Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

Meet our people

Our board of trustees and staff is a diverse group of individuals committed to achieving gender equity. We each leverage our strengths, talents, networks, and resources to further the mission of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. We diligently use the power of our community, philanthropy, and impact to create a future where women and girls of every background and identity can prosper.


President & CEO - Lauren Y. Casteel (she/her)

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About Lauren:

Lauren Y. Casteel is the first person in Colorado to lead three foundations and possesses nearly 30 years of philanthropic leadership as well as a career-long dedication to inclusiveness. Lauren is an experienced and recognized advocate for women, children, youth, and families in Colorado.

Throughout her career, Lauren has earned numerous accolades. Most recently, she received the 2023 Athena Leadership Award from the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce; the Anti Defamation League Mountain States Region's 2018 Civil Rights Award; the 2016 Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award, presented annually by Denver’s Mayor to a member of the community; and one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in 2015 by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

Meet Our FY 2024-2025 Board of Trustees


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Chair of the Board - Tania Zeigler

Tania is a certified executive coach with 20 years of experience in diverse leadership roles within the healthcare, government and insurance industries and in non-profit leadership. She spent many of those years working to make care more affordable, equitable and compassionate for patients and their families. Serving as a leader afforded her the profound privilege of developing leaders and teams. Tania's greatest achievement is that she helped her employees and colleagues find joy, balance and new possibilities for their career and their lives.

Named a Denver Business Journal 40-under-40 Outstanding Leader, Tania is a graduate of the Leadership Coaching program at the Georgetown Institute for Transformational Leadership, a Co-active certified coach, and certified as a Leadership Circle Profile practitioner and in the EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence 360 instrument. She has a particular passion for catalyzing brilliance within every leader, through deep listening, cultural curiosity and awareness, and exploring values, identity, purpose and deeply held desires for personal growth.

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Tania's passion for leadership is matched by her commitment to strengthening our community. As Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Women's Foundation of Colorado, she works with leaders around the state to advance economic equity for Colorado women and families. She is also co-chair of the Campus Improvements Campaign for Bluff Lake Nature Center.

When Tania's not coaching, she passes the time ogling recipes in the New York Times cooking app, playing tennis, running, nurturing close friendships, and when there isn't a global pandemic, traveling as much as possible. She lives in Denver with her husband and two sons.


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