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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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ACEC Colorado 2018 Annual Meeting & Symposium

Heather Howell : April 18, 2018 8:29 am : Blog


Friday, April 27 | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 

The Curtis Hotel (Denver)

ACEC Colorado Members: $159 full day |$99 lunch event only 

AEC-industry discount available to nonmembers using code Allied18

Click here for more information.

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Sixth Annual Design in Bloom

SMcMullen : April 2, 2018 2:52 pm : Blog

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SEGD Denver Presents Jan Lorenc

Geneva Kowalski : March 14, 2018 2:27 pm : Blog

Tuesday, March 20th, 6:00pm @ Denver Art Museum (FREE EVENT!)

SEGD Denver invites you to spend an evening with our Special Guest and Speaker Jan Lorenc on Tuesday, March 20th at the Denver Art Museum.

Jan has created spectacular places for the world’s finest brands including Delta, the Mayo Clinic, Sony, Hyatt, Vanke, Greenland, Samsung, UPS, and many others. He has also designed award-winning museum spaces, trade show exhibits, sculptures, and wayfinding signage systems across the globe. Come listen to the incredible personal, cultural, and international experiences that have cultivated Jan Lorenc’s inspiring design career and legacy.

Jan Lorenc recently took his position in the pantheon of SEGD Fellows at the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami, beside experiential graphic design trailblazers including Massimo Vignelli, Lance Wyman, Wayne Hunt, Robert Venturi, Sue Gould, David Gibson, Donald Meeker and Michael Reed, among others.

Lorenc holds degrees in industrial design, architecture and visual communication, and he and his multidisciplinary firm have received numerous honors and accolades over 39 years since the founding of Lorenc+Yoo Design. Lorenc is the author of an exhibit design textbook,“What Is Exhibition Design?” and serves as a frequent design lecturer and adjunct professor of exhibition design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), as well as at the Georgia Institute of Technology.



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WiD Denver in Memory of Dan Hohs

Geneva Kowalski : December 27, 2017 8:48 am : Blog


Thank you for your support!

We have raised $962 of the $1,000 goal in Dan’s Memory.

As many of you may know, earlier this fall our fellow WiD member and Board Member, Kristen Ruberg, experienced the tragic loss of her boyfriend, Dan Hohs. 

They were doing what they love: enjoying the outdoors on a weekend hike in Golden. Dan was bitten by a rattlesnake.

Dan’s legacy is one of great encouragement. He was a well-known triathlete with an extreme passion for sharing and promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention, through an active lifestyle. 

As a group, WiD has decided to contribute to one of his cherished charities: Hope for the Day. “Hope For The Day achieves proactive suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms.”

If you would like to make a contribution as part of our group : “WiD Denver in Memory of Dan Hohs” please go to https://my.hftd.org/team/148178

This donation group is open to anyone, so please share this link with all who may be interested in contributing.

There are many articles that were written about Dan, such as this one : http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171010/stevenson-grad-killed-by-snakebite-had-magnetic-personality-mom-says

If you are able to contribute any amount, it will be part of a collective donation from WiD. We will update you on the amount raised mid January. 

We appreciate your generosity in supporting Dan’s memory as well as Kristen.

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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!


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