Boulder Chamber Celebrates Businesswomen During The 2023 Women Who Light The Community Awards Ceremony

Boulder Chamber Celebrates Businesswomen During The 2023 Women Who Light The Community Awards Ceremony

2023 WWLTC Award Recipients
2023 WWLTC Award Recipients: Amy Long, Sophia Bandi, Susan Rona, Madelyn Woodley, and Marie Gambon. (Not Pictured: Wendy Lea)

Boulder, Colorado - September 19, 2023 - In an evening filled with inspiration and wisdom, the Boulder Chamber honored six outstanding businesswomen and influential community leaders during its 2023 Women Who Light The Community Awards Ceremony on September 6 at the Embassy Suites.   

“As ever, it was an evening filled with cheers and tears as we honor the achievements of Boulder’s businesswoman leaders, many times in the face of adversity, but always with a deeper mission and strong guiding values in mind,” said Boulder Chamber President and CEO John Tayer. “And never do these women speak solely about themselves. Their power, which is a lesson to us all, is in collaboration and equity that brings all voices and talents to the table in search of solutions to the challenges we face, in the business world and in society.”   

 Crowning over two decades of awards to outstanding women in the area, the Boulder Chamber honors recipients who inspire, connect, and build community through their spirit of hard work and dedication to others. Throughout the ceremony and celebration, attendees and guests listened as friends and family of each honoree shared stories of their achievements, highlighting their passion for changing the world through action and compassion.  

The 2023 Honorees Include:  

Amy Long | Nothing Bundt Cakes  

Madelyn Woodley | ECAACE (Executive Committee for African American Cultural Events) 

Marie Gambon | Gambon Enterprises 

Sophia Bandi | Emerging Youth Award 

Susan Rona | Boulder JCC 

Wendy Lea | Energize Colorado 


Chosen from among the 81 individual nominations by peers, mentors, and friends, these six selected women embody the spirit of the Boulder Chamber’s commitment to business success that aligns with community vitality. The Boulder Chamber and Business Women’s Leadership Group was honored to recognize those who make significant contributions through innovations and a committed effort to address a meaningful business or non-profit, arts, or community need, locally, regionally, nationally, or globally.   

The Boulder Chamber invites you to hear first-hand from our honorees by visiting our YouTube Channel and exploring the Women Who Light The Community playlist. Hear from current and past honorees as they share their message of inspiration and encouragement.  

The full Women Who Light The Community livestream is available now.  

The 2023 Women Who Light The Community Awards Ceremony was co-presented by Premier Members Credit Union and Corden Pharma.  


About Boulder Chamber  

The nonprofit Boulder Chamber is the region’s flagship business advocacy and support organization. With more than 115 years of dedicated service to its members and the Boulder community, the Boulder Chamber’s innovative programs help local businesses succeed while sustaining an economy that preserves Boulder’s high quality of life, including its environmental and cultural assets. Together with its member businesses, the Boulder Chamber is building a smarter, more vibrant economy – sustaining Boulder’s position as a global capital of innovation and a thriving center of economic vitality. For more information, visit 

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