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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJHDUjLioGA As general manager of distribution, collection and treatment of both water and wastewater at Colorado Springs Utilities, Leah Ash is one of only three women in the entire department. But that doesn’t bother her. “It’s actually pretty great,” she said. “I’ve worked in a number of different areas at Utilities. I...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQkpUFU6weA Walk into a room with Karole Campbell, and you’ll immediately be surrounded by people who want to chat — but not with you. They absolutely have to talk to Campbell. That’s because she has a well-deserved reputation as someone who gets things done, as a tireless advocate for causes she...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9qbaCZprqY Linda Broker has been previewing films for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival more than 20 years. In that time, she recalled a few films that changed her way of doing things. “A film called ‘Bag It’ stands out,” she said. “It was about the single-use plastic bags at the...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YpFMaGTyWo Friends and associates of Sandi Briggs describe her as a humble woman who swoops in to take care of business. “Those who know Sandi say she is quick to get involved in any effort needing attention, happy to lead the charge on tackling initiatives that improve people’s lives or create...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCYLwWJi6qA Balancing two jobs plus family has been the largest challenge to Dana Capozzella. She works as a partner for Cascade Investment Group and as a leader in the Colorado Army National Guard. A high achiever, Capozzella became the first female brigadier general in the Colorado National Guard, where she serves as...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_DHK8Brxq0 Jan Isaacs Henry, the co-founder and executive director of Kidpower of Colorado, still leads the nonprofit she founded nearly 20 years ago. In those two decades, Henry has made a significant difference to the Colorado Springs community and to the safety and well-being of a generation of children. Henry worked...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jITcrcv7g54 Denise Krug has spent the better part of four decades carrying out the mission of Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, and that makes her a Woman of Influence in the Pikes Peak region. “I will have been with Goodwill 38 years soon, and I’ve always worked in the...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp6jpDgJoP8 Kristin Kubitschek’s main motivation is to give. She’s always known she would give her lifetime to benefit others. “One of my greatest blessings is being able to live out my faith through the work I do each day,” said Kubitschek, who has worked solely at nonprofits during her career. Kubitschek works...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSbWqDzgKmk One might think that recent headlines alone perhaps made Judy Mackey one of the Women of Influence honorees for 2013. After all, Mackey helped lead a group of investors that recently purchased the iconic Garden of the Gods Club, returning the facility to local ownership. But that assumption would be...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tQEg4kGJis Aikta Marcoulier’s introduction to the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center was literally a trial by fire. She’d barely started in the new role as executive director when the Waldo Canyon fire broke out in June 2012. Another fire and several floods later, Marcoulier has developed an active disaster response...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5bGypa_bKU Alicia McConnell is quite a female force in the regional — and national — sporting industry. “Alicia is without a doubt, one of the most authentic, compassionate and inspiring people we have had the privilege of working with,” said Cheryl McCullough, senior sales manager for sports and special events at the...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwOl0guyd8E Doris Ralston is a modest woman who’s most comfortable shining the spotlight on the people around her. Ralston works as executive director of the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation. She’s also the only employee, so she does it all there, from making bank deposits to organizing board meetings and writing the...