2022 Annual Luncheon



Already Purchased Your Ticket? Here's What You Need to Know!    

Information for in-person attendees: 

Check-in at the Colorado Convention Center will begin at 11:00am and doors open at 11:15. The program begins at 11:30 in the Mile High Ballroom. 


The Colorado Convention Center
700th St. Denver, CO

Enter at the Big Blue Bear on Fourteenth Street and proceed straight ahead to the Mile High Ballroom. There will be several signs directing you to the ballroom. 

An unattended coat check will be available in the reception area.

Getting to the Luncheon:

If you are comfortable, consider alternative transportation in order to avoid traffic (and parking fees!). Denver's RTD system offers bus as well as rail transportation.

Parking is available in the Colorado Convention Center's parking garage and there are several surface lots within walking distance. You can also use an app like Spot Hero to find and book parking.

Lactation Room:

The mama'hood, a Denver-based company that builds community for new moms and families that addresses all of their pre- and post-natal needs, will generously provide a lactation room for the event. More information will be available at the registration tables.

Accessibility & Dietary Restrictions:

The Women's Foundation of Colorado is committed to accessibility and inclusion for all people.

Please note that our meal is served family style, with options that allow it to be vegetarian, gluten-, or vegan-friendly.

ASL interpretive services will be provided for guests with translation needs. Please notify us in advance if you would like to take advantage of these services.

There will be a mobile cart at the front of the convention center to transport you to The Mile High Ballroom should you need. Elevators are located straight back towards the ballroom, continue past the escalators and the elevator is located on the back wall to the right hand side.

If you have any additional dietary restrictions, need accommodations, or have any other questions, please contact Kaylyn Fern at kaylynf@wfco.org.




Meet Special Guest Sallie Krawcheck

Our families, workplaces, communities, and economy are stronger when we invest in women.

That’s why The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is thrilled to announce Sallie Krawcheck as our 2023 Annual Luncheon Special Guest. As the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a wealthtech company built by women, for women, Sallie Krawcheck’s professional mission is to get more money into the hands of women and close the gender wealth gap. She has famously said, “Nothing bad happens when women have more money.”

A Wall Street trailblazer and widely recognized as one of the most influential women in business, Sallie was CEO of Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and US Trust. She was also CFO for Citigroup.

Fortune named her “The Last Honest Analyst” and Barron’s deemed her among the “Most Influential People in ESG Investing.”

She passionately speaks about the power of diversity, the myths of meritocracy, and the gender investing gap.



On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! Save Your Seat Today! 

We're going for gold for Colorado women and their families at our 2022 Annual Luncheon and we want you with us! We're excited to announce that individual tickets and tables are now available.

Together, let’s catalyze a community that is FASTER, STRONGER, GREATER for all Colorado women. Save your seat for our luncheon today. We can't wait to see you there! 

Special Thank You!

Thank you to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum for allowing us to film in their space and making Lauren’s race to the finish line possible!



Meet Our 2022 Annual Luncheon Co-Chairs

 Elizabeth Dahill headshot  Luella Chavez D’Angelo headshot

 Elizabeth Dahill

Elizabeth has been a member of The Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon committee for five years. She rallies and is committed to the mission and vision of WFCO. She secures extraordinary sponsors year after year for the Annual Luncheon. Recognizing the value of women empowering women through kindness, support, and encouragement, Elizabeth is a passionate and outspoken advocate of the organization.

In 2013, Elizabeth’s entrepreneurial spirit helped her establish a recruiting company in an industry historically male dominated. Her company, The Dahill Group, strives to provide equal employment opportunities through pay and equality for women. She provides expertise and guidance to her candidates and colleagues. She works with individuals entering the workforce as well as senior managers and executives. Elizabeth is a member of many industry associations including Women in Oil and Gas. She also participates in various industry events and speaking engagements.

Born and raised in the oil and gas industry in Wyoming, Elizabeth gained valuable background and expertise for her business. Family is the center point of her life. As one of seven children, Elizabeth can always rely on her siblings' expertise and insight. Her family has grown to include 15 nieces and nephews and 9 grand nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth enjoys traveling and is always searching for the perfect white sand beach and the right size ocean waves.


 Luella Chavez D'Angelo

Luella Chavez D’Angelo is a driven leader who tackles challenges with focus, innovation, and integrity. Serving as a change agent, she leads strategic marketing, communications, business development, and corporate social responsibility to improve organizational narratives, customer loyalty, and reputations. Luella’s talents in partnering with key stakeholders result in impactful outcomes for growth and success for all involved. Instilling a culture of belonging, Luella is passionate about setting an inclusive approach to overcoming biases and infusing equitable approaches wherever she can. Luella’s leadership has positively impacted the Colorado Inclusive Economy (CIE), United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), University of Colorado (CU), and Western Union (WU). Luella has coupled ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity), and strategic communications throughout her career delivering positive results while monitoring metrics that fuel initiatives and bottom-line and brand growth.

In her most recent position as Chief Executive Officer at Colorado Inclusive Economy (CIE), she is leading a state-wide initiative in partnership with 150+ CEOs and organizations to propel diverse workforce opportunities and support Colorado’s economy to work for all. Previously Luella served as Chief Global Communications Officer at Western Union where she guided 40+ staff focused on corporate marketing, communications, CSR, and CEO branding initiatives. 

Luella also has a passion for coaching executives who are in career transitions and serves as a senior advisor at Lee Hecht Harrison. She has served on 11 boards of directors in volunteer, chair, and appointed roles. Luella has been honored with career awards and distinctions, such as the prestigious Del Hock Award for Community Service from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. 




2022 Annual Luncheon Honorary Chairs

Michelle Campbell  

Carly Hare

Eunice Kim

Colleen & Paul LaFontaine  

Trish Orman and Jayne Mitchell

Elaine Torres

Betsy Wagner

Hon. Elbra Wedgeworth


Thank You to Our Generous 2022 Annual Luncheon Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Xcel Energy

Gold Sponsors

CBS4 Chevron logo Cobank
GoldBug logo Betsy Wagner, Stage 5 Industries logo black text: Judi Wagner

Silver Sponsors

Antero Resources logo Comcast MarkWest Energy logo
The Renee Crown Wellness Institute logo Rose Andom of the Rose Andom Center color logo Sheila Ohlsson Walker

Bronze Sponsors

Arlene & Barry Hirschfeld
BOK Financial logo Chambers Initiative logo
The Colorado Health Foundation Gracie Gallego & John R. Schultz, MD Green Spaces logo
UCHealth University VF logo

Friend Sponsors

Arrow Electronics
Burn Bright Coaching & Consulting
Canvas Credit Union
Charles Schwab
Colorado Housing & Finance Authority
Craig Hospital
CSG International
Delta Dental of Colorado
Diverse Talent
Alison Friedman Phillips & Ashley Friedman Bernstein
Ken & Rebecca Gart
Gates Corporation
GoJo Auto
Groves Law, LLC.
IMA Financial Group
Eunice H. Kim | BNY Mellon
Colleen and Paul LaFontaine
The Madison Group
McGeady Becher P.C
Ogletree Deakins
Christina Ortiz & Adrienne Mansanares
RevGen Partners
Suncor Energy
Swire Coca-Cola
Syntrinsic Investment Council
Tallgrass Energy Partners

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