The IX Power Foundation is supported by IX Power Clean Water
The IX Power Foundation is supported by IX Power Clean Water

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For 2021, Jeffco International Women's Day will be May 7

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

 

More info on the 2021 event will be posted soon!

IX Power Foundation distributes FREE Covid-protection Face Shield

Learn more about how to get a supply of this high-quality, clear protective gear provided by Table Mountain Innovation Incorporated based in Golden, CO.

 

Click 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 and Resources of the IX Power Foundation 

Read more about the issues that the IX Power Foundation concentrates on and some of the data behind them. We also have resources you might find helpful.

 

 

 

 

View our video greeting for Women's Equality Day HERE.

 

 

International Women's Day 2021 on May 7

 

Celebrating our event's 6th Year & the 101st  Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote!

Information about our last two events:

Our Title Sponsor in 2020 was: 

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. 

 

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!

 

Heidi is also featured in the Winter 2019-2020 issue of Where Women Work.  

Our City Sponsor for March 6, 2020 was ...

The City of Golden will again be our City Sponsor in 2020. Golden has been a steadfast supporter since the event's inception 5 years ago!

To learn more about Golden, visit the City's  website ... or go to  Visit Golden.

 

 

Our Corporate Sponsors for March 6, 2020

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

villages.

 

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/

 

 

 

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