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WorldDenver's International Women's Day

Save the Date! March 8, 2022

Thank you for joining and supporting International Women's Day 2021: Women in National Security!

Watch the Program in Smaller Sections

Awards ONLY including remarks by Governor Polis and Mayor Hancock, Lockheed Martin, and Dr. Janine Davidson:

Keynote ONLY with Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley and Lauren Buitta:

Panel ONLY of Women Who Lead in National Security:

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Presented By

Building the Next Generation of Women in Peace & Security


Panel: Women Who Lead in National Security
Sponsored by 

2021 Event Co-Chairs

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Thank You, 2021 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Medal of Honor Sponsor
Silver Star
Bronze Star
Media Sponsor
Champion Sponsors

Alice & Lee Anneberg
Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe
Pat Wynne
Charles Schwab, Downtown Denver Branch
Norma Horner & John Estes
Community First Foundation
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

Individual Sponsors

Karen de Bartolomé
Kim Savit
Elaine Berman 
Mimi Stephanus
Baret Walker
Barbara Grogan
Jeanine & Larry Bell
Katie Johnson
Beyond Our Borders

Classroom Sponsors

Michael & Betsy Zink
Delta Dental Colorado
Community College of Denver
Kent Denver
Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray
Deborah and Ted Gaensbauer
Cindy Miller for Girl Scouts of Colorado
Rhondda Grant

Special Thanks

Melissa Morris, MKM Design
Bill Masure, Artair Photography


IWD 2020: Women in Sports Presented by
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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.    

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. 

2020: Women in Sports

Keynote: Lauryn Williams

Three-time Olympic Champion

Honorees: Joanne Posner Mayer
Physical Therapist and Fitball Pioneer

A Global Health Services Company

2019: Women in Tech

Keynote: Adriana Gasciogne
Founder, CEO of Girls In Tech

Honoree: 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