RMS Member Nominated for Colorado Women’s Day Nonprofit Volunteer

Colorado Women’s Day is annual event for women in Colorado to participate in the globally-celebrated International Women’s Day which was first marked in 1911. Today, International Women’s Day is supported by organizations, groups, governments and individuals worldwide committed to a more gender equal world. Christi Wisleder is a 2023 Colorado Women’s Day Nonprofit Volunteer nominee for her contributions as an unpaid volunteer in the service of a recognized nonprofit organization. ​

Christi Wisleder joined the Society of Women Engineers in 2006 as a corporate partner member and started being involved in the local Rocky Mountain Section. Christi volunteered for a variety of roles within the organization. Christi is the current Vice President of Outreach for SWE RMS, providing oversight and guidance to outreach focused committee chairs and strengthening a newer initiative to establish SWENext as a local SWE outreach resource. Christi served as President in FY22, leading the geographically dispersed section as they grew to 575 members during a pandemic to find a balance between in-person and virtual events to maintain member engagement. At a time when many organizations were struggling with a path forward, Christi’s leadership strengthened SWE RMS membership base and offerings to members.

Previous roles on the SWE RMS Executive Council include Vice President (1 year) where she restructured the Corporate Partnerships efforts to strengthen the relationship between the SWE Rocky Mountain Section and local STEM companies and Vice President of Professional Enrichment (2 years) where she partnered with local companies, employee resource groups, professional organizations, and colleges to provide premier networking and professional development programming through the Professional Enrichment Tech Talks. Christi also served as the SWE RMS Scholarship Chair for 8 years, as Fundraising Co-Chair for 2 years, and as Essay Contest Co-Chair for 3 years. Christi developed marketing materials, created registration and website pages, secured corporate partnerships, served on the program subcommittee, and oversaw awards during her 2.5 years of service on the Spring Summit committee to bring a high impact professional development conference to STEM collegiates and professionals.

At the society level of SWE, Christi served on the 2020 WE Local Raleigh Host Committee Program Subcommittee to deliver high quality and varied program content to 5 WE Local conferences. For the 2019 WE Local Denver Host Committee, Christi was the Sponsorship Liaison working directly with the SWE Headquarters Sponsorship Subcommittee Lead to build financial support of WE Local Denver with local Partners; Christi was successful in partnering with 34 exhibitors for the career fair, 8 unique sponsorship branding opportunities, and 4 interview booths to achieve $118,000 in sponsorship funding for WE Local Denver, the first financially successful WE Local conference.

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RMS at WE23 Los Angeles

Over 50 RMS representatives traveled to Los Angeles to attend the world’s largest conference for women in engineering and technology from October 26-28. More members joined the conference virtually. Congratulations to the 2023 award recipients. RMS was recognized for the Mission Awards. You may read more about those on the WE23 Mission Awards blog post….

SWE Mission Award Profession 2023 Gold Badge
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WE23 Mission Awards

SWE Rocky Mountain Section was honored at WE23 with SWE Mission awards. The aim of these awards is to highlight areas of focus within the SWE strategic goals and showcase groups that have gone above and beyond to help make these goals a reality. RMS was recognized with: 2023 SWE Mission Gold RMS was one…

2023 WE Local Awards
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2023 WE Local Awards

RMS received two WE Local awards in 2023 and accepted both awards in person at WE Local Seattle. ​ RMS Members at 2023 WE Local Seattle Awards Celebration with FY23 President Dayna Johnson The Spring Summit is a one-day conference for engineers, technologists, students, and diversity champions to connect through professional development workshops, inspirational speakers,…

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2023 Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Chairs:​Sarah Green (Entering Freshmen) and Kalli Wegren (College) The Society of Women Engineers Rocky Mountain Section awards scholarships each year to students entering college and students in college in CO & WY. These scholarships are meant to help students continue to excel and reach their educational goals. We want to give a special thank you…

2023 RMS Summit Awards
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2023 RMS Summit Awards

The SWE RMS Summit Awards are presented to RMS members, teams, or collegiates who have made an outstanding contribution to activities within RMS during the fiscal year. Nominees are judged based on the significance of the achievements cited on behalf of the nominee and on the contributions of the nominee to various RMS activities. RMS Summit…

2023 Spring Summit Recap
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2023 Spring Summit Recap

2023 Spring Summit Recap RMS brings you ​this one day professional development conference and awards ceremony. 2023 Spring Summit was held April 15 at the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The event was co-hosted by SWE Rocky Mountain Section and University of Colorado Boulder Section with the theme of Bolder Together. Attendees enjoyed keynote talks from…