Enterprising Women Giving Circle Members
Gizelle Auzenne is an entrepreneur with a history in Healthcare IT, Commercial Real Estate and Design. She is passionate about making a difference for Denver’s underserved women through alliance with The Enterprising Women’s Giving Circle. By reducing obstacles to employment, we can help this demographic achieve income as well as the pride that comes from self-sufficiency.
Jennifer Beckman has spent the past 20 years in people leadership which, along with her current role as an Executive Coach, allowed her passion for connecting with and supporting others to grow. Since the start of her career, Jennifer has had a heart for helping others navigate what is next for them in life. She has been fortunate to work in organizations that deeply care about their employees and has seen how a caring support system can take someone from hopeless to thriving. Jennifer believes that each one of us has the opportunity to make a difference in the world and it starts by making a positive impact in our home community.
Karen Cook is a Senior Consultant at Xcel Energy, leading a team to procure needed goods and services for power generation plants in Colorado. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Bayaud Enterprises and is serving on the Steering Committee for the Enterprising Women’s Giving Circle. She welcomes the opportunity to help other women pursue opportunities in pursuit of their longer term career goals.
Laurie McCaw has worked for over 30 years in the nonprofit sector and was also a member of the adjunct faculty at Regis University for 5 years. She is passionate about helping people and also became a life coach in 2013 to help women in the nonprofit sector to become strong leaders.
Mariko Wilcox is a 4th generation Coloradan who loves Denver and the Western Slope. She is a Financial Advisor who is impassioned about communicating the concept of financial security through client meetings and workshops for the community at large. Mariko helps individuals, families and small business owners achieve their personal, professional and financial goals. She has conviction in promoting a comprehensive planning philosophy. She loves mountain biking, telemark skiing and international travel.
Danielle Urban makes her living within the Federal Courts. Her background is in Business Administration, and her passion is in helping others. She grew up moving from coast to coast, which gave her an appreciation for adventure, nature and people. She has provided training to numerous organizations, nationally and abroad, on subjects varying from Microsoft Word to Work Life Balance.
Carolyn Witkus is the President of the Griffiths Law Firm and an active member of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section. She also serves on the Colorado Judicial Institute Young Professionals Division Leadership Committee. She is the co-author of multiple articles and lectured at the Family Law Institute, National Business Institute, and Metro-Denver Interdisciplinary Committee. Ms. Witkus is also a participant in the Colorado Bar Association Committee on Marijuana Law.
Kaleigh Reidlin has been with Comcast for the past seven years, with the last two years in Technical Operations. She has been critical in supporting the Mountain West Region strategic initiatives and senior leadership team. Kaleigh is a dedicated mother of two boys, Keegan (age 9) and Matthew (Age 3). Kaleigh enjoys spending time with her boys watching them play sports and the few quiet moments reading.
Melissa Bollacker is a Colorado native who has a true passion for helping people achieve their goals of home-ownership. For the last 11 years Melissa has worked in residential real estate at Your Castle Real Estate and during this time has helped over 100 families with their real estate needs. She has a true passion for community involvement and is a volunteer in the kitchen at Project Angel Heart. She firmly believes in using her resources to assist others in moving forward and achieving success in their lives. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, friends and 2 dogs, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.
Catherine Selinsky is employed by Wells Fargo as a Senior Regulatory Control Associate, managing adherence to federal banking laws for consumer products. She has over 20 years experience working in the financial services industry, with expertise in Compliance and Financial Planning. She believes in second chances and helping others along the way. In partnering with Bayaud and in being part of the Enterprising Women’s Giving Circle, her hope is that she will be able to help one person move forward, and help change the trajectory of their future.