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September 2016

Hello Colorado Ivy+Women--

Well, it happened. September is here again already!
If you missed the announcements on Facebook and Meetup, we officially launched our CO Ivy+ Women website last month!! Be sure to check out our CIW Membership & Partnership benefits on the home page.
All event registrations will now go through the website, but Meetup and Facebook will continue to be updated.

Thank you,

~Charlotte W. (Penn 2013)




Ivy+ Inspiration:Engage with CO Ivy+ Women!


Upcoming Events:



Normally we would share an inspiring missive from one of our many amazing members here, but this month we wanted to highlight all the ways you could engage with us (beyond reading this newsletter, of course!)

This first opportunity is near & dear to my heart, because CO Ivy+ Women is looking for a new me:


Operations & Communications Team

Our amazing Charlotte Whitmore (Penn 2013), who currently serves as our Board Secretary and Director of Communications, will be relocating to San Francisco at the end of September. Her previous company,, was recently acquired by Atlassian and she will be joining the People Team in Atlassian's SF office. Charlotte has generously offered to continue on - even remotely - until we can find the right person to thrive in this role and to guide her transition into our team. (minimum one year commitment) If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dare


Alumnae Liaison Team

To help us personally connect with alumnae in Colorado and build relationships with Ivy, MIT and Stanford Universities and Alumni Clubs, we are grateful to our alumnae from each school who have offered to take the lead in reaching out personally to fellow alumnae and posting events on her school's communication outlets like Facebook, newsletters and other communication tools. Please feel free to contact your school's representative with questions regarding our community. Jen Ulasevich (Dartmouth) is our new Director of Alumnae Engagement and will be organizing a team meeting very soon to update everyone and launch this team officially.

Current members:

Kris Walsh (Princeton)

Jen Huffman Ulasewich (Dartmouth)

Nancy Dickinson (Yale)

Ling Tran (Penn)

Susanne Frank (Columbia)

Lia Baggao (Harvard)

Stephanie Wang (Cornell - temporary)

Pamela Campos (MIT)

Dare Rosebery (Wharton)

WE WOULD LOVE TO ADD REPRESENTATIVES FROM BROWN & CORNELL! (1 year commitment.) If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Jen


Career Development Programs

We are seeking an alumna to lead our initiative to source career and board opportunities for our members. One of the strengths of our community is the informal mentoring that happens due to developing relationships between alumnae. For alumnae who desire a more robust mentoring relationship, CIW would like to develop facilitate more formalized mentoring community a Mentor Match Program.If you feel either of these would be a good fit for you to lead, please contact Dare Rosebery


Community Outreach

Alumnae have expressed a keen interest in participating in opportunities to give back and be involved in our Denver community. Julia Kimmerly (MIT) is leading and developing a STEM / STEAM Team to help us find ways to encourage and support girls and young women find paths to these fields.

Julia's STEM team update:

The STEM Initiatives group has been busy and we have two upcoming opportunities to get involved! The first is ALAS, a celebration of STEM opportunities targeting Latino families, hosted by the Wings Museum on Sunday, October 2nd. Volunteer opportunities include helping with our table/workshop, serving as a bilingual guide, and helping set-up/tear-down. The second opportunity is to get involved in our partnership with Shades of Blue, a local organization committed to educating and mentoring middle and high school students in STEM fields. We will be hosting one of their 2-hour sessions on a Saturday in October or November focusing on Energy careers and fracking principles. More details to be posted on the website when finalized. We also have a general planning meeting next Tuesday 9/6 at 5:30. For more information or to get involved in any capacity, reach out Julia Kimmerly

CIW is also seeking a Leader to organize Quarterly Volunteer Opportunities. If you are interested in joining the STEM Initiatives Team or leading the Quarterly Volunteer Opportunities Team, please contact Julia


Colorado Ivy+ Women Partners Program

Our Partners Program for Community, Resource, Enterprise, and Sustaining Partners is in planning and development phase. CIW is seeking an alumna to help us build and lead this Initiative. (minimum one year commitment) If this leadership role interests you or participate on this team, please contact Dare Rosebery


Events Team

We are currently seeking an ALUMNA TO JOIN OUR BOARD AS DIRECTOR OF EVENTS who will support Co-Hosts during development, promotion and organization of 2nd Tuesday CCC Events and events that may evolve throughout the year like Dinners for 6 and Quarterly Volunteer Opportunities. (minimum one year commitment) If you are interested in learning more about this role, please contact Dare Rosebery WE ALSO NEED GREAT IDEAS AND CO-HOSTS FOR CCC EVENTS IN 2017!



