Principal, DifferenceWORKS, LLC
Direct line: 303-320-1443
Caroline Turner spent over 17 years as an engaging workshop facilitator, speaker, consultant and author. Her book, Difference WORKS, was published in 2012. Her mission is about inclusion and equity. Her own experience and previous career made it natural that her primary focus was on gender equity and inclusion. Having closed her business, DifferenceWorks, in 2021, she now focuses on racial bias and justice through non-profit groups.
Caroline is a former corporate executive and business attorney. She was senior vice president, general counsel of Coors Brewing Company. In addition to leading the internal legal function, she headed the company’s Public Affairs Department, which included groups responsible for federal and state government affairs, alcohol issues and environmental policy, as well as the office of the corporate secretary. Caroline was a partner in the Denver law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen (which has since merged with international firms), where she specialized in securities law and corporate transactions. She served as clerk to Judge McWilliams of the 10th Judicial Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Caroline has been recruited back to the board of Warren Village and is a former President of the Board of Trustees of Mile Hi Church. She is an emeritus member of the board of directors of the Women’sVision Foundation (now the Leadership Investment) and a member of the honorary board of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. She was formerly a member of the board of the Women’s Forum of Colorado and participated actively in the Women’s Initiative at Mile High United Way and in several capacities at the University of Denver College of Law. She represented Coors as a member of the Board of Greater Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the advisory boards of the National Hispana Leadership Institute and the National Council of La Raza. She has served on the board of directors of her HOA for over a decade.
Caroline has a B.A. from Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA; an M.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She has two grown children and two grandchildren and, in “retirement,” gets to enjoy them more.
Caroline was recognized in 2000 by the Women’s Vision Foundation as Corporate Woman of the Year, received the Outstanding Alumni award from the University of Denver College of Law in 1999, was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts in 2000, was honored by Coors in 2002 with the John Meadows Spirit of Diversity Award and in 2005 received the Eleanor P. Williams award from the Arthritis Foundation of the Rocky Mountains.