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The Boulder Business and Professional Women (BPW) named Dr. Jenni Skyler, sex therapist and director of The Intimacy Institute of Boulder, as 2010 Boulder BPW Young Careerist at its April meeting.  Lindsay Shaw, owner of Lindsay’s Boulder Deli at Haagen-Daz, is the runner-up. The annual Young Careerist Program highlights and celebrates the achievements of successful young women. Sue Deans, retired editor and vice president of Daily Camera, Jerry Lewis, former publisher/editor of the Boulder County Business Report, and Wendy Reynolds, senior vice president of Flatirons Bank served on a panel to judge the Young Careerist competition. 

Other Young Careerist Representatives.   Skyler and Shaw were among five participants in the Boulder BPW competition.  The other candidates include:  Julie Winslow, investment advisor with Securian Financial Services, Katie Pekarek, project manager with Kristin Lewis Architects, and Kathryn Matta, off-site events specialist for A Spice of Life Catering.

Theresa Szczurek, Young Careerist Program Chair of Boulder BPW and CEO of Technology and Management Solutions, shared, “The Young Careerist Celebration is an annual program of the Boulder Business and Professional Women because it provides great benefits to young professional women and to BPW.  Participants receive opportunities for personal and professional development, networking, learning about the issues facing working women, visibility, participation in BPW, and making a difference.” 

The Program. Judging was based on the Young Careerist representative’s career achievements and ability to project an image that reflects the role of today’s young work force in society. Young Careerist Representatives were judged on four phases of competition: written biographical information, personal interview, group interaction, and prepared four-minute speeches.  Skyler spoke on the importance of building a healthy sexuality and how this helps women and men in our society.  Health, ensuring reproductive choice, research into women’s health care needs, and development of a national health care policy that serves the special health care needs of women, is one of the 2010 national BPW legislative issues along with Economic Equity, Civil Rights, and the Equal Rights Amendment.  Skyler also won a free Boulder BPW membership.

Sponsors.  Flatirons Bank is a sponsor of Boulder BPW.  The Boulder County Business Report and are media sponsors of Boulder BPW.  The table sponsors included:  Colorado BPW Education Foundation and Technology and Management Solutions. 


Fundraiser Supports Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency.  Funds raised from this and other events support Colorado BPW Education Foundation, YWCA, and other advancement of women programs.


Boulder BPW is the Boulder local organization of BPW Foundation ( and Colorado Business Women ( Business and Professional Women (BPW), founded in 1919, merged with BPW Foundation last year, and carries on the mission to promote full participation, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for working women. BPW has been a leader in passing much of the landmark civil and women's rights legislation of the 20th century. Boulder BPW was established in 1931. For more information, visit

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