Financial Planning Strategies for Women & Millenials (9/13)

When: Tuesday September 13th, 6-8 pm

Where: One Cheeseman Place Community Room, 19th Floor (1201 Williams St, Denver, CO 80218)



CIW Members: $10

Non-Members $20


Please join us to learn about financial planning strategies designed for women and millennials and consider how family relationships can affect the well-being of not only family members but the family's financial health and future.




Co-Host Lia Baggao (Harvard), Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Bank of America Corporation, will share insights and planning strategies designed specifically to meet the needs of women.


Special Guest Emily Keating, a Goldman Sachs Wall Street Veteran and Co-Founder and CEO of Spari, will share trends and how millennials approach planning as well as how her company provides strategies suited specifically for our younger generation.

Recently published article about Spari: The Start-up Fighting to Build a Better Future for Millennials


Special Guest Maureen Kelley, recently retired Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Private Banking who is the Founder of MADRE (Mother And Daughter Relationship Enhancement). With a holistic approach to wellbeing, MADRE brings together mothers and daughters (boomers and millennials) to learn, grow and enhance their relationships. Through workshops, retreats and family coaching, MADRE focuses on women, money, health, strength, leadership, relationships and family. While the Genesis was financial health, MADRE is so much more. It's about life and living well.




Lia Baggao (Harvard)


Lia Baggao, CFP began working in the financial services industry in 2007 and joined Merrill Lynch in 2015 offering integrated wealth management planning to individuals and families. She chose to partner with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for their industry-leading research, investment platform, and banking services to best serve her clients. Lia graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and the FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 registrations.

As the daughter of a business professor and an investment analyst, Lia has been immersed in the financial industry from a young age. Learning to create and manage her own budget with her first Bank of America account at 12 years old sparked her life-long passion for helping others manage their money and is what initially drove her work at some of the largest and most well-known mutual fund companies in the country including The Vanguard Group, Dodge & Cox, and Parnassus Investments. Lia has also spent time working at the largest RIA in the southwest where she helped advise institutions, 401(k) plans, foundations, businesses, and families on a wide range of wealth and asset management services.

Lia currently serves on the board of the Delta Gamma Denver Alumni Chapter and holds a leadership position with the Colorado Ivy+ Women’s Group. She is also an active member of the Rocky Mountain Harvard Club, the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce, and Ellevate Network and offers seminars regularly at Mountain Midwifery Center and Belly Bliss. Lia is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and spent five years living in Scottsdale, Arizona prior to moving to Denver. She has travelled to 45 countries which has provided tremendous insight on investing around the world.


Emily Keating (The University of Kansas)


Emily Keating has extensive professional experience working across Banking, Industrial, Research, and Technology industries. Her specialties include business development, financial modeling, statistical analysis, risk management and project management.

Emily spent her first 7 years of her career with Goldman Sachs working in the New York, Australian, and Hong Kong offices. Her experiences span both Investment Banking and Sales & Trading businesses specializing in sales, business development and risk management. While at the bank she worked closely with market leading corporations, hedge funds, and mutual funds helping them reach their financial goals through trading and underwriting initiatives.

Recently, Emily joined forces with her financial planning father and sister to bring technology to personal finance.Her mission is to help young families and millennials more easily and quickly reach their life goals by creating a financial plan to get them there.


Maureen Kelley (Kansas State University / Wharton Executive Leadership Program)


In 2006 Maureen Kelley came to Denver from New England to join Wells Fargo Bank as Senior Vice President of Private Banking. With a history of supporting the financial needs of women, at Wells Fargo she helped launch the Colorado Women’s Team Member Network and the Denver Women’s Sharing Perspectives Team. Leadership and teaming have been the foundation of her career and she was the recipient of the 2011 Wells Fargo Wealth Management Diversity Champion award.

Following her heart, she earned advanced designations and certifications in Family Coaching, Executive Leadership from the Wharton School, Family Wealth Advising from the Family Firm Institute and most recently a Graduate Certificate in Financial Therapy from Kansas State University.

She is a graduate of the Women’s Vision Leadership Institute, chaired the board of the Colorado Women’s Leadership Foundation, is actively involved with the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign. Maureen is pursuing her passion for serving families, and most importantly mothers and daughters, through MADRE.

Bonus Event: ALAS - Expanding Opportunities for Latinos in STEM(10/2)

When: Sunday October 2nd, 11-6 pm

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum,7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver, CO


Kris Walsh (Princeton), Ellen Scott (Princeton) and Julia Kimmerly (MIT) have volunteered to be leaders for our efforts to become engaged in several initiatives existing and launching here in Colorado and will be forming a team of interested alumnae. Thank you!! More details soon.


