On The Rise – Creative agencies founded & run by women

We want to talk about the path up. About freedom and the self determination it takes to make a creative, bold leap of faith.

It’s no secret that there’s a shortage of women leaders in creative agencies and, no matter where you look, female founded companies are rare. That’s why we are very, very excited to host this month’s SheSays with TWO ladies who have founded and run their own digital agencies.

We’re pleased to introduce Juli Dimos of Voco Creative and Janice Ferrante of Oblique Design. They’ve launched their agencies and between the two of them, they have nearly 18 years leading their companies and helping clients showcase their brand and products. We know they have a treasure trove of stories about how they got here and what they’ve learned along the way. We’ll dig into their creative rise as well as a case study on work that personifies their style and approach.


BLUCAR is offering all attendees FREE “On-demand Parking.” It’s a great new spin on getting valet service – and they come to you…wherever you are for pick up and drop off. Cool. (Read below in our sponsors for more info.)


Janice Ferrante has worked in advertising for more than two decades and she’s got skills and scars to prove it. Starting out at big agencies in New York and New Jersey, it didn’t take long for this Jersey native to realize that her ambitions weren’t destined to stay on the East Coast.

So in 2002, Janice opened Oblique’s doors to clients in the automotive, healthcare, software, higher education, footwear, technology and renewable energy industries – among others. When she’s not standing at her computer, you can probably find Janice on her motorcycle, a yoga mat, traveling or feeding her diehard fixation – with fashion.

Juli Dimos is a marketing and social media strategist and founder of VOCO Creative, a Colorado-based boutique agency that specializes in savvy digital marketing across industries.

Known for her interdisciplinary approach to marketing, Juli has worked with powerhouse brands like Earth Balance, Cuties, Beyond Meat, and Fresca Foods.

Juli also serves on the board of the Denver Better Business Bureau and is a member of the 2014 class of Impact Denver, a civic leadership program.


BluCar‘s on-demand parking is convenient and super simple to use:

1. Download the free app from i-tunes then drop a pin at your location and request a driver. A uniformed driver / attendant will meet you there to park your car in a secure parking facility. Vehicles are insured for up to $1M with Blucar.

2. When you’re ready to go, request your car though the app and a Blucar driver will bring it to you, wherever you are. You will receive a notification when your car arrives.”

SoftLayer / IBM – Food & Drinks

SoftLayer is proud to support SheSays Boulder, and offer the Catalyst incubator program as a perk to its members. Learn about the server credits, mentorship, and connections that are included in Catalyst.

Boulder Digital Arts – GOLD SPONSOR
For 10 years, BDA has been a community-powered resource for people who create things. Whether you work in film, photography, design, technology or business, we seek to empower your creative process with membership, education, events, community and collaboration.

–WE <3 BDA!!

Siren Video – Video Production & Content Creation

Siren Vid is a Boutique Video Production Company that specializes in bringing artistic vision to commercially based video content in the form of Brand Story’s, Interactive Videos, Product & Event Videos. From concept to completion, we work closely with our clients to ensure the final product is not only a direct reflection of their vision, but are emotionally compelling and have a cinematic flair.

Galvanize Boulder –  Space
We believe in making education and growth accessible to anyone – especially underrepresented groups in the tech industry. Whether you’re a founder, student, or just someone who wants to level up their career, we want Galvanize to be a welcoming, inclusive place where you can take the next step in your journey.

Want to help a great group of ladies in digital in Boulder? You can help us provide quality programming to our group of nearly 800 women. Let’s chat.

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