Overcoming The Imposter Syndrome
Jul
25
7:15 AM07:15

Overcoming The Imposter Syndrome

The feeling that one doesn’t quite measure up is officially known as the imposter syndrome, and it strikes women in disproportionate numbers. Millions of people struggle to feel competent and successful despite their achievements and merit.

Join WCL and moderator Christie Perrott, VP of Marketing and Communications at Reach Now, as we host a panel of leaders who will share their experiences and provide tips for overcoming feelings of inadequacy.

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WCL AFTER FIVE LAB: The Power Of Perception
Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

WCL AFTER FIVE LAB: The Power Of Perception

If knowledge is power, then understanding how we are perceived will give us more control over situations. And, preparation breeds confidence. In August, After Five will take on The Power of Perception, by Ms. Shawn Andrews. The perception of women as leaders, workers, mothers and wives “has had, and is continuing to have, a significant impact on promotion for many women.” The Power of Perception investigates the barriers that keep women from fully contributing in the workplace and explores what we can do to move forward.

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Network Differently! – Curating A Community
Aug
22
7:15 AM07:15

Network Differently! – Curating A Community

  • Standard Insurance Center Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A study published in The Journal of Human Relations found that not only do women build their networks

differently than men, but they use them differently as well. Sophia Glenn sees no limits, only possibilities,

in building connections. With experience that includes more than two decades in the military and working

as a global economist, she has leveraged the power of networking to break through perceived limits in

male-dominated industries time and time again. In this lecture you will learn:

The often-underused power of using questions to propel your career success.

How to effectively network inside and outside organizations.

How to “understand the system” to grow your career with more quality connections and confidence than ever before.

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WCL AFTER FIVE LAB: Cracking The Confidence Code
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

WCL AFTER FIVE LAB: Cracking The Confidence Code

Are we born with confidence or is it learned? WCL will be examining this very question on July 17th through The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. Knowing that self-doubt can impact our success and ability to lead, the authors attempt to demystify the elusive quality we call confidence. They suggest that we can’t acquire confidence by repeating self-affirming confirmations or just faking it until we make it, but we can take steps to build confidence by focusing less on perfectionism and more on taking risks and actions to change our physical wiring.

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5 Steps to Nail your Elevator Speech
Jun
27
7:15 AM07:15

5 Steps to Nail your Elevator Speech

How do you answer the question, “What do you do?” Everyone, especially leaders, needs a great introduction. Most people have dozens of opportunities each month to introduce themselves, and the so-called “elevator speech” is the first step in building relationships and forming alliances and collaborations — elements that any leader needs to succeed.

Join WCL and public speaking coach Gigi Rosenberg for a step-by-step process to create and finesse a powerful personal elevator speech. You’ll leave this interactive workshop with a workable speech and practical tips for delivering it with presence.

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AFTER FIVE EAST: Fierce Conversations
Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

AFTER FIVE EAST: Fierce Conversations

  • 52 LIMITED (Free parking in the back) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This month we will practice the principles of Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time, by Susan Scott.  Scott suggest that interpersonal difficulties are a direct result of our inability to communicate well. She offers recommendations to manage intense, strong discussions with grace and skill. WCL provides the space, activities, food, wine and a room of engaged participants with whom you can practice new leadership skills. Pick up the book at your favorite outlet, or to honor your busy schedule, WCL will provide summaries the week before. 

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AFTER FIVE WEST: Fierce Conversations
Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

AFTER FIVE WEST: Fierce Conversations

  • The Wine Cellar (Free Parking in the back lot) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This month we will practice the principles of Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time, by Susan Scott.  Scott suggest that interpersonal difficulties are a direct result of our inability to communicate well, and offers solutions to do so with skill and grace. WCL provides the space, activities, and a room of engaged participants with whom you can practice new leadership skills.

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Using your voice -   like you mean it!
May
23
7:30 AM07:30

Using your voice - like you mean it!

Each of us has a unique voice, but few of us know how to use it to its full potential. Studies have shown that the sound of our voices affects listeners’ perceptions of us, with more information coming from the tone of our voice than from the words we use.

