2021 Summer Elevate Newsletter
In July CWHF Board of Directors met in person to develop our 2022/2023 Annual Strategic Plan - this was the first time many of the Board had met in person and it was an INSPRIRATIONAL day! We completed our session with a Meet and Greet event where many CWHF inductees met the Board and shared in our passion to create a financially sustainable organization that celebrates Colorado Women.
Women's Equity Breakfast
I was humbled and fortunate to attend the recent “Women’s Equality Day breakfast” hosted by our cultural partner, Center for Colorado Women’s History Museum, on August 26, commemorating the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the US the right to vote. Think of the suffragettes that believed in creating women’s quality 101 years ago. Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements of Colorado Women, and we solely exist to honor and celebrate the enduring contributions of Colorado Women – to do so we need your help. We are closing in on the deadline to submit nominations for the CWHF Class of 2022. Our future generations rely on us to tell their stories.

Here's to STRONG Women
May we KNOW them
May we BE them
May we RAISE them

Pictured L-R: Taylor Wicke, Doyle Group, Barb Beckner, CWHF Chair, Inductee Jill Tietjen, P.E., and author Barbara Bridges

Honoring our Own – Christie Doherty
On behalf of the current and past Board of Directors of Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, we applaud the invaluable contributions of Christie Doherty. Over the last 6 years, Christie’s leadership has elevated our focus to honor and share the impactful legacies of the 172 Inductees of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame throughout the state.

Today, we want to take a moment and recognize Christie for her time, talent and financial contributions to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

Warm Regards,
Barb Beckner, Chair
Nominate for the Class of 2022
Nominations Deadline has been extended to October 1st, 2021
Anyone can nominate. A mix of both contemporary and historical Inductees are selected. Refer to Inductee biographies on the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame website Inductees page  to fully understand the level of achievement the Hall is seeking.
The Hall selects new inductees every two years in the odd numbered years, to be inducted the following year of the even numbered years. The Hall depends on members of the public to nominate extraordinary women. Inductees are selected by an independent, diverse panel of community members drafted from across Colorado.
Save the Date
Share the Excitement!
Celebrate the 2020 Inductees In-Person!

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Seawell Ballroom

March 30, 2022,
5:30pm - 9pm

Located in the Helen Bonfils
Theater Complex 
1350 Arapahoe St. Denver, CO 80204
Stay Tuned
to our Author's Corner website page for the new date for our last virtual 2021 Author's Corner event "Protecting Women" with Sumiko Hennessy, PhD and Lenore Walker, PhD
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor
for the Entire Fireside Chat Series 2021
Colorado Women's Hall of Fame is privileged to have CableLabs as our Presenting Sponsor for our Fireside Chat Series.  CableLabs invents new ways to keep people connected by making broadband faster and more responsive, reliable and secure, cementing the cable network as the platform of choice for enjoying incredible experiences in entertainment and connectivity. On top of making all of our lives better through their mission, they also are active supporters of writing women into history with us.  
Inductees in the News

CWHF Inductee Penny Hamilton Book Named as Awards Finalist

National Indie Excellence Awards named the book as a finalist in the Adult Non-Fiction Inspiration category.
The book is available on these sites: www.amazon and www.walmart.com 

Visit www.PennyHamilton.com and www.cogreatwomen.org/project/penny-hamilton-phd/ to read more: Penny is one of the first women in Colorado history to be selected for the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, Colorado Women's Hall of Fame and soon Colorado Author's Hall of Fame on September 18, 2021 - See below for additional CWHF Inductees being honored as Authors. Additional books from Penny include: 101 Trailblazing Women of Air and Space: Aviators and Astronauts to be published fall 2021
H. Marie Wormington-Volk, CWHF Inductee is also being inducted into the Colorado Author's Hall of Fame - Legacy Author. The pioneering anthropologist battled sexism to rise to the top of her field, as well as publishing dozens of works that helped readers understand ancient indigenous people in what’s now Colorado.

Past Colorado Author's Hall of Fame Inductees have also included Madeleine Albright, PhD, Jill Tietjen, P.E. and Marilyn Van Derbur Atler.
Thank you Colorado Author's
Hall of Fame!

Colorado Author's Hall of Fame are pleased to announce 16 authors will be formally inducted into the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame® on September 18, 2021. (See links below.)

Authors’ Hall of Fame® strives to educate the people of Colorado and throughout the country about the stories of the authors who shaped their works using their personal presence and the environment of our State with courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion, and creativity. Inductees are authors who’ve made a major impact on others with their words. The Authors’ Hall of Fame® recognition endeavors to ensure their legacies never die.

