ATHENA Winner Announced!


CWCC is thrilled to announce the 2022 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient: Lauren Y. Casteel (She/Her), President and CEO of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado!

This award is inspired by the Greek goddess, Athena, known for her strength, courage, wisdom, and enlightenment, qualities that Lauren inherently possesses.

  • Lauren was the first person in Colorado to lead three separate foundations: The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Temple Hyne Buell Foundation, and Hunt Alternatives Fund.
  • Known for leading innovative and groundbreaking social and economic justice programs throughout her career, Lauren is seen as a national leader in the movement for gender, racial, and economic equity.
  • In addition, she meets individually with handfuls of young women annually to offer advice, guidance, and lessons she’s learned along her way.

We are looking forward to honoring this incredible woman and her impact on women and girls in our community at a celebratory awards reception held in conjunction with our Powerful Voices Conversation Series, presented by Bank of America. Thank you to our ATHENA selection committee for your service!

::: Please join us to celebrate Lauren on December 6th :::

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