Join WCL and Karen to learn more about how “finding our voices” physiologically can help us to find the strength in our voices metaphorically.  In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn: 

The importance of vocal tone, pitch and resonance in business and relationships

Exercises to help you find your authentic voice

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DREAMING BIG – for yourself and the next generation of leaders
Apr
25
7:30 AM07:30

DREAMING BIG – for yourself and the next generation of leaders

Standard Insurance Center - 900 Southwest 5th Avenue - Portland, OR 97209 - Parking Map

Many women live bifurcated lives: We focus on our own achievements and leadership skills at work and teach the next generation of leaders at home. And, while we are helping our children find their next step in life, we are contemplating our own. In this highly interactive workshop, Kirsten Jones, Peak Performance speaker and coach from Los Angeles, California, will guide us through exercises to take the pressure off the “destination” and open the on-ramp to dream.

Note: Since this is “take your child to work day, the subject matter will also be appropriate for teens aged 13-18, so we invite you to bring your child to WCL, or come alone and focus on your dreams.

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WCL AFTER FIVE: Developing GRIT
Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

WCL AFTER FIVE: Developing GRIT

Vestas - 1417 Northwest Everett Street - Portland, OR 97209

WCL AFTER FIVE puts you in the center of the dialogue. Join us as we take on topics that impact your work, community and home life. On April 24th, Kirsten Jones, Peak Performance Coach, will lead us in a discussion of how we develop grit in ourselves and in the next generation. 

“In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls grit.”

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The Pressure of Perfect
Apr
24
7:30 AM07:30

The Pressure of Perfect

Vestas - 1417 Northwest Everett Street - Portland, OR 97209

Is perfectionism the enemy of progress? A quote often attributed to Winston Churchill has long defined success as the ability to stumble from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Today, however, it seems that this respect for resilience has given way to a desire for perfection.

Join Kirsten Jones, Peak Performance coach, speaker and author, and our panel experts: Ushirika V. Johnson, MA, NCC, LPC, CDWF, Licensed Professional Counselor, owner of Hearts Made Whole Counseling and a certified Daring Way facilitator based on the research of Brené Brown; Julia Marrocco, Executive Coach and Certified Behavioral Analyst; and Kathleen Hicks, LCSW and counselor at St. Mary’s Academy.

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WCL AFTER FIVE LAB: Exploring Radical Candor
Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

WCL AFTER FIVE LAB: Exploring Radical Candor

CENTRL Office - 1155 SW Morrison St. - Portland, OR 97204

This month, WCL After Five will focus on the skills presented in the book Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing your Humanity, by Kim Scott. WCL shares the radical goal of ridding the world of bad bosses by encouraging us each to “care personally and challenge directly.” We’ll discuss how to:

Create a culture of feedback.

Help the people on your team fulfill their fullest potential.

Drive results collaboratively

The After Five Lab is designed to provide a space to discuss the models and practice skills so we can apply them in our lives and work.

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Engage and Connect Series Part 3: Reboot Satisfaction at Work— Focus on Emotional Intelligence
Mar
21
7:15 AM07:15

Engage and Connect Series Part 3: Reboot Satisfaction at Work— Focus on Emotional Intelligence

Advocates of EQ, or emotional intelligence, suggest that one trait happy and engaged people have in common is Emotional Intelligence. A 2013 Gallup study found that only 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.” Join WCL and Emily Lily, Director of Culture at FULLY,to examine this critical skill.  Emily has dedicated her energy to raising the EQ of individuals, teams and organizations by…Read More

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Engage and Connect Series Part 2: Reshape the Team—Using Human Experience as the Bond
Feb
28
7:15 AM07:15

Engage and Connect Series Part 2: Reshape the Team—Using Human Experience as the Bond

How do we solve for the problem of disengaged teams? Kristen Gallagher, CEO of Edify, a learning strategy consultancy, believes “great learning experiences can empower employees and make teams more effective and connected.” The results from the 2016 Gallop poll concur; “boosting engagement involves focused efforts on complex elements that drive day-to-day performance -- including role clarity, opportunities to develop, and feedback and progress discussions.”

Rapidly shifting organizations and change fatigue can leave employees feeling disenfranchised or frustrated. In this workshop-style talk, we will focus on how delivering a great team learning experience can connect, energize and drive better results. You will learn several key development activities you can build into your leadership portfolio to motivate and grow your team. These can be used as a manager or a team member. 

