Community Initiatives

WEN Colorado is committed to community partnerships that will enhance our ability to reach young women across our state. We allow our participants to explore their curiosity about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) while learning various applications in the exciting world of energy.

STEM is fueling economic growth and innovation across Colorado. Colorado has a higher share of STEM jobs than the national average and expects to see above-average growth in STEM occupations over the next decade. STEM education is vital to developing a diverse, creative future workforce and plays a key role in the long-term sustainability of our industry. STEM outreach is important to WEN, important to the energy industry and important to Colorado.

Through partnerships with Girl Scouts, the American Heart Association, Colorado Oil and Gas Association and Women’s Organizations across Colorado, our members volunteer their time to share their passion and introduce young ladies to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math so we can develop their interests in subjects that will lead them to succeed.

WHAT IS WEN Colorado UP TO?

WEN Colorado volunteers showed up in large numbers for this awesome STEM event in partnership with Junior Achievement and NREL. We hope to see you at the next event!

COSEIA Annual Solar Conference – The Solar Connection

WEN Colorado is a proud partner of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association’s (COSEIA) annual solar conference! Solar business leaders and policy experts in Colorado gathered on March 12th-14th for The Solar Connection, where panel topics focused on the integration of solar with storage, electric vehicles, advanced grid technologies and more!

“I was amazed to see how much the COSEIA Conference had to offer. Highlighting Colorado’s leadership in the promotion of solar resources, the conference featured an impressive array of speakers and promoted jobs in the renewable sector.  My personal favorite was checking out the various models of electric cars featured at the Conference.” ~ Abby Briggerman, Of Counsel Holland & Hart

WEN Colorado is proud to support the Annual COGA Mardi Gras Ball, benefiting the local Colorado non-profit, Tennyson Center for Children. Tennyson Center for Children is dedicated to helping children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect, and/or trauma so they can bravely, and safely, change their life’s story.

Focused on positive community impacts, WEN Colorado partnered with COGA’s Community Investment and Outreach Committee to select the recipients of the Community Impact Award. These awards acknowledge the goodwill of the oil and gas industry and celebrate those who have best represented the core values of the industry and given the most across our state.

Colorado Energy Day 

WEN Colorado, in partnership with Consumer Energy Alliance, and Consumer Energy Education Foundation, sponsored Colorado’s first family festival showcasing exhibits focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Colorado Energy Day featured exciting exhibits and interactive demonstrations that teach students and their families about various forms of energy and how, through STEM education, they can find an exciting career in the energy industry.

WEN is bubbling with pride, as our booth was featured in the article about the event in the Denver Post:  http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/23/energy-day-festival-2017-denver/

EUCI LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

WEN Colorado recently sponsored the EUCI Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado. WEN joined the nation’s most successful women leaders in energy sharing their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth.

WEN Colorado Member Billi McCullough, Holland and Hart, was featured at this event and shared her inspiring personal story of how she beat the odds to reach the highest levels of her organization in her Presentation: Advance Your Energy Career.

WEN Marketing Committee Member, Gabriella Stockmayer shares her experience of the event:

“The Leadership Conference for Women in Energy was a truly inspiring event.  We heard candid stories of hardships and success from some of the brightest and most powerful women in the utility industry, including those based right here in Colorado such as vice presidents of Xcel Energy and Colorado Public Utilities Commissioner Wendy Moser.  We connected across generations, with a focused panel on “Millennials: the New Leaders.”  And we shared our own stories and career path goals with women in the field in networking breaks.  I walked out of the conference with both big-picture aspirations and a to do list of specific tasks focused on career development.  Very rewarding.”

~ Gabriella Stockmayer Attorney, Dietze and Davis, PC

If your organization is interested in a partnership, please contact: Destenie McMillen, Community Initiatives Director, via email: volunteer@wencolorado.org.