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Plan now to attend our 40th Annual CWBA Convention, which will continue our rich tradition of hosting an exciting, informative, and energizing weekend.  You'll meet new people while enjoying the venue and Convention activities, programs, and distinguished local and national speakers.  Registration opens March 1, 2017.  

Here are a few details about who we have planned for our Convention keynote speakers so far: 

Saturday Keynote Luncheon: will be a joint presentation by retired soccer star Cat (Reddick) Whitehill and pay equity expert, attorney, and law professor Andrea Kramer. There is a big lawsuit and collective bargaining agreement negotiations going on right now between US Soccer and its female players pertaining to pay equity and equality in general (for instance, the US Men’s Soccer players get to fly first class while the women have to fly coach; the men always play on grass fields while the women frequently have to play on turf).  They will speak about this and other high profile cases, efforts on pay equity, and the importance of supporting women in sports. 

  • Cat played for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team from 2000 to 2010.   She won an Olympic Gold Medal in 2004, and played in the World Cup in 2003 and 2007.  She is now an assistant coach for a pro club team and a commentator for Fox Sports, ESPN and NBC.  She is an advocate for women in sports and has testified before the U.S. Senate about Title IX.  http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/ABOUT/COACHING/index_E.html
  • Andrea recently served as the Chief of the Civil Rights Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.  She was President of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association from 2012-2013 and has taught courses at Harvard Law School and Brandeis University.  She has also been intimately involved with pay equity efforts in Massachusetts, including roadblocks and how to achieve positive outcomes.

Our Saturday Keynote Breakfast will be delivered by Gesche Haas.  She is the founder of Trailblazer Ventures, a startup studio/lab with the mission to increase the number of successful ventures launched by women.  The lab’s “first product” is “Dreamers/Doers” – a high-impact community of entrepreneurial, trailblazing women.  Gesche has been featured in The New York Times, CNNMoney, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, Bloomberg TV, and more.  According to a CNNMoney article: “If Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg were to have a baby … it would probably be something like Gesche Haas.”  Just Google her; she’s an absolute dynamo.

Colorado’s Lt. Governor Donna Lynne will give a welcome and opening remarks, and then turn the program over to Gesche.

We’re really excited about the speakers we have coming this year!

The CWBA's prestigious Mary Lathrop Award will presented during
the Convention on Friday, May 19, 2017.  
Read about our 2017 honoree Rebecca Alexander, along with history of the award, and a list of previous recipients here


The Sebastian-Vail
$149/night for two-night stay
$179/night for one-night stay
Call the Hotel Reservations Department: 866-708-2353; ask for group code #1089VO
Reservations must be made by April 17, 2017.  Dog-friendly rooms optional based on availability.

Additional group rate hotel options in the Vail Valley coming soon.  


Interested in sponsoring the 2017 Convention?
Download our sponsorship packet with levels and benefits information.  Please contact CWBA Executive Director Kim Sporrer for more details: 303-831-1040, execdir@cwba.org



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