Nestled against the dramatic mountainscape of the Rockies, sun-soaked Denver is the gem of the West. Just minutes away from the ski slopes and endless hiking trails, this progressive city is one of the fastest-growing in the nation—and for good reason. A teaming culinary scene coupled with a buzzing arts district and inclusive community make Denver a welcoming place for any visitor.
Denver’s rich and calamitous history stretches back to the days of the gold rush, conjuring up images of gun-slinging cowboys and US Army generals. We often hear about the frontiersmen who helped mold the city, through booms and busts, into the thriving metropolis that it is today. Fewer know about the women who put Denver on the map while fighting for civil, human, and economic rights for women over the last century.
In 1893, Colorado was the first state to enact women’s suffrage by popular referendum and in May 2019, Colorado enacted the “Equal Pay for Equal Work” law. This law is one of the toughest enhanced pay laws in the nation.
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is working to retell Colorado’s shared history by inducting women whose accomplishments, through grace and grit, have impacted Colorado and the world. Since 1985, over 150 female leaders have been inducted.
The spirit of community and activism can be found in the abundance of networks for women. From business ideation to fundraising, networking, and just having a good time, the most difficult decision for female entrepreneurs is which network will best suit their needs.
Unearth Women recently partnered with Getaround, a forward-thinking peer-to-peer car-sharing service, to spotlight some favorite inclusive businesses, artists, and activities in Denver. Explore the city on your own schedule! Getaround is offering readers $50 in free driving credit to explore this iconic city through the lens of supporting its female entrepreneurs.