Ep. 148: Ginna Santy and Melanie Ulle – Co-Founders of Women In Kind

Women in Kind focuses on women, their needs in business and in the business of life. As a co-working space located in Northeast Denver, Women in Kind works to identify, to anticipate what women need to be successful at work and integrate those things into the workplace. That means thinking about how to make women’s lives easier, to remove challenges and obstacles in their path to professional success. And on this week’s show, I’ve got the two co-founders of Women in Kind, Virginia (Ginna) Santy and Melanie Ulle.

Ginna is founder and CEO of Executive Suite Communication, a strategic communication firm representing a range of clients—including Fortune500 Companies, government organizations, startups, and national thought leaders—in fulfilling objectives via purposeful, effective communication. She received her doctorate in strategic communication and women’s studies from UC-Boulder and has ten years of experience in strategic communication advising around an array of social issues and business challenges.

Melanie is founder and CEO of Philanthropy Expert, LLC, a Denver-based philanthropic consulting firm. Her clients include major corporations, family offices, a myriad of campaigns and initiatives as well as foundations and nonprofits of all sizes. Melanie’s professional work has spanned twenty years with a keen eye on organizations supporting women including the Girls Athletic Leadership Schools, female candidates for elected office, the Center for Women’s Health Research, the BC4U Program, the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and many women’s health initiatives and empowerment programs. She was also the guest on Ep. 14 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast.

This week’s show covers an incredible range of subjects including the founding and philosophy of Women in Kind, how Ginna and Mel met and lamented similar things about their work experience, and most notably, a candid discussion of feminism, equality, the concept of liberation, and much more. It’s an energized conversation filled with colorful language, controversial ideas (not to us, but maybe to the hegemony of patriarchal society), and outspoken personalities.

In short, it’s one of my favorite kinds of shows to do. You can find it on iTunes, Stitcher, the Jon of All Trades homepage or with your other favorite Denver-based shows on the Denver Podcast Network.

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