On this clip from Inside the Women of Denver we learn how to turn back the hands of time on our complexion. Skincare expert Andrea Sims joins us and explains the best and worst things you can do for your skin. We also learn how to grow stronger, fuller, darker lashes - something Krystal never thought possible!
In summary, here are some expert skincare tips from Andrea:
Finally, we condition our hair so why not our lashes? Conditioning lashes allows them to go through a full growth cycle instead of breaking or becoming weak and falling out too early. You can actually grow stonger, fuller, and darker lashes!
Panel Shared Tips for Social Enterprise Business Models, Communication and Wellness at Women of Denver Party
At the first quarterly networking party of the year, Women of Denver hosted a diverse panel of local leaders to share tips to help women achieve success.
Panelists included Alicia Cuello, CEO of Underlying Communications and expert in the art of non-verbal communication; Danielle Norris, CEO of Sovenco, specializing in scaling social enterprise business models, and Leslie Huddart, Owner of Body Wisdom Wellness, a practitioner specialising in natural healing techniques.
The event consisted of a series of 15 minute “mini-workshop” activities meant to spark ideation, and connection amongst event goers. Activities for the evening included:
The Women of Denver Quarterly Networking Party took place on Saturday, March 11 from 5-8 p.m. and was hosted at the Gallery at the Asbury Event Center.
Sponsors of the event included The Gluten Free Explorer, a local producer of gluten-free bread products, and Cynfully Delicious, a local vendor providing paleo, vegan, low-glycemic fudge.
The event also featured 4 event partners, including Helene Kwong, CEO of Hashtagitude, Tracy Revell, CEO of Embodied Confidence, Carlyn Shaw, Founder of Strangers to Friends, and Ann Kaemingk, CEO of Lele Marie.
About Women of Denver
Women of Denver is a social enterprise organization dedicated to helping women achieve economic equality. Women of Denver donates a portion of its revenue to 501(c)3 organizations that support the financial empowerment of women through legislative action, education and training, and personal support and coaching.
Sometimes as an entrepreneur it is easy to become isolated and to think that your experience of challenge or struggle is unique. Even when your business is successful, you could be experiencing depression that others don’t see or you don’t want to show them because you may feel that there is something wrong with you.
There is nothing wrong with you and you are not alone.
This week on Inside the Women of Denver we learn from Kristin Darga, CEO of Impact Founder, that this is an all too common circumstance. As an organization, Impact Founder is building a community through shared stories and experiences to empower entrepreneurs to keep working toward their goals.
Through sharing your story and learning from the struggles and success of others, you can build a community that supports and empowers you. Impact Founder is doing just that by shedding light on the struggle faced by so many and by encouraging authentic storytelling to reduce the feelings of isolation.
Learn more here: ImpactFounder.com
Networking, whether you love it or hate it, there is always room for improvement in the way we approach an event. And, just like an exam, the more prepared you are the more confident you’ll feel.
This week on Inside the Women of Denver we tackle the top 3 networking mistakes that people make and how these can be avoided. Networking expert Penny Brenden, owner of The Connecting Experts, shares her tips on how to work the room and exit with your goals achieved.
The first mistake being that you show up with no goals at all. You just show up. Penny explains that you must show up with intention, having done some research and put some thought into who it is you want to meet.
Second is the tendency toward verbal vomit. Rather than planning you message you spout out all about your business without thinking strategically about what it is you want to say first. The trick is to work your message into the conversation rather than recite your elevator speech.
Finally, asking the question “What do you do?”. Remember, it’s a conversation. Penny suggests asking something more like, “ Is this your first time here?”
Do you have any tips you want to share about networking that have helped you? Please share in the comments!
Learn more here: The Connecting Experts
There is much literature out there describing the obstacles and shortcomings of female entrepreneurship but we’re a positive bunch here at WOD and want to highlight the more important side of this shift. This is, that things are changing and women are increasingly gaining access to the funding they need to get started as well as joining forces to support each other in the absence of institutional change.
