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2019 Keystone Speaker – Debora Mesa Molina Discount Code

Sep. 1st 2019

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You can find registration for the event through Denver Design Week’s website

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2019 8×8 SPEAKER – JOVINA AMOR

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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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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Meet WiD’s 2018 8×8 Panel

Apr. 18th 2018

Join WiD on April 25th to hear each of these 8 panelists speak for 8 minutes each.  

Hilary Oliver: Outdoor Industries

Hilary Oliver is a writer, editor and filmmaker based in Denver. She manages and edits Verticulture, the blog for Seattle-based gear company Outdoor Research. As a freelancer, her writing has appeared in Bust, Outside, Adventure Journal, National Geographic Adventure and many other websites and magazines. Her short films have shown at festivals like Banff Mountain Film Festival and Mountainfilm in Telluride. You can find her at hilarymoliver.com.

Wendy Merchant: Education for girls in STEM

Wendy founded Girls in STEM Denver with the express purpose of helping close the gender gap in STEM fields by leveraging her enthusiasm, determination and resources to create pathways that encourage girls to seek a STEM related career prior to entering post secondary education.  Wendy graduated with a BS in Architectural Engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a licensed mechanical engineer. Her background includes 20 years of experience working in the Colorado design and construction industry as a consulting mechanical engineer designing building systems including; HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and building automation control systems.  In 2013, Wendy decided to follow her passion to give back to the community, founding the nonprofit, Girls in STEM Denver.  Utilizing her talents, experience and extensive network of professional women working in STEM related careers, Girls in STEM Denver works directly with high school and middle school students to provide real world career exploration, networking, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities.  In her free time, Wendy also enjoys being outdoors skiing, golfing, gardening and spending time with her family.

Stephanie Bruno: Retention for Women in STEM

Stephanie Bruno is chair of the Board of Trustees for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, a unique community foundation that creates more pathways to economic security for Colorado women.  This is her seventh year on the board of trustees where she has also served as Treasurer, and Chair of the Audit and Finance and Investment committees. In her day job Stephanie runs her own financial planning practice where she works to improve the impact of money in peoples’ lives.  Stephanie is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, a Certified Financial Planner®, a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and a Retirement Manager Advisor?.  In addition to volunteering with the Women’s Foundation, she serves on the Colorado Zoological Trust Board and previously served on the Lighthouse Writers Workshop Board.  Stephanie is honored to be included in the inaugural class of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Colorado Civic DNA Fellows program.

Sarah Palmeri: The Magazine Project

Sarah graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in 2011, where she studied mass communication and studio art. She has worked with Think 360 Arts for Learning since early 2016, an arts education nonprofit that integrates the arts in schools and community centers around Colorado. Her work has been exhibited in Ann Arbor, Baton Rouge, Denver, Key West, Los Angeles, Taos, Santa Fe, and San Francisco, and she has been a member of Strangers Art Collective of Santa Fe, NM since 2015. Sarah is currently is living and working in Denver, Colorado.

Lisa Goodbee: Maternity/Creative Leave

Lisa A. Goodbee, PE has 34 years of experience in a wide variety of civil engineering projects.  She started Goodbee & Associates, Inc. in 1994, and along with her staff of 16 utility engineers and planners, has enabled Goodbee to become known as the “go-to” firm for utility coordination.   Her experience encompasses a broad range of transportation and utility design and design build projects, including all but one of RTD’s FastTrack’s Corridors and countless CDOT and municipality transportation projects in the metro Denver area, throughout Colorado as well as in Texas, California and Nevada.

Jennifer Bousselot: Denver Green Roof Initiative

Jennifer Bousselot is the Colorado Native Plant Society (CoNPS) Marketing and Events Coordinator and teaches classes and advises online students at Colorado State University in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Jen completed her doctorate research studying green roof species selection, including Colorado native plants, and substrate compositions at Colorado State University in 2010. Jen has taught both homeowner and college-level horticultural courses and managed Master Gardener programs in two states over the past 15 years.

Kathleen Corbett: LGBTQ Spaces

Kathleen Corbett, principal and owner of Corbett AHS, Inc., has worked as a professional architectural historian since 2004 and holds a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, she serves on Denver’s Landmark Preservation Commission and on the Colorado Historic Preservation Review Board.  Her interest in LGBTQ history dates back to the 1970s when, as a teen, she stole a copy of Gay American History from her hometown public library. It saved her life and she still has it.

