Annual Luncheon


Only Good Happens When Women Have More Money    

We're deeply grateful for the support at our 2023 Annual Luncheon, where nearly 1,800 individuals attended and over 100 businesses and individuals sponsored the event to benefit Colorado women and their families.

Your investments are essential to protect women's rights and improve their lives. We hope you enjoyed the program, including the "Talk Between Titans" with special guest Sallie Krawcheck and WFCO Trustee Danielle Shoots, echoing the message that "Nothing bad happens when women have more money."

Thank you for your commitment to a brighter future for women and girls of all backgrounds and identities.

See The Photos from Our 2023 Annual Luncheon!

2023 Annual Luncheon


Thank You To Our 2023 Annual Luncheon Co-Chairs

 Vera Divenyi headshot: Woman with long, straight brown hair and black blouse  Ankita Jhaveri headshot: woman with dark brown hair and blue t-shirt

 Vera J. Divenyi

Vera Divenyi is a Director and Private Wealth Advisor with BMO Private Bank.

Vera serves as a lead advisor and relationship manager to high-net-worth individuals, families and organizations, including closely-held and family-owned businesses. Vera works closely with clients to gain a complete understanding of their lifestyle, career, philanthropic and wealth planning goals. Once she has a holistic understanding of her clients’ objectives, she engages a Client Strategy Team to create a unique and constantly evolving financial plan and strategy to help meet these goals. Vera joined the organization in 2022 and has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry.  

Prior to joining BMO, Vera spent 14 years in tax working in public accounting domestically and internationally, including a year at the UN in Switzerland. Vera earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound, and a JD from the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, holds a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ designation and is an active member of the California State Bar.

Vera stays active in her community and is currently serving as the Co-head of the Development Committee for The Women's Foundation of Colorado and is on the Professional Advisors Committee for The Denver Foundation. She also sits on the Development Committee for The Colorado Symphony Orchestra.  

Vera and her husband make their home in Denver. In her spare time, Vera enjoys tennis, cycling, skiing, traveling, cooking and gardening.


 Ankita Jhaveri

Ankita is a mom, wife, aunty, and sister; a peer, friend, leader, learner, neighbor, and everything in between; an aspiring writer; a yoga enthusiast; a reluctant runner. She is inspired by all that people carry as they navigate the world. Her two daughters are her greatest accomplishment and greatest love; they remind her to never stop fighting for what is right. Born and raised in India, Ankita is the younger daughter of immigrant parents. She was taught to thrive across boundaries of age, gender, language, race, socioeconomic status, and culture among others.

After working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for 12 years to improve impact, efficiency, and outcomes, Ankita recently launched RE.Envision Consulting, founded on the belief that communities of color need to reclaim their power, elevate their voices, and RE.Envision their futures. RE.Envision partners with nonprofits, foundations, and other purpose-driven entities to improve lives of those most underserved and overlooked through relationships, collaboration, and partnerships. By situating her work within the larger context, paradigms, and verbal and nonverbal social agreements, her work strives to shift, interrupt, and create new patterns, mindsets, and systems.

Before Launching RE.Envision Consulting, Ankita was an Associate Director with the Margulf Foundation, which focuses its grantmaking on innovation and talent in education. Prior to Margulf Foundation, Ankita was a consultant with JFF, working with leaders to develop and implement equitable and inclusive career pathways to improve opportunities for economic growth and upward social mobility for families and communities. Earlier in her career, Ankita worked with AchieveMission, a nonprofit consulting firm dedicated to building the capacity of social sector organizations through equitable and inclusive leadership development and talent management practices.

Ankita received her BA from Boston University and her MPP from University College London.




Thank You to Our 2023 Annual Luncheon Honorary Chairs

Kate Bailey

Patricia Barela Rivera

Helen Drexler

Stephanie Gripne

Helen Hayes

Deborah Quintana & Maritza Job

Mike Roberts

Danielle Shoots

George Sparks


Thank You to Our Generous 2023 Annual Luncheon Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

  Xcel Energy  

Gold Sponsors

2023 CBS Colorado logo Chevron logo 2023 GoldBug logo

Silver Sponsors

Antero Resources logo Cobank Comcast
Google logo IMA | Syntrinsic logo Mary & George Sissel logo
The Renee Crown Wellness Institute logo Rose Andom of the Rose Andom Center color logo The Ubuntu Foundation logo

Bronze Sponsors


Arlene & Barry Hirschfeld

The Colorado Health Foundation Colorado Housing & Finance Authority logo
Delta Dental Gates Corp MarkWest Energy logo
Betsy Wagner, Stage 5 Industries logo University World Wide Money Exchange logo

Friend Sponsors

BOK Financial
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
Burn Bright Coaching & Consulting
Butler Snow LLP
Chambers Initiative
Charles Schwab
Colorado Access
CSG International
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
First Nations Development Institute
Friedman Family Fund
Helen Gair
Jim Kelley & Amie Knox
Ken & Rebecca Gart
LaRae Orullian
Liberty Global
McGeady Becher P.C.
Molson Coors
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

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