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Support the Latrine Project!

Heather Howell : September 22, 2017 2:29 pm : Blog

This project starts now and will continue until ALL 10 Latrines are built! Donations will be accepted through this GoFundMe page and we will have a donation table set up at the WiD 2017 Keystone Event – Raya Ani Oct 11th. Continue reading for more info…

Improving Hygiene and Sanitation for Girls in Cameroonian Schools

An estimated 40 percent of the population in Cameroon lives below the poverty line. Cameroonian women need reliable access to education to improve their earning potential and the quality of life.   Unfortunately, the lack of access to sanitary facilities and feminine pads have dissuaded many girls from attending school once they reach puberty. By dropping out of school so young, these girls will be subjected to the same cycle of poverty that their grandmothers currently experience.

Lets help over 1,900 young girls end this cycle by:

  • Providing hygiene education and access to safe and private lavatories
  • Constructing a VIP Toilet (private, latrine‐style lavatory) in 10 schools
  • Providing reusable sanitary pads for personal hygiene and sanitation

CDVTA Cameroon is facilitating partnerships between It’s Never 2 Late, Western Home Foundation and other supporting states and/or senior living communities in the U.S. with the villages to raise funding for this project. The funds will be dispersed through CDVTA to ensure the program’s successful completion. Please read the attached proposal for more information on the villages, costs, and nitty gritty of this project.

Please direct any questions to Heather Howell heather.howell@widdenver.org

 

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5280 Home Subscription for Members

SMcMullen : August 29, 2017 3:08 pm : Blog, Test

5280 Home is one of WiD’s amazing sponsors and they have offered to provide a free subscription to their print magazine to our members.  Make sure to sign into your account to receive the link and discount code below!

 


5280 Home Link
Enter Promo Code WIDHOME


 

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Join WiD at RockCon August 17th

SMcMullen : August 10, 2017 8:55 am : Blog

RockCon is the Rocky Mountain Region’s first all-industry, post-Neocon Expo offering a tradeshow and CEU opportunities to the design-build community. Exhibitors and education will cater to the corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, and residential design   Registration and schedule of events on IIDA’s website.

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Women in Design has Rebranded!

SMcMullen : July 16, 2017 2:11 pm : Blog

The Women in Design Steering Committee is excited to reveal the latest brand for our members and design community.  The committee brainstormed with our own keen-eyed experts and consulted with graphic designers to create artful, modern and meaningful visuals for communication through new colors, fonts and patterns. 

Colors will now distinguish the events hosted by our different committees.  First Tuesday Recess events are represented by green, our two large, annual Events are purple, orange is Educational, yellow is community Outreach, Networking events are cyan, and gray represents Membership.  

Each of the different square patterns represent each WID member. All the pattern elements together represent all WiD members supporting each other, working together and creating something bigger and more beautiful than their individual work.  

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Design with Benefits

SMcMullen : July 15, 2017 3:30 pm : Blog

Thanks to all who voted, WiD has been chosen as the featured non-profit organization for Design with Benefits.  Design With Benefits is an online store featuring clever products made with social and environmental benefits in mind. A percentage of net profits goes toward creative projects using design to solve social problems. 

WOMEN IN DESIGN WILL RECEIVE 7% OF NET PROFITS FROM SALES IN JUNE + JULY, 2017.  Support WiD with guilt-free shopping through the end of July!

http://www.designwithbenefits.com/the-dish/women-in-design

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We Support Denver Design Week

Heather Howell : June 23, 2017 10:28 am : Blog

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We are proud to be a partner of the second annual Denver Design Week, the seven-day showcase that celebrates and elevates design in our community. From educational sessions and discussions to home and studio tours to networking events, Denver Design Week aspires to embrace and celebrate innovation, creativity, technology, and art.  

Why are we involved? Because we know firsthand that design can enhance our economic, social and cultural quality of life. And because we believe in contributing to and supporting the people, businesses, and organizations who make Denver such a special place to live by giving them a voice and a platform for dialogue and discussion. 

We hope you’ll join us at Denver Design Week, July 15-21. With 30 sessions to choose from, there’s something for everyone—topics include architecture, graphic design, city planning, typography, gender, interiors, real estate, development, landscaping, technology, kitchens, sustainability, and driverless cars, to name a few. 

Interested? Check out the schedule online, follow along on Denver Design Week’s social media, and join us at the Launch Party on July 15 at The Stanley Marketplace!

This is a big deal for Denver, the design community—and us. Be part of this initiative and join us in celebrating our local creative community! 

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2018 Engineering Excellence Awards

Heather Howell : June 23, 2017 10:22 am : Blog

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Did You Work with an Engineer on an Award-worthy Project This Year? Ensure Your Team’s Work Gets Recognized, Recommend it as an Engineering Excellence Award Contender

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado has released its call for 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) entries. If you worked with an engineering firm on an innovative project that you believe would be a contender, please encourage the firm to consider entering it in this year’s EEA competition, which is a prerequisite for the national EEA program. Any Colorado engineering or surveying firm is eligible to enter the EEA program, regardless of whether the firm is an ACEC Colorado member. Click here for the official rules and more information. Intent-to-Enter Forms are due Friday, July 28. If you prefer that ACEC Colorado contact the engineering firm, please send an email with your recommendation to Sara Nakon or call 303.832.2200.

How to Enter Flyer

 

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We Support Denver Design Week

SMcMullen : June 20, 2017 2:05 pm : Blog

 

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We are proud to be a partner of the second annual Denver Design Week, the seven-day showcase that celebrates and elevates design in our community. From educational sessions and discussions to home and studio tours to networking events, Denver Design Week aspires to embrace and celebrate innovation, creativity, technology, and art.  

Why are we involved? Because we know firsthand that design can enhance our economic, social and cultural quality of life. And because we believe in contributing to and supporting the people, businesses, and organizations who make Denver such a special place to live by giving them a voice and a platform for dialogue and discussion. 

We hope you’ll join us at Denver Design Week, July 15-21. With 30 sessions to choose from, there’s something for everyone—topics include architecture, graphic design, city planning, typography, gender, interiors, real estate, development, landscaping, technology, kitchens, sustainability, and driverless cars, to name a few. 

Interested? Check out the schedule online, follow along on Denver Design Week’s social media, and join us at the Launch Party on July 15 at The Stanley Marketplace!

This is a big deal for Denver, the design community—and us. Be part of this initiative and join us in celebrating our local creative community! 

 

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Top Denver Design

Heather Howell : May 5, 2017 6:15 pm : Blog

5280 Home is welcoming submissions for our second annual Top Denver Design issue. Entries can be whole-house projects, single rooms, or outdoor spaces. 5280 Home editors will choose the top spaces to professionally photograph and publish in our December/January 2018 Top Denver Design issue. 

Enter your image Here!

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Celebrate 5280 Home!

Heather Howell : April 7, 2017 11:07 am : Blog

 

Come 5280may17mingle with local design professionals while enjoying complimentary cocktails and heavy apps.

 

Reserve your spot today!

rsvp.5280.com
Code: HOMEMAY17

 

 

 

 

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