Extraordinary Women Connect™

Connecting Great Women to Great Women!

Join us at our next Extraordinary Women Connect Gala on September 18, 2018 – Please note new location! We will be at Women in Kind at 3899 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80205.

At Extraordinary Women Connect, we gather in an intimate circle of wildly successful extraordinary women connecting in meaning, purpose and shared support. Together we will explore stories of courage, success and living out loud.  You’ll say yes to you, yes to connection, yes to living an inspired life!

Extraordinary Women Connect always features a very special group of women who join us as our guest Circle of Inspiration Facilitators! I’m always so honored by the amazing extraordinary women who say YES to leading our circles of inspiration and insight!

It’s all about women raising capital for our September Circle of Inspiration Facilitators! (Scroll down for their full bios!)

Did you know that female founders only got 2% of Venture Capital Funding in 2017? Our September panelists are helping break through these ceilings!

Let me introduce you to our very extraordinary September panel!

  • Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor. Krista has quickly grown P2Bi into a multi-million-dollar company and one of the few tech-enabled commercial lenders that can rapidly underwrite and fund million-dollar lines of credit. She is also the co-host of the popular podcast, Women Who Startup Radio.
  • Liz Oertle is the CEO and co-founder of Nanno, a mobile responsive application that leverages network graph technology to provide on-demand childcare. The Nanno invite-only network connects parents with vetted caregivers with whom they share an existing connection.
  • Maria Popo is an entrepreneur, globally recognized for launching five successful startups inside Foxconn, 3Com and 3M plus two companies from the ground up. Maria is known for developing and growing businesses – from small regional companies to large multinationals with over one million employees. Maria grew Ubee from a startup of zero dollars to over a billion dollars in revenue. Her success was validated in 2012 when Ubee ranked #8 as noted in the Wall Street Journal’s “Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies.”
  • Heather Terenzio-McCollester is the co-founder and CEO of Techtonic Group. Techtonic Group is a software services company building web-based and mobile products for start-ups and the Fortune 1000. The Techtonic Group Apprenticeship program has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes and Popular Mechanics. Techtonic Group was recently named “2017 Innovative Company of the Year” by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Legislature.
Krista Morgan, Co-Founder and CEO of P2Binvestor
Krista Morgan, Co-Founder and CEO of P2Binvestor
Liz Oertle - CEO and Co-founder of Nanno
Liz Oertle - CEO and Co-founder of Nanno
Maria Popo, CEO, Entrepreneur and Technologist
Maria Popo, CEO, Entrepreneur and Technologist
Heather Terenzio-McCollester, CEO, Co-Founder Techtonic Group and Techtonic Academy
Heather Terenzio-McCollester, CEO, Co-Founder Techtonic Group and Techtonic Academy

Who Attends Extraordinary Women Connect: Extraordinary women leaders interested in connecting with other wildly successful women in real conversations and story!  They are the change makers, the rule breakers and the rebels. They are women whose voices are meant to be heard. They are the dreamers AND the doers, and they lead with grit and grace. We’ve had representation from the DBJ’s most influential women list, and senior executive woman in some of the Denver area’s largest companies and the fastest growing start-ups.

What we do:  We start with cocktails and great conversations, followed by an inspiring panel discussion with our Circle of Inspiration Facilitators. Finally we move into intimate and inspiring circles of conversation around topics that really matter.  You will share stories of courage, success and living with intention with other women leaders, led by our circle of inspiration facilitators! To see some of our past prestigious guests, visit our Circle of Inspiration Hall of Fame! 

How often is this held:  This event is held three times per year in January, May and September!

  • September 18

Investment to join in the circle: $65

After you register, be sure to share this event with your favorite extraordinary gal pal! The more the merrier!

What the wildly successful women say about Extraordinary Women Connect!  

“I enjoyed the event last night….. Such amazing women and great questions to ponder and discuss!”

 “It was so inspiring to hear all the women’s stories that they shared so eloquently!”

 “It was really an amazing evening. Bravo on bringing so many amazing women together and connecting us all. And the venue was magical!”

 “A first class, one of a kind event!  I was looking forward to the event since you announced it, but had no idea the level of deep interaction and thought provoking ideas that I came away with.   My batteries were fully charged by the time the evening was over with and it’s just want I needed!”

 “It was warm and authentic, the table topics were just right, the facilitators were great, and the company was wonderful. And the food was so good, and so thoughtfully crafted into the evening’s activities.”

