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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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VIP WiD Membership Event

Jan. 8th 2019

February 5, 2019 – February 5, 2019

742 S. Broadway

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At our annual VIP event we celebrate YOU: our valued members and sponsors! Join us on Tues. Feb 5th and connect with like-minded individuals at this special industry celebration.  You don’t want to miss!  Members gain free admission to this event plus they may invite one guest for free!  Not a member yet?  To learn more and sign up, click here.

Also, if you buy a non-member ticket and decide to become a member at the event, you will receive a $20 discount off annual membership ($45 with the discount).

Parking locations: There will be plenty of FREE parking near the event! Guests are welcome to park in the Roth Living spaces, or in the lots of the businesses directly across Broadway from the showroom.


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December First Tuesday Recess

Nov. 16th 2018

No RSVP required.  Please come to network, bring a donation and clean out your closets.  Urban Peak is collecting gift cards (Target, Starbucks, King Soopers, etc.) as well as all warm winter clothing and outerwear.  

Colleagues, friends and family invited to this networking hour with a cause.  See Urban Peak’s need list here.

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2018 Keystone Speaker

Aug. 30th 2018

October 24, 2018 – October 24, 2018

445 Broadway Street

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Join WiD for our 2018 Keystone Speaker Event as Gisue Hariri, cofounder and Principal Design Director of Hariri & Hariri Architecture, presents her latest projects. Her design ranges from master planning and architecture to interior design, furniture, lighting, product design, and jewelry.

Networking hour begins at 5:00 PM

Presentation begins at 6:30 PM

Register by October 17th and save $5!

Kindly Sponsored by Aztec Carpet & Rug


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Sunset Paddle Social

Aug. 13th 2018

August 24, 2018 – August 24, 2018

North side near Byron & Yates

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Join us for a Scenic Sunset Paddle at Sloan’s Lake via Stand-up Paddle Board or Tandem Kayaks. Beginner instruction and equipment is provided by Denver Outdoor Adventure Co.

Spaces are limited, please sign up by Monday, August 20th.  Please indicate if you would prefer to SUP or kayak. There is likely time for both, but please provide a preference.  If you want to network but don’t want to get on the water, choose the “Networking only” option.

Note:  First choice for standup paddle boarding is full.  Please register for tandem kayak, if interested!

**Dogs allowed on the shoreline and on the SUP boards!


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August First Tuesday Recess

Jul. 23rd 2018

August 7, 2018 – August 7, 2018

1475 California Street

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Join WID for an evening of networking on the rooftop hosted by the Events Committee! First Tuesday Recess is open to WID members, non-members, friends and colleagues.  Come to network or learn more about how to get involved in WID – our committees are always seeking new volunteers! No RSVP required.

See you on the rooftop!


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Mentoring by Design

Apr. 27th 2017

May 16, 2017 – May 16, 2017

1755 Blake St

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2017.05.16_Mentoring By Design

An evening of small groups of 4-5 students and emerging professionals sitting down with mentors from the WiD Principals Group (architects, engineers, landscape architects) over a light dinner. Opening remarks by Chris Nims of UCD’s Internship and Mentoring Program.

Spaces are limited for this event and registration closes May 14th.  Register today!


5:30 to 6:00 Arrival and Dinner

6:00 to 6:20 Opening Remarks

6:20 to 8:30 Small Group Mentoring


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March First Tuesday Recess

Feb. 23rd 2017

March 7, 2017 – March 7, 2017

1415 Market St.

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Network, socialize and learn about WiD at the next First Tuesday Recess Hour, hosted by the Education Committee.  Open to all members, friends, colleagues and anyone interested in learning more about WiD.  No RSVP required.


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Holiday Cooking Class with Sass

Nov. 6th 2015

November 17, 2015

Stir Cooking School

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Goat Cheese Crostini with Blood Orange and Black Pepper Marmalade – Great Holiday appetizer

Mixed Green Salad with Candied Pecans, and Apples with a Citrus Honey Mustard Vinaigrette – Dairy and Gluten Free

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon Apple Chutney – Gluten and Dairy Free

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta, Garlic and Shallots – Gluten and Dairy Free

Chocolate Peppermint Pot de Creme – Holiday and Indulgent

Capacity for this event is limited, so don’t wait to register!


