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Volunteers needed! Building Community Block by Block LEGO Challenge

Jun. 22nd 2021

Voices on Canvas in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) is looking for volunteers from WiD (and teams of 2-4 children) to participate in their 11th annual Lego Challenge.  Young potential city builders use familiar LEGO building bricks to construct a model city block. The build is representative of their own vision of an ideal place to live, work and play. Each competing Team attends a LEGO Town Hall Meeting and Design Show & Tell Workshop which lays the groundwork towards discussions involving community and urban planning. Volunteers are appreciated NOW until August 10 and the individual time commitment is determined by each individual volunteer! Opportunities on July 10th, July 17th, July 31st and August 7th. 

To volunteer, please call 303-329-4625 or email

Volunteer Opportunity Details Here


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Stay Tuned for Denver Design Week Events!

May. 27th 2021

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DAM Event – We Don’t Embroider Cushions Here: Women in Modern Design

Apr. 19th 2021

Denver Art Museum invites WiD members to join this online event at the DAM member pricing of $5. 

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About the event: We will be discussing the role of women in design with Libby Sellers, design historian, independent curator, and writer; Jessica Boven, curatorial assistant of architecture and design; Lisa Abendroth, professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver in Communication Design; and Nadine Foik, Design Manager at Catapult Design. 

From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, this talk is a celebration of some of the most dynamic female practitioners from the last 120 years. We hope to correct some wrongs and establish role models by looking at reasons why women have not been as present as their male counterparts.  Afterwards, hear from Jessica Boven, curatorial assistant of architecture and design, in conversation with women from Denver’s design community for a lively discussion about women in design today.

Libby Sellers is a design historian, independent curator and writer based in London. She was former senior curator of London’s Design Museum (2000-2007) and supported emerging design through her eponymous gallery (2007-2015). In 2014, Libby was honoured by the British Women of the Year awards as a Woman of Achievement in the Arts.  Now Libby focuses on writing and curation for personal initiatives, private galleries, and public institutions. This includes her most recent for Frieze New York 2020 on the materiality of colour. She has authored numerous essays, catalogues, and publications on design.  In 2018, Women Design, a survey of inspiring female practitioners from the last 100 years, was published by Frances Lincoln and has resulted in countless lectures, talks and articles on gender diversity in design ever since.

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Partner Event – Conscious Conversations

Apr. 13th 2021

About the Event:

EBECC in conjunction with IIDA is hosting an incredible series called “Conscious Conversations”. They are bringing in an organization called Building Bridges for a 3-part series of professionally facilitated educational discussions around personal and professional development in understanding DEI related topics. Thanks to generous sponsorships and with the intention of keeping inclusivity top of mind, these events will be free to attend

The first event on April 14th will examine the role of cultural and emotional intelligence in personal and professional DEI development.  This series is meant to build upon each session and attendance will be a prerequisite.  

Space is limited and filling up quickly!  Register here

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Partner Event – TARRA

Feb. 25th 2021
Grab  your ticket to sanity for a @_TARRACo x @VisitNurture event on Feb 24—Redefining Self-Care in a World Gone Wild. 
Light the candles, pour the wine (or sparkling water) and get ready to yell your way to sanity. This event is for women who are stressed out, taxed-to-the-max and want-to-hide. If that’s you, get an EARLYBIRD TICKET today ($15) with 20% off for all of our community members with code TARRA20.
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Partner Event – Bridging the Gap: Future Voices for Inclusivity

Nov. 14th 2020

Please join the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning for a panel discussion by the 

CU Denver Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students

Bridging the Gap: Future Voices for Inclusivity

CAP students share opportunities to create hiring practices and office cultures that support diversity, equity and inclusion.

Wednesday, November 18


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November FTR – GO VOTE!

Oct. 27th 2020

Link to Denver voting locations here.

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STEMblazers Webinar

Aug. 25th 2020

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Join STEMblazers for the third webinar in their Women Breaking Through series; get your tickets now! They are thrilled to collaborate with Kiley Kunkler, a Vice President with Wells Fargo’s Distribution Finance division, and a passionate advocate for helping women gain confidence in managing their finances through her personal financial coaching practice.  

When you attend a Women Breaking Through webinar you become a STEMblazer, ensuring that the students in middle and high-school programs continue to be inspired and motivated to explore and pursue a future career in STEM. Kiley is offering her course The Financial Freedom Workshop via Zoom with our amazing STEMblazers community for only $20 per person. All proceeds from this event support the critical chapter programming for upcoming 2020-2021 school year, including The Financial Freedom Workshop!

