Women-owned businesses represent one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the national economy. Since 2008, women-owned businesses in Jefferson County have more than doubled, bringing the total number of businesses owned by women to more than 4,000.
Celebrate Women of Jefferson County is an annual event that recognizes the achievements of women who are established leaders in the community. Last year’s event attracted more than 300 people and an anticipated 400 people will turnout for this year’s ceremony scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at the Marriott Denver West Hotel. Tickets for Celebrate Women of Jefferson County are $45 per person or $600 for an eight-person corporate table sponsorship and can be purchased by registering online for the event.
Women have come a long way since the days when suffrage was only granted to men. Now, women hold positions of influence in politics, business and their community. In its 12th year, Celebrate Women of Jefferson County will honor 12 women whose drive, perseverance and accomplishments have far exceeded the status quo.
“This event is Jefferson County’s way of acknowledging the exceptional leadership demonstrated by local women,” said Brian Willms, West Chamber president. “Some of the nominees own businesses, some work with nonprofits, but all of them deserve to be recognized.”
The 2013 honorees are:
- Barbara Brohl – Colorado Department of Revenue
- Michelle Claymore – Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
- Ann Demers – Former Jeffco Schools Special Needs Teacher & Psychologist
- Maro Dimmer – Rheinlander Bakery
- Loretta DiTirro – Re/MAX Professionals
- Sonya Estes – Runners Roost-Lakewood
- Colleen Jorgensen – Red Rocks Community College
- Page Lambert – Award Winning Author
- Chief Patsy Mundell – Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
- Carol Salzmann – Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
- Barbara Scripps – Scripps, Taylor & Associates, PC
- Mag Strittmatter – The Action Center
“We can all be proud of the many contributions these women make in our communities every day,” said Nancy Crego, event chairperson. “The value they bring is priceless.”
More than 10 million firms in the U.S. are owned by women, employing 13 million people and generating $1.9 trillion in sales as of 2008, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners.
For more information about “Celebrate Women” or to register, go to www.westchamber.org.
To learn more about this year’s honorees, please click HERE.
To see a list of past honorees, please click HERE.