The Powerful Voices Conversation Series will feature speakers who will touch your heart with their inspirational stories of success. There is no formula, no rules, no division of career or personal life stories, because after all - we gain power and inspiration from all places. All speakers share their stories about how they achieved their success, best leadership practices and key strengths to succeed in business and life.
Take time each month to refocus your energy and connect with your community of empowered, collaborative women who want nothing but to help you succeed. Theme: Vision
Speaker: Dawn Bookhardt
Dawn is a partner with the law firm of Butler Snow, a Mississippi-based law firm with over 300 attorneys across the country, and in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Dawn specializes in complex municipal bond financing and transactions. A few of Dawn’s noteworthy achievements include representation of Forest City in the development of the former Stapleton Airport site; representation of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray as underwriter for the Denver Convention Center Hotel; Baltimore, Maryland Convention Hotel; Omaha, Nebraska Convention Hotel; Vancouver, Washington Convention Hotel; and the Austin, Texas Convention Hotel; and representation as General Counsel to the Denver Union Station Project Authority for the enormously successful redevelopment project at Union Station in Denver.
Dawn is the founder and principal of Odd Tale Books, an airport concession concern that is an owner of four book stores and twelve retail outlets at Denver International Airport. Among the numerous awards she has received are: the National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council; the Woman of Distinction Award from the National Council of Negro Women; Large Business of the Year Award from the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce; 2016 Civil Rights Award for Outstanding Community Development and Philanthropy from NEWSED; Colorado Black Women for Political Action Award for Corporate Business; Timeless Legends Award; Chairman’s Award from the Urban League; 25 Most Powerful Women Award - Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Women of Distinction from the Girls Scouts; and the Denver Mayor’s Outstanding Community Contribution Gold Coin Award.
Dawn is a member of the MSU Denver Foundation Board of Directors, is a trustee of the Denver Botanic Gardens and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Urban Land Conservancy.