Who are the influencers making a difference for diverse communities? Which companies in our community are shaping the future by advancing women in business?
The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce's Champions of Change Awards focuses on recognizing organizations of various sizes that are actively and strategically advancing women in business through their commitment to creating inclusive, supportive, and empowering cultures.
Businesses are rated on:
Following the virtual awards presentation, our 2019 Individual Champion of Change, Bruce Alexander, CEO of Vectra Bank, will host a conversation with our 2020 winners. This interactive discussion will dig deeper into what these organizations are doing to develop their own unique systems, structures, and benefits that advance women in business, and inherently, all their employees.
Meet Your 2021 Champions of Change:
- Strategic imperative to advance women within the business to leadership positions. This would include a focus on recruitment, pipeline advancement and creating an inclusive workplace.
- Ensuring employees are being paid based on performance, skill, or education to ensure no gender gap exists.
- Innovative and out of the box thinking to recruit and retain top talent.
- Allyship - creating allyship for diverse and underrepresented communities
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
This category recognizes businesses whose core purpose is to create meaningful change to corporate systems and cultures. These organizations are working hard to help share inclusive and diverse work environments that have resulted in employee engagement, retention, and cultures that challenge the status quo.
This category recognizes organizations that have prioritized the strategic advancement and support of women in their organizations and in the community where they reside. They believe that in order for their people to succeed, we need to lift others up around us as well – so much so- that it is woven into the thread of their businesses.
Small But Mighty:
With their humble teams, this category recognizes organizations that are creating quite the impact, not just internally, but in their industries and for the people they serve. They have proven that despite the size of an organization, flexible work environments, and out of the box structures can be implemented to meet the needs and wants of their employees and the greater community.
VF Corp. and The VF Foundation
This category recognizes corporations that are examples that, even with locations across the country and thousands of employees, it is possible to give them the development opportunities and benefits that support all of their needs and advancement.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
This category recognizes organizations that have taken their efforts to the next level by creating innovative solutions that develop employees, support their needs, and advance women in business. What these organizations, large and small, have created for their people is out of the box and industry changing.
This category recognizes organizations that saw opportunities to get creative in how they challenge industry standards and create new ones that better support the advancement of women in business. Through their efforts, they are raising the bar, challenging the status quo, and blazing trails for others to follow.
Advocate for Change
Sarah Miller, Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
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