Not only is entrepreneurship seen as a way of driving economic growth, creating jobs and contributing to social stability, there is also evidence that female entrepreneurs out earn male counterparts.
That's right - reverse income disparity.
This is attributed to many factors one being women's desire for sustainable growth. So, are we risk averse or not interested in growth? Nope, we just like it slow and steady.
Research has also discovered that the performance of female-led startups is markedly worse than that of male-led startups. However, this gender gap disappears if they’re financed by VCs with female general partners. When women fund women there is a greater range of success because we just get it and want to give each other more opportunity.
One of the biggest obstacles women face when getting started, scaling up or keeping up with everyday life is the confidence to take the plunge. The best way to overcome this is to utilize your support network. This is what women really do best. We collaborate, we support, we nurture and we love. All excellent qualities for success in business.
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On this weeks episode of Inside the Women of Denver, we learn the kryptonite that is causing burnout among women today. Jess Bonasso, The Self Care Goddess of Radiant Self Care, explains how over the past 100 years women have been transitioning from a life in the home to a whole new world where we straddle two roles as nurturer and provider.
Jess explains how women’s burnout is a symptom of sociological conditioning that has developed over time due to increased participation in the workforce and sustained participation as nurturer and care-taker in the home.
Watch to learn how Jess explains how balancing your energy can improve your capabilities and help you to find the middle ground between masculine and feminine. And, if you feel like the stress is mounting and you’re nearing burnout yourself, don’t be afraid to get help. You are not alone!
Contact Jess to learn more: radiantselfcare.com
When was the last time you had pizza? make it tonight with Victoria Wolf's fantastic gluten and dairy free recipe
Pizza, the arch nemesis of gluten-free, dairy-free, and dieters alike. It’s so good, but oh, so bad… until now. After watching this 7 minute episode of Inside the Women of Denver you can put the rivalry between your tastebuds and your digestive system behind you!
Watch and learn the secrets behind Victoria Wolf’s award winning, gluten and dairy free, chicken bacon ranch pizza.
Okay, so given the mayonnaise and bacon content of this dish maybe dieters need to keep on looking for a low-calorie option. But as a treat, this recipe is the slice you’ve been waiting for.
Learn more at: GlutenFreeExplorer.com
Ready to unleash your inner athlete avatar? Not really sure what that means? Unsure if you even have an inner athlete?
Well, guess what? You do! You just need to find it and develop methods to motivate it through everyday life. Believe it or not this can be done doing something as simple as backyard bbq activities (drink in hand). Yes. You read that right.
This is the advice you have all been waiting for and it comes from a professional! We explore the concept of finding fitness through a wider range of activities on this week’s Inside Women of Denver with Ashley DePaulis, owner of Ash Fitness.
Start unleashing your inner athlete as you work those biceps carry the groceries, as you squat down to play with your kids, even as you play a seemingly sedentary game like bocce - cocktail in hand…
Did you know, that there are 80,000 chemicals used in commerce today and and we only have information for about 200 of these? Terrifying.
Ingredient Detective Ann Kaemingk shares the importance of learning more about the products you use every day that might be hiding more than you know. Ann describes how a simple word such as “fragrance” can mean so much more as there are thousands of ingredients hiding under this one common term. This word can actually be legally hiding chemicals that harbour endocrine disruptors leading to illness. Watch and learn!
Hopefully this Women of Denver episode inspires you, as it has inspired us, to learn more and become and ingredient detective yourself.
On this episode of Inside the Women of Denver we speak with Lori Heisler, Founder and CEO of the Leadership Influence, about the biggest challenges leaders face and how to overcome them.
Leadership can be truly difficult, but when we are aware of the challenges we may face we become better able to arm ourselves with the tools to handle any obstacle that comes our way.
Watch and learn how becoming a leader focused on the people you serve, rather than on yourself, can help to overcome some of the biggest challenges that leaders face.
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