The 9th Annual


will be

Friday, March 8, 2024



at the Marriott Denver West in Golden, just off Colfax Avenue from 9 am to 1:30 pm

  Nominations are IN and Finalists have been selected for the 9th Annual Colorado Women's Day awards!



Click HERE to see the award categories to be presented on March 8, 2024.

Questions?  Call the IX Power Foundation office

at 303-277-9520, ext. 310

Learn all about our Finalists for the Colorado Women's Day awards on FACEBOOK, Linked-In and Instagram.


As quickly as we can, we are uploading posts about the nominees as they come in. Please "Like" or comment on your favorites! 

Our Keynote Speaker for March 8, 2024


Champion Swimmer Sarah Thomas


International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Cancer survivor

Inspirational speaker

See the Agenda and all our Fabulous speakers HERE!

Denver7 is our broadcast TV media sponsor for 2024!

Colorado Women's Day 2024 is co-presented by the West Metro Chamber.  

Contact Erin Acheson at the Chamber for information

Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors for 2024

Here's what happened at our March 2023 event:

Our Keynote Speaker at last year's event on March 10, 2023 was NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur, Ph.D.

Megan McArthur was selected as an astronaut in 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of California, San Diego where she performed research activities at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. McArthur served as a Mission Specialist aboard STS-125, the final space shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The successful mission improved the telescope’s capabilities and extended its life – it is still in operation today. In completing her first space mission, McArthur has logged almost 13 days in space. She most recently served as pilot of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Endeavour, and NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission which landed on November 8, 2021. It was the second commercial crew rotation mission aboard the International Space Station and the third crewed flight for that spacecraft. She also served as Flight Engineer of Expedition 65/66 on the International Space Station. 




Schedule of Events for the

8th Annual Colorado Women's Day included:

We are putting together a lineup of great speakers for our next Colorado Women's Day event, starting with Joni Inman who from the Colorado Women's Alliance who will present the workshop "Colorado Women - Does the Community Know Your Name?"  If you want to increase your visibility for business, social, or political reasons you'll want to attend this very informative workshop in the morning of March 10th before the luncheon and awards presentation. Entrance to this and all activities that day are included in your luncheon ticket price.

Colorado Women's Day has a history of tackling some rather serious subjects!  This year, however, we're going to have some fun with a FASHION SHOW from Nadine Kagen Wilson's TRULY BOHOTIQUE. The 8th annual event, held in conjunction with International Women's Day, starts at 9:00 am sharp!  Come on time so you don't miss our great speakers, the fashion show, and some unique shopping.

The state of a nation's women, defines the state of the entire nation.

-- Deborah Deal-Blackwell, APR, Executive Director, IX Power Foundation

The IX Power Foundation, supported by IX Power Clean Water, is proud to be the founding and coordinating organization for Colorado Women's Day which is held in concert every year with International Women's Day.  



2024 is the 9th year that Colorado Women's Day has joined in the global celebration of International Women's Day for six years.  Learn what other groups around the world are doing by visiting the IWD website.

Grants from the IX Power Foundation



With every industrial water treatment project that IX Power Clean Water completes, the IX Power Foundation will help bring clean water to an in-need ommunity without charge.  We are also interested in teaming with other parties who have the same mission - to bring clean, safe drinking water anywhere around the world.


With proceeds from our last Colorado Women's Day event, the IX Power Foundation was able to make monetary grants to four nonprofits who work for clean water in other countries, and to two Denver-area nonprofits focused on literacy, and women's empowerment.


For more information about this program, email: Deborah Deal,








Why the IX Power Foundation & IX Power Clean Water are involved in

Colorado & International Women's Day


Water and the treatment of Women (and other disadvantaged peoples) - they are at the intersection of the world's most pressing issues.  The IX Power companies have dedicated their corporate missions to helping improve the future of both.


Here's one part of the situation to start putting the whole picture in perspective!


In 80% of households without close access to water, the responsibility falls on women and girls to fetch and carry it. Around the world, females spend 200 million hours per day getting and water for their households. In poorer nations, they walk an average of nearly four miles per day for it. The time and energy used to access clean water perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Hours spent retrieving water means hours not working or studying. 


A further concern is the danger involved. In areas like Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and the border between Afghanistan and Iran, water is not only a source of discord, it is dangerous for women to make the trek to water sources each day. In addition to potential conflict between factions, there are risks of physical or sexual assault. Fetching water may, in fact, be truly dangerous. There is also the physical toll of carrying water. Jerry cans are used, each of which holds an average of five gallons and weighs 40 pounds. Women most often carry those containers on their heads, leading to serious injury to neck and spine, made worse when carried by young girls.



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