FAQs 2017-01-08T22:01:43+00:00
Does the GPW have a mission statement? 2017-01-08T22:07:58+00:00

Yes, it does. The GPW is an organization dedicated to serving the business and cultural interests of German-speaking women in the United States. The Association promotes business networking, the development of ideas and the exchange of information among German-speaking professional women.

Where is the GPW located? 2017-01-08T22:07:33+00:00

The postal address for the GPW – CO Chapter: GPW is 6083 Alkire Court, Arvada, CO 80004. The GPW’s monthly meeting place is the the Holiday Inn in Cherry Creek, CO. Please always double check the events calendar on this website since some of the meetings might take place somewhere else.

What is included with my membership dues? 2017-01-08T22:06:48+00:00

Your membership provides you with a monthly newsletter, invitations to monthly meetings for social gatherings and professional presentations, the opportunity to advertise your services or products on our website and newsletter and at events, invitations to other events by international organizations, information about job openings and plenty of networking opportunities.

How can I become a member in the GPW? 2017-01-08T22:06:27+00:00

New members are welcome. The two main requirements are a good command of the German language and engagement in professional endeavor or involvement in volunteer work. If this applies to you and you are interested in membership, please fill out the form under the contact page or send an email to

Can I advertise events via the GPW? 2017-01-08T22:05:57+00:00

Yes, members can advertise events on our website, at meetings, by newsletter and by email.

How do I advertise services via the GPW? 2017-01-08T22:08:17+00:00

The opportunity to advertise your services on our website is a membership perk and included in your yearly dues. You can also display fliers and brochures at our meetings and special events.

When and by whom was the GPW established? 2017-01-08T22:04:57+00:00

The GPWA – CO Chapter was founded in September 2013. Jutta Weidenaar und Heike Vargas started the German Professional Women’s Association, Colorado Chapter in September 2013.

Will my personal information be confidential? 2017-01-08T22:04:15+00:00

We will ensure to the best of our ability that your information does not become available to any outside source without your permission. Your information is kept confidential and is only used to contact you within our organization. If you have any questions or concerns in this regard, please contact Jutta Weidenaar at

Do you have to be German to be a member in the GPW? 2017-01-08T22:08:27+00:00

No, the German nationality is not a requirement for membership; however, the basic command of the German language is essential.

Can I bring friends/acquaintances to the meetings? 2017-01-08T22:03:21+00:00

Guests are welcome to attend one meeting before deciding to obtain membership.

What happens at the monthly membership meetings? 2017-01-08T22:03:03+00:00

The meetings provide an opportunity for networking and social interacting. At most meetings, a speaker will present a topic of general interest.

Can I attend a meeting as a guest/member without registering for it? 2017-01-08T22:02:45+00:00

Guests as well as members are required to confirm their attendance by email at least 2 days before the scheduled meeting.

How much does it cost to become a member? 2017-01-08T22:00:54+00:00

The annual membership dues are US $34 or US $46 depending if it is an individual or a business membership.

What is the principal purpose of the GPW? 2017-01-08T22:02:25+00:00

The principle purpose of GPW – CO Chapter is to provide a forum for German-speaking professional women: – To assist and support one another professionally for career, education and business development – To provide opportunities to network and develop business and social relationships – To encourage exposure to the German culture and language – To understand and help one another in cross-cultural aspects.