  • Learn activities to integrate new team members of all levels

  • Discover a framework to reset your team after a challenging situation

  • Experience activities that will help you scale your team


Kristen brings over a decade of learning and development and business partnership experience to Edify. She has architected and delivered onboarding and training programs ranging for organizations from large companies to small non-profits. She believes that we can make work “work” for the better. She serves on the board of Business for a Better Portland, is an guide onor and curriculum designer for the 



LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)


PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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This is the second event in our Engage and Connect Series:

  1. Part 1– Redesigning the Workplace for Women. January 24th, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  2. Part 2– Reshape the team: using human experience as the bond. February 28th, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  3. Part 3– Rethink our happiness at work: focus on Emotional Intelligence. March 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

Purchase all three and save $25 or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.

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Engage and Connect Series Part 1: Redesigning the Workplace (with Women in Mind)
Jan
24
7:15 AM07:15

Engage and Connect Series Part 1: Redesigning the Workplace (with Women in Mind)

In a LinkedIn article titled, We’re Sending our Daughters into a Workplace Designed For Our Dads, Melinda Gates said, “The American workplace was set up based on the assumption that employees had partners who would stay home to do the unpaid work of caring for family and tending to the house.” Today, 47% of the workforce is comprised of women, and yet few companies have reengineered their workplace to reflect this change.

Join WCL and Katie Augsburger of Future Work Design to discuss how gender dynamics influence us at work. Learn why women were not set up to be successful in our current work environment, and reimagine what a workplace would look like if it were designed with a woman’s needs in mind. Finally, focusing on solutions, discuss how we can positively impact the workplace to make it a better environment for women.

Katie is deeply passionate about making work more equitable and liberating. With 15 years of experience in human resources, she focuses on improving the employee experience and creating more progressive workplace policies. Katie has a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a B.S in Sociology. She is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).



LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)


PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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This is the first event in our Engage and Connect Series:

  1. Part 1– Redesigning the Workplace for Women. January 24th, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  2. Part 2– Reshape the team: using human experience as the bond. February 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  3. Part 3– Rethink our happiness at work: focus on Emotional Intelligence. March 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

Purchase all three and save $25 or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.

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Dec
13
7:15 AM07:15

Equity & Inclusion Series: How to Become an Equity Advocate

How to Become an Equity Advocate

Join a panel of local inclusion practitioners moderated by Dori King to discuss how we live the life of equity advocates. 

Dori is a human resources person turned educator. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Arts in educational leadership from the University of California, Berkeley. Dori’s research and practice focus on building inclusive communities. She was a founding board member of Synergy Charter Academy in Los Angeles. She currently serves on the Portland Art Museum's Teacher Advisory Council. She will complete her service as a member of the parent leadership council at Pitzer College in May of 2018. 

LOCATION:  CENTRL Office - West End, 1155 SW Morrison Street, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205
PRICE: $35 per person. Includes panel discussion, and breakfast Read our event cancellation/refund policy. DOES NOT INCLUDE PARKING.


This is the second event in our Equity & Inclusion Series:

  1. 3 hour WORKSHOP- Speaker Petra Langwald  "Decoding Bias: Learn, Act, Transform"– November 13, 2018 – 7:15 am to 10:15 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $69/person

  2. "How to Become an Equity Advoate" A Panel Discussion moderated by Dori King– December 13, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the CENTRL Office- West End, 1155 SW Morrison Street, Sutie 200 – $35/person

Purchase both and save $10 or sign up individually. $94/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for both to attend one.

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Nov
13
7:15 AM07:15

Equity & Inclusion Series: WCL WORKSHOP – Decoding Bias: Learn, Act, Transform

WORKSHOP: Decoding Bias: Learn, Act, Transform

This 3 hour workshop puts a spotlight on the recent trends on addressing bias in the workplace.  Companies are now leveraging neuroscience to mitigate bias to improve group interactions which increases productivity and innovation. Participants will explore different types of bias and how bias is processed in the brain. Participants will learn how to build their own mitigation strategy to help address bias when it occurs and enable thoughtful decision-making and actions. 

