‘Empowered Women, Empower Women,’ says Denver Law Firm

By Nicole Ament, shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck When addressing the gender leadership gap, there is wisdom in the phrase, “it takes a village.” I’ve held a variety of leadership roles during my 20 years as an attorney at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Currently I chair Brownstein’s nationally recognized Real Estate Department and …

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Addressing Female Diversity in Real Estate: Is it a Pipeline Problem?

By Becky Zimmermann, president of Design Workshop March celebrates Women’s History Month which gives us a great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the efforts that have been made over the years to help women open doors and claim a seat at the table. It’s also a time to see what we …

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Diversity in the Workforce: Claim Your Seat and Encourage Others to Claim Theirs

by Sheila Zappanti, PHR, Human Resources Manager, R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. A company’s culture must be clear and deliberate, with one of the most important factors being its diversity culture. Like it or not, everyone has some level of unconscious bias around hiring and promoting staff. It is critical for a company to not …


Let’s Change the Conversation: The Importance of Mentorship and Taking Risks for Women in CRE

By Cara Stamp, research analyst, Avison Young “I’d like to see the rhetoric change.” That was the answer Dawn McCombs — principal and lead industrial broker in the Avison Young Denver office — gave when asked what she’d like to see done about the advancement of women in commercial real estate. “Women …


Harnessing the Full Potential of Our Workforce

By Maja Rosenquist, senior vice president, Mortenson. Over the last decade, Colorado’s thriving economy has been a boon for development across the state. If you’re a talented builder, the work is there. That is, if you can find the labor. The Associated General Contractors of America’s Colorado 2020 Outlook Survey found that …