Fort Collins Equal Pay Day Event
Join us on April 10, Equal Pay Day, at the Northern Colorado regional committee’s spring social at Odell Brewing from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This event focuses on women in STEM leading sustainability at Odell Brewing and beyond.
We’ll discuss how a more inclusive workforce increases innovation and explore the positive effects already taking place in our community. Odell Brewing Company has generously donated the space for this event as well as the first round of beers!
This is the first event of the year produced by the Northern Colorado regional committee. Last year, the committee hosted “Gender Equity in Colorado’s STEM Industries,” a learning event that centered around new research from The Foundation and featured four local panelists, including Louise Myrland, WFCO’s vice president of programs, and Northern Colorado committee co-chair and mechanical engineer, Chloe Peterson.
Over a hundred people attended the event in Fort Collins, which is ranked 18th nationally as a prime city for STEM graduates. The experiences and dialogue of the panelists brought the report to life and connected its findings to local opportunities and challenges. Their dialogue even sparked conversations about gender equity and equal pay inside the walls of local employers.
At a social event later in 2017, close to 120 people gathered at The Gilded Goat and listened to live music from local band Lois and the Lantern while raising funds for The Women’s Foundation’s work.
The regional committee’s momentum will continue in 2018, with more opportunities for community members to work alongside like-minded women with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
“Beyond the intergenerational friendships, I appreciate that at The Women’s Foundation you can step in at multiple levels – you can attend an educational event, take action and call your legislator, or make a connection. All the work focuses on one core area – stronger women and families,” Julianna Kobs, Northern Colorado regional committee co-chair, explained.
Committee member Adriene Childress agrees. “I enjoy attending our functions because they are fun, focused, and informative,” she said. “The energy is awesome and we get things done!”