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Caring for Colorado's Care Workers

With Special Guest Ai-jen Poo, president of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, TIME 100 Most Influential People honoree, and MacArthur Genius Award recipient

Monday, November 14, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Care work is the work that is done before any other work can be done. The economy doesn't grow or work without care, including for the work force entrusted with the people who matter most in our lives. Join WFCO for a virtual Chat4Change as we host renowned author and organizer Ai-jen Poo to hear what's happening nationally for care workers.

Local leaders, including Bell Policy Center, Colorado Care Workers Unite and the Senior Hub, will share what's on the horizon in policy and technology for increasing investments in these essential workers who hold up our economy. 


Past events

Where Do We Go From Here? Using Your Time, Talent, Treasure & Testimony to Protect and Expand Abortion Care in Colorado

July 19, 2022 | Virtual |   Watch The Recording

In 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade, in which women across the country had been protected in their decision to continue or end a pregnancy. Supporting the work of reproductive justice leaders in Colorado is more important than ever as they fight to protect and expand access to abortion care. WFCO, in partnership with ReproCollab, hosted leaders from Cobalt and COLOR to help our community learn what the ruling means for women in Colorado and beyond, how our state is expanding services to accommodate women seeking abortion care in Colorado, and how to support the reproductive justice movement with your resources now.

The Great Resignation: Why Work Isn’t Working for Women

November 30, 2021 | Virtual |   Watch The Recording

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel held a chat with Katica Roy, gender economist, CEO and founder of Denver-based Pipeline, about the future of women’s participation in the workforce and what is truly needed for a full Shecovery for women of every background and identity.

Calling All White Women

August 5, 2021 | Virtual

In a fresh, welcoming, and conversational virtual session, Simone Ross and Virginia Santy gave community members the tools to approach difficult conversations about race with courage, acknowledge oppressive structures, and understand power and privilege. Strong alliances require action, and this Chat4Change was geared toward helping white women become action-oriented allies to women of color. 

The Resounding Impacts of Domestic Violence

October 22, 2020 | Virtual |   Watch The Recording

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and things have changes in 2020. On October 22, more than 60 people joined our latest Chat4Change, focusing on the resounding impacts of domestic violence. Experts from across the state participated in a virtual panel discussion led by WFCO Trustee Danielle Shoots. Panelists included Jenny Abbott, Advocates of Lake County; Angela Cesena, Latina SafeHouse; Ashlee Lewis, The Initiative; Amy Miller, Violence Free Colorado. Read our blog post with current resources.  

Women, Aging, and Economic Security

June 24, 2020 | Virtual 

Over the next decade, our state’s demography office predicts the number of Coloradans aged 65 and older will grow by more than 35 percent. WFCO brought together an esteemed panel of experts to discuss what Colorado needs to do to create opportunity through policy and programs for older adults to not merely survive, but to thrive. We addressed age friendly workplaces, eliminating ageism, how Black and Latino communities are impacted, and aging policies. Panelists included Janine Vanderburg, Changing the Narrative; Andrea Kuwik, Bell Policy Center; John Reid, Center for African American Health; Mike Cortes, Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy, and Research Organization. Read our resources list and blog post. 

Centering Women in Colorado's Road to Recovery with Katica Roy

May 21, 2020 | Virtual

This illuminating conversation with Katica Roy, gender economist, CEO and founder of Denver-based Pipeline, and PEP member, focused on how best to position women in Colorado's COVID-19 recovery efforts. 

The Economic Status of Refugee & Immigrant Women in Colorado

February 5, 2020 | Posner Center for International Development |   Watch The Recording- Pt I. | Pt. II

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado's first Chat4Change focused on the economic status of refugee and immigrant women in Colorado. Colorado has a growing community of immigrants – making up nearly 10 percent of all residents – who face unique challenges in reaching economic security. Panelists included Susana Guardado, executive director, OneMorgan; Ndeye Ndao, asylee outreach coordinator, International Rescue Committee; Zahraa Otaifah, Colorado Refugee Speaker’s Bureau; and Kit Taintor, Senior Advisor to the Governor for New American Integration. Read the event recap on our blog



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