Get on Board: Why Serve and Where to Start

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Conga World Headquarters

13699 Via Varra · Broomfield, CO

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The visitor entrance is on the south side of the building (near the flagpole). Visitor parking spaces are available and will indicate you're at the correct entrance but please park anywhere.

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Get on Board: Why Serve and Where to Start is a panel of women passionate about the personal and professional development benefits behind serving on a Board of Directors. Join this interactive session to hear why you might want to serve on a board, how to get on a board and the surrounding implications of giving your time.

Tricia Smith
Tricia Smith is a senior-level B2B marketing leader with a career focus in technology. Currently she leads strategy and GTM efforts for a portfolio of solutions for GHX, targeted to the healthcare supply chain market. Most recently she coordinated and led a "standing room only" panel for Denver Start Up Week 2019. She has served on several non-profit boards during her career including: Greenwood Village Arts & Humanity Board, Dallas Dance Council, Business Marketing Association-Colorado, and The Colony (TX) Chamber of Commerce, where she was awarded "Board Member of the Year" in 1992.

Emily Petrie
Emily has led key accounts at various start-ups around town; after a life-changing injury, she is now serving clients from a different angle. She is the studio manager and an instructor at Firehaus Pilates in the Highlands neighborhood, focusing on integrating movement into her clients’ daily lives. She served on the Alzheimer’s Association - Young Professionals Board for over four years.

Amanda Vrbas
Amanda is the Senior Director of Customer Success at PaySimple and is a leader passionate about leveraging personal and professional development to gain trusted adviser status with clients. She served multiple terms on the Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter Board.

Emily Bennett
Emily helps companies solve major, messy, enterprise-level, issues. She has more than 15 years of business experience in many industries. She is a founding board member of DWIT and sits on 3 Boards: Ellevate Network, DU, Daniel's Business School and CU Center for Women's Health Research.

Kayla Benson
Kayla has been a part of Denver Women in Tech since the early days and helps with marketing and promoting our events. She's passionate about how technology brings people together and loves the community that we've created in DWIT. She's currently a Project Manager at AppIt Ventures, a local custom software company. When she's not working, you can find her checking out the Denver restaurant scene or spending time with friends and family.