Programs at The Commons

Women on the Rise

Empowering and guiding female entrepreneurs through the city of Denver with programming, resources, and connections.

What to Expect

Year-round opportunities for entrepreneurial women to find resources, networks, and inspiration for the journey.

Upcoming Spotlight Events
Thu Mar 19 • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Women's Entrepreneur Expo Mastermind

Learn about Women on the Rise while connecting with a dynamic network of support and resources available to women entrepreneurs in Denver!

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I'm Discovering
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Apr 15 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Speed Date with Pros!

Gain targeted and professional insight on all the things it takes to run a business in a fun speed networking format! Fast insights and connections for busy entrepreneurs.

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I'm Discovering
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed May 20 • 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Seedlings Celebration

Celebrate blossoming entrepreneurial intentions over an inspirational morning of networking and goal setting. 

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I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding
Wed Jun 17 • 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Women on the Rise Spotlight: Liz Georgie, Co-founder & CEO at Soona

Spotlight with the Liz Georgie, Emmy award winner and Founder and CEO of one of the world’s first internet video production companies, Mighteor, and Co-Founder and CEO of same-day photo and video studio, Soona.

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Recommended for:

I'm Discovering
I Have an Idea
I Own a Startup
I'm Expanding

Past Speakers

The Women on the Rise Spotlight Series features the stories of entrepreneurial women in leadership and business.

Resource Guide

Discover resources to help you start and grow your business. This resource guide was compiled from largest gathering in Denver to connect with local organizations dedicated to supporting emerging female entrepreneurs and business owners.

MEET WOMEN ON THE RISE

Tesa Johnson Ferrell Jones | Founder of Akasha Be Well

After a career in military service, Tesa Johnson Ferrell Jones founded Akasha Be Well Skincare to create highly effective natural products to nourish the skin and body.

MEET WOMEN ON THE RISE

Teresa Densmore | Director of Art Restart

Teresa Densmore is a social entrepreneur leading Art Restart, a social enterprise of The Gathering Place that provides women experiencing homelessness with opportunities to sell reproductions of their original art.

MEET WOMEN ON THE RISE

Cat Jaffee | Founder of House of Pod

After a career in military service, Tesa Johnson Ferrell Jones founded Akasha Be Well Skincare to create highly effective natural products to nourish the skin and body.

Women’s ENTREPRENEURSHIP Council

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Council is an affiliate council of the Downtown Denver Partnership that supports the Commons on Champa. Our goal is for Denver to become the best place in the country for women to start businesses.

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Council Director

Kalen Acquisto, Commons on Champa Manager

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Council Member

Brooke Smith, Founder, Brelis Consulting
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Kelly Stevens, Executive Director, Colorado Technology Foundation
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Council Chair

Traci Lounsbury, Principal & Owner, Workplace ELEMENTS
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Council Member

Kathy Holmes, President, Holmes Consulting Group
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Dianna Martinez, Small Business Performance Consultant, BOK Financial
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Council Member

Debbi Warden, CPA, RubinBrown
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Council Member

Beth Gruitch, Owner, Crafted Concepts
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Council Member

Kate Barton, VP of Executive Office & Special Projects, Downtown Denver Partnership
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Council Member

Patsy Landaveri, VP Community Affairs, Noble Energy

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Get Involved in Women on the Rise

Volunteer/Mentor

Become a volunteer or mentor with Women on the Rise.

Council Member

Request information about joining the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Women’s Council.

Speaker

Apply to join our roster of Spotlight speakers who share their entrepreneurial stories.

Sponsor

Learn about how you can invest with us in empowering entrepreneurial women.

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1245 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80204
720-484-5400
info@thecommons.co

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