January 21, 2020 News & Happenings Print

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A Note from Our Executive Director

Dear WorldDenver members and supporters,

The theme of International Women’s Day in 2020 is #EachforEqual. Events all around the world in March will focus on how collectively, each of us can work to create a gender equal world. 

WorldDenver hosts Denver’s premier International Women’s Day celebration. This year, we will celebrate the many vital contributions that women have made in sports, health, fitness, and wellness. Events will include a special WorldDenver night at the Colorado Avalanche, a Big Pitch competition for innovators and entrepreneurs, a panel on gender equity in International sports on the morning of March 6, and a luncheon with more than 600 girls, women, and community leaders that afternoon. The luncheon keynote speaker will be three-time Olympian medalist Lauryn Williams, the first US woman to medal in both the Summer and Winter games. 

There are numerous sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets go on sale on February 1. I hope that you’ll join us and help make this year’s International Women’s Day Celebration our best yet. For ticketing and sponsorship information, contact Lauren Osga at [email protected]

As always, thank you for your membership and support of WorldDenver. 

John M. Krieger
WorldDenver Executive Director
[email protected]

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International Women's Day

Support WorldDenver at the Colorado Avalanche game on March 4th in celebration of International Women's Day! Click here for tickets.

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Upcoming Events

"Homelands: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Border" with Alfredo Corchado

Wednesday, January 22
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco
Registration Closed!

Young Professionals New Year Happy Hour

Wednesday, January 29
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Carbon Cafe & Bar - Platte Street
Learn more and register here!

Dinner, Conversation, and Fine Wine with Artist Quang Ho

Thursday, February 6
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Private Residence, Cherry Hills Village
Learn more and register here!

Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, March 4
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Pepsi Center
Learn more and register here!

Save the Date!

International Women's Day: Women in Sports

Friday, March 6
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. || Morning Panel
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. || Networking & Expo
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. || Luncheon
Sponsorships available now! Individual tickets for the luncheon will go on sale February 1st. Email [email protected] for table purchase.

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WorldDinner Opportunities

Our WorldDinners program is a unique opportunity for our members to open their homes to visitors from around the world and show them what an authentic American home-cooked meal truly means.

Don’t feel like you have the space to host a dinner but are still able to provide transportation for the visitors? Request to be a co-host! 

Email [email protected] for more information and to request to host or co-host.

There are currently no WorldDinner opportunities available, but stay tuned!

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Homestay Hosting Opportunities

Celebrate the New Year and welcome an international visitor into your home!

In February, WorldDenver will be hosting an Open World Delegation from Russia focusing on Business & University Hubs/Incubators. We are looking for hosts for 6 participants, and one liaison February 14th - 22nd. Welcome a visitor into your home and show them all the love Denver has to offer!

Keep your calendars open for other programs coming later this spring!

Professional Fellows - Asia: April 23 – May 25

Experiment Digital: April/May (dates TBD)

Professional Fellows Program - Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative: April 28 – May 22


If you are interested in welcoming a visitor (or two) to your home, please contact Megan Maher at [email protected] or fill out our application here!

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Upcoming Travel Programs

Spring 2020: The Balkans

April 18-May 1, 2020

This tour explores the ancient and historic areas of Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia-Montenegro and Croatia and includes a spectacular train trip down the Adriatic Cost, a cruise on the Kotor Bay, and many more exciting adventures among some of the oldest sites in Europe!

Click here for the full itinerary!

Fall 2020: Indonesia

September 9-19, 2020

Come explore wild Sumatra, mystical Java, and spiritual Bali while enjoying tropical jungles and beaches, verdant rice terraces, ancient temples, amazing dance and music, diverse cultures, rich cuisine, and the warmest of smiles!

For more information, visit our Travel Page or contact [email protected]

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Featured Testimonial

"This was my first time in the host parent role, and I was pleasantly surprised by the connection that my kids and our exchange student made. I expected that I would benefit, and of course expected that they would benefit as well, but I didn't explicitly realize that they would develop such a strong relationship as well, especially over such a short period."

- Host Family

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Not a Member? Join WorldDenver Today!

Click here for more information on our membership programs including updated benefits and ways to get more involved. 

Is membership not for you? You can still support our mission to strengthen and expand the community of engaged global citizens and organizations in Colorado by making a donation.

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Unique Opportunities

U.S. student applications nationwide have opened for high schoolers in the U.S. to apply for the Iraqi Youth Leaders Exchange Program - IYLEP - These 10 students will be participating in the IYLEP exchange funded by U.S. Department of State, ECA. 

This program offers a wonderful opportunity for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to build skills and experiences, while also getting a taste of study abroad without leaving the USA!

Applications deadline is February 15th, 2020. To apply, visit iylep.org/apply/

Open Position at Africaid!

AfricAid develops leaders and transforms communities by mentoring secondary school girls to complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities.

50 amazing women in Tanzania (many of whom are graduates of the programs!) lead educational and mentoring programs that reach 6,000 girls annually. AfricAid is looking to hire an Executive Director who will lead the organization into its next phase of growth and build a global movement around girls' mentoring.

Click here for more information about the position!

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WorldDenver Thanks Our Corporate Members

Corporate Member: $5,000 Consul Level

Corporate Member: $1,500 Envoy Level

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