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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

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...
Ann Fuller, American National Bank If one defines “influencer” as “someone who gets others to do what she wants them to do,” then Ann Fuller is definitely a big influencer in Colorado Springs. Fuller, vice president of business development for American National Bank, practices community involvement at work and in her...
Christina Baker, Mortgage Solutions of Colorado Drive, discipline and determination are qualities Christina Baker has never run short on. Whether it was leading troops in Iraq, running trails, giving her time to Project Angel Heart or climbing the ranks of the mortgage industry, Baker always set her sights high. “It started with...
Dr. Anita Lane’s fourth-grade science teacher set her on her professional path during a parent-teacher conference. “He told my mom that I was a very bright student and could be anything I wanted to be, including a physician,” Lane said. “I remember thinking, ‘OK then, I’ll be a physician.’ ” Prior...
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...
Judy Kaltenbacher, Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. Early on in her career, Judy Kaltenbacher was told a part-time accountant could never become a partner in a firm. But with a growing family, she was determined to have a balance between her work and home life, and still move up the...
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...
Luisa Graff, Luisa Graff Jewelers When asked how Luisa Graff chose the jewelry business, she replied, “I didn’t chose the jewelry business, it chose me!” Gems, minerals, and precious metals have been a part of her life from the very beginning. Born to a Peruvian mother and American father, Luisa’s early...
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...
Jane Young, financial planner, Rotary president Jane Young turned a life-long love for money matters into a successful business as a Colorado Springs financial planner. But her advice, expertise and leadership aren’t limited to her clients. Young has strived to share those talents with the Colorado Springs business community in an...
Zelna Joseph, CEO, SET Medical Clinics Zelna Joseph has a long history of being a voice for the underserved in Colorado Springs. Joseph, chief executive officer for SET Family Medical, has used that voice to help the city’s poor, minorities, battered women, troubled teens and now the medically malnourished. “If I’m able,...
Stacy Poore came to Colorado Springs in 1986 with a college degree and countless dreams, leaving behind all the foundation and security of her young life growing up in Oklahoma. For nearly 30 years, she has been making a difference, from teaching in high school to leading nonprofits and,...