Influence After Hours

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur “master-mind” events are FAMOUS! We come together the 3rd Wednesday every other month to share triumphs & challenges with our colleagues and peers!

Here’s what happens at Influence After Hours:

  • Applause Moment: Take time to appreciate & honor what we have accomplished
  • Testimonial Moment: Honor another woman for how she helped you.
  • Circles of Influence: our Mini-Board of Directors groups Each person will talk about a challenge she is facing. The ladies at your table give you feedback, help you brainstorm new possibilities, and set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track.
  • Girlfriend Time: Plenty of opportunities to talk to each other and create connections.

Our Members-Only GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS in Estes Park are wonderful!

CountryClub03_Ann_Joan_hats2Since 2009 we have enjoyed both a Summer and a Winter Girlfriend Getaway in Estes Park.These 3-day weekends are filled with relaxation, good food and GR8 conversations. We hike, visit the shops along the Big Thompson, go to the Stanley for high tea, take on projects at The Stitchin’ Den, enjoy wine and beer tastings, and even shop at the  next-to-new stores!

Thank you, Teresa Mueller, for inviting us to your lovely home for the Winter 2010, 2011 and 2012 Girlfriend Getaways! Thank you, Terry & Jaqui Chilpin for hosting our Summer 2010 Getaway at Active At Altitude Lodge!

Our SAVI (Sharing Advice on a Variety of Issues) Salons are so popular we’ve opened them up to the public!


Dr. Joan King, beautifully photographed by Don Reilly

SAVI Salons are held in the Community Room of The Group Real Estate, 2803 E Harmony Rd in Ft. Collins on the 2nd Monday of each month from 11:30 to 1pm. Bring a brown-bag lunch and Ann furnishes cookies & water. The cost is $5 for COWOI and $10 for non-members.

We cover topics such as: business development, customer service, communications, leadership, marketing, access to capital, media & PR, work/family balance, time management, professional growth, organizing life & work, and mastering new skills.

Each SAVI Salon features one or more of our members who share their expertise so we can all work SMARTER and not harder!

Girlfriends & Wine: We LOVE our wine tastings and “Happy Hour” events!

What a delight to explore local vineyards and wineries with your COWOI girlfriends!
We’ve held wine tastings at wineries in Ft. Collins, Estes Park and Berthoud.

Because our members asked for MORE social events, we now host a monthly free “Girlfriends & Wine Happy Hour” at a member’s home or business. GF&W is held on the last Monday of each month. In 2014 we added an extra GF&W on the next-to-the-last Monday for our Weld County ladies!

At every Event we do at COWOI, girlfriends “at a higher level” come together for laughter, support and inspiration