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Author, Speaker, and TalenTrust CEO Kathleen Quinn Votaw Joins Susan G. Komen® Colorado Board

Leader in developing compassionate workplace cultures and two-time cancer survivor gives new voice to the cause.

Denver, CO, July 10, 2024 – With a call to “help us think bigger,” Kathleen Quinn Votaw, local business leader and recognized author and speaker, has accepted an invitation to serve on the board of Susan G. Komen Colorado. Known for promoting workplaces that “dare to care,” Ms. Quinn Votaw’s expertise and passions, plus her own diagnoses of two primary cancers, align perfectly with Komen business objectives and mission.

Ms. Quinn Votaw joins a team of other hand-selected business leaders on the board to raise funds and provide counsel with the overall Komen goal of eliminating breast cancer in women and men worldwide. Corrina Steiger, Executive Director, Colorado, describes the team this way, “Our Colorado board is a group of passionate individuals who want to end breast cancer forever.” Terms are for two years with an option to continue.

Susan G. Komen is well known for its annual October walks that raise money for breast cancer research, prevention, and cures in countries worldwide. The Colorado board is broadening that scope to provide additional help for women in small communities that do not have the means to handle the financial, logistical, and emotional consequences of managing the disease.

Remembering her cancer journey, Ms. Quinn Votaw recounts that “When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I set a meeting with my team. I told them about my illness and then lightened the load with a little laughter by warning that ‘Cancer picked the wrong boob!’ Everyone wanted to do something, so we created and sold tee shirts, donating over $2,000 in profits to Komen. Now I can do more on a higher level.”

With a range of business expertise, Ms. Quinn Votaw will advise about opportunities to diversify fundraising strategies beyond the “pink” walks. Her recognition in the public sphere offers a platform to create awareness of the disease and the ongoing need for funds. “I will give my voice to the cause and fight back with all that I’ve got. Like any successful organization, we always need to be thinking and planning ahead.”


About Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Kathleen Quinn Votaw is a leading authority on resolving the #1 concern of CEOs across the country: How to find and keep top talent. She is the author of two books: Dare to Care in the Workplace—A Guide to the New Way We Work; and Solve the People Puzzle—How High-Growth Companies Attract & Retain Top Talent. She is a widely published author of articles on recruitment, retention, culture, and leadership, and a highly regarded expert and speaker on what it takes to thrive when the ground keeps shifting. In addition to her company, TalenTrust, being named an Inc 5000 company two years running, as Founder and CEO of TalenTrust, Ms. Quinn Votaw has won numerous awards including: finalist for the Denver Business Journal 2019 Outstanding Women in Business Award; 8 times ColoradoBiz Top Woman Owned Company as well as Top 250 Private Companies placement; and Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce 2019 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business, among others.


About Susan G. Komen Colorado

At Susan G. Komen®, our vision is a world without breast cancer. Our mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen Colorado Community Board exists to further the Komen Mission and to fuel that Mission by driving revenue and deepening engagement in local Communities. Community Board members serve as brand ambassadors, fundraisers, mission, and advocacy partners, and champions in the community.

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