Extraordinary Women Connect™

Connecting Great Women to Great Women!

Abend Art Gallery: 1412 Wazee Street, in Denver, CO

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 raising up your own voice!

September 17 – REGISTER

Circle of Inspiration facilitators

We’re going to dive into one of my favorite topics at the September 17th Extraordinary Women Connect Gala: Women in Leadership! And we have some amazing leaders joining as Circle of Inspiration Panelists and Facilitators! You will share stories of courage, success and living with intention with other women leaders, led by amazing ladies!

  • Renelle Darr, Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting, Organizational Transformation and Leadership Effectiveness – “Lead with Your Whole Self”
  • Mory Fontanez, Founder & CEO at 822 Group – “Values Are the New Bottomline!”
  • Danielle Shoots, Founder & CEO of the Daily Boss UP, TedX Talk on “Millennials Were Born to Lead!”
  • Amy Stadler, NTT Data Services Client Executive, Former Founder/Managing Partner Lewis Fowler & Executive Director of Women Inspiring Leaders
Renelle Darr, Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting, Organizational Transformation and Leadership Effectiveness
Renelle Darr, Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting, Organizational Transformation and Leadership Effectiveness
Mory Fontanez, Founder & CEO at 822 Group: Values Are the New Bottomline!
Mory Fontanez, Founder & CEO at 822 Group: Values Are the New Bottomline!
Danielle Shoots: Founder of the Daily Boss Up, TedX Talk Millennials were Born to Lead
Danielle Shoots: Founder of the Daily Boss Up, TedX Talk Millennials were Born to Lead
Amy Stadler, NTT Data Services Client Executive, Former Founder/Managing Partner Lewis Fowler & Executive Director of Women Inspiring Leaders
Amy Stadler, NTT Data Services Client Executive, Former Founder/Managing Partner Lewis Fowler & Executive Director of Women Inspiring Leaders

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!  To register for the September 17 event:  REGISTER.

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

Renelle Darr, Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting, Organizational Transformation and Leadership Effectiveness
Renelle Darr, Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting, Organizational Transformation and Leadership Effectiveness

Renelle Darr, PCC: Renelle has been coaching and consulting on organizational transformation and leadership effectiveness for over two decades.  She is passionate about wholeness at work and seeing the workplace shift to one that is in service of both human potential and organizational growth.

She’s had the opportunity to lead large organizational change, culture, strategy and technology engagements both as a consultant and internal employee. She has also coached and partnered with hundreds of leaders on their journey of growth and transformation in our complex world. She speaks and facilitates workshops on emotional intelligence, culture and change transformation, and is a contributing author to Forbes.

In addition to an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, Renelle holds ICF’s Professional Certified Coach (PCC) distinction and is also a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach through the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence. She is certified in The Leadership Circle Profile and Culture Survey which serve as key developmental and transformational tools for individuals, teams and organizations.

Renelle has previously held positions at EY, Deloitte, United Way and The North Highland Company who helped shape her understanding of complex organizations and the impact business can have on the planet.

Renelle serves on the Board of Trustees for the National MS Society and is the Young Leaders for Impact sponsor, has been involved in Women United for over a decade and mentors two young female leaders through the Generations United program.  She lives in Golden, Colorado with her family.

Listen to Renelle’s Extraordinary Women Radio Interview!

Mory Fontanez, Founder & CEO at 822 Group: Values Are the New Bottomline!
Mory Fontanez, Founder & CEO at 822 Group: Values Are the New Bottomline!

Mory Fontanez, Founder & CEO of 822 Group: A 15 year agency alumn, Mory launched 822 Group to help companies reestablish their values and create focus in a world filled with activities that lack connection. Core to her methodology is the idea that a company’s values should be the driver of every action, not just a sign on the wall.

Mory is an experienced strategist and counselor that has worked with global brands to create meaningful change within business operations, culture and consumer relationships. As a student of marketing, data and psychology, Mory believes in creating true behavioral change that can be tied to measurable business results.

Holding deep expertise in reputation, change management, and integrated brand positioning, Mory understands the connection between branding, marketing, culture and operations. She has provided strategic counsel to clients functioning within highly regulated environments throughout the financial, technology and consumer sectors – supporting efforts in B2B, B2C, and internal communications for Fortune 500 companies. 

Listen to Mory’s Extraordinary Women Radio Interview!

Danielle Shoots: Founder of the Daily Boss Up, TedX Talk Millennials were Born to Lead
Danielle Shoots: Founder of the Daily Boss Up, TedX Talk Millennials were Born to Lead

Danielle Shoots:  Danielle is the Founder and CEO of the Daily Boss Up, a digital startup that provides coaching, mentoring and consulting for leaders at every stage of their professional development.  A proud Colorado native, Danielle is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver, where she earned a degree in Business Administration. At the age of 26, Danielle embarked on her executive leadership path ascending to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Most recently, Danielle served as the Vice President of Finance and Business Operations for the West Division of Comcast, managing a billion-dollar capital portfolio and a team of sixty employees located in seven states.

Danielle’s youthful exuberance, distinguished business acumen and tenacious work ethic have garnered her numerous accolades. Including inclusion on the prestigious 2019 list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. The 2018 Woman of the Year Award for her work with youth in the community, and a recipient of the 2017 Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award.

Often the youngest executive in the boardroom, Danielle possesses a unique insight on leadership dynamics, millennial engagement and handling the nuances of a rapidly evolving workforce. From entrepreneurial Tech CEO’s to VP’s of Fortune 500 companies; people from diverse industries seek out Danielle to network and think-tank ways to improve their organization. Danielle’s distinct industry perspective has made her a highly regarded Keynote speaker. During her remarkable career, she has been featured at TedxMileHigh, Women of Telecommunications Tech It Out Talk, the Black Women Lead Summit and The Women of Denver Summit – to name just a few.

As a mother and community advocate Danielle is passionately involved giving back to the community. She has been long-time mentor with the Challenge Foundation. She is also the President of the Board for Mile High Ministries, and an Executive Board Member for the Women’s Foundation of Colorado.

Watch Danielle’s TedX Talk on Millennials Were Born to Lead!

Amy Stadler, NTT Data Services Client Executive, Former Founder/Managing Partner Lewis Fowler & Executive Director of Women Inspiring Leaders
Amy Stadler, NTT Data Services Client Executive, Former Founder/Managing Partner Lewis Fowler & Executive Director of Women Inspiring Leaders

Amy Fowler Stadler is a Client Executive for NTT Data Services Global account since joining in June of 2017. In this position, Mrs. Stadler leads at team of technology consultants globally, has P & L management for a major NTT global account.  She is also responsible for overall strategic account direction, sales, consulting and delivery management, account marketing leadership, operations and community outreach.  Consulting regularly with C level executives in a global echo system around the world.

Prior to joining NTT Data Services, Mrs. Fowler was a founder and managing partner of Lewis Fowler a national management consulting firm where she led the organization through initial start up to a growth oriented management consulting firm through sell off.

Mrs. Stadler, a hall of fame inductee at ISU, College of Applied Science and Technology 2015 holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.   She has also been nominated for Colorado Woman in Technology Award Colorado Technology Association, 2013 & 2014, nominated Colorado Woman Entrepreneur Denver Business Journal, and her company Lewis Fowler was nominated for fastest growing small business to watch in 2014 by the Denver Business Journal.

Mrs. Stadler is also the chair and board member of the American Diabetes Association, Mountain States from 2013 to present.  She was also a board member for Girls Inc., Denver Metro from 2007-2013.    Mrs. Stadler also created a woman in leadership series in both Colorado and Arizona beginning in 2004 that she is moving to a 501c3 called Women Inspiring Leaders.

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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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