Top Colorado Conferences for Women in Business

At TARRA, we talk a lot about how important it is for women to invest in professional development. You may aspire to be a CEO, run a profitable micro-business, be recognized as a leader in your industry, or want to maintain a healthy and vibrant career that you love. No matter your career goals, investing in continuing education, workshops, networking opportunities, mentoring, masterminds, conferences and other opportunities that contribute to advancing your knowledge and network is critical.  

Unfortunately, statistics show that women fall well behind their male counterparts when it comes to investing in their own professional and leadership development. Women spend an average of $300,000 per lifetime investing in our appearance—hair, nails, eyelashes, etc.–but only a fraction of that is spent on developing the skills and mindset to increase opportunities for advancement, industry knowledge and the acumen needed to get that promotion, grow that business or maintain our current job.

There are countless opportunities to invest in yourself throughout the year, and attending a women-focused business conference can be an ideal way to expand your knowledge about a broad range of topics while also giving you a platform to meet new faces and create valuable connections. 

While the following list is by no means exhaustive, we have rounded up a few of the state’s top business conferences for women in Colorado to help jumpstart your research. 

In addition, there are dozens of meetings and conferences for almost any industry—from real estate to accounting to the arts. You don’t have to Google for too long to find something that will appeal to you and your goals. 

TARRA’s Pathways to Growth Summit—Save the Date for November 8, 2024

An immersive day of hands-on workshops, conversations, panel discussions and 1:1 networking to propel your small business forward. Pathways to Growth, an intimate mini-conference dedicated to small businesses, solopreneurs and startups from $0 to under $1M in revenue. This Annual TARRA Summit brings the brightest minds from our business community together for conversations, network building, learning and connection. Pathways to Growth will provide you with the tools and resources you need to drive innovation and increase revenue to find sustainable growth on your terms.

Annual Colorado Women’s Day

This annual event was established eight years ago as a way for women in Colorado to participate in the globally-celebrated International Women’s Day. The all-day event begins with a set of informative seminars/workshops tailored to the needs of our state’s women. The Colorado Women’s Day lunch follows the morning workshops and includes a wonderful motivational speaker and the annual Colorado Women’s Day awards.

WBENC National Conference

The 2024 WBENC National Conference is the largest event of its kind for women-owned businesses with this year’s theme being AMPLIFY! The 2024 National Conference will feature an expo of certified women-owned businesses, dynamic educational programming, networking opportunities, and inspiring keynote speakers.

Colorado Women in Technology Conference 

The WIT Conference is a retreat-style event celebrating women across technology. Annually, this conference attracts 650+ talented female-identifying tech leaders who convene to hear from a variety of dynamic speakers and engage in meaningful discourse on technology trends, leadership, and the opportunities and challenges facing women building a career in tech. 2022’s program offered a mix of keynotes, panels and workshops that delivered empowerment, inspiration, and tangible tools that supported the growth of tech leaders.

BusinessDen’s DenX Retreat at Devil’s Thumb Ranch 

Each year, BusinessDen hosts dozens of women business leaders at a 6,500-acre ranch in Tabernash. DenX is all about connecting with fellow women leaders. Speakers and panelists, as well as more intimate fireside chats, can help you take your business to the next level. Instructors guide daily yoga and hikes.

Steamboat Chamber Thrive Together Women’s Summit

The Steamboat Springs Chamber and Alpine Bank are proud to present Steamboat’s premier women’s leadership summit, Thrive Together, a collaboration that promotes, motivates and empowers women in all phases of life through personal and professional development. Thrive Together will feature a variety of learning formats, including breakout sessions, workshops, general session keynotes, and an exhibitor area featuring event sponsors and local companies.

The Power of WE (Women Entrepreneur) Conference

WE offers invaluable insights into leadership development, creativity, innovation, and the tools necessary for women-owned businesses to thrive, including access to funding opportunities. The conference is a vibrant community committed to igniting positive change, offering expert insights into empathetic and authentic leadership, strategic clarity, productivity, and the leveraging of digital advancements for business success. Whether you’re looking to enhance your leadership skills, unlock new opportunities for growth, or join a collective of forward-thinking women, this conference is your gateway to transforming both your career and life.

Women & Leadership Conference

Metropolitan State University’s first Women and Leadership Conference at will explore what is needed to improve women’s opportunities for success. They will spend the day examining what is that we need as a society, as a business, as an individual and a partner in order to streamline the path for women’s success. The conference will explore big issues women should demand, and also specific actions women can take to make this new world a reality.

Deadline for registration is March 3rd.

Additionally, there is an opportunity to earn a micro-credential. A micro-credential is a digital badge that proves you possess a set of skills. This badge can be included in your LinkedIn, digital resume, etc.

The Superior Chamber’s Women’s Business Conference

SuperiHER, aims to empower and support women in business. The conference provides networking, professional development, and inspiration for women from diverse industries and backgrounds.

The conference addresses women’s unique challenges and opportunities in the workplace, providing insights and strategies to overcome barriers and thrive in their careers. Topics may include leadership development, work-life balance, entrepreneurship, business management, personal branding, marketing, and technology.