February 18th, 2020 News and Happenings Print

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Register now to attend the Big Pitch competition and watch incredible women-led entrepreneurial teams pitch their ideas of how they are using technology to move the needle on sports participation, well-being and wellness!

International Women’s Day Presented By
Individual Tickets Now on Sale
Buy Yours Today!

Honoring Joanne Posner-Mayer, fitness pioneer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist

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A Note from Our Executive Director

Dear WorldDenver members and supporters,

International Women’s Day has been celebrated around the world since the early 1900’s. In Nepal and several other countries, it’s a national holiday and women get the day off work. In Turkey and Poland, the day is often marked by large protests for women’s rights and gender equality. In Russia, recognition of International Women’s Day starts early, with boys in grade school expected to plan celebrations for the girls in their class.    

WorldDenver hosts Colorado’s largest International Women’s Day celebration. The event has grown over the years to include an entrepreneurial pitch competition, a co-sponsored Colorado Avalanche game, a free community panel, and a luncheon event with more than 600 girls, women, community leaders, and elected officials.    

The panel on Gender Equity in International Sports on the morning of March 6th will feature world-class athletes and activists focused on removing barriers to equality in sports and the sports industry.

Later that day, we will gather in the Seawell Ballroom to celebrate the achievements of women in sports and to hear from Lauryn Williams, the first female US Olympian to medal in both the Summer and Winter Games. We’ll also honor Joanne Posner-Mayer, a fitness pioneer who has changed the world through entrepreneurship and philanthropy.  

Luncheon tickets are on sale now so get yours today! Through a partnership with Sportswomen of Colorado, you can also sponsor an All-Star Girls table. We’ll fill those tables with top student athletes from around the state. If you are interested in sponsoring a table, please contact Lauren Osga at [email protected] or 720-330-9284. 

Be a part of the celebration! Let’s make this year’s International Women’s Day the biggest and best that Denver has ever seen. 

As always, thank you for your membership and support,

John M. Krieger
WorldDenver Executive Director
[email protected]

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Upcoming Events

Career Development: Landing a Job Abroad

Wednesday, Feburary 19
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Learn more and register here!

Support International Women's Day with WorldDenver and the Colorado Avalanche

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

International Women's Day Morning Panel (Free to Public)

Friday, March 6
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Chambers Grant Salon, Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Learn more and register here!

International Women's Day: Women in Sports (Ticketed Luncheon)

Friday, March 6
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Seawell Ballroom at the DCPA
Learn more and register here!

"The Middle East Crisis" with Ambassador Christopher Hill

Thursday, March 19
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Warwick Hotel
Learn more and register here!

Save the Date!

Bipartisanship in Foreign Policy
Town Hall with General Wesley Clark & Prominent Colorado Conservative
April 8, 2020
7:15 to 9:00 a.m.
University Club Denver

Speaker Series Event with Ambassador Kurt Volker
April 22, 2020
Time & Location TBD

Spring Member Reception with International Visitors and State Department Guest: Anne Grimes, Director of the Office of International Visitors
May 13, 2020
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location TBD

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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.

Sunday, March 8 at 5:30pm
Host: 3 or 4 English-speaking visitors
From: Various Countries
Program: U.S. Electoral Process

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Homestay Hosting Opportunities

Bring the world to your home this spring by hosting an international visitor for two weeks!

Professional Fellows - Asia: April 23 – May 25
Four fellows

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


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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Featured Member Testimonial

WorldDenver presented Emily Reddick with the Young Professionals Board Member of the Year Award at the 2019 Holiday Party. Emily has been on the YP Board for the last four years and has been instrumental in building the board and the YP program into the wonderful community it is today. Her invaluable help during the Global Cup Challenge, in addition to her delicious cookie contributions, helped to make it one of our most successful events of the year. We are so grateful for her steadfast leadership and unwavering dedication to WorldDenver and our mission. 

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Upcoming Travel Programs

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!

Click here for the full itinerary!

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

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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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WorldDenver Thanks Our Corporate Members

Corporate Member: $5,000 Consul Level

Corporate Member: $1,500 Envoy Level

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