Join us for the Women's Best Awards℠ | Best Pitch 2020 Sponsored by Independent Financial! This year aims to celebrate the resilience and tenacity of talented women entrepreneurs, awarding them with some capital and prizes in the process! We believe in empowering women because they are a major force in creating economic growth and opportunity. As of 2019 in Colorado, 29% of business were owned and operated by women compared to 40% across the U.S. Also, on average, women receive only 7% of venture funds for their startups.* Simply put, we have work to do.
Women's Best Awards℠ is founded by Women's Entrepreneurial Council ("WEC"), an initiative of The Commons on Champa. We are passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs as an economic imperative. By connecting resources and amplifying diverse women entrepreneurs with our Women's Best Awards℠, we provide unmatched collaboration and support. Join the movement!
WEC, in partnership with the Women’s Investor Network (WIN), an initiative of Rockies Venture Club (RVC), are excited to announce the inaugural year of the Women’s Best Pitch Awards! At this virtual edition of our annual event, women entrepreneurs are invited to present best sales and fundraising pitches to an audience of experts and peers for a chance to win one of three great prizes!
Women's Best Awards℠ | Best Pitch 2020 includes prizes to recognize the dedication and efforts of women entrepreneurs while setting them and their venture up for success. Prizes for Best Overall Pitch, Best Fundraising Pitch, and Best Sales Pitch along with pitch application details announced the week of September 28th. Apply to Pitch Here!
We aim to make Denver the best place anywhere for women to start and grow businesses. Attendees, sponsors, partners, and supporters of our programs and events help women entrepreneurs through the mission and efforts of WEC. The WEC initiative is Managed by the Downtown Denver Partnership, 501(c)3 organization.
SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS & FUNDHERS
Women's Best Awards℠ | Best Pitch 2020 is made possible by the generous sponsors, supporters and FundHERs, now more than ever! COVID has impacted all of us and we are so grateful for our community's support of this inaugural year of celebrating the resilience of women entrepreneurs. We couldn't make this all happen without you, thank you!
Angela Mader is a brand builder, passionate type-a entrepreneur, and maker of things that matter. After founding Fitlosophy® in 2008, she grew the business from a single-product idea (fitbook®) to a lifestyle wellness brand with placement in over 16,000 stores nationwide including major retailers like Target, Walgreens and CVS, among others, before selling her business to a publicly traded company in 2018.
Leveraging her 15+ years' experience in the entrepreneurial trenches, currently Angela is the founder of type a branding + consulting which provides creative services designed to help accelerate businesses to achieve ambitious goals. She is also a writer, a speaker + lover of lowercase who is powered by crazy amounts of coffee. Connect with @theangelamader on Instagram + learn more at www.angelamader.com.
Barbara Brooks (55) is the founder and CEO of Denver-based SecondActWomen. Built by and for women 40 & 50+, the company is an IRL and virtual membership community for middlescent businesswomen making big moves in career and life. Together, with business partner Guadalupe Hirt (47), SecondActWomen delivers professional and self-development workshops, digital content, and signature events to advance their community of women 40 and beyond.
Prior to that, she was an award-winning marketing and public relations specialist in the shopping center industry for Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, Park Meadows Retail Resort in Denver, Sundance Square downtown entertainment district in Fort Worth and others; and for a bit, she had a successful career in sales and business development for I Heart Radio, CBS Radio and Gannett.
APPLY TO PITCH!
The Women’s Best Pitch Awards includes some amazing prizes to recognize the dedication and efforts of women entrepreneurs while helping to set them and their venture up for success. Prizes for Best Overall Pitch, Best Fundraising Pitch, and Best Sales Pitch are up for grabs!