Our Keynote Speaker for March 6, 2020
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.
After selling Camp Bow Wow a few years ago, Heidi dedicated herself to “giving back.” She was elected in a state-wide race to the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado and is on several other boards focusing on entrepreneurship and education. She also founded the Fight Back Foundation, an incubator built to support social entrepreneurs that want to tackle the most pressing societal issues confronting kids today, and just launched her new lifestyle brand for millennial and Gen Z women, the SheFactor.
Heidi is married to one of the top BBQ cooks in the country and has four children ranging in age from 7 to 24.
Heidi's "SheFactor" books will be available for purchase. Get her to sign yours!
Our Title Sponsor for March 6, 2020
Lutheran Medical Center has been our Title Sponsor for two years in a row! We appreciate the support of this institution which is very key to the health and welfare of our county!
To learn more about LMC, visit their website ...
Our City Sponsor for March 6, 2020
Our Corporate Sponsors for March 6, 2020
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.
There are organizations that are trying to help these women. Concern Worldwide is one. They have a program that builds wells and boreholes in remote areas. They also ship water to areas stricken by drought. There are also a number of organizations that focus on bringing water
closer to impoverished areas. Information about those can be found here: https://www.classy.org/blog/nonprofits-address-global-water-crisis/
A not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, the IX Power Foundation was founded in 2012 to advance innovative technologies and organizations focused on improving the planet.
The Foundation's leading concern is clean water - assisting the promotion of technologies that can turn water contaminated by industry and resource extraction methods and turning it into clean "found" water that can be utilized by people, livestock and agriculture.
John Grizz Deal, CEO of the IX Power Clean Water, was recently interviewed on the "POWER HOUR" about the opportunities for produced water from oil & gas operations, and about the history and future of Small Modular (nuclear power) Reactors (SMRs).
Before taking the helm at IX Power Clean Water, Grizz was the CEO at Hyperion Power Generation, the first SMR company to present a new reactor design before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the 21st century.
To hear the broadcast, click HERE.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available this summer for small communities, ranches, and farms that have a problem with arsenic in their local drinking water via wells from contaminated groundwater.
The IX Power Foundation is offering assistance with the purchase of the IX Water Blü arsenic removal system. For more information, call 303-277-9520.
Check the map above to see if your area has a problem. Note that the states in the U.S. with substantial problems include: New Mexico, Texas, Wisconsin, parts of California, Alaska and more.
For information about these and additional subsidies that are available, Click Here.
The Foundation's work on water issues is augmented by a variety of interests and activities on a local, regional, and global scale.
All of our activities can be categorized into three main areas: