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The Leadership Investment Announces the 2014 Success Awards Finalists

Congratulations are in order! The Leadership Investment narrowed down and chose the 2014 Success Award finalists. We have also recognized a special award for Jodi Rolland as The 2014 Woman of Vision.  It’s our pleasure to honor these men, women and companies for their superior involvement and leadership at their jobs and in their communities. Please join us in recognizing their accomplishments, and share in the excitement of who will be the winner in each of the four categories. The winners will be announced at the 2014 Woman Success Forum Luncheon, October 2, 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center. Read complete details about our Finalists.

Special Award Recognition Announcement!
2014 Stephanie Allen Woman of Vision Award Winner
This special award is given to a woman hand selected by The Leadership Investment. This award is not given every year, and is bestowed upon a woman who has distinguished herself as a visible and exceptional leader in her workplace and community. She is an activist for change, role-model for tomorrow’s leaders, and she is committed to the advancement of women.
2014 Stephanie Allen Woman of Vision Award to be presented to:
Jodi Rolland
Merrill-Lynch Wealth Management Market Executive
Denver Market President /Colorado State President for Bank of America

“Jodi is a trailblazer and a  role model for women in finance.  Very few women have achieved her level of success in our industry and she has done so with style and grace.  She takes every opportunity to support and mentor other women in our firm.   On a personal note, she has not only provided guidance to me but served as an advocate within the firm and community.   I can think of no other person more deserving of the Woman of Vision award.”  – Marti Awad, Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill-Lynch Wealth Management


2014 Woman of the Year

Our 2014 Woman of the Year Finalists Are:
Renata Colitti O'Day, Senior Engineering Manager - Brocade
Carolyn Paul, President, Investment Management & Trust - ANB Bank
Caroline Slider Asimakopoulos, Chief Financial Officer - Cummins Rocky Mountain

2014 Man of the Year

Our 2014 Man of the Year Finalists Are:

Joe Juliano, President & CEO - IQNavigator
Alain Paolini, Vice President, Client Partner - enVision
Steve White, West Division President - Comcast

2014 Company of the Year

Our 2014 Company of the Year Finalists Are:
Charles Schwab
IMA Financial Group, Inc.
New Belgium Brewing Company

2014 Rising Leader of the Year

Our 2014 Rising Leader of the Year Finalists Are:
Jennifer Chang, Strategic Account Manager - Cisco Systems
Todd Hansell, Director, Quality Assurance - Covidien
Zeb Sukle, Engineering Manager - Johns Manville

Join us at the 2014 Success Forum!

Join peers, mentors and leaders alike for a day long interactive leadership inspired experience. It promises to be a fun, interactive day of learning and making valuable connections. This day-long conference has earned the reputation as Denver’s premier leadership event - hosting an exceptional agenda of topic trending breakout sessions, panelist discussions, networking opportunities and the first ever “Auction it Forward” silent auction.

Meet our 2014 women's success FORUM KEYNOTE and breakout SPEAKERs

Pictured left to right: Debra Benton, Curt Coffman, Gaye Woods, Tama Kieves, and Jan Rutherford.

Debra Benton, renown author and speaker, will surely set the tone of leadership fitness and what it takes to get in shape for today and tomorrow’s leadership challenges with her kick-off keynote, “Successful Leaders Needed: Apply Within.” Read more about Ms. Benton

The Success Forum’s four break-out sessions follow with speakers who will engage and enlighten you on the mental, physical and emerging needs for each of you to captivate your teams, company and yourself for the future. Read more about our Breakout Speakers.

executive panel Discussion returns to the forum

Pictured: Gregg Moss, Morning Anchor and Business Reporter for 9News ; Donna Lynne, CEO Kaiser/Colorado Region; Mary McBride, President CoBank; and Mary Rhinehart, CEO Johns Manville

These three influential leaders will share what they know to be courageous and current traits that helped them become the leaders they are today, and what they know to be fitness strategies for emerging leaders. During this presentation you will hear from their hearts and experiences, as Gregg Moss poses questions about their leadership path. Read more about our panelists

Purchase a table for your company or to register as an individual. This event is open to all Colorado companies and career-minded individuals, women and men, interested in making valuable connections. Call 303-242-5866 or REGISTER NOW.




