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Colorado Springs

International Women's Day

Women Empowered By STE@M

Saturday Morning, March 4, 2017
9:00 Check-in
9:30 Brunch
10:00-Noon Program

The Pinery at the Hill
775 West Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
$30 registration; $10 for students

Live Music during the Brunch

Meet Our Speakers

We have been holding a collaborative celebration as a community since 2011. Every year is a different focus - but always celebrating the resiliency and achievements of women both local and international.


Kathleen Fitzpatrick is a program manager for National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). She leads the Southern Colorado Girls STEM Initiative, a regional organization that supports more than 500 middle-school girls in exploring careers in STEM fields. She sits on the leadership board of the statewide 
  Collaborative For Girls in STEM (CoCoSTEM). Prior to joining academia, Kathleen worked as process engineering manager for Hewlett Packard's Colorado Springs site, where she was the first woman engineer on the production floor. Kathleen has a BA in management engineering, and a BS and MS in industrial engineering from Stanford University. 

The Colorado Springs Celebration of International Women's Day is a partnership of several local organizations.


ARCHIVAL: Past celebrations

Dr. Penelope Eucker was setting the groundwork to launch the first-ever K-12 STEM school in Colorado in 2006, before the acronym STEM* was widely recognized.  In 2015, Eucker was one of three finalists for the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business.  
  In 2012, she was recruited by the Douglas County School District to help the then struggling charter school, The STEM School and Academy.  When Eucker joined, the school was the lowest performing in the district and within one year, under Eucker’s leadership it rose to become the 11th ranked school out of 136 high schools in Colorado.  
  Since 2012, the school’s enrollment has grown to over 1600 students and is the only STEM school in Colorado serving students in grades K-12 on one campus.
  With a PhD in Education Leadership and Innovation from the University Colorado, Eucker’s educational model, founded on the belief that all children can learn, engages and inspires all students, no matter their race, ethnicity, culture, or income. 

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The Planning Committee for the Colorado Springs International Women’s Day Celebration is a collaborative effort of several local organizations including:

  • Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area
  • American Association of University Women - Colorado Springs Branch
  • Soroptimist International of Colorado Springs,
  • Women's Resource Agency 
  • Colorado Springs World Affairs Council
  • Woman’s Educational Society of Colorado College
  • The League of Women Voters, Pikes Peak Region
  • The Women's Foundation of Colorado

Edith Makes a Paper Chain is an original folk band from Colorado Springs. The band won the Pikes Peak Arts Council Award for best band in 2009 and CS Indy awards for Best Folk Band three years in a row. The band has released three albums and is working on a fourth. Edith is honored and privileged to be performing at this years international Women's Day Event.  

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International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's.  Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.