Colorado Women's College

A Message from the Chancellor & the Provost

The mission of Colorado Women’s College (CWC) is to “Educate for Equity and Activate Change.” On Dec. 16, 2020, Chancellor Haefner and Provost Clark shared news about CWC’s future, introducing a new chapter for CWC and its game-changing programs: the Colorado Women’s College Leadership Scholars and Equity Labs. 

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For more than 130 years, CWC disrupted institutions of higher education on behalf of women. By believing in the power of education and the potential of those who have been historically marginalized, the CWC community dismantles systems that act as barriers and creates new pathways.

The sisterhood created as CWC tapped into their voices as individuals and as a collective is a beautiful reminder of the critical importance of community and collaboration.

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CWC Program Updates

The University of Denver will continue to support two programs from the Colorado Women's College. The Equity Labs and CWC Women's Leadership Scholars Program will remain active programs within the university. See below for additional updates and details for each program.


  • Equity Labs

    Equity Labs is a diversity, equity, and inclusion program that catalyzes meaningful workplace change. In our online sessions, we work with teams of 15-20 people who are seeking real organizational change. Brave people in bold organizations who want to move the needle – to be and do better.

    Please reach out to Magdelana Red, Associate Dean of Programs and Partnerships, if you are interested in learning more:

    Magdelana Red


    Phone: (303) 871-6654

  • CWC Leadership Scholars Program

    The CWC Leadership Scholars program is the modern-day embodiment of the 130-year history of the Colorado Women’s College. Committed to continuing CWC’s legacy of creating transformative higher educational experiences for women, this program provides academic, community and financial support for up to 15 women-identified, incoming DU undergraduates who identify as first-generation college students and/or students of color.

    The CWC Leadership Scholars program creates pathways for CWC alumnae to connect to existing scholars program students through ongoing personal and professional mentoring, volunteerism and traditions. Alumnae have been powerful and engaged contributors to the CWC Leadership Scholars program. So far, we have had alumnae join us in class, on speaker panels, in celebrating our first graduating class and even in the selection of new students to continue the CWC legacy!

    We would love to connect with any CWC/TWC alumna who wants to share her expertise and offer her support to the program. Please reach out to Trisha Teig, PhD, Faculty Director, CWC Leadership Scholars or Lauren Contreras, Program Coordinator, if you are interested in learning more:

    Trisha Teig, PhD


    Phone: (303) 871-2456

    Lauren Contreras


    Phone: 303-871-6115

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Become a CWC Alumnae Leader

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer leader to continue to strengthen the connection of the CWC community across the country, please reach out to Lindsay Anderson, Executive Director, Regional Advancement & Volunteer Engagement:

Lindsay Anderson



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