Jeanne Salcetti’s goal is to help those around her find the success she has found in her own life. “My ultimate goal is to participate in a nonprofit organization for young women to encourage them to pursue and achieve their life goals in a satisfying career like I have been...
Vanessa Moorman, general manager at Lamar Outdoor Advertising, said it was her previous career as a middle-school teacher that prepared her for her career in sales. “I have hired teachers because I think we’re using those same skills. We’re just educating people about our products,” Moorman said. “The flexibility...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugQiW-Jbm50 Every year, the Colorado Springs Business Journal honors 12 exceptional women as “Women of Influence.” This year, the newspaper honors 13. Judy Noyes is no longer with us, but we can all learn from her exemplary life as a businesswoman, a mother, a civic leader and a fierce advocate for...
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...