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Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build

Jun. 23rd 2015

August 22, 2015 – August 22, 2015

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Habitat Build 4

Before Registering, please note you must:

  • Commit to the entire day, 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Fund raise $250 for Habitat for Humanity (A $50 credit card charge is required to reserve space but reimbursed when $250 donation is raised.)  
  • Be a member of WiD, so if your membership is expired or you need to sign up as a member, click here!

Send any questions to

If you’re a student and want to apply for one of our five scholarships for the build, please fill in the application (including the essay) here.

If you would like to contribute, but can’t make it on August 22nd, Habitat is accepting donations of baked goods which will serve as morning and afternoon snacks for the volunteers from August 19 through the the 23rd. If you wish to donate baked goods please email Jeanne at


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Prost Brewery Tour Draws a Thirsty Crowd of Designers

Oct. 28th 2012

A big thank you to all of those that bared the rain on Wednesday and joined us for our Fall Oktoberfest Networking Hour at the Prost Brewing Company that opened late this summer.

Once everyone got settled in and grabbed a beverage we had a tour of the brewery where all the magic happens. Prost focuses on German lagers which are rare to Denver breweries. This brewing takes longer and they use two large copper kettles to begin the brewing process, which were shipped over here from Germany to give that authentic German taste to all their beers. It was quite interesting to talk to the owner of the brewery as he was highly involved in the construction and starting up of this brewery. After the tour WiD members mingled around the equipment and enjoyed their freshly brewed beers.

Check out more pictures on our Facebook page!

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Habitat for Humanity Build Days

Oct. 11th 2012

Saturday November 3, 2012 – Saturday November 3, 2012

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Help build a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity House in Kittredge, CO-Your chance to work on a duplex that is striving to achieve a LEED Platinum rating as well as meet the 2030 Challenge. The “Flexplex” has been designated as the AIA Legacy Project and will be featured at the 2013 AIA National Conference in Denver. Hang out with WiD for a day and learn a new skill!! We’ll be setting up carpools and sending out more details to attendees so please RSVP early!


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Calling All Do-It-Yourselfers, Artists, Teachers…and more!

Oct. 10th 2012

FREE MATERIALS for upcycling…courtesy of ZeroLandfill Denver.  2 Days Only!

You will be received with a smile and sleep better at night!

If that isn’t enough to get a creative soul interested to learn more, perhaps this will help:

  • ZeroLandfill is a national initiative that is committed to reducing pressure on local landfill capacity specifically targeting Architecture, Engineering and Interior Design firms and their material samples.
  • In their initial effort this past Spring, the local chapter, ZeroLandfill Denver, diverted 9000 pounds of waste from landfills. WOW!
  • In their second effort, (happening now) the materials have already been collected and just need to be picked up for upcycling.
  • Hundreds of pounds of ceramic tiles, carpet samples, binders, fabric, etc. are waiting to be claimed and have their lives extended so they don’t unnecessarily head off to the landfill.

The pickup location is Design Materials Will Call, 10498 East 49th Avenue, Denver on Friday, October 12th or 19th from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

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Early Childhood Education Design Conference

Sep. 10th 2012

Come visit  WiD at the Early Childhood Education Design Conference on October 19th and 20th.

For more information and registration, go to

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A Message from the Farm

Apr. 20th 2012

Granata Farms Summer 2011

On Saturday, March 30th, the Sustainability Park at 25th and Arapahoe was host to a fundraiser event for the Urban Farmers Collaborative. Food trucks, live music, tents with sustainable products (and advisers) and lots of interested people filled the site from 11:00-7:00.

First Annual Sustainability Park Fundraiser

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Get your WiD Punch Cards!

Mar. 15th 2012

Another success of the networking event in February was the launching our new WiD VIP Punch Cards.

Make sure you get one at the next event!  Fantastic prizes will be given away to the lucky member with the most punches.  So continue to check the calendar for any upcoming scheduled opportunities to get punched!

