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Molly Brown inspires girls 100 Years Later

Submitted by Stacie Gonzalez

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Colorado Springs Girl Scout Troop 43841 toured the Molly Brown House in Denver! The tour meets one of the requirements the girls need to satisfy to earn the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch. (The CWHF’s goal is to educate society about the contributions of Colorado’s remarkable women and ensure their legacy for future generations.) Here are some of the things the girls had to say about this fascinating tour:

“I never knew that JJ and Margret were separated from each other and traveled apart. I didn’t know they had kids.” Karis 9, Junior

“I never knew that she helped so many people.” Olivia, 10, Junior

“I never really knew about what she did and how she did it. For example, how she spent so much of her time helping other people when she could have been relaxing.” Alena, 11, Cadette

“I found it really interesting how big the house was – super big! It was kind of interesting that her name wasn’t actually Molly. That was her nickname after she passed away.” KC, 11, Cadette

“I learned there were three sister ships that looked the same as the Titanic and all three sank.” Eva, 12, Cadette

“My favorite part about the Molly Brown House tour was the stain glass because it gave all the stairs really pretty lighting. I learned that Molly Brown lived to read.” Izzy, 12, Cadette

“My favorite things on the tour was the formal parlour. It was interesting how kids under 14 weren’t allowed in there.” Tavin, 9, Junior

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame “Women in STEM” event

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame “Women in STEM” event is October 3, 2019 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. Tickets range from $50 – $75. You can buy tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-stem-tickets-66475884159.

In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law, and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers?

The technology sector realizes that it must move toward greater diversity and attract more women to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. While women have been instrumental in many technology achievements over the years, they also have been ‘hidden figures,’ largely ignored by the media, by business, and by educators.

The vision of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is to inspire women in STEM and women from other walks of life to consider learning and sharing the inspiring stories of our inductees in STEM fields to the lives of women they work with, their daughters, their friends, and even if considering a career move.

Featured Speaker:

Lt. Genl (Ret.), US Air Force, Susan Helms: 1st military woman astronaut in space and holds record for longest spacewalk.

Panel Discussion:

  • Moderator, Toi Massey: Physicist, Nuclear Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, Founder, the JEKL Foundation; CEO, ANMIS, LLC.
  • Panelist, Jill Tietjen, PE: Registered professional engineer and author; 40 years in electrical utility consulting and expert witness testimony.
  • Panelist, Dorothy Horrell, PhD: Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver and trailblazer, educator and community builder, with a history of transformational leadership in education and philanthropy. Expert on educational opportunities for women in STEM.
  • Panelist, Jo Ann Cram Joselyn, PhD: The first woman and the first American to serve as Secretary General of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and the first woman to serve as Secretary General of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA).
  • Panelist, Patricia Gabow, MD: Former CEO and Medical Director of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, one of the nation’s most highly regarded, extensive, and integrated health care systems. Dr. Gabow is also Professor Emerita of medicine in the Division of Renal Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Presenting Sponsor: RMPBS

Friends of the Hall Sponsors: The Doyle Group, IQWired/Wonderful Women of IT, Radman Communications, LLC, Regis University, Trinity Partners, and University of Denver

Sponsor: Denver 7

The CWHF is grateful to Rickenbaugh Cadillac Volvo for donating their parking lot for this event. This lot can be accessed directly off Santa Fe or the off the alley that runs behind the Rickenbaugh Collision Repair Center. Please note that overnight parking is not allowed. Free street parking is also available around the venue.

Celebrate Colorado Women essay contest

The Center for Colorado Women’s History and the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will host an essay contest to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2019. Metro Denver Girl Scouts in third through eighth grades are invited to learn about women who have made a difference in history, so that they can use them as inspiration to create a better tomorrow.

The 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920, 99 years ago, to ensure that gender would not be a barrier to voting in the United States. Many women fought tirelessly for this amendment to the Constitution and the fight for equal voting rights continued after 1920.

Participants should submit a 250 to 500 word essay responding to this prompt:

Before the 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920, states could deny women the right to vote. Why do you think it is important for women to have the right to vote and why would voting be important to you?