 “Thank you for a wonderful evening!  I had no idea what the event would include and was pleasantly surprised at the energy, sharing and networking that occurred.  It was also a great opportunity for me to reflect on my current life, where I spend my time and how I can best create more space in my life to accomplish the things I have much passion about and need for in my life. I called a close friend and told her all about the event on the way home.  Then, spent a half hour telling my husband.  He said, “You sound like you just spent an evening with your best friends!”  Great energy.”

Circle of Inspiration Facilitator Bios

Krista Morgan, Co-Founder and CEO of P2Binvestor
Krista Morgan, Co-Founder and CEO of P2Binvestor

Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor, a marketplace lender that helps entrepreneurs and innovators transform their companies from sector newcomers to industry leaders. P2Bi partners with banks and investors, while also offering a robust crowdfunding platform, to provide affordable, flexible capital that evolves with business growth.

Krista has quickly grown P2Bi into a multi-million-dollar company and one of the few tech-enabled commercial lenders that can rapidly underwrite and fund million-dollar lines of credit. In addition, she is co-host of the popular podcast, Women Who Startup Radio, a global networking and learning platform for female entrepreneurs and innovators. As an IFC Advisor, she brings her technology sector expertise to IFC’s new Impact Investing Education Institute.

Liz Oertle - CEO and Co-founder of Nanno
Liz Oertle - CEO and Co-founder of Nanno

Liz Oertle is the CEO and co-founder of Nanno, a mobile responsive application that leverages network graph technology to provide on-demand childcare. The Nanno invite-only network connects parents with vetted caregivers with whom they share an existing connection.

Liz is a lawyer by trade, and has worked as outside general counsel for companies of all shapes and sizes on everything from fundraising and project finance to negotiating complex strategic deals. Before becoming a lawyer, she spent her early career as a journalist and then a copy editor in the book publishing industry.

Liz lives in Denver, Colorado with her two daughters, Helena (a/k/a Helena Handbasket), age 6, and Emma (a/k/a Spiderman), age 4, and a husband who, despite his Marine Corps training, never knew the meaning of “combat ready” until he packed his first diaper bag.

Maria Popo, CEO, Entrepreneur and Technologist
Maria Popo, CEO, Entrepreneur and Technologist

Maria Popo is an entrepreneur, globally recognized for launching five successful startups inside Foxconn, 3Com and 3M plus two companies from the ground up. Maria is known for developing and growing businesses – from small regional companies to large multinationals with over one million employees. She is a seasoned leader in technology, having managed all departments including product and engineering.

In 2016, Maria founded AMP10x to provide a cornerstone for education and innovation programs of impact. The AMP10x mission is to bridge inclusion and leadership gaps in technology for those of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Prior to AMP10x, Ms. Popo was CEO and President of Ubee Interactive Americas, a manufacturer of wireless broadband solutions. Maria grew Ubee from a startup of zero dollars to over a billion dollars in revenue. Her success was validated in 2012 when Ubee ranked #8 as noted in the Wall Street Journal’s “Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies”. Maria was recently recognized by Boulder Bits in May 2018 as one of 20 Female Founders to Watch in Colorado. Ms. Popo has mentored programs such as TechStars, RVC Accelerator, UpRamp, and The Commons.

Heather Terenzio-McCollester, CEO, Co-Founder Techtonic Group and Techtonic Academy
Heather Terenzio-McCollester, CEO, Co-Founder Techtonic Group and Techtonic Academy

Heather Terenzio-McCollester is the co-founder and CEO of Techtonic Group. Techtonic Group is a software services company building web-based and mobile products for start-ups and the Fortune 1000.

Four years ago, Heather founded Techtonic Academy to train people with diverse backgrounds how to code using a unique, Department of Labor (DOL) approved Apprenticeship program. This highly selective Apprenticeship program recruits people who have the desire, ambition and skill set to be a great software developer – regardless of their background or academic training. The Techtonic Group Apprenticeship program has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes and Popular Mechanics.

Heather believes that diverse and inclusive talent is the building blocks upon which great companies are built. Techtonic Group was recently named “2017 Innovative Company of the Year” by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Legislature.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Venue Sponsor

Melanie Ulle and Virginia Santy - Founders of Women in Kind
Melanie Ulle and Virginia Santy - Founders of Women in Kind

Wine Sponsor

Shelly Schell - Financial Strategist & Partner
Shelly Schell - Financial Strategist & Partner

Dessert Sponsor

Lizanne Corbit, Lizanne Corbit Counseling
Lizanne Corbit, Lizanne Corbit Counseling

This event is a part of the Extraordinary Women Connect series created by Kami Guildner, a Storyteller, a Community Builder and a Coach for Women. Kami believes that women’s voices matter – and she helps them raise up their voice, their brand and their business. The mission of Extraordinary Women Connect is to connect great women to great women and give voice to their stories!

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