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*In our response to COVID-19 all community gatherings and events hosted by WFCO through May 8, including our next Chat4Change scheduled on April 27, will be rescheduled for a later date, if possible.*

Upcoming Chat4Change

Women, Aging, and Economic Security - *POSTPONED (please check back here for the reschduled date and time.*

Monday, April 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | mindSpark Learning - 455 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226

According to the National Council on Aging, more than half of women aged 60+ are worried about outliving their savings. Two major reasons for American women’s retirement insecurity are the gender pay gap, making it harder to save for retirement, and caregiving expenses that cut into retirement savings. Join WFCO for a discussion with a panel of experts who will provide insight into this economic trend and the programs and proposed policies in Colorado to help older women not just survive, but thrive, economically.


  • Mike Cortes, executive director, Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy, and Research Organization (CLLARO)
  • Andrea Kuwik, policy analyst, Bell Policy Center
  • John Reid, director of development, The Center for African American Health
  • Janine Vanderburg, director and chief catalyst, Changing the Narrative in Colorado 

As a community foundation, we believe that our community comes first. The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is moving forward with most scheduled meetings and community events. At the same time, we are following and adhering to recommendations related to COVID-19 from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the University of Denver community, where our office is located. We will continuously evaluate the status of our gatherings and communicate any changes. We encourage our partners, grantees, supporters, and staff members to decide if attending any event or meeting is best for you and your family. You can refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of your potential exposure and your risk of exposure to others.

We will act with stewardship and accountability to all members of our community as the COVID-19 situation evolves. In the meantime, we are joining conversations with other philanthropic partners about community needs.

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April 27, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Women, Aging, and Economic Security

Past events

The Economic Status of Refugee & Immigrant Women in Colorado

Wednesday, February 5 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Posner Center for International Development

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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