Initiatives envision an inclusive economy that promotes equity in the workplace
DENVER (Jan. 5, 2023) – As the Colorado General Assembly begins its current session, the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) announces its policy pillars that will support women in business and work:
- Access to Opportunity
- Workforce Equity
The CWCC is eager to collaborate with lawmakers, members, partners, and the community to support an inclusive, thriving Colorado economy that supports the advancement of women in business and work, the CWCC Policy Committee will be engaged to enact the CWCC organizational pillars by supporting policy, advocacy, and regulatory action.
Since its founding in 1988, CWCC has worked to support women in business, and provide resources to help them succeed.
Colorado is ranked the number one state for women entrepreneurs and, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Kaufman Indicators of entrepreneurship report, has the highest percentage of women-owned businesses in the country at 10.39 percent.
Colorado is also the number one state for women-led startups (Merchant Maverick), 2.3 percent of women in Colorado are self-employed. Our vision is to “make Colorado the #1 state for women in business.
In partnership with its members, partners, stakeholders, and the greater Colorado business community, the CWCC envisions achieving this by:
- Providing resources & support: CWCC connects women to valuable resources, services, networking opportunities and training to support their journeys and success in work and business.
- Policy & advocacy: CWCC plays an important role in advocating for equity for women in work and business across the state.
- Measurement & benchmarking: CWCC works with women and businesses to set the bar for what it means to be the best state in the country for women in work and business.
Join the CWCC to get involved and champion economic inclusivity for Colorado’s women. Visit www.cwcc.org to sign up for the CWCC newsletter to stay informed about policy issues, events, and programs.
About the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC)
CWCC is one of the largest women’s chambers of commerce in the country with a community of more than 400 member businesses and 1,800 individual members representing a wide variety of both for- and non-profit organizations. CWCC members range from presidents and CEOs to small business owners, from large corporations to small non-profit organizations. More than half of CWCC members are small business owners and represent the largest segment of our membership.
CWCC was founded in 1988 by a group of nine women to give women a voice in business. The CWCC presents and conducts more than 100 workshops, educational seminars, and events annually attended by more than 3,500 people each year. This variety of programming provides outstanding, high-visibility opportunities for sponsors to participate and support our mission.
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