Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Names Bold Business Partners for Inaugural Bootcamp


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Jess Monroe, Manager of Marketing & Communications 
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Denver, CO –July 8, 2024-Girls Inc. of Metro Denver’s Bold Business program kicks off with a 10-day immersive business bootcamp for rising female innovators to learn from female entrepreneurs. Bold Business is designed to equip girls with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become Denver’s next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. It is built on the belief that girls deserve a space to apply their creativity and resourcefulness, forge new paths, and achieve financial independence.  

The inaugural Bold Business Bootcamp businesses include: 

  • Barefoot PR 
  • CBS Colorado 
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce   
  • Dope Mom Life 
  • Downtown Denver Partnership  
  • Jen Ross Productions  
  • JD Finish Line 
  • Rocky Mountain Microfinance  
  • Ship Sunshine  

Bold Business will work to change the narrative of who gets to own and lead a business by nurturing the talents and aspirations of all girls. Following Bootcamp, girls will begin a multi-year cohort program. The program’s comprehensive curriculum enables participants to learn the skills necessary to build and pitch a business plan, engage with a diverse professional learning community of other young entrepreneurs and women business leaders, and earn business accreditation and money through paid career exploration.  

 “We are incredibly excited to launch Bold Business in partnership with both small and large businesses dedicated to the growth of entrepreneurs. This program provides a unique opportunity for young women to develop essential entrepreneurial skills and build meaningful connections within Denver’s business community. We believe that by equipping girls with these tools, we are not only building future business leaders but also promoting financial independence and resilience.” said Kayla Garcia, President & CEO of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver 

“The data is clear, women-owned businesses are a powerful economic engine generating more than $2.7 trillion to our nation’s GDP, and Colorado leads the nation in the number of businesses owned by women. Even more critical is the opportunity for girls to see diverse business leaders because representation can inspire belief in their own potential. The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a Bold Business partner and to continue making Colorado a true haven for women in business, from the ground floor all the way to the top.” said Simone D. Ross, CEO, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.  

About Girls Inc. of Metro Denver: Girls Inc. of Metro Denver inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. They envision a world in which every girl values her whole self, discovers her inner strengths, and achieves her goals. GIMD offers comprehensive programs to a diverse group of over 2,000 elementary, middle, and high school aged girls each year from the Metro Denver area. Through direct service, Girls Inc. of Metro Denver builds safe spaces and fosters long-term mentoring relationships for girls.  Learn more at 

To learn more about becoming a Bold Business Partner, please contact Haley Shilts, Director of Development, at