An evening to "get out of serious" for a spunky, energy-filled mixture of connection, laughter, illumination and inspiration with women around the globe!

All online in your yoga pants (or your Snuggie.)

Does This Sound Like You?

  • You own and/or lead a six or seven-figure business
  • OR you are a senior leader of a large corporation or nonprofit (directors, VPs and C-Suite executives)
  • Your organization is mission-driven and makes a positive impact
  • You love to collaborate with and learn from other female business leaders
  • You’re up for a night of laughter, fun and a break from cabin fever

If so, you’ll fit right in at The Dames and find yourself surrounded by like-minded women who are ready to reach new heights together (and have fun in the process)!

Dames Virtual 5th Anniversary Extravaganza!

June 10, 2020

5-7pm Pacific / 6-8pm Mountain / 7-9pm Central / 8-10pm Eastern
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Dames Members: Free (Click here to register)

Early Bird Ticket price through 6/5: $25
Ticket Price after 6/5: $35

Event Lineup

This event will feature:

  • Strategic Connection facilitation that will advance your business and allows for immediate application in our current state of affairs
  • Comedians and a humor-forward speaker to help us laugh and reduce stress
  • Practical, actionable advice from Dames founder Meghann Conter and Madison Dames Chapter President Ashley Quinto Powell.
  • A Dame of Influence award presentation
  • A chance to win a free Inspirato vacation live at the event


It wouldn't be a Dames event without strategic connecting. We will be strategically placing you in breakout rooms to connect with other women in similar business models for the first thirty minutes of the event. Meet your next best referral partner, collaborator, or valuable connection!

Our Special Guest Speaker

Deborah Biddle, Founder and Chief Consultant

With a calm, level-headed approach, keen listening, insightful questioning, and a passion for individual and organizational belonging and thriving, Deborah Biddle influences individuals and teams to successfully rethink and redo the ways they engage with people and make decisions.

Deborah is a Certified Diversity Professional and runs the diversity, equity and inclusion consulting, assessment, training, coaching and practitioner certification firm, The People Company LLC. She works with organizations who want to leverage the power of change to heighten development and performance for their people. Deborah designs and delivers thought-provoking and challenging experiences that help people THINK better, DO better and BE better at what matters most.


Our Entertainer

Stephanie McHugh

Stephanie’s journey with comedy began as a child when she learned the power of making people laugh. Eventually she began pursuing stand up comedy in her 30s, married with 2 small children. Nine months after her first time on stage, Stephanie won a trip to the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and has been on the Denver comedy scene for over 17 years.

She appeared on Nick at Nite's TV Show "America's Funniest Mom" and The Steve and Stephanie Morning show on KOOL 105. Stephanie’s is a co-founder of the MentalPause Comedy Show and The Twilight Moan Podcast - Laughter, Love and Sex After 50.

Stephanie is passionate about empowering and coaching speakers and entrepreneurs on how they can add humor to their presentations to create more engagement with their audience. She has developed a Be Funnier! Short and Sweet Coaching Package and she offers motivational speaking on the following topics: Be Funnier! How to Add Humor to Your Presentation and The Importance of Laughter. Stephanie loves dogs, has a recipe for chocolate tofu pie that you will LOVE and
can touch her tongue to her nose. Stephanie lives in Denver, CO.

Our Dame of Influence

Heidi Ganahl

Heidi Ganahl is one of Colorado’s most well-known entrepreneurs and community leaders and her story is outlined by extraordinary adversity in her life. Beginning with the loss of her young husband in a plane crash, then losing a million-dollar insurance settlement, Ganahl picked up her entrepreneurial spirit and channeled her leadership skills to help get back up and ultimately become the “Top Dog” and founder of Camp Bow Wow, the Fight Back Foundation, and her latest multi-million dollar brand, SheFactor.

Heidi has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs, and Parade magazine included her in their list of the top women entrepreneurs in the country. Heidi was named to the Inc 500/5000 fastest growing company list five years in a row. In 2014, she exited Camp Bow Wow to turn her attention to philanthropy, politics, and other endeavors. She's also an elected University of Colorado Regent, and is married to one of the top BBQ cooks in the country, and is the mom of 4 kids aged 7-24.

Non Dames Members - Register Here

June 10, 2020

5-7pm Pacific / 6-8pm Mountain / 7-9pm Central / 8-10pm Eastern

Dames Members: Free (Click here to register)

Early Bird Ticket price through 6/5: $25
Ticket Price after 6/5: $35

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Thank you to our 5th Anniversary Sponsors!

Queen Dame Sponsor

Sunflower Bank offers a full range of financial products that create possibility in the lives we touch and the communities we serve. We value the needs of each customer and partner with them to help achieve their goals through innovative solutions and locally informed decision-making. Member FDIC.

Dutchess Sponsors

Headway Financial Solutions is a Denver-based investment firm out to redefine what it means to achieve and live the American Dream. We offer an empowering, purposeful way to manage investments - because fear-based crystal ball economics is not only unsustainable, it’s irresponsible. Let’s explore and create your successful future, together. Learn more.

TheOfficeSquad is a small business management firm that specializes in virtual full charge bookkeeping. They love helping the business owner delegate business operations like bookkeeping, phone reception, administrative tasks and all the minutia in between! E-mail them today at help@theofficesquad.com and start working on your business. Not in it.

Lady Sponsors

Business owner, Award Winning Coach and Author, Susan Frew, passionately help business owners by sharing the riveting story of growing her company 535%, making the INC5000 list, and then almost losing it all because of a bad hire. Susan has coached 150 businesses and 17 different trades to success. She is now certified in Fix This Next by Mike Michalewicz.

Jen Coken is the executive coach for Badass Boss Ladies and their teams, who are ready to smash obstacles, jump over hurdles, and grab snarling dogs by the ears. She also is a best-selling author and international speaker/trainer. When she is not beating down BS with a velvet sledgehammer, you can find Jen performing stand-up comedy, or, eating Nutella by the spoonful in the nearest grocery aisle.

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Joanna Burish will help you plan holistically for well diverse growth with tax mindfulness, help protect your lifestyle and make sure you don’t run out of money when you need it today, or in your retirement years.

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