Role Models | Four Women You Should Know

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Colorado has an exceptionl array of talented women in business, philanthropic efforts and athletics. Here are interviews with four influencers who hold sway throughout the state and beyond for their achievements.


Mimi Roberson

In June, Mimi Roberson, 62, became the new CEO of Pivot Denver, a nonprofit organization assisting Colorado youths with wellness, academic success and career readiness. She brought to the job 30 years of leadership experience that included 15 years as president and CEO of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, where she opened Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. “Pivot reached out to me with a flattering invitation, and this opportunity is the culmination of so many things in my life,” she says. “The amazing part to me is to be blessed with singular careers—as an attorney, a healthcare CEO and owner of a consulting organization—now melded in another career.” She’s married to Edward Roberson, a retired dentist. They have four adult children.

Who were/are your female role models?

My first female role model was my maternal grandmother, a trailblazer for arts and culture in New Orleans from the 1930s to the 60s. She won countless awards. Later, the multitude of nurses inspired me every day.

When were you most fulfilled in your career?

About 10 years ago, I was simultaneously CEO of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and also building Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and serving as the chair of Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. It was a really active year.

Laura McGetrick