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April Giles wins Outstanding Women in Business Award

Denver Business Journal names her in the technology and telecom category

Author Staff | Publish Date August 28, 2019

There's extra excitement at the Fitzsimons Innovation Community this week, thanks to a major honor for April Giles.

The Denver Business Journal named her the winner of the prestigious Outstanding Women in Business Award in the technology and telecom category. Giles leads the strategy and growth initiatives as vice president of business development.

April Giles

April Giles, Fitzsimons Innovation Community vice president of business development

The Fitzsimons Innovation Community team celebrated with Giles when The Denver Business Journal announced her win during a special cocktail reception on Aug. 21. She was honored along with 35 other winners and finalists.

The highly regarded awards program recognizes women from the Denver metro area for their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishment and community leadership.

Read April’s profile in the Denver Business Journal.

“I’m deeply honored for the recognition by the Outstanding Women in Business Awards program," Giles said. "The Denver Business Journal brought an amazing group of leaders together to celebrate the metro area’s diverse and dynamic business community. It was a privilege to represent Fitzsimons Innovation Community and our visionary organizations.”

Steve VanNurden, President and CEO of Fitzsimons Innovation Community, said: “Our team and the entire Fitzsimons Innovation Community congratulates April for this well-deserved honor. We’re pleased the Denver Business Journal recognized April’s work to support the growth of bioscience in Colorado.”

Giles joined the Fitzsimons Innovation Community team in October of 2019 after leading the Colorado BioScience Association as President and CEO for seven years.