The Women’s Collaborative of Boulder County began in early 2016. The founding organizations included AAUW, BPW, Boulder County Women’s Health, The League of Women Voters, Moving to End Sexual Assault, and Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County. These organizations believed that by working together we could educate and motivate women in Boulder County to become involved, influential citizens and guide our state lawmakers to define a positive, sustainable framework for policy that impacts women.
Quickly we saw the power of our united voice.
Our Voice Through Advocacy
Our Voice Through Leadership
Representatives from WoCoBoCo have worked tirelessly to support the Cities For CEDAW Task Force. Our goal is to encourage our communities to sign on to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women/Girls. To date, our task force has obtained resolutions from Lafayette, Louisville and Boulder. we are working with Longmont, Westminster, Golden, Lyons, Nederland, Denver (headed by Denver for CEDAW), Erie and Greeley to sign on soon.
Recent and ongoing sexual assault accusations against men in positions of power and influence, resulted in our organization’s support of the #MeToo movement. WoCoBoCo wrote to our US Senators & local news outlets to support the women who spoke out about their experiences of sexual abuse related to Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh, and we demanded a thorough investigation. Through social media, editorials, emails. forums and phone calls WoCoBoCo, our member organizations and individual members continue to stress that elected officials implement policies to help stem this systemic problem of abuse against women.
Women’s March 2019
Members of WocoBoCo attended Denver’s 2019 Women’s March. It wasn’t hard to spot representatives from The League of Women Voters Boulder, Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County, BPW, the Boulder YWCA, and others as they worked their way through the city. We were proud to meet up with a large group of Boulder County elected officials who were proudly welcoming marchers at the end of the route.
International Women’s Day Celebration
To commemorate Women’s Day 2018, WOCOBOCO honored Boulder County’s Commissioners. three strong female leaders in our community who spoke about the ways in which our community is addressing issues that directly impact women. From left to right are Kay Meyer, moderator, Commissioners Elise Jones, Cindy Domenico and Deb Gardner. ,
Women’s Issues: A Legislative Forum
Following the 2018 election, we held a Legislative Forum about women's and family policy in Colorado moderated by Dan Gould with panelists KC Becker, Colorado State Representative HD - 13, Edie Hooton, Colorado State Representative HD-10, Jonathan Singer, Colorado State Representative HD-11 and Tammy Story for Colorado, Colorado State Senate-elect District 16.