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 with International Women's Day.

The 7th Annual



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,


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

Event # 1

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our first female trailblazers -Colorado's Ute Indian People

A presentation by CJ Brafford


Thursday, March 10 at the Marriott Denver West 

Event # 2

9:00 am - Noon 

Running for public office Workshop:

Colorado Women!  Does the Community Know Your Name?

Hosted by Joni Inman and Sheryl Fernandez


Event # 3

1 pm - 4 pm

Self-improvement Workshop:

Dream Big Live Big: Tips to Design Your Bright Future

Hosted by Betsy Wiersma and Christy Belz


Friday, March 11 at the Marriott Denver West 

Event # 4 - the MAIN EVENT

8:30 am - 2 pm

  • Check in & Networking, visit our vendor "Marketplace,"
  • Visit with mural artists  from Women's Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter
  • 3 Panel Discussions: Women's Health Update by SCL Health Lutheran Hospital; What Does Sustainability Mean to Your Family, Your Business, Your Bottom Line; Tips for Business Success. 
  • Reception with Elected Officials & Candidates for Public Office,
  • Awards Luncheon w/Keynote (invited) Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
  • Door prizes & Silent Auction wrap-up

The IX Power Foundation's mission is WOMEN and WATER

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