17th Annual "Raising the Bar" Celebration
Thursday, September 7, 2023
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place, Downtown Denver

Each year, the Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation (CWBAF) honors women lawyers who have made a difference in our communities and have "raised the bar" for all of us. The evening promises to be memorable, with attendees gathering in person to celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees and thank them for paving the way for other women in Colorado and around the nation.

Now Soliciting 2023 Nominations! We are now soliciting nominations for our 17th Annual Raising the Bar Dinner, to be held on Thursday, September 7, 2023, on the Sundeck of the Denver Athletic Club (DAC). 

This year's theme is "Women Who Raise The Bar By Fostering Well-Being In The Legal Profession." We want to honor women who have risen to the top in their efforts to create healthy and supportive work environments in a range of ways. For example, supportive work environments may be characterized by their commitment to inclusion of diverse voices. They may be uniquely focused on helping lawyers to find a balance between work and life outside of work. Or they may be innovative in other ways that support lawyer well-being. Please nominate the heroes in your midst who implement well-being strategies, who model and promote health and wellness, and who take concrete steps to enable lawyers to thrive.

Past honorees are not eligible for the award and can be found here.

Please send your suggestions via email to Wendy Weigler no later than Friday, April 21, 2023. We would appreciate it if, in addition to identifying a potential honoree, you would provide not only the name and contact information, but also some background information on that person's particular qualifications for this award. Even if the person is well known in the community, the Foundation committee members may not know the specific details of the lawyer's accomplishments.


CWBA Foundation, 2023 RTB Committee:

Wendy Weigler, Chair
Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne

Valeri S. Pappas
Davis & Ceriani PC

Jennifer Hunt, 2023 CWBAF President
Colorado Department of Law

Hon. Melissa Hart
Colorado Supreme Court
Lauren E. Schmidt
Colorado Outward Bound School
 Jessica Brown
Gibson Dunn

Click Here to view the list of Past "Raising the Bar" Honorees.

Or, Click Here to view Past "Raising the Bar" Honoree Videos.

Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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