Nicole Horst: River Mile  

Nicole brings over eighteen years of experience designing and managing some of Wenk Associates’ most complex park, riverfront, and greenway projects that often require the coordination of multi-disciplinary consultant teams and multiple stakeholder groups. She has managed multiple projects along Denver’s South Platte River that range from planning for recreation use as part of habitat restoration and flood risk reduction, final design and construction documents for a new urban park and promenade in the emerging River North (RiNo) arts district, final design and construction of Shoemaker Plaza at Confluence Park. Nicole was responsible for the design and construction of Steamboat Ski Resort’s base area pedestrian promenade and daylighted creek. Currently, Nicole is developing the plan to implement the vision for 7.2 miles along the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and she is part of the visioning team for the future ‘River Mile’, a new urban district along the South Platte River in Downtown Denver.

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First Tuesday Recess

Mar. 30th 2017

April 4, 2017 – April 4, 2017

3200 Pecos

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Hosted by the Outreach Committee, join WiD for networking, socializing and learning more about volunteer opportunities.  No RSVP required.  This event is open to members, friends, colleagues and anyone interested in learning more about Women in Design.

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August First Tuesday Recess

Jul. 5th 2016

August 2, 2016 – August 2, 2016

BCycle Station at Denver Union Station

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August First Tuesday Recess Flyer

WiD invites you to travel to August’s First Tuesday Recess via bicycle tour around downtown Denver.  This event is free, open to members and non-members but RSVP is required by July 29th.  Bring your own bike or if you don’t own one, WiD will provide a BCycle shared bicycle for you.

Cycling not your thing?  Feel free to meet us at Nocturne (RSVP still required).

Schedule

5-5:30 Meet @ Union Station BCycle Station, 1651 Wynkoop St.

5:30-6 Bike to Nocturne, scenic route, highlighting new construction & businesses

6-8 – Networking + live music + appetizers & drinks @ Nocturne, 1330 27th Street

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SDA Edcuation Event – Anatomy of a Contract

Mar. 8th 2016

April 2016 Flyer

RSVP to SDA through debraelles@brsarch.com by noon on Monday, April 18th.

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December First Tuesday Recess

Nov. 30th 2015

December 1, 2015 – December 1, 2015

1309 26th St.

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December First Tuesday Recess Flyer

 

First Tuesday Recess hosted by the Events Committee.  Come to network, learn more about WiD Events, volunteer opportunities or socialize with your design friends.  This is an event open to friends and colleagues and no RSVP is required.

 

 

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Growing Gardens Volunteer Event

May. 28th 2014

June 21, 2014

1630 Hawthorn Ave.

Boulder, CO

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Registration is still open for this event since we have met our minimum to volunteer at the Gardens.

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Growing Gardens is growing with a focus on community farming and youth involvement. Growing Gardens has various projects in which they encourage people to volunteer to learn and experience a direct and deep connection with plants, the land and each other.  Women in Design will be working with the Cultiva! youth program and/or the Children’s Peace Garden. Please go to growinggardens.org for more information about the two programs

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Feb. 5th 2014

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Business By Design

Jan. 17th 2014

Saturday February 8, 2014

1755 Blake St.
Denver, CO

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The Lineup:

Morning Session

  • Legal/Tax Session: Kristi & Edward Lush attorneys at Zupkus & Angell, PC & Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC
  • Marketing Session: Jodi Holloway
  • Insurance Session: Cindy King, VP at Public Underwriters Inc. Agency of Colorado

Lunch Panel

  • Well Seasoned Business Owner: Nan Anderson, Principal of Anderson Hallas Architects
  • 8 to 10 year business Owner: Amanda O’Connor, President of Entitlement and Engineering Solutions, Inc.
  • New Business Owner: Emily Adams, Founder & Design Director of NeoEra, Inc.

Afternoon Session

  • Financing Session: Gina Greenwood, Business Development at Public Service Credit Union
  • Alternative Business Models: Susan Brown, Principal at Valerian LLC.
  • Business in the Cloud and IT: Katie Kish, Consultant at Quandary Ventures

For more information on the speakers please see attached: Business By Design Subjects and Speakers_2014

to RSVP please email widinfo@widdenver.org

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2nd Annual VIP Membership Celebration

Dec. 19th 2013

Thursday January 23, 2014

2501 Blake Street

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VIP Membership Party Invite 2014

 MEET OUR SPONSORS

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2013 – A Year of Building our WiD Community

Dec. 31st 2012

We hope you continue to join us!

Several months ago, I asked my friend Kristin, “Why are women (and men) joining Women in Design?”  The first phrase was, “WiD is different.  It focuses on the creation of community.”  WiD is heading into its 8th year of creating community and our fourth year as a non-profit.  As with all youth, we are becoming sturdier and stronger on the legs of women who have supported and served the organization.  As a result, this year our theme is ‘Community Building/Building Community’…..thank you, Kristin!