A winner from each category will be invited to attend an afternoon tea with Denver’s Margaret “Molly” Brown to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House.

Learn more and submit your essay online: https://www.historycolorado.org/dayofthegirl

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch workshops

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to special workshops at the GSCO Grand Junction office to earn their Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch!  The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch workshop is Saturday, September 21, 2019. Daisies and Brownies are invited to a morning workshop from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to an afternoon workshop from 1 – 3 p.m. Register online now! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/colorado_women_s_hal.html. Registration closes 9/12 OR when event is at capacity.

This patch program, which launched in January 2019, aims to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity.  Supporters of the COWHF will lead girls through activities adapted from the online instructions and girls will receive their patch at the workshop. This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a troop leader, parent, or guardian.

Questions? Email Community Partnerships Manager Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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Raising up the next generation of girls

Submitted by Aimee Artzer, GSCO Community Partnerships Manager

Metro Denver

Denver

“Grit & Grace” is a podcast about strong women doing amazing things in business, fitness, and life! Tahverlee interviews some of the most remarkable women who have been so helpful in her entrepreneurial journey and shares the trials and triumphs on their success.

Aimee Artzer of the Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Beth Barela of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, are teaching our next generation of girls that they truly can be anything they want to be. By sharing the stories of the women inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, they are learning what courage and determination looks like from some of the greats. The two organizations have come together to collaborate on supporting girls and women alike.

Listen to the “Grit & Grace” podcast on the Ladies Chit Chat club or wherever you listen to your podcasts: https://www.ladieschitchatclub.com/podcasts/raising-up-the-next-generation-of-girls-0?utm_campaign=Grit%20and%20Grace%20&utm_content=93768228&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-223415024877169

Colorado Springs Girl Scout earns patch from Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Erin B.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

To celebrate Women’s History Month, my mom took me to CSU in Ft. Collins and I met my cousin Raechel. We all walked to the library on campus and checked out the exhibit on display about Colorado women who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. It was really interesting. My favorite was learning about Susan Helms. How amazing to be a part of so many firsts for women! She attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where I’m from.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women. – M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame: History of Women

Submitted by Jordan Cook

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

I want to be a pilot. I appreciate that Girl Scouts provides the opportunities for me to learn about women who are already pilots and working in the industry.

I am looking forward to attending a program given by the Colorado 99’s again. Hope there is another one soon.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women. – M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Troop 46327 accepts the Colorado Women Inspire challenge

Submitted by Erin Wogaman

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our troop of 33 Girl Scouts (Daisy-Senior) divided into teams and completed the requirements on the scavenger hunt, researched Susan Helms, and watched Marion Downs’ film. The girls had so much fun learning about these strong leaders and it gave them hope about their own futures. My troop knows that they can overcome obstacles and push themselves to be the best they can be. We really enjoyed this fun patch and do recommend that younger girls partner with older girls.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women. – M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Thanks to Erin for sharing her story earning this special patch with Girl Scouts of Colorado!

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Mikayla Geeve

Metro Denver

Westminster

I learned about women who are part of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. I researched these three women: Lily Nie, Marion Downs, and Jill Tietjen.

Lily Nie helped Chinese babies from orphans and brought them to America to be adopted. She did this because foreigners could not adopt Chinese children.

Marion Downs was able to change the world by giving babies hearing aids, so that they could learn and read at the same time that other kids did. She did this to help these kids be able to learn, write, and read at the age of about 5-6, instead of waiting to be tested at 9-10. This would be better, since they could have a better understanding of reading and writing.

Jill Tietjen writes books about other women’s successes who changed the world. By writing these books, other women could be inspired to do the same, and do something good for the world.

Overall, I learned that women all over the world can accomplish anything if they set their minds to it, and have a passion of their interest.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women. – M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Thanks to Mikayla for sharing her story earning this special patch with Girl Scouts of Colorado!

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Ariana Olais

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

I want to share how fun it was to learn about the women in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Knowing of all the accomplishments and contributions women have, is nothing but rewarding. Knowing that I like other girls (Girl Scout or not) have opportunities and potential to be as successful is many women before us.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.