Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Announces Colorado’s 2022 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business

Inaugural Legacy Award Winner, Cleo Parker Robinson, and Top 25 Honorees Will be Awarded
During the 10th-Annual Gala on August 11th

DENVER (July 14, 2022) – As the workforce continues to smart after seeing millions of women leave their jobs during the pandemic, the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is recognizing the accomplishments of 25 local women leaders whose myriad accomplishments throughout the last decades have positively impacted the entire region.

Cleo Parker Robinson, founder and artistic director of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and an unwavering image of the power of arts throughout Colorado and beyond, headlines the CWCC’s 10th-annual Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business as its first-ever Legacy Award Winner. 

Throughout her 52-year career, Parker Robinson has become synonymous with uplifting the power of the oppressed through performance art. The power of what began five decades ago in her Five-Points studio has spread throughout Colorado and beyond. 

“Cleo Parker Robinson is the ideal inaugural recipient of the Top 25 Legacy Award as she is the epitome of the intersection of identity that drives advancement, innovation, and creativity in business,” said Simone D. Ross, CEO of the CWCC. “She excels in art, business, entrepreneurship, education, philanthropy, and has reached community-icon status.” 

The Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business Gala will be hosted at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum on Thursday, August 11, from 5:30- 8:00 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships typically sell out quickly and can be purchased at

“It is fitting that in our 10th milestone year, we had a record number of nominations of incredible women who do so much in business and within the community,” said Ross. “This impressive class of winners is truly committed to advancing women in business and actively work to promote equity in the workplace.”

This annual gala event seeks to profile powerful and impactful women in Colorado and the work they are doing to advance and promote other female leaders. The Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business award winners are selected by past Top 25 honorees based on four pieces of criteria: 

  • Passionate about the success and promotion of women in business
  • Civic and community engagement
  • Proven leadership
  • Perseverance


Inaugural 2022 Top 25 Legacy Award

  • Cleo Parker Robinson, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

2022 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business

  • Kristen Blessman, PBS 12
  • Dr. Denise Caleb, Human Resource Standards Institute
  • Carol Carter, GlobalMindED
  • Elycia Cook, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
  • Kelly Dunkin, Community First Foundation
  • Keo Frazier, Denver Housing Authority
  • Olga González, Cultivando
  • Amanda Gordon, Gojo Auto
  • Paige Goss, Point Solutions Group
  • Elsa Holguín, Denver Preschool Program
  • Amy Humble, Disruption Advisors
  • Lulu Lantzy, Emily Griffith Technical College
  • Cassie Lee, Lockheed Martin Space
  • Adrienne Mansanares, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
  • Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyler, The Equity Project, LLC
  • Laurie Muller-Girard, KeyBank
  • Val Nosler Beck, Upstream, LLC
  • Angie Rivera-Malpiede, Northeast Transportation Connections and Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities
  • Hollie Seeley, HealthONE
  • Gail Severson, Severson Supply & Rental
  • Pamela Toney, Colorado State University Global
  • Elaine Torres, CBS 4
  • Alicia “Bruce” Trujillo, Swallow Hill Music
  • Nina Vendhan, Studio Management
  • Lorena Zimmer, Denver Health

About the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is a member-based non-profit 501(C) 6 organization whose mission is to provide women opportunities that better our community and economy, promote equity in the workplace, and help women grow their businesses and their careers. With a vision to make Colorado the #1 state for women in business, CWCC provides opportunities and visibility for women in business through development programs and education, mentorship, partnerships, and alliances. Visit for more information.


Meaghan Carabello

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