The 2022 Colorado Women's Day Conference

was Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 9, 10 and 11, 2022

Courtney Knapp, Co-Owner CoCreative Coaching LLC


Courtney was our Keynote Speaker during the awards presentation on Friday, March 11.


Courtney’s coaching focuses on presentation delivery and message development. She coaches clients to clarify their main objective, hone their message, and align the elements of their presentation to achieve their goal. By coaching clients toward empathy of an audience’s point of view, clients learn to connect with and inspire their audience. Courtney embodies a strength-based coaching philosophy encouraging clients to bring their uniqueness to their presentations.

Working with political leaders, candidates, and business executives, Courtney coaches her clients to be authentic, identify their values and vision, and inspire their audience to action. As a yoga teacher and practitioner, she understands the tools to achieve Presence; to regulate self to impact an audience. Whether preparing media interviews, presentations, or panel discussions, Courtney empowers speakers to harness their physical and spatial presence along with their message, command the room and ultimately connect with their listeners.

Top Awardees in 2022



The women who took the top spots in their categories at the 2022 Colorado Women's Day Awards include:



Andria Schmid, P.E.

Shattered Glass Award


Dr. Sarah Werner

Unsung Heroine Award


Diana Rogozyan

Outstanding Young Woman in STEM — High School


Anika Garigen

Outstanding Young Woman in STEM — Junior High School


Taryn Tucker

Outstanding Young Woman in STEM — University


Addrienne Amato & Kelly Cope Russack

Women’s Caucus for Art

“Wonderful Woman in the Arts” Award


Fatou Doumbia

Women in Sustainability’s

“Woman Who C.A.R.E.’s” Award


Virginia Chau

Good Business Colorado’s

Outstanding Woman in Business Award


Svitlana Pylypenko

NREL Foundation

“Outstanding Woman in STEM” Award


Emma Seneshen

Leap Award


CJ Brafford

Spirit Award


Heather Cumming

LOVE Award

Events & Workshops at

Colorado Women's Day 2022


Wednesday, March 9 at the Golden History Museum

Event # 5

9:30 am - Noon

Become a Famous Artist:  Ready, Set, Go!

with Art coach Kathy Beekman


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 

8:30 am - 2 pm

Event # 4:  The MAIN Event

  • 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 event is also now collaborating  wth sponsors and vendors for the entire event,  the Marketplace, and filling in the final speakers.  For more information, call the IX Power Foundation office at: 303-277-9520, ext. 310.

SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center and the Bank of Colorado

are proud sponsors of the Colorado Women's Day conference in 2022.

Proceeds from the 2022 Colorado Womens Day conference will go to water and infrastructure projects at Native American reservations and other in-need locales abroad that are sponsored by WASH District5450 of Rotary International.

The Marriott Denver West, where most activities will be held, is a corporate sponsor of the March 9-11, 2022 event.

Contact Information:

IX Power Foundation

Deborah Deal Blackwell, APR

CEO & Executive Director

17301 West Colfax Ave. # 110

Golden, CO 80401

Phone:  303-277-9520, ext. 310


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