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Laura Merage to sit on a Panel for The Women’s College of the University of Denver

Jun 15 2012

According to The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership, although women continue to participate in the workforce equally as much as men, only 18% fill top leadership roles. The good news, at least, is that 89% of Americans are actually comfortable with women leading in several different sectors.

The Women’s College of the University of Denver intends to build on this favorable sentiment toward women as leaders for the betterment of our future. Fortunately for us, the University of Denver has already been selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to host the first presidential debate of 2012. The entire campus is abuzz, and The Women’s College is busy planning its own series of lectures to coincide with this exciting event.

We believe that women require a place at the podium, and The Women’s College must elevate experts and leaders–who happen to be women–to lend their expertise to the most important discussions of the day.

Beginning in April, The Women’s College will host Leadership Salons: Conversations around the Great Issues of the Day to provide a platform where women thought leaders – whose voices and viewpoints remain significantly underrepresented when it comes to universal topics that truly matter – will lead conversation and commentary to address the great issues of the day, such as health care, the economy, education, and, of course, politics. Who knows – the first woman president could be among us at one of our salons! Men and women are welcome in our audience–but our podium is the realm of women. Join us as we converse, convene, and consider the great issues of the day leading up to the Presidential Debates on October 3, 2012.

Leadership Salons: Conversations around the Great Issues of the Day 

July 17, 2012 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Democracy Betrayed? Women & Violence


•    Dr. AnnJanette Alejano-Steele, PhD, Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking
•    Rebecca Handley, Class of 2012 Law and Society, The Women’s College of the University of Denver
•    Laura Merage, Artist, Philanthropist and founder of RedLine
•    Sarah Wallace Scott, Artist

7:30-8:30 pm | Reception and Exhibition Viewing
Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art 

2350 Arapahoe Street | Denver, CO 80205

Space is limited, please RSVP by July 8 at

For more information about the series visit