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Women of Influence

Honoring Women of Influence in the Colorado Springs community that have numerable professional accomplishments and consistently give back to the community

A high school counselor told Kimberly Hessler that she wasn’t college material and should just get married. She has proved that advisor wrong, many times over. As career services manager for SecureSet, a company that trains cybersecurity professionals, Hessler is a tireless advocate who helps graduating students — most of...
As an employee, Liz Jefferson looked for ways to pay forward her experience.
All of Kristy Milligan’s endeavors have been about helping provide a voice and opportunities for people who might not otherwise have them.
Women in Abigail Ortega’s professionoften find they’re the only female in the room.
It only takes Patricia Randle three words to sum up what’s most important to her: faith, family and service.
A top priority for Kristina Wright is helping Colorado Springs become an inclusive and safe place to live.
Leah Davis Witherow will tell you she has the best job in the world.
Rosana Ramponi is a straight-shooter, and it serves her well.
It wasn’t until her late 40s that Susan Davies decided to reinvent herself.
Jayme McConnellogue, as battalion chief, is responsible for the medical division and 911 responses for the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
Everyone makes relationships during their lives, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. One that can be beneficial for women in the business world (as well as life in general) is having another woman as a mentor, said Rosenna Bakari, local psychologist and author. “I think it’s important for women to mentor each other because […]
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Patty Erjavec took a “giant, giant leap of faith” to become president of Pueblo Community College — and her impact after eight years in the role has been just as great. “Dr. Erjavec encourages her faculty and staff to be creative, innovative and ambitious,” PCC Dean of Arts and Sciences...