If you would like to serve on our CIW STEM Initiatives team, please email


Upcoming STEM events and opportunities to engage:

Colorado Ivy+ Women will be organizing a workshop and/or activity table for this event. Also seeking bilingual volunteers for special duties helping families throughout the day. All of program related links are available at page.

Invitation: 4th Annual All Ivy+ Career Expo

When: Friday, October 7, 4-8 pm

Where: The University Club, 1673 Sherman St, Denver CO


If you are currently seeking a new role or thinking about it, the All Ivy+ Expo will be a great opportunity to meet with Denver companies and to cross-pollinate with other alumni! You can also upload your resume to a year-round recruiting "book" of talent. We met Martha Hutchinson (Cornell), founder of Hubu Design, who created our CIW shield logo at the Expo last year!


If you are interested in attending the Expo, please register here:


You can see pictures from last year's Expo on our CIW We will have a CIW table there, so please stop by and say hello!

Insider Perspectives: Presidential Election Campaign Trail and Election Data(10/11)

When: Tuesday October 11th, 6-8 pm

Where: TBD


More details coming soon! We are seeking a co-host for this event.

Align Your Communication: How Does Your Voice Impact How You Are Perceived? (11/16)

When: Tuesday November 16th, 6-8 pm

Where: Articulate Real & Clear,2727 Bryant Street STE 600, Denver, CO (Plenty of free parking in garage behind building!)

PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE 2ND TUESDAY is Election Day, our November CCC Event will take place the following week on WEDNESDAY.


How does your voice impact your leadership?


Do you feel that you are truly being heard?


Is your voice aligned with your potential?


Does your voice give you power?


Do you feel empowered to fully step into your position?


We are so fortunate to have CIW members like Hilary Blair, Co-Founder and Lead Coach/Trainer ARTiculate: Real&Clear, LLC (Yale / National Theatre Conservatory - one of our 6 CIW Co-Creators and current Board Member), who are passionate about helping people to grow and develop!


As women, our voices can often seem higher or more youthful than they truly are. Do you ever feel your voice doesn’t represent who you are? Do you lose your voice? Do you feel an unexpected voice comes out in high stress situations? Whether we intend to or not, we make assumptions based on people’s voices –and therefore assumptions are being made about us as well. This can impact both your professional and personal life. The sound of our voices and the use of our voices is more under our control than we often think.


During this Introduction to Professional Voice For Women, you will begin learn to:


- Identify ways to keep the nervous voice from taking control.

- Connect your breath easily & freely to your authentic voice.

- Understand the speaking mechanism.

- Have power over your voice.



Align your voice, non-verbal communication and message.

Understand your voice and your leadership.

Communicate authentically and transparently.

Examine your voice in a safe environment.

Reclaim your authentic voice!

Ongoing: Dinners for 6 Throughout the Year!

Anyone interested in hosting a Dinner for 6, please contact Alyssa Sholette Caruthers (Penn), 303.953.9929 (Home), 650.867.1599 (Mobile)

Here are details on thedinners planned for the rest of 2016.

Q3 Potluck Dinner Details:
Co-Host: Anabel Cuadros Yeisser (Thunderbird)
Dinner for 6 in Highlands/Jefferson Park
September 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Restaurant: Chile Verde
2311 Federal Blvd, Denver CO 80211
Think that 5 de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day? It isn't! Enjoy margaritas, authentic Mexican cuisine and get a historic briefing from Special Guest: Anabel Cuadros Yeisser (Thunderbird School of Global Management) about why the night of 9/15 is most important night of Mexican history!
Please RSVP to reserve your seat:
Anabel, who originally hails from Mexico and is very particular about food authenticity, chose Chili Verde for its traditional Pueblan Cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Puebla is known as Mexico's culinary capital and popular for the well known dishes, Mole Poblano and Chile en Nogada.

Q4 Dinner Details:
Co-Host: Laurie Chin Sayers (Penn)
Dinner for 6 in Highlands
November 9, 2016 at 6 pm
Restaurant:Root Down
1600 W. 33RD AVENUE, DENVER, CO 80211 | 303.993.4200

Q4 Holiday Dinner Details:
Co-Host: Debbie Sipowicz (Cornell)
Holiday Dinner for 6 in Boulder
December 8, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm
Restaurant:Arugula Bar E Ristorante
2785 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304