from the University of Denver.  Her better two-thirds are her husband, Declan Galvin, and their amazing five-year- old son, who is really, really into Star Wars.

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Featured 8×8 Presenters, Cynthia Fishman and Deana Swetlik
Featured 8×8 Presenters, Cynthia Fishman and Deana Swetlik

This is the third of a series of four posts spotlighting WiD’s 2016 8×8 speakers.

Cynthia Fishman

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, KTGY Architecture and Planning


Cynthia Fishman is an architect working at the firm KTGY Architecture + Planning as a Project Manager. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University in Houston, TX as well as an Ecological Design Certificate from the Ecosa Institute in Prescott, AZ.  She has served on the Board of Directors for both AIA Colorado and the local chapter of Architecture for Humanity, and is also an active volunteer in the local chapter of USGBC. In 2015, she was awarded the AIA Colorado Leadership Award for her outstanding contributions to the architectural profession.  Cynthia is currently going back to school for a Masters in Biomimicry at Arizona State University, which is the first in the world to offer an accredited program. Biomimicry is the conscious emulation of nature’s genius that can be applied to the fields of design, energy, medicine, transportation, and social innovation.  Since biomimicry and architecture are her passions, she is the process of combining the two and applying them to multi-family housing design at her current job.

Deana Swetlik

Founder/Director, Entelechy

Deana Swetlik, AICP is founder of Entelechy (en-’te- le-kē), an urban design based development services consulting firm. During her 20-plus year career, Deana has worked on revitalization of place and sustainable urbanism projects at all scales across 15 states. Ms. Swetlik works as a creative and technical liaison providing tactical solutions to developers, landowners, and economic development specialists. Her education from the University of Wisconsin and University of Denver includes architecture, planning, and real estate finance. Deana is an Integrated Leader, Positive Deviant and Fixer of Place. 11 deana head shot grey scale (1)


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