16th Annual "Raising the Bar" Celebration
September 15, 2022
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
Reception begins at 5:30 pm
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.
The 2022 Raising the Bar celebration is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.This year’s theme is “Women Who ‘Manage’ to Raise The Bar: Honoring Managing Partners.” We want to honor women attorneys who have distinguished themselves as managing partners of law firms big and small. These leading ladies are not only making significant contributions to their law firms, they are also paving the way for all the women leaders who will follow in their footsteps.
Past honorees are not eligible for the award. To view the list of past honorees, Click Here.
We are thrilled to have four amazing women to honor this year:
Jennifer L. Evans
Office Managing Partner, Polsinelli, PC
Kristin L. Lentz
Co-Managing Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Heather Carson Perkins
Former Managing Partner & Current Board Member, Faegre Drinker
Elizabeth (Liz) Sharrer
Senior Counsel & Immediate Past Firm Chair, Holland & Hart LLP
We know there are many more Managing Partners out there who are also deserving of this honor. Please join us at this popular annual even to help us celebrate all the women who manage to do all that they do.
The Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation's mission (CWBAF) since 1988 is to promote the advancement of women in the law, and to harness the power of the legal profession to protect and promote the welfare of all women. CWBAF works in conjunction with the Colorado Women's Bar Association (CWBA) to implement the CWBA's charitable and educational work.
Full Sponsorship Tables (10 Seats) or Individual Tickets Available. Register today!
Registration deadline is Friday, September 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm.
We hope that you will consider sponsoring this annual event to help us honor Managing Partners and continue our important work.
2022 Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits:
Thank you 2022 Sponsors:
Holland & Hart LLP
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Husch Blackwell LLP
Colorado Bar Association / Denver Bar Association / CBA-CLE
Honoree Heather Carson Perkins
University of Colorado Law School
Digital Media Colorado
Wendy Weigler, Chair
|Valeri S. Pappas
Davis & Ceriani PC
Ph: 303.534.9000 Email
Jennifer Hunt, 2022 CWBAF President
|Hon. Melissa Hart
Colorado Supreme Court
|Lauren E. Schmidt
Colorado Outward Bound School
Ph: 720.987.3150 Email
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.