Allied Women Entrepreneurs and Girl Develop It Announce Partnership to Offer Classes & Workshops to Women in Business and Tech

May 21, 2015 | Member News

Allied Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) and Girl Develop It (GDI), both 501(c)(3) organizations, are pleased to announce a partnership to co-offer classes, workshops, and programs to women entrepreneurs and women coders in Northern Colorado .

“Both organizations have similar goals and missions,” commented Jennifer Kalous, AWE’s Programs Committee Chair, “but we target different education areas – Girl Develop It covers more of the hard skill technology side of running a business and business website, whereas Allied Women Entrepreneurs provides more general business skills such as marketing, resume building, and financial management. This partnership will bring a greater variety of education and support services to business women in Fort Collins and the surrounding areas.”

Gretchen Kastetter, GDI Co-Leader, is equally excited about the partnership. “”Coming up on our first anniversary, we’re excited to be able to partner with AWE to also offer the business courses that we envisioned when we founded GDI Fort Collins,” she said.

The collaborative partnership will officially launch June 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. with a mix and mingle event at Pour Brothers Community Tavern in Fort Collins. Directors from both organizations will be present to answer questions about their organizations and to promote upcoming offerings, which include a WordPress for Beginners class and a presentation on The Neuroscience of Marketing. This event is free and open to the public.

About Allied Women Entrepreneurs:

Allied Women Entrepreneurs was incorporated on January 14, 2015 in Fort Collins, Colorado, and officially launched in April. AWE’s mission is to empower women to reach their professional goals as entrepreneurs through education, networking, mentoring, and business development. The organization offers monthly networking and educational events, in-depth workshops and classes, a mentorship program, and an online support forum. Programs and services are open to women entrepreneurs at all stages of business ownership or management. For additional information, please contact Amber Hinds at 307-696-5419 or [email protected].

About Girl Develop It:

Girl Develop It is a national nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development. Through in-person classes and community support, Girl Develop It helps women of diverse backgrounds achieve their technology goals and build confidence in their careers and their everyday lives. Launched in June 1014, GDI’s Fort Collins Chapter has more than 180 members. For additional information, please contact Gretchen Kastetter at [email protected] or visit