WorldDenver's International Women's Day 2020, Presented by:

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FREE Morning Panel!

WorldDenver's International Women's Day Morning Panel is a highlight of the IWD celebration. 2020's theme of Women in Sports will be explored by contestants in the Big Pitch competition, and distinguished speakers will discuss issues of gender equity in their international experiences as athletes, business owners, and government officials.  


Angie Paccione, PhD
Executive Director - Colorado Department of Higher Education


Lucy Diaz
CEO, RPM Events Group
Producers of Colorado Classic First Professional Women's-Only Bike Race

Julia Clukey
Olympian in Luge
Manager of Athlete Outreach and Engagement, US Olympic and Paralympic Committee

Jamie Burke
Most Capped Women's Rugby Player
Glendale Merlins Rugby Assistant Coach

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

The Big Pitch Returns!


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Join us at the Colorado Avalanche game on March 4th to support International Women's Day! Click
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Thank you to our 2020 sponsors, including: 



Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe PC
Cardan Capital Partners
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Crestone Peak Resources
Raymond James
City of Glendale
The DaVita Village
Dorsey & Whitney

Consul General of Canada in Denver
PIVOT Foundation Denver
Xcel Energy
Leprino Foods
Metropolitan State University
Community First Foundation
US Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Johns Manville
Denver International Airport
El Pomar Foundation
Liberty Global
University of Colorado Foundation
US Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Waypoint Collective

Delta Dental of Colorado
Debbie Ford
Morey Middle School
Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer
Susan Powers
Kent Denver School
Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship
East West Urban Management
Hannah & John Krieger
Michael & Betsy Zink
Norma Horner & John Estes
Johns Manville
Jacque & Morgan Montgomery
Veronica Hoegler

Thank you to our Media Sponsors: CBS4 

What is 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