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Engaged and accomplished are two words that symbolize Women of Influence in Southern Colorado.  As a proud sponsor of the Colorado Springs Business Journal's premier event, we are privileged to recognize the extraordinary efforts of women in our community.

Tipping the scales of creativity and achievement, 13 women are recognized each year and one is bestowed with the coveted Legacy Award.

2017 Women of Influence Legacy Award Recipient

Stephannie Finley-Fortune

UCCS Executive Director of University Advocacy and Partnerships

Your work in public policy, community development, and business has impacted those you serve in far-reaching ways.  We recognize your hard work, commitment, and personal sacrifices along the way and congratulate you on a life filled with contribution to those around you.

Honored Women of Influence

Congratulations to all those honored. Hear each person's unique story by clicking on their link below their name to access their personal 30-minute podcast exploring their journey to being named a Colorado Springs Business Journal Women of the Year recipient.

Jane Ard-Smith

Lexus Nexus Legal Editor

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Dr. Rosenna Bakari

Talking Trees Founder

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Gemma Delgaudio

Pacific Dental Services Marketing Specialist

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Jennifer Dodd

TruSport Senior Manager

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Rose Durham

Stockman, Kast, Ryand + Co. New Business Development Director

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Dr. Patricia Erjavec

Pueblo Community College President

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Lauren Hug

HugSpeak Marketing and Communications Company Foundre

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Kasia King

GE Johnson Executive Director of Human Resources

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Melissa Marts

Women’s Resource Agency Executive Director

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Danielle Summerville

Big Brothers Big Sisters Colorado Executive Director

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Susan Szpyrka

UCCS Chief Financial Officer

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Tara Sevanne Thomas

Benis School of Art Director

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Lola Woloch

Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce CEO

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