The Journey

Featuring Keynote Speaker Lisa Ling

Friday, March 3, 2017

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Early Bird tickets $125 before November 14

Patron tickets $300 until sold out


We are overjoyed to announce The Journey 2017 speaker, Lisa Ling! For our fifth annual event, Lisa will talk about women in leadership and the powerful impact they have on the world and local communities. Lisa's career as a journalist has taken her around the world, covering stories that are often ignored in our society. Please see her biography below for more information about this inspiring and phenomenal woman!

Join us for a very special evening downtown on Friday, March 3, 2017 to celebrate friendships and raise funds to support our vital mission of developing women and our efforts to improve literacy rates for children from birth through third grade. Reggie Rivers will once again serve as our emcee and auctioneer for the evening! 

Early Bird tickets are $125 before November 14, 2016! Each General Admission ticket includes admission and dinner for one, as well as wine with dinner (three bottles per table). General Admission tickets go up to $150 on November 14.

A very limited number of $300 Patron tickets are available this year! These exclusive tickets include admission and dinner for one, wine with dinner and access to a VIP Meet & Greet with Lisa Ling (reception includes wine). Purchase today!

If you have event questions, please email The Journey 2017 Chairs Ashley Foy and Mary Beth McErlane at

  • Interested in sponsorship or asking your company to sponsor The Journey 2017? Click here or email Corporate Sponsorship Chair, Natalie Caligaris, at
  • Interested in donating to our silent or live auction? Know someone who may be? Contact Jenn Hier at
  • Interested in becoming a Table Hostess? Click here or email Jacklyn VanOoyik at

Thank you for your support!

Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of This is Life on CNN. Lisa explores the scourge prescription pill addiction in Utah, the recent influx of women in North Dakota’s boomtown, and a town in the rural Midwest where young men aspire to be priests.

For five seasons prior, Ling executive produced and hosted Our America on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network. Lisa embedded in a Midwest town ravaged by an onslaught of heroin, got exclusive access inside an anti-gay religious movement, witnessed the manifestation of PTSD in returning veterans of war, and went undercover to investigate the under-age sex trafficking of minors in the nation’s capitol. She has also profiled Americans living beneath the poverty line for the first time and people serving unimaginably lengthy prison sentences for crimes they did not commit.

As the former field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News' Nightline and National Geographic's Explorer, Lisa Ling has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India, the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, and the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in Central America, among other issues that are too often ignored.

Lisa got her start in journalism as a correspondent for Channel One News where she covered the civil war in Afghanistan at 21 years of age as well as stories in dozens of countries around the world. She later went on to become a co-host of ABC Daytime's hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show.

Lisa is the co-author of Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood andSomewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home, which she penned with her sister, Laura. She is a co-founder, a contributor to



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