WorldDenver's International Women's Day 2020

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Event Day Details:

March 6, 2020 at the Denver Performing Arts Center

Morning Panel: Gender Equity in International Sports - 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Exhibition & Networking - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Bonfils Theater Lobby

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. @ Seawell Ballroom

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Thank you to our 2019 sponsors, including: 


Cardan Capital Partners
The DaVita Village
Denver Office of Economic Development
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Four Winds Interactive
Lockheed Martin
Raymond James
Whiting Petroleum

Aerospace Corporation
CIBC Private Wealth Management
Denver International Airport
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Geotech Environment Equipment
Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe PC
JE Dunn Construction
Johns Manville
Leprino Foods
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Community College of Denver
Delta Dental of Colorado
Kent Denver School
Matrix Financial Solutions, a Broadridge Company
Merrick & Company
Saint Mary's Academy

Thank you to our Media Sponsors: 9News, CBS4 and KOSI 101

What is the International Women's Day?

Each year on March 8th, countries around the world lift up the achievements of women leaders in their societies to recognize and celebrate the leadership role that women play in business, academia, government, community-building, and families. Started by women in Europe just after the turn of the 20th Century, International Women’s Day had its roots in the labor movement and quickly embraced universal suffrage as well.  Modern celebrations of International Women’s Day are as varied as the cultures of the world; in many countries, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.    

For Frequently Asked Questions about International Women's Day, click here!

Previous Themes and Honorees

WorldDenver recognizes women who have done remarkable work across nations, and each year, we select one or more women to honor at our annual celebration. 


2019: Women in Tech

Keynote: Adriana Gasciogne
Founder, CEO of Girls In Tech

Honorees: Jill Tietjen
STEM Champion, Women's Advocate, Author and Speaker

2018: Women in Space

Keynote: Dr. Mae Jemison
Astronaut, Scientist, Doctor

Honorees: Cynda Collins Arsenault, 2018 Pathfinder Award Winner
Co-founder, Board Chair and President of Secure World Foundation

Dr. Mae Jemison, 2018 Trailblazer Award Winner
Astronaut, Scientist, Doctor

2017: Women in Global Health

Keynote: Sheryl WuDunn
Pulitzer Prize Winner 

Honorees: Dr. Neena Jain
Founder, emBOLDen Alliances 

Ann Moore
Inventor, The Snugli Baby Carrier 

2016: Women in Entrepreneurship

Keynote: Nancy Phillips
President, CEO, and co-founder of ViaWest Inc.

Honoree: Patricia Foley Hinnen
Founder & CEO, Capital Sisters International

2015: Women Leading Change Around the World

Keynote: Lieutenant General Michelle D. Johnson
Superintendent, US Air Force Academy

Honoree: Terry Odendahl
CEO, GlobalGreengrants Fund

2014: Promoting Global Women's Issues

Keynote: Jacqueline Hinman
President & CEO, CH2M Hill

2013: International Women'sDay Luncheon

Keynote: Deedee Corradini
President, International Women's Forum