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Plotting your next career leap? On 9/24 learn from six great leaders who ‘Break Boundaries’


Diane Barrett of Mayor Hancock’s office and Kate Iverson of RTD spun law careers into becoming top deal-makers in our region. On Sept. 24 at the ULI’s “View from the Top” event, they’ll discuss their roles in transformative projects like Denver Union Station and Boulder Junction.

Josh Sampson decided “the coasts have seen it all.” He left Brooklyn’s music scene to launch The Big Wonderful no-waste market for entrepreneurs, filling up a vacant lot in Curtis Park each Saturday with local food, music and products.

Long before she became a “Bravo” network celebrity chef, Jennifer Jasinski learned to cook by taking her turn at the stove in a single-parent household. After matriculating through the Culinary Institute of America, she moved to LA and applied for jobs at the Top 10 restaurants. This path led her to Wolfgang Puck and eventually to Denver, where she became the creative genius behind Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall, Panzano and Rioja.

Before she helped then-Mayor John Hickenlooper run Denver’s $857 million budget, Kelly Brough studied criminal justice at Montana State. Now at the Denver Metro Chamber, she is responsible for representing 3,000 businesses with 300,000+ employees. Kelly’s mom named her “Kelly” because she thought prospective employers would not judge her by gender. The strategy worked as both 5280 and Denver Post have named her as one of Colorado’s most influential people

At ULI’s “View from the Top” event, this great panel of leaders will tell their stories TEDEX-style, and then be interviewed by leading developer Chris Frampton of East West Denver.

It’s all happening at Redline Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe, from 3-5 pm on Thursday, Sept. 24, with reception to follow at 5 pm. This event is sponsored by the Black Creek Group and hosted by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) of ULI Colorado.

Register at: http://colorado.uli.org/event/view-top-breaking-boundaries/

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