Colorado Women of Influence announces the recipients of the 2013 Women of Vision Awards:
Jackie Bebo, parent of 28 adopted children and founder Adoption for All Children, specializing in China and Korea adoptions.
Sandi Brown, academic dean with Colorado Early Colleges and owner/education consultant with Tutor Doctor Front Range.
Dr. Ada Chen, founder of Soaring Hope, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to serving orphans and poor people in China through numerous educational and medical missions and scholarships.
Dr. Kathleen Cooney, nationally recognized leader in the field of pet end-of-life care and founder of Home to Heaven, an in-home pet hospice and euthanasia company.
Dr. Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, Assistant Professor in the College of Applied Human Sciences at CSU, life-long dedication to the issues of childhood obesity.
Linda Hughey, co-founder & President of the No Colo Nonprofit Resource Center.
Brooke Hupp, breast cancer survivor who formed Team STABOS (Save Them All, Big or Small).
Sister Mary Alice Murphy, driving force behind the opening of The Mission, CARE Housing, the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope in Ft. Collins and the Guadalupe Center in Greeley.
Tara Pogoda, owner of Fifth Element Ranch in Loveland, the #1 Colorado facilitator for the Warriors In Transition (WIT) therapeutic program for veterans and their families; official supporter of the veteran suicide awareness campaign, TransAmerica Ride For Life.
Dr. Amy Prieto, CSU Associate chemistry professor and founder of Prieto Battery, Inc., a new battery technology that could revolutionize electronic vehicles.
Irene Castillo Romsa, co-founder of the “Rincon de Cuentos” Spanish literacy program and “Imaginates” youth program in Colorado and of “Casa de Vida” a shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Guatemala.
Cindy Sarai, Executive Director of Adoption Dreams Come True, and founder of the Dream Guild, and the Dream Room.
Each of the Women of Vision Honorees will receive a commemorative gift bag from Colorado Women of Influence members, valued at $1,000.00.
Honorees will receive their award at The Women of Vision Gala, held the evening of Wednesday, July 24th at the Executive Club Restaurant at the Budweiser Event Center. The event includes a champagne reception at 5pm followed by dinner and the awards ceremony from 6 to 8pm.
Colorado Women of Influence, LLC, is a master-mind organization whose members are at a very high level in their careers. With a current membership of 171, COWOI seeks to be the gathering place for a eclectic group of accomplished women: Entrepreneurs, Owners, Executive Directors, Presidents and CEOs from the business world, as well as leaders of academia, government, the arts, athletics and community organizations. For information on Colorado Women of Influence, go to the website at http://cowoi.com or contact Ann Clarke at 970-817-5315.
The Gala, sponsored by Colorado Women of Influence, LLC, is an evening honoring 12 Northern Colorado women who have been singled out as having made a significant contribution to the well-being and empowerment of women and the betterment of their communities through outstanding vision, innovation, leadership, and social Impact.
Colorado Women of Influence Founder & CEO Ann Clarke said, “COWOI felt there was a need for an evening of glitz and glamor to honor the women of our community who are truly Women of Vision. They have enriched the lives of others with intelligence, talent and – of course – vision. They deserve to be in the spotlight and hear our applause!”