This is the only Hall of Fame® for authors in the nation, and is the second one for Colorado. Please share and consider being a monetary or non-monetary sponsor. 

All Inductees and bios:
Come to our booth at Energy Day Colorado 

Saturday, September 25th from 11am-4pm at East High School in Denver! See how many of our amazing CWHF Inductees have made a difference to Colorado in their STEM careers. https://energydayfestival.org/colorado/
Netflix airs film about CWHF Hall Inductee Antonia Brico - Conductor
Brico was the first American accepted into the Berlin State Academy of Music Master School of Conducting, graduated in 1923, and became a noted interpreter of great symphonic and operatic music who appeared with prominent orchestras throughout the world. A concert pianist at 19, she opened the Denver-based Brico Music Studio in 1945, where she demonstrated a strict, systematic, and consistent teaching style that produced several successful musicians, including Judy Collins.
200th Anniversary of the "Santa Fe Trail"
“The Santa Fe Trail" artist Ron Kil
In observance of the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Santa Fe Trail, Symposium 2021 is being hosted by the Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association and Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site. CWHF Inductee Owl Woman was married to Colonel William Bent. Owl Woman endeavored to aid relations between the Native Americans and the white man throughout her life — because of these efforts, she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Join Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in celebrating this event. See Santa Fe Bicentennial Portrait Exhibit Information Below For more information, visit www.2021sfts.com
Portrait Displays:
September 2021 through February 2022

SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2021
Santa Fe Bicentennial Symposium in LaJunta.
3 Day event, with an exhibit about CWHF, featuring formal portrait and information about Hall Inductee Owl Woman.
Raffle opportunity with a Framed Portrait of her. Ticket prices TBD

NOVEMBER 4-15, 2021
Celebrating Veterans Day - Week Long Event

Colorado Association of School Boards

Portrait Exhibit: "Women We Love" Valentines Day
Know a location or organization that would like to partner with us and display our portraits? Send us an email: info@cogreatwomen.org
Welcome New Board Members
Trina Baldock

Mrs. Trina Baldock is currently the Director of Programs at Infinity Systems Engineering in Colorado Springs. She has been with Infinity for over 20 years. Prior to that, Trina served in the United States Air Force, supporting Space Operations and Training units, mainly focusing on the Global Positioning System (GPS). She has worked with GPS as it has gone from a Research and Development program, through Initial Operational Capability, to the worldwide utility it is today.

Trina received her Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy. She is excited to work on the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Board to help publicize the organization and involve more of the local community in its activities and events. Trina loves running and participating in local races for charity. She also enjoys supporting local artists and galleries in the Colorado Springs area.
Belinda B. Hooks

Belinda B. Hooks currently serves as the Market President for Mountain Plains MSDC headquartered in Centennial, Colorado.

Prior to her current role, Belinda was President and CEO of a successful promotional marketing and advertising company for 8 years. As a business owner, Belinda received multiple awards including Business Woman of the Year from the Colorado Black Women for Political Action, Advocate of the Year from Minority Enterprise and Educational Development and Supplier of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Supplier Development Council.

Belinda has also worked in management positions in both corporate and government entities. Belinda obtained her Bachelors of Science degree from Dana College and her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Brenda Lucero

Brenda Lucero is a proud Denverite with over 10 years of experience in finance and operations. Her passion for elevating and celebrating women, combined with her project management background, made Brenda a perfect fit for the CWHF selection committee in 2019. As a new board member and co-chair of the selection committee, she aims to help further the mission of the CWHF by facilitating a rigorous review and selection process, as well as continuing to promote diversity and inclusion. Brenda holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Regis University, a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and is currently pursuing a project management certification. In her free time, Brenda enjoys hiking, traveling, riding her Peloton bike, and listening to NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts.
Carolyn Paul

Carolyn Paul is an engaged community leader with an extensive career in financial services. Carolyn served as President of ANB Financial Services and as a board member of ANB Bank before retiring in 2020. With expertise in strategic planning, business restructuring, investment management, and banking she has also held leadership roles at Bank of the West, Wells Fargo, and Charles Schwab. Carolyn is committed to giving back to the community and has served on over 20 non-profit boards including Susan G. Komen, Community Food Share of Boulder and Broomfield County, Denver Community Health Services board, Colorado Thought Leaders Forum, and the Women’s Vision Foundation. Carolyn was appointed in 2020 by Governor Polis to the Colorado Secure Savings Program Board to help create a retirement savings vehicle for employees that do not have access to a private plan through their employers.
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