Women’s forum Wild Summit II set for Thursday

WESTMINSTER – The Wild Summit II, a forum for women of all ages and professions, will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 4, at the Westin Hotel in Westminster.

The forum will feature keynote speeches by Colleen Abdoulah, chief executive of Wide Open West Internet-Cable-Phone, and Khalida Brohi, the 24-year-old founder and executive director of Sughar Empowerment Society, a nonprofit in Pakistan.

Sessions are intended to inspire attendees to achieve their professional goals – whether to seek out knowledge and insight or share their story with tomorrow’s leaders. It will focus on key trends within some of today’s fastest-growing industries.

Abdoulah started with WOW! Internet-Cable-Phone in August of 2002 as president and chief operating officer. In May 2003, she was named president and CEO, and, in 2012, she became CEO and chairwoman. Under her leadership WOW! Internet-Cable-Phone has grown to be one of the 10-largest cable operators in the industry with operations in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Kansas, and South Dakota. The company has grown from 600 employees to more than 3,300 in the past 11 years under her leadership.

Brohi’s nonprofit provides tribal and rural women opportunities to grow their skills as well as learn leadership capabilities.

“We are thrilled and honored to have women of this caliber speak at this year’s WILD Summit,´ said Cindy Carrillo, event chairwoman for the WILD Summit II. “Both Colleen and Khalida are amazing women leaders. They both have effected such positive change by embracing the values that are the core of an individual’s personal and professional development. We are excited to have them share their stories with attendees at this year’s WILD Summit. It promises to be an unforgettable experience.”

The summit is presented by the Women’s Council, part of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.

For more information on the Women’s Council and the WILD Summit, click here.

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