Women's Leadership Lab

As leaders, women - and women of color -
are struggling to get to the very top.

Less than 26% of CEOs are women and only 4% are held by women of color.
Support your talented emerging leaders with access to the
Colorado Women's Chamber Foundation Leadership Development Program.


Join the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Lab

A women's leadership program in Colorado designed specifically to advance women, and women of color, in their careers.

This program is designed to help emerging leaders lead and influence their community, develop skills to support advancement, and expand their understanding of the current business architecture impacting women in work.

This program focuses on four areas impacting women most in work:

    1. Identity
    2. Allyship
    3. Cultural Norms
    4. Advancement and Retention

COST: The cost of the program is $3,250, with partial need-based scholarships available.

Applications for the 2023-24 Women’s Leadership Lab have closed.
Applications for the 2024-25 cohort will open in the summer of 2024.
Questions? Email Leah Caputo at LCaputo@cwcc.org.

This program will also allow leaders to:

  • Increase their understanding of issues that impact today's leaders.

  • Build a strong network of powerful women in the community.

  • Dive deep into topics that will develop your leadership skills.

  • Develop hard skills that women need to move into leadership roles.

  • Learn about growing industries from C-suite female leaders in those industries.

  • Become more confident with communication, management skills, understanding of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

  • Gain a holistic understanding of our local workforce and industries.


About the Facilitator

Julia Alvarez brings nearly 20 years of experience in the social change sector to her role as Founder and CEO of Point b(e) Strategies. With expertise in strategic planning, facilitation, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and board and staff development, Julia loves partnering with organizations to identify, articulate and start to solve the most pressing challenges they face.

We need more women in the highest levels of leadership.

  • Less than 26% of CEOs are women and only 4% are held by women of color

  • Only 10.4% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women

  • 2021 was the first time in history that two Black women were appointed CEO of Fortune 500 companies

  • In 2022, women made about 82 cents for every dollar earned by a white non-Hispanic man

  • Black women make 62 cents for every dollar earned

  • Native American women make 57 cents for every dollar earned by a white non-Hsipanic man

  • Latina women make 54 cents for every dollar a white man earns

  • At this rate, Latina women stand to lose $1.2 million dollars over the course of their careers, and Black women stand to lose $964,400

The CWCC is working to change these statistics
and we need more dynamic leaders like you.

Our current cohort is meeting once a month from October 2023 to June 2024, 9:00am-3:00pm. This program will be in-person on the following dates: 

Oct. 13, 2023

Nov. 10, 2023

Dec 15, 2023

Jan 12, 2024

Feb 9, 2024

March 15, 2024

April 12, 2024

May 10, 2024

June 14, 2024

The cost of the program is $3,250, with partial need-based scholarships available.

Applications for the 2023-24 cohort are now closed and will reopen in the summer of 2024 for the next cohort.

Reach out to Leah Caputo, Lcaputo@cwcc.org, for more information. 

You must be a current CWCC member to participate. You cannot miss more than two classes over the course of the program.