LOCATION: The Riveter Denver - 2734 Walnut St

EVENT CATEGORY: Classes + Programs


  • Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 4–5:30pm

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Join The Riveter Denver and Whole Foods Market as we kick off celebrating International Women’s Day by honoring women by highlighting local entrepreneurs whose businesses have helped drive change for women in work.

Join our conversation with leading entrepreneurs in Colorado who have reached new heights. Together we’ll spotlight what it is like being a womxn entrepreneur in a changing world. Both guests have a social impact component to their brands and will talk about how being a womxn today has impacted their journey.

Hear from these amazing, female entrepreneurs:
Tamra Ryan – CEO, The Women’s Bean Project
Gina D'Orazio Stryker – Founder & Recipe Artist, Gina Cucina

4:00pm Doors Open
4:15pm Fireside Chat
5:00pm Networking and happy hour, brought to you by Whole Foods Market


POWER TO is our regular program that dives into key cultural moments each month. These events aim to bring information, storytelling and takeaways across topics directly impacting working women and allies.

About our Speakers:

Gina D’Orazio Stryker, Gina Cucina Founder & Recipe Artist
Ms. D’Orazio Stryker is a classically, trained Italian chef and a mother with two sets of twins. She believes that good food can change lives, and she has seen that behavior with her own children. In addition to developing great tasting nutritious and clean food; she’s as strong advocate fighting against human trafficking and this passion has transformed into Gina Cucina’s mission. Based on this mission, she has been recognized by FedEx, Rotary, KeHE and Truckers Against Trafficking for her work. She serves as the President of BATT (Anti Trafficking Task Force).

After being trained in Italy, Gina has cooked for tens of thousands of people throughout the world. She created and provided food baskets while working the Hollywood film industry for 10 years and she also cooked for Yogis for her husband’s yoga retreats for the last 15 years. All of this food was prepared with love with the freshest, most wholesome ingredients.

She has decided to commercialize her passion, initially, through farmers markets in 2014, which has ultimately landed her as the Founder of Gina Cucina, Inc, a nutritious food company with the best ingredients. Gina is a very passionate, dedicated professional where she leads with her heart both in the creation of food and the support to fight human trafficking.

Tamra Ryan, CEO, The Women’s Bean Project
Tamra Ryan is the CEO of Women's Bean Project, a social enterprise that provides transitional employment, while operating a food manufacturing business, to women attempting to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty. Tamra is a former partner and board member for Social Venture Partners-Denver, currently serves and part-time Interim CEO for the Social Enterprise Alliance, and is on the Council of Advisors for the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) recognized Tamra’s servant leadership and entered it into the Congressional Record of the 115th Congress, Second Session in May 2018. She was honored by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado and is part of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Leadership Network. She was a presenter at TEDxMilehigh and is a highly sought-after speaker for topics such as compassionate leadership and social enterprise. Tamra is the author of The Third Law, a book which highlights the societal obstacles and internal demons that must be overcome for marginalized women to change their lives. The Third Law has won numerous awards for women/minorities in business and social activism. She is currently working on her second book, Followship: How to be a leader worth following.

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