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Women In Power

For tonight’s discussion on Women In Power, Studio 12 is super amped to welcome six super heroes of workplace women and champions of diversity into the studio. Marvel’s Avengers are likely to be jealous. Here is your guide to these female forces and the focus of tonight’s discussion.

Faye Tate is the Director of Diversity for CH2MHill, a prestigious engineering firm notable for its role in the ongoing expansion of the Panama Canal, as well as helping to rebuild lives and homes in Sri Lanka after the 2004 Tsunami. Through Faye’s work, CH2MHill was able to receive the Catalyst Award for their commitment to develop and advance women in the workplace. While building a career in a male-dominated industry, Faye has helped inject a unique culture at CH2MHill, which seeks to promote creativity through diversity. As she puts it, “Focusing on employee and supplier diversity is a strategic business imperative for CH2MHill.”

Nina Radojevich-Kelley, in addition to being president of IonGlyph Inc, a software consulting company offering highly customized technical solutions to its clients, is also an Assistant Professor of Management at Metro State College of Denver. Working with students out of Metro State’s Center For Innovation, Nina’s expertise is in entrepreneurship. She has taught classes on topics as diverse as international business, sports marketing, and organizational management. With a passion and pension for workplace synergies, she’s authored a book on the subject of team dynamics. She is admired by her clients and students alike; one student going as far to say, “Dr. Nina is simply one of the best in her field and it is reflected with her outstanding performance. Nina currently enjoys a top 4.9 out of 5 score on RateMyProfessor.com.

Toti Cadavid is a founder and partner at Xcelente Marketing Group, a P.R. and marketing firm specializing in helping companies leverage their brand equity towards connecting Latino customers. She and her firm are at the forefront of America’s ongoing demographic and cultural shifts. She is a communications strategist with extensive experience domestically and internationally. A native of Columbia, she has since built a life of purpose and influence in Denver, sitting on the boards of the Community College of Denver Foundation, the Denver Metro  Chamber Foundation, Junior Achievement, and the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado among others.

Donna Evans is CEO of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) and had for the bulk of her career been an instrumental influence on the development of the modern Denver. The fruits of her labor are enjoyed by countless Denverites daily through the WiFi Downtown implementation and the Denver Theatre District. At the CWCC Donna Evans has launched the Women’s Leadership Foundation, a program on the front lines of a push to increase the number of women in leadership positions in Colorado board rooms to well above 7%.

Teresa Ann Taylor is a telecom executive engaged with bringing vision, agility, and guidance to the nation’s top Fortune 500 companies. She currently sits on the boards of NiSource Inc and First Interstate BancSystem. Formerly she was the CEO at the helm of Quest before its acquisition by Century Link. Always serving with distinction, she was named by Forbes magazine in 2010 as being one of the highest paid women professionals in America.

Monica Williams is the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for Century Link.  As part of her duties with Century Link she is tasked with imbedding the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy into the everyday operations of the business, ensuring the company is attractive to qualified diverse professionals, and influencing counsel and business partners on matters of diversity.

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About Tamara Banks

Emmy Award-winning journalist Tamara Banks has covered stories about genocide, social injustice and crimes against humanity from all over the world. Her reporting has taken her to Sudan, Iraq, Haiti and now Rwanda. Tamara is also the producer and co-host of STUDIO 12, Colorado Public Television’s Emmy Award-winning public affairs program.

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