My BWC family

Karelle Scharff, Best Mac Solutions/Peak to Peak Websites

I was one of the founding members of the original Allie Lassen Leads Club, back in the early 90s, when I was a professional photographer. I had a hiatus for a few years, while I worked in Estes Park and raised a child. When my job came to a close in Estes and my teenager didn’t need me so much, by good fortune I ran into Jan Nance, the travel agent with our original group, and I came back to the BWC.

To my delight, many of the original members were still with the group, Jan and Claudia and Betty Ann, and I made new friends, Iris, Kim, Ruth, Beck, Michele, Ginger, Birchann, Annmarie, Michelle, Angela, Holly and many others. Since my return, I’ve represented the Computer Consultant (Mac only) field and have added website development to the computer skills I offer to the group.

These are all dry facts, the recitation of which does not even begin to explain the reasons why this hour and a half every week continues to be one of my favorite times of the week. I love these women, they’ve become an extended family. I rejoice for their successes, both personal and professional, and I grieve their losses. Many of my biggest business contracts have been from leads passed through BWC and I’ve been proud to represent this group of accomplished professional women to my clients, friends and acquaintances, and to be represented by them.

In a time when business seems to be getting less personal, it’s nice to be able to meet weekly with a group of women and get to know them better than the average Facebook contact. And they just keep getting better! I have a hard time imagining running a small business in Boulder without the support of a close-knit networking group.

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“Connection” Is The Key

Holly Bea-Weaver, Word Weaver & Co. When my husband and I first moved to Boulder from Northern Colorado, we didn’t know anyone who lived here. Having been an advertising freelance copywriter for more than 20 years, I enjoyed a thriving business with clients nationwide. A friend of a friend invited me to attend a meeting… Continue Reading

Beck Stephens, Quantum Shiatsu, Boulder I joined BWC in June of 2014. In the very first meeting, as we went around the table for each member to present in 30 seconds what she did professionally, I was happy to see MY field of the health profession unusually represented: there was an acupuncturist who was additionally… Continue Reading

A Great Network of Business Women, Boulder and Beyond

Ruth Janjic, Diagonal Growth Strategies, Inc. I joined Business Women’s Connection nine years ago shortly after my kids graduated from high school and I was looking to expand my marketing strategy consultancy. Like many business owners, I attended different networking events and would meet people once, then run into them periodically, but I found it… Continue Reading

The Value of the Business Women’s Connection

Angela Alter, Your Friend & REALTOR® for Life The BWC isn’t like any other networking group. We’re real, we’re organic, and we’re authentic. I’ve found The Business Women’s Connection to be the most valuable group of businesswomen I’ve been involved with. The smart, successful, and supportive women in this group bring great ideas to the… Continue Reading


Michelle Burnham, Carefree Travel I first learned about Business Women’s Connection from my mom. She was an original member and occasionally I would fill in for her when she was out of town. Fast forward to over 20 + years later and another member Claudia L. called me and asked if I would come to… Continue Reading

What is Art For?

“Art is not a thing; it is a way.”   ~Elbert Hubbard Imagine a wedding. The bride wears a special dress. Her bridesmaids wear gowns and carry flower bouquets. The groom wears a suit or a tuxedo as do his groomsmen. The guests dress up too, but are careful not to draw attention away from the… Continue Reading

Are You Overwhelmed By The Idea of Blogging?

It’s pretty common knowledge that blogging can help your business. But when I talk to small business owners about blogging, I hear the same response. “I know I should blog, but I just don’t seem to get around to it.” Or, “I really don’t know what to say.” Many don’t feel confident in their writing… Continue Reading