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Denver Design Week is Seeking Applications for Events

Jun. 26th 2020

Denver Design Week (“DDW”) announced today that applications are open for the 5th Annual DDW conference which will be virtually held this year from October 19-23, 2020. DDW is a week-long celebration of Colorado’s most innovative and relevant architecture, design, and technology projects and people—a showcase of the thriving design community with virtual presentations, digital studio and workshop tours, and virtual
panel discussions.

The competitive application process to host an event is now open until August 1. Companies and organizations who want to host a video workshop or studio tour, organize a panel discussion or present a thought leader presentation should visit to fill out and submit the application form.

Applications will be reviewed through the month of August and the final roster of 45-50 events will be finalized by August 31. Applications will be reviewed for creativity, capacity, depth of design knowledge, and subject diversity to ensure that design innovation is highlighted from all
industries and communities, such as architecture, interior design, communication arts, makers and technology.

In addition to the community events, DDW has added two new features including a Colorado Makers Gallery Showcase and a series of outdoor art installations. For the Colorado Makers Gallery Showcase, Colorado makers will submit a photo gallery of their products, along with a link to their studio’s website. The series of art installations will commission Colorado artists to create outdoor art for DDW attendees to enjoy from their car, on a bike or on a walking tour that week.

At the intersection where design, architecture and technology merge, DDW seeks to build an understanding of the vital role design plays in our lives and contributes to the economy and culture of our state. DDW 2019 showcased 40+ tours and events and had an attendance of over five thousand design professionals and enthusiasts over the 7-day conference.

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CAP Conversations – Partner Event

Jun. 8th 2020
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The College of Architecture and Planning is pleased to launch CAP Conversations, a virtual public lecture series showcasing CAP faculty, staff, and students. These presentations will be live-streamed, with Q&A, followed by posted recordings.

The first CAP Conversation will be a maxi delivered by Visiting Assistant Professor Syal on Tuesday, June 9th at 2:00 pm., titled Pandemics: a macro-review of the connections crucial to urban sustainability.
We will be distributing the schedule on an ongoing basis, and hope you will tune in.

You are all invited to participate. If you would like to present, please let Terri Robles know the Title, Date, and whether it would be a mini (10 minutes or less), midi (approximately 20 minutes), or maxi (40 – 60 minutes).

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Partner Event – iDSA Emotional Intelligence in Design

May. 13th 2020

Join Industrial Designers Society of America ISDA Rocky Mountain Chapter for Emotional Intelligence in Design presented by the incumbent President of IDSA Jason Belaire and is sure to be entertaining and educational.  Event is May 14th from 7-8 PM.  

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Partner Event – STEMblazers

Mar. 10th 2020

At STEMblazers we collaborate with the INCREDIBLE women working in STEM to mentor and inspire the girls in our programs to visualize themselves working in STEM careers as well. We absolutely couldn’t do what we do without women like YOU connecting and inspiring our girls through your work. 

We had an idea to bring all of our mentors together to connect, celebrate and be recognized for the incredible work you do every day, blazing new trails for the girls coming behind you. 

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting the first annual Women Breaking Through Breakfast on Thursday, April 9th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus.

Toi Massey, President & CEO of ANM Innovative Solutions and founder of The JEKL Foundation for STEAM Education will share her own experience in breaking through the many barriers women face when working in STEM fields. Toi is an amazing woman full of energy and insights that inspire and motivate everyone around her. Tickets are $30 per person and are now on sale. We are expecting about 100 women to attend and would love for you all to be there! Link to RSVP here.

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Women Powering Change – Postponed!

Mar. 10th 2020

We received notification that this partner event has been postponed.

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March First Tuesday Recess

Feb. 28th 2020

Join WiD for craft night at Ironton Distillery. Crafting skills of all level invited to learn or share skills and network. This event is free and open to non-members. Invite your friends and colleagues!

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Women Powering Change

Feb. 12th 2020

Tuesday, March 10th 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

EXDO Events Center

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of Amendment 19, which gave women the right to vote. Women banded together and worked hard for decades to get Amendment 19 passed because they knew that voting equality would improve the lives of all citizens in our country. Today, women remain at the forefront of organizations and initiatives aimed at creating a better world for all. 

Come see what these powerful groups led by women are doing at Women Powering Change 2020. Join us on March 10th at EXDO Event Center from 4-7pm for the only event that brings together more than 1,000 community members, leaders, activists, and philanthropists with more than 100 Colorado organizations to showcase what’s being done to catalyze social change locally and globally to create a better world.

This is the place for individual donors, activists, and those new to philanthropy to meet others working passionately to create change – from sustainability to social justice to gender equity.

Women Powering Change 2020 is free for guests and open to the public, but registration is required and space is limited. Learn more and register at

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WiD in the News

Oct. 23rd 2019

Check out the 5280 and Denver Post articles about Denver Design Week!