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WiD Builds

Nov. 9th 2012

Our volunteers woke up bright and early the morning of November 3rd and met at the Taxi development parking lot to carpool up to Kittredge, a small community about 20 minutes west of Morrison. We were greeted by the Blue Spruce Habitat Construction Manager, Stephen Colella, who was holding a very long To-Do List. Our ladies got busy checking off items on the list. The site is situated on a steep slope and one of the tasks was to carry SIP panels down to the northern low end of the duplex to begin installing them. It’s hard enough to balance and walk down that slope but carrying something bulky and heavy makes that even more fun. Those who weren’t busy hauling were put to work hammering, seeding, cutting and drilling. There was no shortage of things to do and we had a lot of fun doing it! The home owners of the duplex units came to the site to finalize their carpet selections and were able to jump in and help with some of the SIP erection.

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Social Artworking

Aug. 3rd 2012

Wednesday August 22, 2012 – Wednesday August 22, 2012

1912 Pearl St.

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Please join Women in Design for a fun night of pottery and paint.

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Everyone at the Table, Please.

Jul. 2nd 2012

Most of my friends and acquaintances know that along with all aspects of building design and construction, I love the domestic arts…..from cooking and entertaining to creating sculptural handbags and clothing to creating a flower garden with all the native plants of Colorado and compatible regions of the world to sketching.  Since cooking and entertaining is listed first, I will just tell you that I love to cook.  It’s another palette in the tool box of creativity. The ingredients that go into culinary concoctions are like the pencils, pens, paint tubes, rolls of trace, etc. preset in other parts of my world.  Cooking for people and having them all around the table laughing, discussing concepts and ideas, telling stories and experiences, and enjoying great food together, are some of my favorite times in my youth and now.  The table is a place where the head is responsible for ensuring the comfort and hospitality of the folks surrounding it.

Diverse groups of herbs take root in Cheryl's garden to create the complex flavors that come to her table.

As an Executive Co-chair for Women in Design-Denver, it’s important for me to invite you all to the table of WiD-Denver.  I recently attended the USGBC Cascadia Region Living Futures unConference in Portland, Oregon, which highlighted why an affirmative RSVP is required.  The theme of the event was “Women Reshaping the World” and demonstrated through speakers and activities that women have an important role at the table of building design and construction as well as the political scene.  And it’s important for the health of not just our families but our societies and our planet.

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Family & Friends Summer Picnic at Jazz in the Park

Jun. 29th 2012

Sunday July 15, 2012 – Sunday July 15, 2012

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Please RSVP for this event by July 13th so that we can plan food & lemonade accordingly.

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Yves Saint Laurent Private Tour

Jun. 4th 2012

Friday June 22, 2012 – Friday June 22, 2012

100 W 14th Ave Parkway

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Come and join us for private tour of the Yves Saint Laurent at the Denver Art Museum

WiD Members: Please login in order to recieve membership pricing.  

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Summer 2012 Networking Events

May. 31st 2012

Save the Date for the following networking opportunities with Women in Design

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Cushions for a Cause

May. 23rd 2012

Friday June 1, 2012 – Friday June 1, 2012

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Upcycle and get creative with WiD!

We’re using reclaimed fabric to fashion some housewares for the Habitat for Humanity “Flex Plex.”

 

If you’re interested email Laura Butler or RSVP online and Laura will contact you with more info.

 

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Networking Hour & Dress for Success

May. 7th 2012

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Japoix

975 Lincoln St.

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Please join Women in Design at Japoix for our Spring Networking Hour and do some spring cleaning!  We will be accepting gently used and new items for Dress for Success.

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Annual 8×8 – Vision to Reality: Materials & Methods

Apr. 11th 2012

Wednesday April 25, 2012 – Wednesday April 25, 2012

2701 Lawrence St.

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This year we’re getting down to the nuts and bolts of things.  Have you ever wondered  “How did they do that”? Well, this year our 8×8 will feature the speakers that are in the business of CREATING.

 

NOTE: WID MEMBERS-IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MEMBER PRICING ($8.00), PLEASE LOG INTO THE WID WEBSITE BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. THANK YOU.

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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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International Women’s Day & WiD

Mar. 8th 2011

March is National Women’s History month and today, March 8, 2011, marks the 100th Anniversary for International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. “It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women. International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities”. (United Nations Website-click here for more history)

Today we celebrate the members of Women in Design. They are exceptional women of high ability and promise, exemplifying the most spirited and intelligent professionals of our industries.

WiD was built upon a foundation of respect, knowledge and acceptance and with each unique member our community grows more diverse and stronger every day. We are proud to support contributions and offer opportunities for women to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change in our professions and personal lives. Thank you, our members, for uniting your tremendous talent and hearts under the WiD roof. You are remarkable women.

Today I give special thanks to the steering committee members of WiD, the admirable and endearing heroines of our volunteer-led organization. Their dedication to providing outstanding programming is matched only by their commitment to each other, knowing that teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. I am fortunate to have such incredible colleagues and friends.

Join WiD- discover what empowers and inspires you. 

Many thanks,
Jennifer Gray
Co-Chair, Women in Design
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