A couple hundred women — and some men — gathered to celebrate women in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 at the Baldoria on the Water event venue in Lakewood. The …
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Nearly 48 percent of Jefferson County’s workforce are women. Seventy-six percent of Jeffco’s healthcare industry consists of women, almost 56 percent of the businesses are occupied by women and women make up 57 percent of the legal fields. Within community and social services, which includes nonprofits, 70.9 percent are run by women.
A couple hundred women — and some men — gathered to celebrate women in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 at the Baldoria on the Water event venue in Lakewood.
The international event can trace its roots back 110 years, and this is the third year that Jefferson County has had an official event.
The Jeffco event featured a women’s empowerment workshop, plenty of networking opportunities and a luncheon accompanied by a welcome address presented by the event’s chair Deborah Deal-Blackwell; a keynote speech by Brynn Watson, the vice president of the future enterprise program at Lockheed Martin; a toast to strong women from personal trainer and small business owner Stacy Fowler; and various award presentations — volunteer woman of the year, innovator woman of the year, corporate community service award and girls in STEM.
Women all over the world celebrated International Women’s Day, through demonstrations or otherwise, said Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan. But here in Jefferson County, women got together and engaged with each other, she added.
“That,” Sloan said, “is probably the best way to celebrate.”
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