CU's Women's Council's WILD Summit Nears Selling Out, Surpasses Underwriting Goal
More than 30 organizations have contributed to the premier women's inaugural leadership event
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Council, an outgrowth of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the CU's Leeds School of Business, today announced it is close to selling out registration for its inaugural WILD Summit taking place next month. In addition, the Women's Council has secured financial support from more than 30 organizations across the Front Range, demonstrating passion and enthusiasm for the one-of-a-kind women's leadership event. With only a couple weeks left until the inaugural event takes place on Feb. 1, interested participants are encouraged to register soon to ensure their spot.
The Women's Council WILD Summit is an event that brings together students and inspiring leaders at all stages of their professional careers who can share their experiences, knowledge and passions with each other. During the one-day event, more than 350 Front Range leaders – from students through highly successful and nationally recognized professionals – will delve into the trends that are driving tomorrow's business opportunities and discover how women are influencing change.
"The Women's Council has been a vibrant lifeline for me as I've navigated the sometimes stormy and often solitary waters of entrepreneurship," said Mary Huron Hunter, principal and founder of N8 Communications. "The women I've met, the connections I've made and the work I've done have inspired me to stretch, open and recommit myself to my path over and over again."
Supporters for the WILD Summit have come from organizations of all kinds and sizes, and span across the Front Range. A list of the major supporters for the WILD Summit is available on the Women Council's website (http://cudemingcenterwomenscouncil.org/index.html) and includes companies such as title supporter Ogilvy & Mather, as well as Rudi's Organic Bakery, Comcast/NBC Universal, Catapult PR-IR, Schuchat, Herzog & Brenman, and WhiteWave among many others.
"It is so gratifying to see the amount of support we have received from organizations around the Front Range," said Cindy Carrillo, event chair for the WILD Summit and former chair of the Women's Council. "It clearly demonstrates the need for an event such as this that helps foster growth, development, learning and sharing among women across all industries and levels of experience."
The WILD Summit will take place Feb. 1, 2013 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster. Registration is limited to 350 participants. To register, sign up now at
(http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1129021). For more information on the Women's Council and the WILD Summit, please visit (http://cudemingcenterwomenscouncil.org/index.html).
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About the Women's Council:
The Women's Council is a membership group of professional women who serve the efforts of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado (CU). It also is the sponsor of the WILD Summit.
The purpose of the Women's Council is to support the mission of CU's Deming Center for Entrepreneurship by providing access and connection for students to successful women business leaders who will provide their support and expertise and nourish both students and other women in our community to live up to their potential as entrepreneurs and leaders in business. For more information on the Women's Council, please visit (http://cudemingcenterwomenscouncil.org/wild-2013.html).
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