Business Women's Leadership Group Meeting
Where: Zoom, Register for Details
Fee: Free for Boulder Chamber Members, if you are not a Chamber member and would like to attend, contact us
Join BWLG on to hear from two amazing women, Betty Hart and Shiquita Yarbrough. Betty Hart, lead facilitator for Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated resources, has been guiding conversations on health & racial equity, suicide prevention, and even laughter as medicine with Colorado organizations for almost eight years. Betty will open our program with an interactive introduction to bias. Afterwards, Shiquita Yarbrough, Director of Community Engagement & Equity for the YWCA of Boulder County and CEO of Voice Our Power, will share some of her lived experiences as a woman of color working in Boulder County.
Progress only comes from recognition. When we know better, we can do better.
Hear from the following speakers:
Betty Hart is a trained actor and facilitator who is part of the Experiential Learning Team for Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Arts Integrated Resources department—part of the Community Health team. Betty has been facilitating interactive workshops for over ten years. Betty moved to Colorado to join this dynamic team seven and an half years ago. Previously, she worked with Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs (ETP) Georgia before this. As the lead facilitator for Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Resources, she has the opportunity to share the message of laughter as wellness with the community, schools, corporate clients, senior citizens, and internally within Kaiser Permanente. Betty enjoys helping audiences discover the shared wisdom in the room, and believes that laughter really is one of the best medicines. If interested in seeing more of Betty, feel free to check out her 2020 Ted Talk: www.ted.com/bettyhart
Shiquita Yarbrough is the Director of Community Engagement & Equity for the YWCA Boulder County. She runs several programs that focus on racial equity, such as, Reading to End Racism, Latina Achievement Support, and STEMe3 for girls of color.
She has provided Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training for the League of Women Voters Colorado State Convention, The League of Voters of Boulder County Board, and The YWCA Boulder Board. After consulting individuals and local groups about DEI, she decided to start her own business. Currently, she is consulting with the Boulder County Chamber of Commerce by helping them implement best DEI practices for their members and in the community.
For the last five years, Shiquita has been working with non-profit organizations. She believes in the power of equipping non-profits, especially grassroots organizations, with the tools to strengthen the support in their communities with equitable and inclusive practices. She has also participated on many panels to speak about diversity, equity and inclusion.
Supporting her community is a passion she expresses through her continuous work and commitment. She is an advocate for single parents and had a single parent radio show on KGNU for two years and had the first Single Parent Summit in Boulder County. She co-founded a group called Families of Color Colorado where families of all races and backgrounds come together to share, communicate, and receive support. She is currently on the Board of the League of Women Voters Boulder County; a DEI Shur Fellow for the National League of Women Voters where she trains other local Leagues on diversity, equity and inclusion; Program committee for Emergency Family Assistance Association; Human Housing Advisory Board for the City of Longmont. She continues to be a mentor to many women of color.
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