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August 2024 | A hand forward. A hand back.

CTLF WiseWomen Survey: Learning, Growth, & Offerings



WiseWomen was created to connect executive women in a safe, nourishing environment where personal and professional relationships can flourish. Our commitment is to create a thriving Colorado community of WiseWomen connecting and supporting each other. This initiative is FOR US FROM US.


In this survey, WiseWomen would like to learn more about:

  1. What types of Learning and Professional Growth opportunities interest you.
  2. What Talents, Skills, Connections, and Offerings you would like to share with the community.

How the results of this survey will be used:

  1. Responses from this survey will help us better schedule, organize events, and create engaging content
  2. Insights will be summarized and shared within the community.
  3. You can choose to share your Talents, Skills, Connections, and Offerings with the WiseWomen private community.
  4. We will be collecting your email address for internal purposes only (questions, follow up, etc)



Your feedback in this survey is invaluable as we strive to craft a self-sustaining, enriching environment for all WiseWomen. Thank you for your participation and support!

Questions? Please contact: Richa Singh – richa@learningfamilies.org, or Kathy Keating – kathkeating@gmail.com

Behind the Scenes at WiseWomen

Ever wondered who arranges the dine-arounds, wine-arounds, recruiting, welcoming, programming, community engagements, retreats, and more? Wise Women is entirely run by our amazing, talented members—all 70+ colleagues who make the experience truly fulfilling.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can get involved and make an impact, we invite you to explore the various initiatives led by our dedicated leaders. Join us and become part of the team that makes Wise Women an extraordinary community!

Ready to be part of the upcoming 2025 team? Reach out to any of our cohort leaders (listed at the bottom of this page)—they’re excited to welcome you!

** NEW Events & Gatherings!! **

There’s space available to join in on the fun at our upcoming Dine Arounds, tours, and tastings!! 

Register in the drop down below

Upcoming Dine Arounds

Dine Around Hosted by Betsy Rodriguez on July 25th at 6:00pm

Dine Around Hosted by Maggie Drucker & Julie Tschida Brown on August 3rd at 11:00am; THEME: Alice in Wonderland

Dine Around Hosted by Pattie Money on September 25th at 6:00pm

Dine Around Hosted by Kim Carver on October 16th at 6:00pm

Interested in hosting a Dine Around in the future? Email cohort leads: Maggie Drucker & Tammy Johnson

Upcoming WiseWomen Gatherings and Activities

RiNo Grafitti Tour Hosted by Angela Roberts in RiNo on July 30th at 4:00pm

Levitt Pavilion Music Under the Stars Hosted by Maggie Drucker in Greeley on August 8th at 6:00pm

Dinner with Youth at Denver Children’s Home Hosted by Angela Roberts on August 19th at 3:30pm

Brewery Tour, Beer Tasting, & Food Pairing Hosted by Tracy Graf at Cheluna Brewery on September 5 at 5:00pm

5K Walk for St. Jude Hosted by Tracy Graf & Tara Moyer on September 22 at 8:00am

Candle Making & Connection Hosted by Eleanor Allen on October 10 at 6:00pm

Have a good idea for a social event? Email cohort leads Maggie Drucker & Tammy Johnson

Upcoming CTLF Events

Bolded items are new from last month

We’re finalizing our event line-up for the rest of the year including a panel about the big issues facing Denver, a deep dive on DEIA, and our HEART for the Holidays celebration.


Stay tuned for more details coming soon!!

Know someone who would be great in WiseWomen?

Please fill out a rubric here to nominate her.

NOTE: You must be a member of CTLF WiseWomen for one-year to nominate prospective member

If you have questions about the process or criteria please contact either Erin Wolf (erinwolf0428@gmail.com) or Kathy Lawless (kathy@lifestorycurator.com).

Updates & Resources

Member Reimbursement Policy & Process
  1. Please fill out an expense report form provided by CTLF (DOWNLOAD HERE)
  2. Member will email their expense report with receipts attached to Leslie (lesliet@ctlf.org) for approval.
  3. Leslie will forward approved reports and receipts to our accounting department.
  4. Member will receive a Bill.com invite where they will create a free account and add their banking information for the reimbursement to be processed. (Ignore Bill.com request to submit an invoice after the account is set up)
  5. We are no longer able to process reimbursements by check.

Contact Leslie Townsend if you have any questions: lesliet@ctlf.org

Who do I contact at CTLF?

Who do I contact at CTLF and for what?

  • Community newsletters, emails about CTLF events, billing: engage@ctlf.org
  • General CTLF information and replies outside of billing: info@ctlf.org
  • Xan Pearson, CEO & President: xanp@ctlf.org
  • Leslie Townsend: lesliet@ctlf.org
    • WiseWomen program management lead
    • Primary contact for Advisory Board, Social, Board, and Leadership/Retreat cohorts
  • Lindy Lieg: lindyl@ctlf.org
    • Member care and customer service for individual WiseWomen members
    • Primary Ambassador cohort contact for new member services

Event registration cancellation policy

You must provide 1-week advance notice of your cancellation to Lindy Lieg at CTLF to receive a refund for most events unless otherwise indicated. For member-hosted events, cancellations under 1-week can only be refunded if the host fills the spot and the replacement registration is received by CTLF. Events like the retreat include custom cancellation dates that require more advance notice. The event cancellation information can be found in the event description on the registration page. 

CTLF WiseWomen Roster

An updated membership roster will be published monthly in the Member Hub.

Member Hub

Don’t forget to use the Member Hub to find resources about WiseWomen. Click “Resources” from the left side navigation tabs.

Hillary Biskner has created some fantastic how-to guides for the Member Hub!

You can find them HERE and in the Resources tab in the Member Hub.

News & Congratulations!

Event Recap Corner

Dine Around and Monthly Social Updates


Welcome to our newest WiseWomen!

WiseWomen Leadership 2024


Hillary Biskner – Co-Chair 

Founder & Managing Partner, HBH Strategy

Shannon Saviers – Co-Chair

President & CEO, Growthlinx, Inc.

2024 Cohort Leads

If you are interested in participating in any of the cohorts, let Leslie know at lesliet@ctlf.org!

Ambassador & Onboarding

Nicole Zimmerman & Erin Wolf

Connection & Resources

Kim Carver & Christine Spraker

Learning & Personal Growth

Richa Singh & Kathy Keating

Retreat Cohort

Galina Leiphart & Pattie Money

Social & Community Connection

Maggie Drucker & Tammy Johnson