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2019 8×8 Speaker – Tricia Halsey

SMcMullen : March 14, 2019 8:47 am : Blog, Share

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.

Click here for links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8!

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2019 8×8 SPEAKER – Lindee Zimmer

SMcMullen : March 14, 2019 8:36 am : Blog, Share, Uncategorized

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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2019 8×8 Speaker – Gretchen Wilson

SMcMullen : March 13, 2019 7:53 pm : Blog, Share

Gretchen Wilson is a founding principal and landscape architect at Dig Studio. Gretchen draws from all aspects of a project including client and community goals, history, culture, site, users and ecology to create meaningful, successful designs and master plans. She is a LEED AP, promoting and practicing sustainable design and construction. She rigorously researches and listens to communities to develop bold, thoughtful, creative concepts and leads projects from planning through construction. Her knowledge of construction and attention to detail allow her to shape ideas into reality. She has worked extensively on multidisciplinary teams for both public and private sector clients for 20 years. Gretchen’s dedication and leadership has shaped streetscapes, parks, plazas, and public spaces at varying scales to artfully and sustainably tie communities together.

Click here for links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8!

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SUPPORT THE EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK ACT

SMcMullen : January 23, 2019 7:26 pm : Blog

Women in Design supports equal pay for equal work. Visit Colorado Women’s Bar Association’s website for more details about SB 19-085.

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Denver Design Week

SMcMullen : October 1, 2018 8:08 pm : Blog

Good design has the power to change the world in real and meaningful ways. Economically, socially and culturally, good design is a driving force in our lives. Denver Design Week aims to be a platform to promote dialogue and discussion about design and how it relates to our city, state and world. With a focus on elevating the creative industry, Design Week is a seven day celebration and showcase of the region’s best architecture, interiors, art, brands and technology. Come support our city and help move design forward. Sign up here!

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2018 RockCon Interior Design Expo & Conference

SMcMullen : August 30, 2018 10:23 pm : Blog

Join us for 2018 RockCon Interior Design Expo & Conference! ASID, NEWH, NKBA, and WiD have joined forces with IIDA to make RockConan inclusive interior design based trade show. We believe that the more Interior Designers can find common ground, the stronger we can make our profession. There will be nearly 100 exhibitors displaying their newest and best products.

The Expo begins at 10am and ends at 6pm, with a Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm.

Additionally, we will be offering 9 CEUs across four time slots, catering to both Residential and Commercial interiors as well as general professional development and sustainability.

Click here for more details and to register.

 

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Seeking an Administrative Assistant

SMcMullen : July 23, 2018 8:47 pm : Blog

Women in Design (WiD) is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated, part-time Administrative Assistant to assist keeping WiD organized and running smoothly.  Click below for details!

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100 Day Watch

Geneva Kowalski : June 1, 2018 12:04 pm : Blog

Cheryl Bicknell and Bret KudlickiMany of our Women in Design “veterans” know personally and professional our WiD founder, Cheryl Bicknell.  Over the last couple of months Cheryl has been going through the process of recovering from Lymphoblastic Lymphoma which is a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma via a stem cell transplant and need our help.

The period after the transplant, the “100 days”, requires constant supervision.  We are looking for volunteers to visit with Cheryl in her home.  You can bring your computer (the wifi is excellent) to work, read a book, or chat.

Sign up for available slots here via Meal Train to help us bridge the last 58 days: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/4dyor8

For more information on Cheryl’s journey please read the journal entries here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/chartingcherylscourse/journal

If you have any questions please contact me at Geneva.Kowalski(at)widdenver.org

Thank you!

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Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity

SMcMullen : May 30, 2018 4:37 pm : Blog

 

In 2016, an SE3 Survey was conducted to investigate career advancement, compensation, and work-life balance (survey included structural engineers around the country). This presentation shares the findings, including why 56% of respondents had considered leaving the profession, the prevalence of the gender pay gap, and the importance of mentorship.  It will also include preliminary findings from the 2018 survey.  To register, visit seacolorado.org.

 

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Girls in STEM

SMcMullen : May 22, 2018 6:42 pm : Blog

Bring your friends, co-workers, sisters and daughters (significant others and sons welcome too!) and JOIN GIRLS IN STEM at the Alamo DraftHouse Aspen Grove for a special screening of Wonder Woman. The fun starts at 3:30 pm in the lobby with fun activities including a selfie wall, mocktails, cocktails and socializing! A portion of all ticket sales will help support our middle school and high school programs to encourage girls to seek out STEM opportunities. We can’t wait!  Purchase your tickets HERE

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