2nd Annual IGNITE COLORADO
YOUNG WOMEN'S POLITICAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Female high school and college students from the Denver region are welcome to attend. Breakfast & lunch will be provided. Free for both high school & college students!!
Workshops & Panels
The conference will feature a day full of opportunities to engage with other young women about current and pressing public policy issues and problems. Students will gain insight on ways to become more active leaders in their communities. Workshops will include sessions on sexual assault, paid leave, minimum wage and voting.
Cynda Collins Arsenault - Pioneer Sponsor
$5,000: Sponsors 50 young women to attend the conference.
$2,500: Sponsors 25 young women to attend the conference.
$1,000: Sponsors 10 young women to attend the conference.
Keynote Speaker: Lauren Casteel
President and CEO of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Lauren directs The Foundation’s research agenda, community partnerships, and lobbying efforts and is responsible for a $20 million endowment. Prior to her appointment at The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Lauren served at The Denver Foundation for 16 years, most recently as Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships, the first person to serve in this role. She also instituted The Denver Foundation’s Nonprofit Internship Program, intending to inspire college students to choose a career in the nonprofit sector. Lauren started her career in media and communications as a producer and on-air host for Denver commercial and public television. She also served as Senior Communications Advisor to Mayor Federico Peña as in 1984. Lauren’s current and past community leadership initiatives include serving as board members of the Association of Black Foundation Executives and the Council on Foundations’ Community Foundations Leadership Team. In 2014, Lauren was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. She has been named as a “Timeless Legend” by Denver’s Urban Spectrum Newspaper; received the “Trailblazer Award” from the American Association of University Women, Denver Branch; and received the Girl Scout’s “Woman of Distinction” award.
Roundtable Lunch with Elected Officials (list in formation)