Women’sVision Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Denver, CO, which supports leaders at all career levels and their corporations. The Foundation’s mission is executed by a dynamic board and leadership team, supplemented by hundreds of volunteers. Our membership includes sixty plus major corporations, and over 6,500 members and active and involved non-members.
Women’sVision is home to a thriving and supportive community of corporate women and men. We offer a variety of progressive leadership and professional development programs, signature events and career-building volunteer opportunities.
Using the Foundation as a resource, you will:
- Make new connections
- Build cross-industry networks
- Have guidance to strategically plan your career
- Find peer-support and mentoring opportunities
Changing workplace dynamics and workforce demographics make it essential that corporations fully utilize all of their talent, particularly the leadership development of women and the unique skills, perspectives and vision they bring to business. Research from Harvard University, The White House Project, and Catalyst, has shown that companies with more women executives working in partnership with men, experience higher returns on both investment and equity.
Our Vision – We believe that people are more fulfilled, organizations are more successful and communities thrive when women and men share leadership and power.
Our Mission – We focus on supporting and advancing women in their careers by developing leaders, connecting people and inspiring action. Critical to oursuccess is engaging with men in the support of our vision.
A Brief History of Women’sVision Foundation
Stephanie Allen was the driving force behind the creation of Women’sVision Foundation. Alongside a dedicated group of visionary women executives, she acted to fill an important void by building an organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in corporations. Through the years, the Foundation has become the primary resource for leadership development, career guidance, mentoring, and a vibrant and supportive community for corporate leaders. Working with member companies, Women’sVision has also been instrumental in promoting inclusive cultures.
Stephanie A. Allen, Chair Emeritus and Founder, Women’sVision Foundation
With more than 30 years of experience in leadership and program development, Steffie Allen has held board positions for over 20 organizations. She is the President of The AthenA Group, LLC a consulting and training firm, and she co-authored the book, Doing It All Isn’t Everything: A Woman’s Guide to Harmony and Empowerment. In March of 2006 she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.
The Women’sVision Foundation is guided by the following core values:
Wisdom of the Heart: We promote the wisdom of the heart and not the head alone; thus we embrace what is both inspirational and practical.
Belief in Women Leaders: We have a passionate belief that women leaders are essential to achieve ethical and value-based corporate excellence.
Vibrant Community: We devote time and resources to community building based on mutual regard, caring and respect; we are passionate about empowering each other in a "place where the human spirit thrives."
Leadership Substance: We provide high quality programs and events with substantive content that enable our participants to be effective change agents; we embrace new ideas, new tools and new expertise to make strong leaders.
Working Together: We work in collaboration with one another, both exercising our authority and understanding our interdependence in achieving goal-driven results.
A Standard of Excellence: We have high expectations for ourselves and meet those expectations by offering members and participants top quality content. We also maintain a standard of excellence and professionalism in all communications, presentations and interactions with our members, Board of Directors, internal team and colleagues.