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As we look back over how we have grown and developed as a community, it is very important to recognize and express heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed to the success of Colorado Ivy+ Women - particularly our 6 Colorado Ivy+ Women founders: Lauren Sveen (Wharton), Robin Kane (Penn), Hilary Blair (Yale), Andrea Warnke (Wharton), Lauren Arnold (Dartmouth/ Wharton), Dare Rosebery (Penn - Wharton), and our Alumnae who have in the past served on our Leadership Team.

ASHLEY KAPPEL | Princeton University President

Ashley Kappel is a commercial real estate attorney with Kappel Law LLC.  She also serves as senior policy fellow to Colorado Succeeds and is a consultant to Hotshot Legal where she designs their real estate legal curriculum.  In her previous career, Ashley was a former nonprofit director at Teach For America - Colorado and taught middle school English.  In addition to her law degree from the University of Denver and BA from Princeton, Ashley holds an MA in teaching and an Education Specialist degree in school leadership and policy studies.  In her free time, Ashley enjoys hiking and skiing with her husband at their second home in Salida.

EVGENIYA MANGAN | Yale University Secretary & Operations Committee

Evgeniya moved to Colorado in 2016 after completing her MBA at the Yale School of Management. She worked as a management consultant for Deloitte's Strategy & Operations practice and previously worked in impact investing and nonprofit industries. She's passionate about building meaningful relationships with people and believes in the power of mentorship. While in search of her next big adventure, she's also hoping to find her life's bigger calling. In her spare time, Evgeniya enjoys cooking, baking, playing tennis, gardening, and hiking with her furry son Walter.

ALYSSA SHOLETTE CARUTHERS | Penn Membership Committee

In 2006, Alyssa relocated with her family to Colorado from Menlo Park, CA where she enjoyed an active role in the Junior League of Palo Alto* Mid Peninsula. Energized by the impact organizations like Junior League can have in a community, Alyssa now serves on the Board of the Penn Alumni Club as Director of Communications, the Board of Colorado Ivy
+Women as Director of Alumnae Engagement, and Host and Organizer of the monthly All Ivy Plus Happy Hour in Boulder. Alyssa is passionate about being an involved parent for her teenage son, Alexander, Conscious Business as a new paradigm for true success, and Mindfulness as a daily conscious practice and tool to thrive, excel and exceed personally and professionally. Exploration and discovery of her purpose inspired Alyssa to found Empowered Conscious Creation to help others invoke positive transformation via her role as a personal, interpersonal and business Mindfulness Coach and Conscious Parenting Consultant. Alyssa is also proud to serve as Community Outreach Manager at Humanity’s Team, a Global Oneness Organization.

ANDREA WARNKE | Wharton Treasurer & Operations Committee

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JAMIE VANDENBERGE | Columbia Events Committee

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DARE ROSEBERY | Wharton President Emeritus

Since earning a B.S. in Economics from Penn's Wharton School (1990), Dare Rosebery has enjoyed developing people and companies in the US and Europe through building relationships, team collaboration, and strategic business perspective. Inspired by the vision of developing Uncommon Leaders to improve our future, Dare felt called to join People Programs Group. Discovering purpose to help people transform who they are from within has fueled Dare's own development and elevated her ability to contribute. To create awareness for impact-driven local initiatives, she became an Ambassador for The Gathering Place, a founding member of Global Impact Ventures Network, a Speaker for Ellevate Network, and a Board Advisor for Éstaine. To help Alumni connect with each other and build meaningful relationships, Dare serves on the Boards of The Wharton Club of Colorado and Colorado Ivy+ Women (President).


KAILI LAMBE | Dartmouth University Membership Committee

Born in Colorado, Kaili was raised in Hawaii, and attended Dartmouth College—where she majored in Women and Gender Studies with a minor in Public Policy. After graduating in 2009, she organized in support of clean energy policy and worked on a U.S. Senate campaign in New Hampshire. She has worked in progressive advocacy and online engagement since: fighting for voting rights, workers' rights and environmental protection; elevating the issues that impact women's lives; working to support women's leadership in grassroots movements; and running online campaigns to call out sexism and support survivors of gender-based violence.

Kaili lives in Denver, where she enjoys time outside with her dogs, the vibrant music, food, and beer scene, and easy access to the mountains. She volunteers with Summit Dog Rescue and is co-chair of Women Get it Done--Denver. 

JULIA KIMMERLY | MIT Events Committee

 Kimmerly graduated from MIT with an SB in Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy. She currently works in the energy industry in analysis and engineering. Originally from Vermont, Julia loves the outdoor opportunities close (and far!) from Denver. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, and on the rainy days, yoga. In her free time, she has tried to pick up new and old hobbies--she plays violin in an amateur string ensemble, makes (lopsided) pottery, and cares for the many succulents and other plants that have somehow accumulated in her house. With CIW, she heads up the STEM Initiatives team, collaborating with local groups to increase STEM involvement in underrepresented groups.


LAUREN SVEEN | Wharton Board Advisor

An active participant with Wharton alumni groups for more than 20 years, Lauren launched and has led the Wharton Club of Colorado since 2009. She also pioneered the networking group Denver Women in Business (inspirational to Colorado Ivy+ Women) and was a founding member of both the Duke Women’s Colorado Forum and the national Wharton Women in Business. She serves in fundraising capacities for The Adoption Exchange and the Kent Denver School, and has previously served on the board of the Gathering Place, the Junior League, and the Westport YMCA, where her market research led the development of and fundraising for a new $50MM facility.  Lauren is also owner and president of Corps Team Denver, a workplace consultancy and boutique talent acquisition firm, specializing in connecting high-growth firms with high-caliber talent. She was a finalist for the Outstanding Woman in Business award and her business was nominated for the Company of the Year award in Colorado.  Lauren has been a speaker at the Wharton Women in Business conference in Philadelphia, and been featured on CBS and NBC in Colorado, talking about trends in the workplace. Lauren writes a monthly column titled Working It Out in the Denver Post, is a regular contributor to the CoBiz online magazine, and was featured in People magazine, WSJ and USA Today for her early entrepreneurial ventures. She is a sought-after speaker on employment trends, work/life integration and personal re-branding.

ROBIN KANE | Penn Board Advisor

Robin Kane
is Clinical Professor and the Director of the Working Professionals MBA Program at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. She moved to Denver many years ago after completing herBA (French) and MS (Education) at the University of Pennsylvania. Robin has over twenty-five years of experience in executive human resources roles as well as consulting with businesses on leadership and HR practices. She’s the president of the Penn Alumni Club of Colorado. In her spare time, she can be found in the garden, in a bookstore, or at a wine bar.


SRINIDHI REDDY | Harvard/Wharton Board Advisor

Srinidhi graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Biomedical Engineering. After a stint as an investment banker, she moved to Denver to join Mercury Payment Systems as part of their corporate strategy team. Srinidhi is currently pursuing her MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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