Petra Langwald has worked in technology companies in Germany, France, Canada and the United States. She holds two Master’s Degrees: One in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon and one in Technical Translation [English, German and French] for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Construction from the University of Hildesheim, Germany for. For the last 17 years Petra has been working Intel as technical program manager on complex, deadline-driven projects across international teams in various disciplines such as software development, hardware, competitive marketing and account management. Petra is very passionate about Diversity and Inclusion at Intel.


LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)


PRICE: $65 per person. Includes 3 hour workshop, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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This is the first event in our Equity & Inclusion Series:

  1. 3 hour WORKSHOP- Speaker Petra Langwald  "Decoding Bias: Learn, Act, Transform"– November 13, 2018 – 7:15 am to 10:15 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $69/person

  2. "How to Become an Equity Advoate" A Panel Discussion moderated by Dori King– December 13, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the CENTRL Office- West End, 1155 SW Morrison Street, Sutie 200 – $35/person

Purchase both and save $10 or sign up individually. $94/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for both to attend one.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

WCL membership Launch Party

WE ARE MOVING FORWARD.

Move your career forward with Women’s Center for Leadership. 

Please be our guest at WCL’s membership launch party and join the leadership journey! Join us on November 8th at Downstream as we share all the details of our new membership program and celebrate with us as we move forward.

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Oct
25
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Your Career Series: Part 3- Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches

Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches: using the right role at the right time

How are mentors, sponsors and coaches both the same and different? Should one person fill all of these roles for you? What should you expect when you interact with someone filling one of these roles? What is YOUR responsibility to the relationship? When should mental-health professionals enter the picture? Let’s talk about all these issues and more when we explore how and when to make the best use of our career “helpers”.

This event is the third of the three-part Managing Your Career Series 

  1. Panel "Career Transitions"– August 23, 2018 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

  2. Speaker Elizabeth Robillard "Negotiating Your Career Success"– September 27, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

  3. Panel lead by Sharon Buckmaster "Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches: Using the Right Role at the Right Time"– October 25, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person




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Sep
27
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Your Career Series: Part 2- Negotiating Your Career Success

Negotiating Your Career Success

Join Elizabeth Robillard, local Portland startup leader and VP of Partnerships at Lytics and principal of consultancy Negotiating at Work for practical advice on how to manage your own career and how to negotiate for yourself more effectively. Whether you are looking for new opportunities such as a promotion, a raise, better work/life balance, buy-in on a new project, more support, or credit for your work, this talk will offer concrete strategies on how to reach your goals.

This event is the second of the three part Managing Your Career Series 

  1. Panel "Career Transitions"– August 23, 2018 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

  2. Speaker Elizabeth Robillard "Negotiating Your Career Success"– September 27, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

  3. Panel lead by Sharon Buckmaster "Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches: Using the Right Role at the Right Time"– October 25, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Aug
23
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Your Career Series: Part 1- Career Transitions

Career Transitions Panel Discussion

These experts, from a wide swath of sectors, will help you navigate career transitions, negotiate what you need, and garner formal support on your leadership journey. When polled in 2017, WCL members clearly identified navigating career transitions as a top priority. Join us for an interactive discussion to improve your strategy when returning to work after serving in the military or raising children. Plot you course to a zig-zag career or leaving your legacy.

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This event is the first of the three part Managing Your Career Series 

  1. Panel "Career Transitions"– August 23, 2018 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Elizabeth Robillard "Negotiating Your Career Success"– September 27, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Panel lead by Sharon Buckmaster "Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches: Using the Right Role at the Right Time"– October 25, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Jul
26
7:15 AM07:15

Leading with Heart and Humility

Weaving Women Together: Leading with Heart and Humility

What role can creativity and vulnerability play in your leadership? How does the spark of an idea morph into a project that spans generations and continents? Join Nikki Weaver, co-founder and education director at Portland Playhouse, for Leading with Heart and Humility. Nikki is a maven of weaving women together and infusing mind, heart, and body. Together, we'll explore:

1. The Power of Presence

2. The Power of Risk

3. The Power of Creativity

4. The Power of Play

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About the Speaker:
Nikki Weaver is currently the co-founder and Education Director at Portland Playhouse. You can find her performing on stages around Portland, teaching at De La Salle, Catlin Gable, or Reed College, leading global wellness and creative retreats, or chasing after her two young girls. Whether she's racing horses, running marathons, or using her skills in yoga, massage, or reiki, Nikki embodies presence, vulnerability, and connection. Her solo show, Weaving Women Together, premiered in 2018 and included a performance at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for incarcerated women.

