TENACITY: Women in Conservation 2024

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What do a relationship expert, elected official, and public service commissioner have in common? 

Find out during Palmer Land Conservancy's annual TENACITY: Women in Conservation event on March 13. The event will feature an on-stage conversation with Kate GreenbergNancy Henjum, and Andrea Miller, three remarkable women who have demonstrated an enduring and tenacious commitment to protecting Colorado’s wide-open spaces and precious natural resources.

The centerpiece of the evening will be an on-stage interview hosted by Rebecca Jewett, the President and CEO of Palmer Land Conservancy where we will hear about their challenges, triumphs, and the unwavering grit and determination they harness to do their work. Join others for fun and inspiring evening learning about the strength and resilience that defines these women and receive a few pearls of wisdom, offering hope for the next generation of land enthusiasts.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Pinery at the Hill | 775 W. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs

Tickets: $35

Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception | cash bar

Meet Our Speakers

Kate Greenberg

Kate Greenberg was appointed to serve as Colorado’s first female Commissioner of Agriculture by Governor Jared Polis in December 2018. As Commissioner, Greenberg provides leadership and direction to the Colorado Department of Agriculture. She has served as president of the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association and the Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture, and as a board member of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Prior to her role as Commissioner, Greenberg advocated for federal farm policy with the National Young Farmers Coalition out of Durango, CO, worked to restore Mexico’s Colorado River Delta, and farmed on various operations across the West. 

Nancy Henjum

Nancy Henjum is the Colorado Springs City Councilmember for District 5, covering central Colorado Springs. She was elected to her first four-year term in 2021. Nancy is a 30-year resident of City Council District 5. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University in Chicago, where she worked as a clinical therapist before moving with her husband to start a family in Colorado Springs.

Nancy’s professional life in Colorado has included being the Chief Operations Officer for a public-private partnership that managed behavioral health services for 43 of the 63 counties in the state. She was also a faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, engaging in leadership development and executive coaching. She runs her own leadership consultancy business, working with a wide variety of organizations, both large and small, including energy companies, arts groups, non-profits, and civic entities.

Aside from being and working with people, Nancy’s greatest joy—as is true for many Coloradans—comes from nature and the outdoors: hiking, biking, birding, and gardening.

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller is the founder and CEO of YourTango, the leading online magazine dedicated to love and relationships. YourTango’s mission is to help women love better and connect more meaningfully, as those are key ingredients to happiness and a greater sense of belonging. YourTango has built a powerful platform where a community of readers, writers, brands, thought leaders, and the world’s leading relationship and mental health experts connect and engage where it matters most: the heart. Living in Colorado Springs, Andrea developed a love for the natural beauty of Colorado and values how our relationship with nature provides great benefit for us and our loved ones.

This event is a unique opportunity to connect with other passionate individuals and gain a deeper understanding of the impactful conservation efforts taking place in the region. Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the strength, perseverance, and passion that define the women at the forefront of Colorado's conservation movement. Together, let's champion the cause and pave the way for a future generation of dedicated land lovers.


TENACITY: Women in Conservation Sponsors

BECOME A SPONSOR OF TENACITY: WOMEN IN CONSERVATION

Are you interested in connecting your brand, business, or yourself with influential women and business leaders in our community? Consider becoming a sponsor of Women in Conservation, supporting critical on-the-ground conservation throughout Colorado, and helping inspire the next generation of land lovers. To explore sponsorship options, reach out to Astrid at [email protected].

Our Vision

Palmer’s vision for our event and beyond is to forge a stronger network of women who are deeply committed to protecting the Colorado we love. We invite you to join us for what is sure to be a fascinating and inspiring evening learning from these women, while also celebrating our collective vision for Colorado, and cultivating a sense of community and action for the important work of protecting our home.