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Colorado’s Support Towards The Success Of Business Women

For many years, Colorado has put its best foot forward in providing a supportive and inspiring environment aimed at nurturing leadership and entrepreneurship.

It has a wealth of small business ideas for women in Denver; most of which have been tried and tested for many years. Business women in Colorado have made a name for themselves. 

In fact, Forbes has rated Colorado as one of the best places for women entrepreneurs to take business risks. One of the things that can be attributed to the success are the great resources available for business women.

These resources vary in structure, ownership, and purpose from privately funded ventures to donor-reliant non-profits.

Either way, the resources are put in place to mentor and develop women business owners through networking, personal and professional growth. In this article, we will look at some of these resources.

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For a long time, there was a scarcity of women leaders in the tech world. In an attempt to bridge the gap, Colorado’s business and education community formed organizations that would position Colorado as a flourishing center of leadership means for women.

Organizations such as the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) was established.

It is a not-for-profit community with the participation of more than 300 corporations, government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profits working in harmony to encourage women participation in computing and technology.

NCWIT assists in recruiting, retaining and advancing women through entrepreneurial and industry careers, by providing evidence and action.

It is a not-for-profit community with the participation of more than 300 corporations, government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profits working in harmony to encourage women participation in computing and technology.

NCWIT assists in recruiting, retaining and advancing women through entrepreneurial and industry careers, by providing evidence and action.

Unlike NCWIT that focuses on women in technology only, Merglane targets start-up companies run by women in any sector.

The objective of this program is to mentor, invest and accelerate the growth of start-up companies that are owned or led by at least one woman.

It is founded on the premise that female-led organizations realize higher returns and therefore it commits to identifying and funding women-led organizations that are outstanding in their performance.

Merglane offers women leadership camps and business accelerator programs through which women leaders are equipped with the necessary business skills and tools for successful business practice.

The Coterie is the first women’s coworking initiate to ever be set up in Denver. It’s ideal for every woman in a position of leadership whether you’re starting a new business, freelancing or working remotely.

This community gives all women in Denver flexible membership options that allow women to network, share, encourage and push each other towards success.

Coterie organizes workshops a couple of days every week on various topics. There is something useful for every woman on this platform.

Although She Says in an international organization offering mentorship to women in technology, digital media and business for absolutely free.

Their presence in Colorado is significant with a good number of small women business owners as well as women leaders taking part in their training and workshops every quarter.

The Chapter in Boulder has a high membership base of about 1,300 women and are still receiving more memberships.

Women Who Startup (WWS) was established to mentor and empower business women as well as women leaders in business with the necessary skills and tools that would lead to successful enterprises.

Other than workshops and one on one mentorship opportunities, the organization conducts annual events such as the Summit celebration, which brings local business women together for an interactive session of lessons learned as well as celebrating the accomplishment of notable business women in Denver.

It also creates a great opportunity for business women to network and become part of the movement.

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is another key resource for women in business.

It was established mainly to mentor women in business. It also conducts about 100 events every year all aimed at developing and empowering women.

This resource is ideal for all women whether you’re just starting up a business, or working in a position of power for an already established organization.

It also provides the guidance and support needed for one to achieve their professional markers.

The annual events further create a great opportunity for women to network, share experiences, encourage and challenge one another in leadership and business management.

There are other resources for women in Colorado that are somewhat informal focusing more on networking, outdoor meetups, and learning opportunities.

Tedx Mile High Women: It’s About Time is an event that celebrates the ingenuity, triumph, and achievement of the brightest women in Colorado.

During the event, select women share their journeys to success with an audience with the aim of encouraging, motivating and teaching valuable skills necessary for one to thrive not just in business but in other areas of life.

Although this resource does not target the business women specifically, a good number of keynote speakers in this event are successful business women with a wealth of experience, from whom others can learn.

Girl Develop It is a not for profit venture that has a chapter in Denver, Fort Collins, and Boulder. The organization gives women interested in learning software and web development opportunities to do so.

They put a lot of effort to bring together women in technology by providing a wide range of online resources and training modules for women who want to learn and understand the concepts of the web, fundamentals of programming and much more in technology-based teachings.

Last but not least there is the Bold Betties, a community-based organization in Denver which provides a platform for women interested in pursuing outdoor experiences. It organizes international and domestic travel occasions as well as the rental and sale of camping, climbing and hiking gear for the adventurous woman.

The business ventures in Bold Betties are owned and ran by women thus making them stand out as the only women-centered outdoor resource in Colorado.

It is evident that business women in Denver have many great resources that foster their success in business. Whether you’re a co-founder or manager of huge corporate or a small business owner, there are resources available to you to help you grow and develop business acumen needed for success.