The 7th Annual
COLORADO WOMEN'S DAY CONFERENCE
Wednesday, March 9, Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, 2022
Nominate a deserving woman in one of the 8 categories for an award!
Nominations deadline for most award nominations is Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Nominations for Girls in STEM awards for high school & middle school is Jan. 28
For 2022 Award Nomination forms and information, click HERE.
For tickets to any of the Colorado Women's Day conference events, visit:
Lutheran Medical Center and the Bank of Colorado are two of our primary sponsors for the 2022 event.
In 2022, proceeds from Colorado Women's Day will go to support water infrastructure projects of the local Rotary International group WASH District 5450 at Native American reservations and for in-need communities abroad.
2022 is the 7th 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.
For more information about this program, email: Deborah Deal, Deborah@ixPowerFoundation.org
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.
Events & Workshops at
Colorado Women's Day 2022
Wednesday, March 9 at the Golden History Museum
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A presentation by CJ Brafford
Thursday, March 10 at the Marriott Denver West
9:00 am - Noon
Running for public office Workshop:
Hosted by Joni Inman and Sheryl Fernandez
1 pm - 4 pm
Hosted by Betsy Wiersma and Christy Belz
Friday, March 11 at the Marriott Denver West
8:30 am - 2 pm