The IX Power Foundation brings the resources of IX Power Clean Water to developing and in need communities
The IX Power Foundation brings  the resources of IX Power Clean Waterto developing and in need communities  

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 IX Power Foundation's mission is


The 7th Annual



FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022


the Marriott Denver West

The 7th  Annual Colorado Women's Day on Friday, March 11, 2022 will offer a variety of activities:

  • Health & Wellness Workshop by Lutheran Medical Center
  • Creative Workshops with Jo Packham and Betsy Wiersma
  • "Meet the Candidates for Office" session
  • Lunch with Keynote Speaker
  • Shopping at the "Women's Day Marketplace"
  • Networking, Door Prizes, and SWAG
  • and more


The event is also now taking sponsorships, vendors for the Marketplace, and filling in the final speakers.  For more information, call the IX Power Foundation office at: 303-277-9520, ext. 310.


Click here to see our brochure about sponsorship opportunities.


Colorado Womens Day 2021

Colorado Women's Day is sponsored by

the City of Golden, the Bank of Colorado, Colorado Women's Alliancce & IX Power Clean Water.

In 2021, Colorado Women collected gently-used or new handbags, jewelry, scarves, umbrellas, etc. for several different charities to help raise the spirits of disadvantaged women and in-need students. 

  The keynote speaker for Colorado Women's Day on May 7 was  JO PACKHAM!


Jo Packham, currently the creator/Editor-in-Chief of best-selling magazines: WHERE WOMEN CREATE — Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women; WHERE WOMEN COOK , The Heart & Soul of Cooking; WHERE WOMEN WORK, A Passion for Success; and her newest publication: WHAT WOMEN CREATE, Inspiration for Your Imagination, has been a leading innovator in the handmade publishing market for more than 35 years.   Learn more about Jo.

Colorado Women's Day on May 7  also featured


Founder of the CampExperienceTM Network, Betsy is a serial social entrepreneur, artist and maker, marketing evangelist, podcaster, expert convener, author, community organizer, strategic philanthropist, and relentless cheerleader, Betsy has fun and thought-provoking activities planned for Colorado Women's Day!   Learn more about Betsy.



Colorado Women's Day has participated in International Women's Day for six years.  Learn what other groups around the world are doing by visiting the IWD website.

Also speaking were (left to right) Dr. Audrey Boxwell, Dr. Annette Cannon, and Debra Brown, Executive Director of Good Business Colorado.

What's NEW at the IX Power Foundation        

For 2021, Colorado Women's Day (formerly known as Jeffco International Women's Day) was May 7

In order to allow more time for Covid-19 vaccine distribution so that hopefully a LIVE event will be possible, Colorado Women's Day has been moved to Friday, May 7 - two days before Mother's Day!



Sponsors for the 2021 Colorado Women's Day

For the 2021 event on Friday, May 7, our sponsors included:


the City of Golden


Bank of Colorado


the Colorado Women's Alliance


IX Power Clean Water





Nominations for Women's Day 2022 Awards

Know a Colorado woman who deserves recognition for her volunteer efforts, or an innovative woman who is a model for other women striving to make their dreams a reality in politics, government, or the public or private sector?  Nominate them for the “Unsung Heroine” award or the “Shattered Glass” award. 


Click HERE.

View our video greeting for Women's Equality Day 


in 2020, Women's Equality Day was on August 26.  On it we  commemorated the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment as part of the United States Constitution, which secured for women the right to vote. 

View the Jeffco International Women's Day documentary greeting for Women's Equality Day HERE.



IX Power Clean Water News 

IX Power Clean Water which provides the primary support for the IX Power Foundation is changing the way industry thinks about and addresses the tremendous amount of fresh water that is used for industrial purposes and how it can be recycled.


Learn more HERE about what's happening at IX Power Clean Water

Issues of the IX Power Foundation 

Read more about the issues that the IX Power Foundation concentrates on and some of the data behind them. 



Read more about the issue of Water, Women, and how the growing problem of having enough clean water affects women in particular HERE.



Winners of Colorado Women's Day's "Unsung Heroine" & "Shattered Glass" awards received artwork from Marlina Hullum 

To learn more about Marlina and see more of her artwork, click HERE.





Health & Wellness Resources


The IX Power Foundation is concerned with the health & wellness of people and the environment. 


Check our list of resources HERE.









Information about our last two COLORADO WOMEN'S DAY events:

Our Keynote Speaker for March 6, 2020 was:


Heidi Ganahl dealt with adversity early in her life when she lost her husband in a plane crash, but her entrepreneurial spirit helped her pick herself up and found Camp Bow Wow, a $100 million leader in the pet and franchise industry hitting the Inc 500/5000 list 5 years in a row. For this effort, she has received many accolades including Fortune Magazine’s Top 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs, and the 2016 Colorado Brave Leader Award.  Heidi is married to one of the top BBQ cooks in the country and has four children ranging in age from 7 to 24.


At our event on March 8, 2019 ....

Our Keynote Speaker was:  Colorado's Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera!


Colorado's Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera was the perfect keynote speaker for the 4th Annual Jeffco International Women's Day. In 2019 we are focused on women's health, and Ms. Primavera has comprehensive knowledge and personal experience in this area.


Dianne is a leading patient advocate who has spent three decades fighting for every Coloradan’s access to quality, affordable health care. She was great!


Why are the IX Power Foundation and IX Power Clean Water involved in 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 study in Tanzania showed a

12% increase in attendance when water could be found within 15 minutes of more remote



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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