The Women's Council: August 2015 Newsletter
It’s hard to believe, but fall semester at CU is upon us.  Students start class on August 24. And with fall semester comes a flurry of Women’s Council activities and student events.
Also, our long-awaited Member Directory is now complete and will be distributed to all active Women’s Council members, faculty and student leaders starting this week.  Be sure to watch your inbox so you have everyone’s current bio and contact information.

I’m really looking forward to an amazing year of engagement in 2015/2016.  The WILD Committee is hard at work on a great WILD Summit for April.  Carolina and the Events Committee have loaded the calendar with student events.  And we now have almost 140 Women’s Council members ready to contribute their wisdom, experience and advice to help students succeed!

See you at an upcoming event,

Trish Thomas, Women's Council Chair
CEO, Atomic 20


Save the Date for Upcoming Events

Members will receive an Evite one month prior to the event date for all events listed below marked with an asterisk. In the meantime, please save the dates!

*October 13 – Leeds Connect (8 a.m., new members; 9 a.m. all members)
*November 10 – All-Council meeting  
November 13 – Annual Burridge Center Conference 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
*December 9 – Women’s Council Holiday Party (location in Boulder, TBD)
*January 12, 2016 – Leeds Connect (5 p.m, new members; 6 p.m. all members)

Leeds MBA Students Seeking Consulting Projects

The Leeds Social Impact Consultants (LSIC) are seeking businesses interested in MBA student-led consulting projects for the 2015-2016 school year. Businesses of all types and sizes are encouraged to reach out to us. Projects typically run from October through March with teams of 4-5 MBA students working a combined 20-30 hours per month. If interested, please contact and for more information. September 1 is the goal for having projects determined. 

LSIC is a student-run group at Leeds that has been providing local businesses with valuable help for the past 10 years. MBA students who are eager to get hands-on experience have worked with organizations on a variety of projects, including developing business plans, creating product-launch strategies, market-sizing, financial modeling, and much more.

Leeds' MBA Student-led Consulting Firm Seeks New Clients

The Entrepreneurial Solutions LLC, a Leeds' MBA students consulting firm founded in 1998 with the help of the Deming Center of Entrepreneurship, is seeking new clients. MBA students leading the program this academic year are Josh Sarpen, Tyler Hochla, Maggie Kinnard, and Khawla Alshenkiti. "We offer business solutions to small- and medium-sized companies that have impulse finance and marketing needs," said Alshenkiti. "Examples of recent services we tackled include: 3-year financial model, specialty store sales analysis, market sizing, ideation and feasibility analysis, scripting and conducting focus groups, and competitive landscaping."  Please contact them at if you have project needs they can support. 


Wanted: Member News

Receive a promotion? Start a new business? Win an industry-leading award? If so, please share your news by emailing Sara Sullivan at sara(at)trishthomas(dot)com. Submit information by the 1st day of every month to be considered for the Member News section of the newsletter.

New Members

Please join us in welcoming the following new members and introduce yourself at the May 5 All-Council meeting:

Polly Buster
Rachael Donaldson         
Betsy Doughty
Anya Hamill
Tamar Larsen  
Katy Michael               
Michelle Poole
Danica Powell 
Linda Shoemaker        
Rebecca Tyer
Katie Wagner               
Gayle Karen Young

WILD Summit IV 2016  Impact!

Save the date for the WILD Summit IV - Impact! Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Marriott in Westminster.

Join the WILD Summit Team!

Fundraising and program teams could use your help!  We all do a little…  Please contact Julie Imig for details.

Our Mission:

The Leeds School of Business Women’s Council at the University of Colorado Boulder is a network of successful business leaders who share their expertise and encouragement with students in order to positively impact the trajectory of tomorrow’s leaders.

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