Silent Auction
While at the Forum, visit the Auction it Forward Silent Auction to bid on one of dozens of items. Shop for the holidays, pamper yourself, find sports and entertainment packages and so much more. Find great opportunities, but only if you bid. Have fun and bid often. See a list of Auction Items.

Donate to Win!

The members of the Board of Directors and friends of The Leadership Investment have donated a gift card to their favorite restaurant.

With each suggestion donation of $25 you make, you improve your changes to win a restaurant package of gift cards valued at almost $1,000!

The Ultimate Dine Around Denver Package
of gift cards to some of Denver's best restaurants. Restaurants include Jing!, Elways, Izakaya-Sushi Den, Beast & Bottle, Colt & Grey, Rioja, Guard & Grace, and Il Poste.
(No blackout dates and cards never expire.)

With each suggested donation of $25 you make, you improve your changes to win...BIG
*Free drawing with an encouraged minimum donation of $25. The drawing will be held at 4:30 PM at the Women's Success Forum on Thursday, October 2.

All proceeds support the programs and initiatives of The Leadership Investment, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

You can donate now to save time at the Forum. Or if you are not going to the Forum, you can still participate.

Click below to Donate Now for an opportunity to win The Ultimate Dine Around Denver Package.

Donate Now to Win!
Online donations close at 5:00 PM on September 30, 2014.

Upcoming Fall Programs

LINK to Leadership
Facilitator: Amiee Cohen
Position Your Career for Tomorrow with the Right Tools Today
Whether you’re looking to be a leader in your industry or the leader of a team, having the right knowledge and right connections makes all the difference in how you position yourself for success. LINK to Leadership allows mid-level corporate women on the fast-track to explore career issues beyond their current organizational environment.
Read More & Register

The Wall Street Journal
Article - August 26, 2014
Break the Competency Curse
Read about a Level3 employee who benefited from LINK to Leadership.

"Ms. Cohen says Ms. Blimline was an example of the "competency curse"—becoming so skilled at what you're doing that you get stuck there, even if you're overworked or yearning for a different path."

Orientation to The Leadership Investment

Join us October 9th and learn about our organization, programs, events and networking opportunities.  Register today.

The Leadership Ascent
This comprehensive, in-depth, one-year program takes participants on a journey through topics ranging from Vision and Values, to Emotional Intelligence, and Organizational Culture. Based on principles of applied adult learning, The Leadership Ascent has proven to be transformative for past participants. The experience will profoundly impact your life, your career, and your community.

Learn More About Leadership Ascent
for Women - Begins October 14
for Men - Begins October 21

Lessons from the Ladder
Lessons from the Ladder is an opportunity to talk one-on-one with members of The Leadership Investment Board, as well leaders from our WiseWomen Group.  Learn about current workplace issues, career development, best practices and trends. Read more.

November 7 & 21
Mapping Your Success
One and One-Half Day Workshop
Mapping Your SuccessAssess where you are today and create a career plan for where you want to go. Proactively and strategically plan to accelerate and achieve your long-term goals. Read More & Register
Bob Nogueira
Kristine Schneider

Hosted by:

5500 S. Quebec, Greenwood Village, CO


Member News & Announcements

Read about members of The Leadership Investment and their accomplishments.

Denver Business Journal Announces Winners

Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the DBJ 2014 Outstanding Women in Business Award. A special congratulations to one of our WiseWomen Council Members and friend of The Leadership Investment:
Luella Chavez D'Angleo
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Read More About The DBJ Winners and Finalists

IN THE news

The leadership ascent program FEATURED IN's leadership excellence PUBLICATION


Linda Kennedy and Kristine Schneider, program co-chairs of The Leadership Ascent program were interviewed and featured in the August issue of Leadership Excellence. Read the full article.

Our Leadership Ascent Program won first place in the Non-Profit Organizations category for the 2014 Global Leadership 500 Excellence Award which was presented at the gala during the Global Leadership Excellence Forum in Vail this spring.

Join Our Corporate Community

Now is the perfect time for your company to get involved with The Leadership Investment.  Learn who is all a part of our Corporate Community>>>

Meet our Platinum Level Members:

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