Can good design solve all of Denver’s problems?

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2019 Denver Design Week

Sep. 18th 2019

Denver Design Week is about exploring and celebrating the real and meaningful impact design contributes to our economic, social and cultural quality of life through cross discipline discussion, dialogue and collaboration. Click here to learn more about the seven days of keynotes, parties, tours, networking and fun.

And don’t forget to register for WiD’s Keystone Speaker Event which is part of Denver Design Week in 2019!  

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Inaugural Young Industry Professionals Awards 10/2/19

Sep. 12th 2019

Visit for info and to purchase tickets!

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2019 RockCon Expo

Sep. 12th 2019

ASID, IIDA, IFMA, NEWH, NKBA, and WiD have joined forces to make RockCon an inclusive built environment based tradeshow. We believe that the more Interior Designers can find common ground, the stronger we can make our profession. There will be nearly 150 exhibitors displaying their newest and best products.

RockCon is offering (12) CEUs across three time slots with residential, commercial, and facilities focused courses, in addition to general professional development and sustainability.

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2019 Keystone Speaker – Debora Mesa Molina Discount Code

Sep. 1st 2019

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Apr. 15th 2019

Throughout her 20 years of experience as a design architect, Jovina Amor has created some of the most distinctive and vibrant buildings in Denver. Working with JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE for the last 16 years, Jovina specializes in the comprehensive design process from concept to execution. She has a unique ability to capitalize on the distinct opportunities and constraints of each project and understands how the initial building blocks of a project translate into a fully realized building. It is from these early feasibility studies that the project’s story and building massing emerge. From there, Jovina leads the development of the design throughout the course of the project. Her passion for design is evident throughout each phase of a project. Jovina’s skill in architectural design detailing elevates not only the project a whole but each person’s experience of the space.

Jovina believes in the power of architecture to enhance the built environment in unique and thoughtful ways that enrich people’s lives. She has an innate skill for envisioning the way different materials and their palettes work together holistically to complement their greater context. She takes great care to ensure that the design details reinforce the overall story and intent of the project, stitching together the art and execution of architecture.

Jovina’s design insight and aptitude has helped position JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE as a top architecture and interior design firm in the region. The first in her family to pursue an education outside of India, she came to the United States in 1998 to complete a Master of Architecture at University of Colorado Denver. Her personal warmth and optimistic outlook radiate throughout her personal and professional lives. She enjoys spending time with her kids, family and friends outside of work, as well as singing, painting and volunteering at the kid’s schools.

Some of Jovina’s most notable projects include The Ramble Hotel, City Park Golf Clubhouse, 18th and Market, Garden Court affordable housing, Sheridan Affordable Housing, Tahoe City Lodge, Glacier Club, St. Regis Aspen, 24 Walnut Townhomes and The Douglas Apartments.

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Portraits of Inclusion Photography Exhibit

Apr. 11th 2019
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2019 8×8 Speaker – Beth Smith

Mar. 26th 2019

Beth Smith has been empowering business owners, hiring managers and human resource directors for over a decade to interview and hire the right person the first time. She discovered the importance of the interviewing process when she made a poor hiring decision, which almost led to the demise of her first company. After launching an enormous research project so that she could learn how to conduct more effective interviews, she concluded that there is a science to interviewing. She also discovered
that many managers are thrown into the interview room, scrambling to figure out what to ask and what to listen for, instead of actually being taught how to conduct an effective interview. Beth’s mission has become to transform the world through the interview process in order to promote happy and productive work environments for both employers and employees. To do this, she created A-list Interviews.

Through the research she did on the interview process and through the almost 20,000 candidates that she has interviewed, Beth developed the Response Analysis SystemTM. Studies done on the Response Analysis SystemTM show that 91% of those who were interviewed and then hired based on the Response Analysis SystemTM are still employed by the company 12 months later. The power of this system is from the advanced ability to listen to job applicants and measure their fit into an organization both culturally and for skill level.

Beth graduated from the University of Texas in 1995 with degrees in History and Social Work with a minor in English. She also studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Child Development. She has won several awards within her community and industry, such as, Women Who Make a Difference in Boulder, Business Owner of the Year, Certificates of Service for The Hill Alliance, and The Responsible Hospitality Group.

She currently lives in Boulder with her family. In her free time, Beth hikes, lift weights and is a die-hard football fan. She also makes the best English teacakes on the planet!

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2019 8×8 Speaker – Michelle King Noel

Mar. 25th 2019

In October 2004, Michele King started Rhinotrax Construction as a commercial general contracting company built on the principles of honesty, transparency, and commitment to owners, designers, trades and fellow employees. She did so with this key value in mind : “ Always Do The Right Thing.”

