Dear Friends, and Partners of The Leadership Investment,

As a highly valued partner of The Leadership Investment, we want you to be among the first to know that the Leadership Investment will be retiring at the end of 2016.

For more than two decades The Leadership Investment, formerly known as the Women’s Vision Foundation, has provided leadership and support for corporate women in the Denver area. Together with our strong base of partners and volunteers, we have made connections, provided mentors, raised awareness, addressed workplace challenges, and provided impactful developmental programs and opportunities. Through our WiseWoman Council, we created a nurturing environment where senior executive women network with and support their peers without censure or judgment.

Over 30,000 women and men have benefitted from our existence. We have seen and in some way helped women grow from assistants to vice presidents and c-suite executives, including CEO’s. We are proud to have known them and honored to have had a hand in their growth, development, and success. Over time we have also focused on raising awareness among men to become champions and allies in our gender balanced leadership mission.

Our legendary founder, Steffie Allen, had a vision of bringing corporate women together so the power of their collective spirit could not only be shared with one another but also used to help other corporate women succeed. Today, that vision sparked over twenty years ago has been achieved. While there is still much work to do to achieve gender balanced leadership, the baton has been taken up by numerous local, national, and international organizations. We recognize, and embrace, that The Leadership Investment is no longer unique. We are thrilled that many other organizations will continue the mission: foster an environment in which women and men achieve a greater awareness and understanding of the value each gender brings to the table, so that individuals, teams, organizations and communities can thrive.

We sincerely thank you for your partnership and support. We urge you to continue to bring others along on the journey to gender balanced leadership. Do not let our retirement be the end of your service. Continue our mantra of “A Hand Forward and a Hand Back.” Reach back and bring the next generations of women, and men, into a world where gender balanced leadership exists.


The Leadership Investment Board of Directors
Robin Heller and Alain Paolini, Co-chairs




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