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Women of Influence and the gender gap

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I ran into Jane Young last week and let it slip that she had been selected as one of the Business Journal’s Women of Influence this year. The recognition doesn’t come easily, so landing on the list is a fairly high honor and requires a lot of hard work at the office and in the… Continue Reading Women of Influence and the gender gap

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Judy Bell

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“I played my first tournament when I was 10. The good news is that I won the girls’ division. The bad news is that I was the only girl.”
She’s a career golfer who’s held a plus-1 handicap. She’s also the former owner/operator of seven successful retail stores and a nonprofit leader known for her uncanny self-discipline and drive. Continue Reading Judy Bell

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Patty Cameron

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“It’s the diversity that makes life rich. That’s why dreams are so important. You don’t have to commit to doing everything on the list, but you do need to know what those dreams are – and then you can start to make some of them come true.” Continue Reading Patty Cameron

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Kathleen Fox Collins

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Kathleen Fox Collins says she isn’t used to the spotlight – but she makes sure other people get the attention they deserve.
As a managing partner of the Western Jubilee Studio in Colorado Springs, Collins books cowboy artists for festivals and recording time. As coordinator of the working cowboy’s Ride for the Brand Rodeo, she ensures that the working cowboys get credit for preserving a slice of Western history while doing their jobs. Continue Reading Kathleen Fox Collins

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Vicki Dimond

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Most of us are lucky to have one successful career. A few of us, perhaps more talented than the rest, have two. But very few people enjoy outstanding success in multiple career paths. Continue Reading Vicki Dimond

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Cindy Fowler

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Looking at Cindy Fowler’s list of accomplishments is both scary and delightful. Delightful, because she’s been so intimately involved with important community ventures; scary, because it seems impossible that a single person could do so much in so little time. Continue Reading Cindy Fowler

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Sherri S. Newell

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“My parents have been a tremendous influence — I grew up in a family business and was given a lot of responsibility and the belief that I can make a positive difference in every endeavor. They also instilled a tremendous customer service perspective in me at an early age that is active today.” Continue Reading Sherri S. Newell

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Carole Passmore

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It was a high school girlfriend who convinced Carole Passmore to sign up for a “new” computer science class, and that was all it took for her to realize where her future would lead. Continue Reading Carole Passmore

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Carol Pennica

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A lifelong soft spot for kids and animals has propelled Carol Pennica into nonprofit volunteerism and leadership.
“Carol is just one of those people who is extremely giving,” said her husband, Michael Pennica, who co-owns and operates Pennica Financial Group with his wife. Continue Reading Carol Pennica

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Dr. Carole Schoffstall

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Some leaders speak softly and carry a big stick – a la Teddy Roosevelt. Others speak softly, carry no stick and inspire collaboration through their professionalism, inclusiveness and dedication to a higher mission.
Dr. Carole Schoffstall, dean of the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, embodies the latter. Continue Reading Dr. Carole Schoffstall

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