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Colorado Women's College


Chambers Center


Colorado Women's College at the University of Denver hosts and participates in a variety of events that focus on the advancement of women and girls. Many of our events are free and/or open to the public.

Leadership Salons:   A platform where women thought leaders from DU, and the local community, lead conversation and commentary centered on the great issues of the day and their impact on women.

Art Exhibits:   Artwork by local, regional and national female artists can be displayed on the walls of the Hirschfeld Gallery, which is housed on the main floor of the Chambers Center. Many times, exhibitions follow our overall focus on the advancement of women.

Special Events and Opportunities:   From time to time, CWC hosts events to celebrate special occasions and recognize and honor students, alumnae, donors and members of the community. 

Student-Only Events:   CWC hosts a variety of educational and engaging events and activities for DU students.

Upcoming Events

Free Work Smart salary negotiation workshops for women!WorkSmart logo

AAUW's Work Smart workshop is being hosted by CWC, with 3 free sessions sponsored by LUNA.
Each workshop is limited to 30 participants, so choose your date and sign up today!

• Saturday, October 28, 10am-12:30pm (brunch provided) -- Register here!
• Thursday, November 2, 6:30-9pm (dinner provided) – Register here!
• Wednesday, November 8, 6:30-9pm (dinner provided) – Register here!

White women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it's even worse for women of color.
Attend a FREE salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. Participants will learn:
• About the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences;
• How to quantify and articulate their value;
• How to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary; and
• How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.

You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

Questions? Please email Carolyn Cavicchio at

DU Women's Professional Alliance

Business Women

CWC and DU alumnae -- join us this Fall for a DU Women's Professional Alliance event. We begin an exciting new lineup of programming on October 10 here at the Chambers Center.  Please join us for one or more of these events:

Leveraging Professional & Community Organizations - One of the best ways to not only advance in your career, but also to grow personally, is through membership in professional and community organizations. Not just a nice bullet point on your resume, these groups can provide you with unique access to job opportunities, professional development and community. Join us as we talk about how to find the right organization and make the most of your membership.

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30-8:00pm; click here to register.

Management Tips for Professional Women - While most women agree that there need to be more women in leadership positions or traditionally underrepresented industries, many disagree about the appropriate leadership styles for women. We'll hear together from women at all levels on how to best partner with other female coworkers and support women across the workplace.
Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-8:00pm (Mark your calendar - registration will open about 30 days prior to this event.)

Healthy Holiday Survival Guide - The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but especially for women as they try to navigate hosting visiting family, holiday shopping, staying healthy through the slew of baked goods and still managing their day-to-day responsibilities. This session will provide you with tangible ideas for enjoying the holidays without losing sight of your long-term health and wellness goals.
Tuesday, December 5, 6:30-8:00pm; (Mark your calendar - registration will open about 30 days prior to this event.)

We hope to see you this fall!

Recent Events

DU Women: One-DU Book Discussion: Hillbilly Elegy (September 12, 2017)cover

CWC hosted a lunch discussion on the One-DU book Hillbilly Elegy.   Associate Provost Jennifer Karas, who helped organize the One-DU reading initiative, served as discussion leader for this engaging and thought-provoking session.   


CWC Summer Graduation Celebration (August 16, 2017)

Summer 2017 graduates

CWC hosted a celebration of the Class of 2017 summer graduates here at the Chambers Center on August 16th.   Friends, family, and current and former faculty and staff joined together to honor our graduating students and recognize their accomplishments.  

Representatives of the Colorado Women's College Alumnae Association (CWCAA) were also on hand to induct the graduates into the Alumnae Association.



"A Woman's View" by Laura Phelps Rogers, July 6th -- August 15th, 2017

Women's WorkThis exhibition brought together an anthology of work from an assortment of Laura's exhibitions addressing women's roles and the ever-changing landscape of how those roles are interpreted.  Laura ponders historical roles through her multi-disciplinary approach and contemporary lens. 

Former exhibition titles include A Woman's Work is Never Done, Wash Rinse Repeat, More than One Tough Chick, and Home Economics.


Femme in STEM (May 13, 2017)

logoDozens of girls from 20 schools across the Denver metro area gathered at DU's Colorado Women's College on May 13 for a fun-filled day of science learning and exploration.

The event, called Femme in STEM, is the brainchild of a group of five DU alumnae from the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics who were alarmed by the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Research shows that girls are equally as interested in STEM subjects as boys early on, but that this interest declines significantly around junior high.

"We want to help mend the leaky pipeline," says Faith Lierheimer, a master's student in the Department of Biological Sciences who helped launch the group while she was an undergraduate. "We're missing out on a chunk of brainpower that could advance science in ways that we can't imagine."

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame Exhibit:  "Celebrating Colorado Women and their Extraordinary Stories"  (April-June 2017)

MontageThis portrait exhibit featured all 152 CO Women's Hall of Fame inductees, with biographical information and highlights of their impact on Colorado and the world.  The exhibit was on display at three University of Denver campus locations:

  • Anderson Academic Commons
  • Bonfils Stanton Music Library
  • Colorado Women's College at the Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women