Women's Night of Networking
When: Wednesday, May 2, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost: $25 for members and non-members
Come In! Be Inspired! Meet other professional women and continue establishing relationships with Chamber members! Celebrate the power of Boulder's Women in Leadership! Mix and mingle over appetizers and chocolate, along with wine tastings from Vin Market Selections.
Hear from keynote speaker, CU Law Professor Melissa Hart, who was recently named to the Colorado Supreme Court. Learn her inspiring story and background that led her to where she is today.
Enjoy the lovely setting of Rembrandt Yard with the musical styling of Boulder Chamber Battle of the Bands Winner, Card Catalog!
We are also now accepting nominations for our September 5 Women Who Light the Community awards. Click here to nominate an outstanding woman **Nomination deadline is June 15!
About Melissa Hart: Justice Hart was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court on December 14, 2017. Prior to joining the Court, Justice Hart was a professor at the University of Colorado Law School, where she directed the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law. Throughout her years as a professor, Justice Hart maintained an active pro bono practice, writing amicus briefs in appellate courts and representing clients through Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Her teaching and scholarship focused on access to justice, constitutional law, judicial decision making, legal ethics, employment discrimination, and civil procedure.
Justice Hart grew up in Denver, where she graduated from East High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard-Radcliffe College and then spent a year teaching at a high school in Athens, Greece. She returned to study at Harvard Law School, where she was the Articles Editor for the Harvard Law Review and Book Review Editor on the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. After graduating from law school in 1995, she clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice John Paul Stevens on the United States Supreme Court. She practiced law for several years in Washington, D.C., including as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Justice Hart is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Sam Cary Bar Association, and the Colorado LGBT Bar Association. She is a founding member of the Sonia Sotomayor Inn of Court, a 2017 graduate of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Denver program, a 2016 graduate of the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) program, and a Commissioner on the Colorado Access to Justice Commission.
For her active work in community service, Justice Hart has been recognized with the 2016 Women Who Light the Community Award from the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, the 2014 Raising the Bar Award from the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, the 2012 Chase Faculty Community Service Award from the University of Colorado, the 2011 Clifford Calhoun Public Service Award from the University of Colorado Law School, the 2009 Serving Communities Award from the CU-Boulder Institute for Ethical and Civil Engagement, and the 2008 Outstanding Community Service Award from the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association.
Justice Hart and her husband, Kevin Traskos, have two children.