Updated: Oct 29
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: Michele Nosari
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Back in May 2022, after I was appointed President of Women Of The Summit, I wrote about
5 reasons to join our organization. That article was full of promise and hope and heck, a lot of optimism about what we could be. Now, fast forward to October and I am pleased to share with you what we have accomplished in just FIVE MONTHS. No longer just wishing and dreaming, we have results and definitive plans.
MORE REASONS TO
JOIN & SUPPORT
WOMEN OF THE SUMMIT in 2022
THRIVE in LIFE: COMMUNITY & NETWORKING: Robust Membership and Calendar
Women of The Summit has grown from 8 to 50+ Memberships since May 2022.
Back in May, the world came into a new phase of the pandemic where, like a lot of non-profits, we were in a state of rebuilding. Now we are a solid group of like-minded women who are connecting and thriving together every week.
Most of our events are open to the public and we regularly welcome new and repeat attendees to each event. We are a varied mix of generations, small business owners, professional leaders and part-timers. Some long-time locals and even more women who moved to Summit County in the last 3-months to 3+ years. We work from home, offices, coffee shops and co-spaces and sometimes even the trail head. We are full-time and part-time. We like to get outside together, learn together, volunteer together and socialize together.
Check out our Highlight Reel of HOW WE GATHER
View our Current Calendar of Events. New events added all the time.
SUPPORT AND EDUCATION: LUNCH & LEARN
The Lunch & Learn Series is our signature event, supporting our community in learning from each other to grow our network of resources. We pivoted from a single speaker presenting their business, to using our events to serve a higher purpose and mapped up an intentional calendar of topics and presenters relevant to the modern 2022 Summit County Woman.
August was a key turnaround point that found us at Woman-Owned Timberline Craft Kitchen & Cocktails in Silverthorne. This event featured a panel of local Marketing Celebs and included lots of time for valuable Q&A along with plenty of mingling and a spontaneous after party! Over 50 women attended and the energy in the room was inspiring!
All Star Marketing Panel:
Leah Rybak, Owner LMR Consulting
Jaime O'Connor, Owner Inspired Focus
Kerstin Anderson Marketing Executive
Blair McGary: Summit Chamber
Nicole Miller: Summit Daily News
This was also the month we engaged with local female professional photographers to capture our events while supporting their business.
Photo Credits: Julia Ordog Photography
FRIENDSHIPS & NETWORKING: MORE EVENING MIXERS
After surveying our community, we expanded the evening happy hours from a semi-annual event to a now regular & consistent part of our calendar.
In September we hosted a Speed Networking Mixer at Starter Haus in Breckenridge. Thank you to Clare McManus, Senior VP Leader at Gravity Haus for helping put this event together. Meeting women in leadership like Clare continues to inspire our community!
Photo Credits: Katie Girtman from Studio Kiva Photography
The feedback from this event was exactly what we were aiming to provide!
NEW! CASUAL MEET UPS & WORKSHOPS
With so many members and repeat guests it was obvious that the desire to be a part of our community exceeded just hosting one signature event each month. So we added more! Coffee Connections, Member Only Small Groups, and Workshops are all new in Q4 and have quickly become fan favorites AND new staples as to how we gather:
WE ARE A NON PROFIT 501c3
Here at Women Of The Summit, we believe that when Summit County Colorado Women thrive, our entire community thrives. A key pillar of Women of the Summit is PHILANTHROPY. And as a non profit, the revenue earned from our events and fundraising initiatives goes towards causes in line with our vision and values.
In recent years, Women of the Summit raised funds to advance the education and accessibility of scholarships for young women within our community. We are continuing this effort into 2023.
NEW IN 2022! Women of the Summit is expanding our reach to working women in our community and their opportunity to grow in their careers, or launch/scale their business. THE WOMEN IN BUSINESS GRANT is an investment in working women in our community in either their Entrepreneurial or Executive efforts to grow their income stream and increase their impact in our community.
WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED!
And that is not all folks...there is SO MUCH on the horizon. As we wrap up what might be our most successful and impactful year ever, the intentional calendar of events and philanthropy continue!
Featuring an all female musical showcase.
Headline Act: Carrie Benefiel and Mud Season Band
Founded in 1982, WOMEN OF THE SUMMIT is a local non-profit dedicated to establishing, promoting and helping our community of Summit County Colorado women thrive in business and life. This fundraising event celebrates our 40th Anniversary & Grant Award Winners!
Read up on Why Grants for Working Women Matter
And consider SPONSORING a Grant or the Gala!
Nov 17: Women In Leadership Lunch at Bistro North
Key Note Speaker: Breck Mountain COO Jody Churich
This Lunch & Learn event includes lunch, ample time to socialize, WOTS Updates, and Q&A with an impressive collection of local women in leadership positions in our community, Hear their Mini "Ted Talk" as they share a golden nugget that impacted their professional story.
WE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE... 2023 EVENTS IN THE WORKS:
Women In The Arts Women in Non Profits Women and Side Hustles
Scholarship Committee Fundraising & Volunteer Workshops
Outdoor Adventures Evening Mixers Women in Politics
Women In Healthcare Women in Politics Women in Education
Women In Coaching Women in Finance Women in Leadership
WAYS TO JOIN, SUPPORT OR PARTICIPATE
Summit County Women, we heard you! We felt the same.
We were seeking what you were looking for. And now we found it. We created it. We built upon what our founders and legacy members had designed to revive the vision for today's modern Summit County Colorado Woman.
If you too are seeking support, community, networking, and philanthropy opportunities to thrive in business and life, join Women of The Summit today!
Click here to learn more about Women of the Summit Membership Options
Learn more about upcoming Women Of The Summit Events
Attend the Gala : Member only pricing expires Nov 15 Limited quantities available.
Women of the Summit is a non-profit dedicated to establishing, promoting and helping our community of Summit County Colorado women thrive in business and life.