15th Annual "Raising the Bar" Celebration
September 23, 2021
Virtual or In-Person at Denver Athletic Club
Reception begins at 5:30 pm

Each year, the Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation (CWBAF) honors women lawyers who have made a difference in our communities and have "raised the bar" for all of us. The evening is always a memorable one with about 400 attendees gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees and to thank them for paving the way for other women in Colorado and around the nation.

The 2021 Raising the Bar Celebration will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 on the outdoor sundeck of the Denver Athletic Club in downtown Denver.

This year's theme, "Women Who Lead: Lawyers Who Raised the Bar Leading Through Crisis," will honor women attorneys who have raised the bar by reaching the highest levels in the workplace, shaping the direction of their organizations and leading the way for the next generation of women leaders. 

We are thrilled to have five amazing women to honor this year:

Jessica Yates, Colorado Attorney Regulation Counsel
Colorado Supreme Court

Kristin Bronson, City Attorney
City and County of Denver

Natalie Hanlon Leh, Chief Deputy Attorney General
State of Colorado

Megan Ring, State Public Defender
Colorado State Public Defender

Michelle Lucero, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Plan to join us at this popular annual event to help us continue our important work. 

The Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation (CWBAF) was founded in 1988 to implement the charitable and education work of the Colorado Women's Bar Association (CWBA), to promote advancement of women in the law, and to protect and promote welfare of all women.


CWBA Foundation, 2021 RTB Dinner Committee:
Jennifer Hunt, Co-Chair
Colorado Department of Law
Ph: 720.508.6215 Email
Valeri S. Pappas, Co-Chair
Davis & Ceriani PC
Ph: 303.534.9000 Email

Wendy Weigler
Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne
Ph: 303.863.1870 Email

Hon. Melissa Hart
Colorado Supreme Court

Click Here to view the list of Past "Raising the Bar" Honorees.

Or, Click Here to view Past "Raising the Bar" Honoree Videos.

Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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