Anne Evans Honored – Twice – in Colorado: Business Hall of Fame and Women’s Hall of Fame


It’s a huge pleasure to report on the two ceremonies honoring Anne Evans, which we shared in our last blog post were going to take place in 2016!

Colorado Business Hall of Fame

Anne Evans was one of six 2016 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureates honored at the Hyatt Regency Denver on January 26. The attendance was impressive as around one thousand people mingled and socialized with glasses in hand, and then enjoyed a delicious dinner and a well-orchestrated program.

Two organizations are responsible for organizing this celebration of Colorado’s significant current and historical business figures: the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Junior Achievement.

“Junior Achievement and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce are honored to share this opportunity to recognize our state’s most respected leaders for their commitment to, and investment in the community. … Tonight we celebrate the legacies of individuals who have ensured that Colorado’s future is rooted in the values of personal integrity and community service.”
Robin Wise, President & CEO Junior Achievement
Kelly Brough, President & CEO Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

I am grateful to the Evans family descendants who invited my co-authors Jennifer Boone and Evelyn Waldron, and me to join them as their guests to the event.

We were all delighted by the video produced for Anne’s induction ceremony.
Please take a moment to view it:

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

On March 16, 2016 Anne Evans was one of 10 current and historical notable Colorado women inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Gala, held at the Denver Marriott City Center was well organized and thoroughly enjoyable. On a personal note, I was delighted to share the occasion with several members of my family, including my daughter Liz Schneider, my two granddaughters Kelsey Boone and Megan Witucki, who contributed greatly to the research for the book. Evelyn Waldron, my co-author enjoyed the evening with us all.

The organization has been pursuing its mission since 1985.

“The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the achievements of outstanding women in Colorado who have shaped our state and made significant contributions in their fields. The Hall is dedicated to educating the people of Colorado about these women, whose courage, leadership, creativity and compassion have changed lives and helped elevate the status of women.”

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Click here to read what the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame had to say about Anne Evans. The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame website will shortly update their Gala page with the information about the Gala and with the video they produced about each Inductee. Check on the update here:

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