You get 1 punch each for bringing a friend and/or attending a networking event,  2 punches if your friend joins at that event, and/or attending a speaker or educational event and 3 punches for volunteering or outreach activities.
The rules are as follows:
  • You must be a member to redeem a punch card.
  • Turn in your punch card at the End of Year Event
  • Grand Prize for the Ultimate VIP – person with most punches
  • All full VIP cards will be entered into a raffle
  • Members are responsible for their punchcards -lost punches will not be tracked or replaced
  • Multiple VIP cards are encouraged!
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Zero Landfill Denver & Cultivate Days

Jan. 27th 2012

This year as part of Women in Design’s outreach effort we are sponsoring and volunteering for Denver’s new Zero Landfill project.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email

ZeroLandfillTM is a grassroots upcycling or reuse program started in Cleveland, Ohio in 2006 by individuals working in the architectural and interior design industry. Concerned by the lack of a formal recycling program for the staggering amount of specification materials used in the facility design and renovation processes, the ZeroLandfillTM team developed a program to divert these items from the waste stream and find new audiences in the community who placed value in the materials.

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In celebration of Pat Swan

Jan. 27th 2012

Patricia W. Swan, 87, a residence of Stoneridge Retirement Community in Mystic, CT passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her family and friends on January 23, 2012.

She was born on April 21, 1924 in Malden, MA to Mary (Flett) Swan and Dewey Swan. She grew up in Bronxville, NY, moving to Greenwich, CT when she was 13 and attended the Greenwich High School. She attended Antioch College for a year then volunteered to serve in the (WAC) the Women’s Army Core from 1944 – 46 where she served as a wartime military meteorologist. After the war she attended Columbia University and earned her architectural degree in 1951.

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WiD wins prize at IIDA’s Pret a Porter

Sep. 27th 2011

Women in Design shined bright at IIDA’s 7th annual Pret a Porter fashion show receiving 3rd place in the Professional category! Congratulations to the WiD team-hats off to you, ladies!

Women in Design partnered with Kimball Office to create their own re-imagined vision of Madama Butterfly transforming the fragile, repressed Cio-Cio San  into an empowered warrior ready to fight for life and love.

The 2011 WiD Pret a Porter team:

Laura Butler (team captain), Jayna Kline (model), Jennifer Gray, Geneva Kowalski, Shannon Hulm, Victoria Schmitz and Caroline Seeberger

Many thanks to Tye Keliiholokai at Kimball Office for helping make the vision a reality! Click here for more photos.

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Invest in Women in Design

Jun. 30th 2011

As a nonprofit educational and service organization, Women in Design depends on the financial support of private businesses and individuals who are committed to helping in making a difference in the lives of  women working in the design and construction industries. Your support of WiD’s mission emphasizes your commitment to women working in industries vital to sustaining our economy and our communities.  Click here to learn more about WiD.

Support WiD through event sponsorship or become a Sustaining Member today.

For more information on how your organization can become a Sustaining Member, contact Geneva Kowalski or Jennifer Gray.

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Membership Renewal

Apr. 17th 2011

Getting a new membership system up and running will always have its little challenges.  I’m sure some of you have received a brief email about your membership renewal date approaching but no info on how to renew.  Well, we’ve got that wrinkle ironed out.

Click here to go to our WiD Store item: Individual Membership Renewal. There, you can purchase your renewal and it’ll be updated in our membership database.  If you have a student membership or would rather handle your membership offline, you can renew in person at one of our events or through snail mail – click here for the form.

Thanks so much for your support!  With your help, we can bring to you and others lots of fun events: lectures, charitable drives, networking events, volunteer opportunities, and outdoor activities.  You are the foundation of WiD and we thank you!

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Fun and Games

Apr. 14th 2011

Free this weekend? There’s still time to volunteer for the AIA’s Box City!
There are three days for volunteer opportunities:
Friday, April 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. – Setting up the event at the Webb Building
Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Working the event and basic clean up
Sunday, April 17 from 4 – 5 p.m. – Tearing down the city and remaining clean up efforts
See our Box City link for the contact information for the AIA Box City coordinator, Nicole. Drop her a line or give her a call! Box City is tons of fun for kids AND adults!
Clear your schedule next Tuesday (April 19th) for Trivia Night! The Irish Snug (as usual), 7:45 pm. Be there and wear yellow to find your fellow WiD teammates. Bring along any friends who want to know more about WiD or who have a wide spectrum of knowledge or really anyone!

