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International Women's Day Gala Luncheon and Seminar

March 08, 2018
9:00 AM MST - 1:30 PM MST
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Hyatt Regency Colorado Convention Center
650 15th St
Denver, CO 80202

Women in Space

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Event Details

9:00am - 10:30am Panel Discussion
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10:30am - 11:30am Networking And Exhibition

11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch Registration

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Keynote Address
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Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Mae Jemison

First African-American Woman In Space
Dr. Mae Jemison is an American icon, the first African American woman in space, entrepreneur and advocate for science education at all levels. College and Universities hosting STEM events praise Dr. Jemison as the perfect speaker to bring their event to an apex. Cities and municipal regions working in partnership with tech and engineering businesses have invited Dr. Jemison to speak at their STEM events to draw attention to STEM careers, and to attract and develop talent. Dr. Jemison inspires her audiences as a living example of the literal heights STEM studies can take a dreamer and worker.

Cynda Collins Arsenault
Co-founder, Board Chair and President of
Secure World Foundation
Cynda Collins Arsenault is President and Co-Founder of Secure World Foundation an operating foundation working for the secure and sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of humanity.  She also co-founded and serves on the Boards of the Arsenault Family Foundation and One Earth Future, an operating foundation working to catalyze systems that eliminate the root causes of war.   She has 45+ years of experience in non-profit work including peace and justice, criminal justice, mental health, disability rights and environmental issues.
In her personal philanthropy she focuses on bringing women’s critical skills to the table for solving the difficult problems we face, with a focus on women, peace and security. She helped establish and works with One Earth Future’s initiative Our Secure Future - Women Make the Difference.  She is a member of the Women's Donor Network, Women Moving Millions, and The International Women’s Forum.  She is the founder of Women Powering Change, an annual gathering of women working to create a better world.
Ms.Collins Arsenault received her BA in Sociology and Psychology at University of California Berkeley and her MA in Education from Colorado State University.

Event Chair:
Marti Awad
Founding Partner, Cardan Capital

Marti Awad has more than 22 years of experience working in the capital markets, first as a practicing tax attorney at one of the country’s top securities, mergers and acquisitions law firms and, for the past 15 years, as a private wealth advisor. Marti is a dedicated member of the Denver civic and nonprofit community and has served on numerous boards and committees. She currently serves on the boards of University Prep, 9Health Fair, Metro State University of Denver Foundation and was recently appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the Colorado State 529 Plan board.

Gloria Neel
President and CEO of GloKnows Unlimited

Gloria Neal is an award winning multi-media journalist whose versatility in the community, on television and radio, as well as in print has made her a much sought after talent. She is a featured emcee and keynote speaker, as well as the host of her own upcoming podcast, "Glo...Like It Is."

Prior to her going full time in multi-media management, she was the Special Assistant to the Chairman for Community Outreach in Fulton County, GA. She was also the weekday morning and noon news anchor for WGCL, CBS46 in Atlanta. Gloria was named one of Atlanta's 100 Top Influential Women for 2016, and is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women of Metro Atlanta.






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