Join us at our next chat4change

November 30, 2021 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 

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

Women are leaving the workforce in greater percentages than men, putting workplaces on notice that work isn’t working for them. Can The Great Resignation lead to a Great Reset, in which gender and racial equity drive company cultures? The Women’s Foundation of Colorado President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel will chat with Katica Roy, gender economist, CEO and founder of Denver-based Pipeline, about the future of women’s participation in the workforce. What is truly needed for a full Shecovery?  


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Katica Roy headshot

and Lauren Y. Casteel

Lauren Y. Casteel headshot

Past events

Calling All White Women

August 5, 2021

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

Thursday, October 22 | Virtual

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

Wednesday, June 24 | 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

Thursday, May 21 | 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

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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