The 8th Annual


will be 

 Friday, March 10, 2023


Our Keynote Speaker for March 10 is 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. 




NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED for the 8th Annual Colorado Women's Day


The 8th Annual Colorado Women's Day will present 11 awards to women in the community on March 10, 2023.  If you missed nominating someone this year, please consider nominating her in the Autumn of 2023 for the 2024 9th Annual Colorado Women's Day awards.  Visit HERE to see the online nomination forms and see what information was required to enter a nomination. Note a clear "headshot" picture of your nominee will be required in jpeg format.

Click HERE to see the award categories for March 10, 2023.

Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors for 2023

Schedule of Events for the

8th Annual Colorado Women's Day

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 IX Power Foundation's mission is WOMEN and WATER

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

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

Women hold the world together! They not only produce every generation, they often raise their children by themselves. Frequently, they handle the 24/7 duties of child-rearing while becoming judges, running farms, and finding the next cure for our worst diseases. Yet, millions of women are stuck in a daily search for clean water for their families, and this keeps them at a standstill from progress! The hours spent every day (sometimes 8 hours or more) trudging down dusty, dangerous paths to fetch water  - water that is contaminated by domestic and wild animals -  is time that could be used for education, farming, and gainful employment. They not only risk the health of their bodies, however; on these dailly trekks they risk having their very lives taken by bandits and warmongers. This situation is one of the IX Power Foundation's greatest concerns and that is why we are teamed with the nonprofit SSAAP and Rotary International's District 5450 W.A.S.H. group to build wells close to villages in rual Africa and elsewhere. 

The IX Power Foundation is also working to raise funds to ship new and used books to build (currently 3 are proposed) libraries in Africa.

This effort is called Pages for the Planet.




Learn more about our efforts and how you can help!

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.  



2023 is the 8th 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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