Letter From the Chair
Dear Friends of the CWHF, This time of year always reminds me to be grateful. Grateful for my family and friends. Grateful for your trust in me to lead CWHF for the next two years as Chair. Grateful for how far the Hall has come in 2019.
Inspiration is the calling card of the Hall and we strive to aspire higher to have that impact on all with whom we are able to touch, engage and motivate through the incredible stories of our great Colorado women – the Inductees in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.
This past year, we held a hugely successful Great Colorado Women Stories event in June with more that 200 guests; our Women in STEM October event inspired more than 250 attendees who joined us that evening; we’ve made great progress with our education initiative; added new partners; named our Inductee Class of 2020; and are reaching thousands of Coloradans through our Outreach Programs, Brand Awareness, Education, and Fundraising efforts. Induction 2020 is just three short months away and we’ve much work to do. We are counting on your sponsorship and participation in what will be the night of a lifetime for our new Inductees and memorable and inspiring for each of you. I look forward to seeing you all at our December 11 Holiday Party (read more about that in this issue) and again next year for our Induction celebration.
Wishing you all a Happy Holiday season. We are grateful for your support.
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Names Inductee Class of 2020
Ten Extraordinary Women to be Inducted in March
A Secretary of the Interior and Colorado State Attorney General, a journalist and publisher, a frontier physician, suffragists, journalists, educators, head of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, lawyers/civil rights activists, a community builder and restaurant owner comprise the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) Inductee Class of 2020.
In March, these ten inductees become the next group of extraordinary Colorado women, who have made enduring and exemplary contributions to their fields, inspired and elevated the status of women and helped open new frontiers for women and society.
The 2020 Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame inductees include six contemporary women and four historical. Read Bios:
CWHF Annual Campaign:
Every year, CWHF touches thousands of men and women, girls and boys through the events we hold, the education programs we provide, and the stories we tell.
- Your support helps advance the roles of today’s women to levels of much deserved
- Women’s historical contributions to many industries have been largely ignored – by the media, by the business community and by educators.
- Our goal is to help girls learn history so they can go on to make history. As more and more women enter the workforce, become key decision-makers in their families, and represent more than 50% of the US population, your visible connection to the Hall underscores your commitment to the evolving transformation of the roles of women in our world; validates your organization’s values around the roles and impact of women in our state, country and world; and underscores your recognition of women’s contributions in shaping Colorado, America and globally for centuries.
- As more and more women enter the workforce, become key decision-makers in their families, and represent more than 50% of the US population, your visible connection to the Hall underscores your commitment to the evolving transformation of the roles of women in our world; validates your organization’s values around the roles and impact of women in our state, country and world; and underscores your recognition of women’s contributions in shaping Colorado,
America and globally for centuries
Colorado Women’s Education Foundation (CWEF) Scholarship Award
Through your continued support, and generous donations this enables us to provide scholarship funds to the Colorado Women’s Education Foundation (CWEF) who awards and recognizes these outstanding women who are not only continuing their education but have show leadership and community service in addition to strong scholarship. A big congrats to Julie!
Left: M.L. Hanson Scholarship Recipient Julie Brown, our 2019 M.L. Hanson Scholarship winner with her son.
History Colorado – Women’s Vote CentennialColorado Women’s Hall of Fame is joining in commemorating an important milestone in the history of women’s suffrage. This month in 1893, voters in the Centennial State passed constitutional amendment HB 118, prohibiting discrimination against women in voting laws. It was the first time that our nation extended voting rights beyond men—not by a stroke of the
pen—but by popular vote. And right after making history in 1893, Colorado voters did so again one year later. They went on to become the nation’s first to elect women to their state legislature. Yet this is not a history of swift and unqualified progress. In fact, it took 16 years for voters in Colorado to choose more democratic voting laws.
Women In STEM EventIt was a spectacular evening of inspiration at Denver’s Space Gallery featuring CWHF Inductees: LTG (Ret.) Susan Helms, Jill Tietjen, P.E., Jo Ann Cram Joselyn, Patricia Gabow, M.D., and Leslie Smith filling in for Inductee Dorothy Horrell. Big thanks to Rocky Mountain PBS, our presenting sponsor. We are grateful to Denver 7’s Lisa Hidalgo for her emcee presence and Toi Massey our moderator. And, we want to give a special shout out to all our sponsors: Rocky Mountain PBS, Plum Creek Winery, Women’s Energy Network, The Doyle Group, Denver 7, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, Blackstone Talent Group, Trinity Partners, Colliers International, Regis University, IQWired|Wonderful Women of IT, Radman Communications, Prologis, Spectrum Veterans, Comcast, Vera & Dan Green, BernardIPLaw, GCB Brewery, Rickenbaugh Automotive Group.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
Congrats to Hall Inductee Jill Tietjen, P.E.Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies by Jill S. Tietjen, and Barbara Bridges won in the American Book Fest in four categories! Perfect for anyone who enjoys the movies, this photo-treasury of women and film is not to be missed.
Media Partners Spotlight
CWHF is Proud to Announce its Full Slate of Media Partners for 2020 Induction
We are so proud to announce that CWHF has entered into media sponsorships for Induction 2020 with Colorado Public Radio and 5280 Magazine. These wonderful media organizations join The Denver Channel 7, La Voz, and Denver Urban Spectrum to
help us promote our new Inductees and the March 18, 2020 Induction Ceremony and Gala. When you can, make a point to watch, listen and read their content. We will spotlight our two new partners in the next issue.
Colorado Encyclopedia Partnership with the Hall The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is delighted to announce its partnership with the Colorado Encyclopedia, a digital encyclopedia to serve as a reliable resource for all those interested in the