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Springtime for WiD and Colorado

Mar. 21st 2011

Did you know this website has a blog? We like to put up occasional posts that we think will interest you. Today, for example, you can read a great article by Jennifer Gray about International Women’s Day and WiD. We hope you’ll drop by when you have a minute or two and see what we’ve been up to!
Speaking of things we’re up to, here are the next few events we have scheduled:

4/5/11  Canvas & Cocktails with WiD (have fun painting and hanging out with other WiD members)
4/9/11 Members Only Event: Spring Hike (“I love to go a-wandering, along the mountain track! And as I go, I love to sing, my knapsack on my back. Valderie! Valdera! Valderie! Valdera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!”)
4/16/11 AIA’s Box City: A great opportunity to volunteer, help some kids, and get an IDP hour or three. Being a member of AIA is NOT required!

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WiD in the World

Feb. 16th 2011

Have you been to a WiD trivia night lately? They’re once a month at the Irish Snug and you wear the color of the month? If you have, I’m pretty sure you’d remember Meg Kullerd, the organizer — bubbly, smart, great laugh. Turns out she writes too. Last month, she had an article on the AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals Blog. It’s titled: “Working the Market– Dating and Job Searching“. Check it out, and keep your eyes and ears open for the next WiD Trivia Night. There’ll be one in March and everyone, WiD members and WiD-curious alike, are invited!
If you’re also interested in volunteering, check out our next volunteer opportunity on March 12th. Wid on the Farm!

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WiD Winter Lecture

Feb. 10th 2011

Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Winter Lecture. We listened to Dana Romanoff talk (and looked at her stunning photos) about immigration from Mexico and the effect it has on the women left behind. She shared great information, great insight, and sparked a great conversation afterward. Visit her website if you’re curious about her work.
Thank you, Dana, for sharing your lovely photos with us!

Next on the calendar… volunteering opportunities, a donation drive, and the next Trivia Night! Join us!

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Did you know…

Nov. 12th 2010

WiD has a Facebook page to spread the news about WiD and upcoming WiD events. Would you like to have the latest info? Click here to go to our Facebook page. Be sure to “like” us so our updates appear in your news feed.

WiD is on LinkedIn.  As a WiD member, you have access to our group on LinkedIn where you can read and discuss the latest news (and read about upcoming job opportunities before word hits the streets!) and share your big ideas. Join us!

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2011 Plans Discussed at WiD Retreat

Aug. 31st 2010

This Sunday, the Wid Steering Committee met for 7 hours to gear up for next year’s efforts.  We had  elections for committee chairs, examined what worked and what didn’t during the past year, ate well, and set our goals for 2011.  The Events Committee will be expanding on the concept of the popular Hard Hat Tours and the Networking Committee is thinking outside the box.  Yes, there will be a return of the kickball!  The Outreach Committee is continuing to focus on mentoring.  The Communications Committee will be enlivening this site with blog (fun and casual) and news (informative) items.  If you’re interested in being a part of what makes WiD tick, let us know. Once you become a WiD member, email us a request at and we’ll send you the information on the next Steering Committee Meeting so you can join us.

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WiD Revamps Website Structure

Jul. 30th 2010

Welcome to WiD’s new, restructured website!  It’s the same beautiful design done for us by Steidley Design, LLC, but with a smooth running WordPress structure beneath, developed by Shompton LLC.  While we are ironing out the “new website wrinkles,” we appreciate your patience and feedback, but it’ll all be worth it for the enhanced membership functions, the ability to pre-pay for upcoming events and classes, and a more intuitively organized site.  If you have any comments or concerns, feel free to contact us at

We’ve got lots of plans for a members only section of the site, but for now we’re focusing on getting what we have working smoothly for our members and our volunteers.   In the latter half of the year, we’ll be starting up a fun blog/news section with feature articles on our past events and activities, teasers and behind-the-scenes stories for our upcoming events, and other entertaining heads up on activities, people, and news that may interest our readers.  We hope you come back to see our online presence develop.  In the meantime, you can also follow us on Facebook, where we’ll be keeping you up to date on WiD’s blossoming.  If you’re a member, join us on LinkedIn.  It’s one of the many Members-Only benefits designed to give you networking connections with other WiD members.  Membership is only $35 for individuals — click here to join us!

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