Rhinotrax is an exclusively woman owned and managed Colorado corporation that is also licensed in Arizona, California, and Washington.

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2019 8×8 Speaker – Mary Helen Pratte

Mar. 25th 2019

Ms. Pratte has a Master of Fine Arts degree in 3 Dimensional Design and a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design, she was awarded a Rotary Graduate Fellowship and studied furniture design at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. She has practiced interior design for over 35 years. For ten years, Ms. Pratte was the director of the Interior Design Program at UTSA and interior design faculty at UT Austin for six year.

Recognizing a void in the furniture industry for finely crafted metal products, she founded EKITTA in 1991, an interior furnishings company. She has developed furniture, lighting and other interior products for American manufacturers, which have received many awards such as Best of NEOCON. Due to her contributions and recognitions in the profession of interior design, she was made a Fellow Member of the International Interior Design Association.

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WiD Members Discount! Kickoff World Landscape Architecture Month at Alamo Drafthouse.

Mar. 25th 2019

Can’t make the monthly First Tuesday Recess?

Join ASLA Colorado and the Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation for and exclusive Viewing Party screening Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf at Alamo Drafthouse in Sloan’s Lake on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Enjoy drinks, small bites, and unlimited popcorn while learning about the process behind Piet Oudolf’s inspiring landscapes. A renowned landscape designer, Oudolf has worked on landscapes around the world, including Chicago’s Lurie Garden and the High Line in New York City. 

See the trailer HERE.

Early bird pricing ends on March 30. All event proceeds will support the JSR Foundation’s annual Landscape Architecture scholarship. 

CLICK HERE to register. 

Women in Design members can use the promo code “WLAMONTH2019” for exclusive $20 ticket pricing

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Team Up to Build an Urban ‘Parklet’ in Downtown Denver

Mar. 25th 2019

Engage with the 2019 the Greater & Greener conference

Design Workshop is involved with the conference and helping to organize a day of Parklets here in Denver to support the upcoming Greater & Greener conference. They are planning for a group of allied organizations to showcase their work and “host” a parklet downtown on July 22nd. The event will be an opportunity for various organizations to show off their work and mingle/ rub shoulders with other allied groups that are working toward the greening of downtown.  If you’re interested in engaging with this event please contact Jenna Harris, PLA at

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2019 – 8 x 8 Speaker – Rikke Jorgensen

Mar. 25th 2019

Rikke founded Styleworks in 2002 to deliver cutting-edge interior design that rekindles functional design in new and creative ways. In the ensuing years, Styleworks has built its brand on the use of novel material and finishes and a synthesis of tradition and innovation.

Born in Denmark and educated in Copenhagen and Denver, Colorado, Rikke’s work is a culmination of international and regional aesthetics. She received her BFA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado as well as a Business diploma in Marketing from Niels Brocks Business College in Copenhagen. Extensive experience in the Danish kitchen and furniture industry as well as two decades of work experience in the US has allowed Rikke to foster a unique understanding of place and context at multiple levels

Rikke is known for her clarity of detail, hands-on approach and her ability to bring projects in on schedule and budget. Under Rikke’s leadership, Styleworks has developed a reputation for collaboration, responsiveness, commitment, and work that surprises, delights, and engages at all levels.

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2019 8×8 Speaker – Tricia Halsey

Mar. 14th 2019

Tricia Halsey is the Founder and Executive Director of Big Idea Project, a non-profit that exists to unleash the potential of high school students by providing experiential learning that forms student leadership, workforce readiness and personal wellbeing. Big Idea Project is the only co-curricular program of its kind in Colorado, having served over 2,100 students since its inception in 2014.

Tricia is a visionary leader driven by an insatiable desire to create spaces and experiences that enable people to become their best self and do their best work. When people feel valued and able to contribute at their highest and best, they move out into the world to positively transform families, neighborhoods, cities, and nations. As the thought leader of the Generous Leadership® paradigm, she is focused on developing the catalytic leaders who can shape society.

Tricia’s husband, Bryan, is her true partner. She has two sons, Noah and Micah, who continually teach her that fullness of life is found in uncompromising love, unmerited grace and unintentional joy.

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2019 8×8 SPEAKER – Lindee Zimmer

Mar. 14th 2019

Follow textures, lines and scattered stripes, and dive into the imagination; Lindee’s art stems from the colors of tropical birds, the cracks in the walls she draws her murals, energy of the universe that connects us. She was born in Boulder and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Art Education. She is the founder and director of the Fort Collins Mural Project. She currently lives in Denver. She spends her time painting any surface possible, creating immersive art environments and advocating for art.

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