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204.

Please Read Our Event Cancellation/Refund Policy. 

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture). 

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Jun
28
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Money Series: Money isn't everything. What is?

A woman's leadership journey includes the "soft skills" like confidence and influence. It also depends on "hard skills" around financial literacy, business acumen, and strategy. You can count on WCL for both. 

Please join Alice Tang for a discussion about Managing Money. Over 60%* of Americans are stressed about money, rich or poor. More appropriately, they are worried about lack of money and the fear of running out of money to provide for today and the future. Whether you are totally confident in Money or you are a few to many steps away, your will find resonance and new empowerment in her talk. 

The audience can expect to take away: 

  • Find out what motivates you to be in control of money 
  • Negotiation skills with our future self about Money 
  • Empower you to take courageous steps to take charge and reduce stress over money 
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Alice Tang, ChFC, MIM started her financial advising career in year 2000. Alice is an immigrant who has been through the roller coaster of Money in her adult life. Through her journey of building her relationship with money, not only has she mastered money but also, she is able to show many others how to take control and reduce stress over money. Today, Alice is among the top 3 %** or Financial Advisors in the world. Alice co-founded the Portland Chapter of WIFS (Women In Insurance and Financial Services) in 2008 knowing there is a need for female advisors to collaborate and to be a strong support network to our clients and our community. WIFS Portland has been the largest chapter among over 30 chapters in the US since 2010. Alice has used her voice to empower Women to be In Charge of their destiny and their money.

This event is the second of the two part Managing Money Series

  1. 3 hour WORKSHOP- Speaker Carla Titus "Simple and Easy Finances"– June 5, 2018 – 7:15am to 10:15 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $69/person
  2. Speaker Alice Tang "Money Isn’t Everything. What is?"– June 28, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase both and save $10 or sign up individually. $94/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for both to attend one.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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Jun
5
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Money Series: WCL WORKSHOP–Simple and Easy Finances

A woman's leadership journey includes the "soft skills" like confidence and influence. It also depends on "hard skills" around financial literacy, business acumen, and strategy. You can count on WCL for both. 

Please join Carla Titus for our first workshop on Managing Money. Do you feel like you don’t know much about money? Do you avoid budgeting? Do you feel lost when it comes to business finances? Carla will lead you through basic finance concepts in a simple way that will help you feel comfortable with managing money. You will feel empowered and know just enough to be able to manage this aspect of your life and your business.

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Carla is a finance expert with 7yrs of experience in Corporate Financial Planning, Analysis and Strategy. She is also the CFO of ClientJoy, a gifting company based in Portland. She has applied that expertise to other businesses, helping them grow by creating simple yet effective systems to improve cash flow management and bottom line results.

This event is the first of the two part Managing Money Series

  1. 3 hour WORKSHOP- Speaker Carla Titus "Simple and Easy Finances"– June 5, 2018 – 7:15am to 10:15 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $69/person
  2. Speaker Alice Tang "Money Isn’t Everything. What is?"– June 28, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase both and save $10 or sign up individually. $94/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for both to attend one.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $65 per person. Includes 3 hour workshop, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Taking on Taboos at Work

Join us at the stunning headquarters of Swift for an evening of food, mixing, Portland’s most interesting women, and a topic we know all too well: "TAKING ON TABOOS AT WORK". This topic is at the intersection of unconscious bias, the #MeToo movement, Time’s Up and every other conversation you have had with your girlfriends. Taboos are the topics that challenge our cozy assumptions, the circumstances that make us so uncomfortable that rather than talk about them, we agree to talk around them. But we cannot change what we don't discuss. So let’s talk. In building Swift, CEO and co-founder Liz Valentine has challenged convention and made a habit of confronting the entrenched attitudes and behaviors that hold women back. She'll share insights and advice to help others achieve greater professional success in their own careers. And you will have the opportunity to talk through solutions and meet other attendees.

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As co-founder and CEO of strategic creative agency Swift, Liz Valentine could just as easily be called Chief Empathy Officer. Her blend of East-Coast hustle, fierce conviction and razor-sharp smarts has helped power Swift's rapid rise over the past decade. But a knack for nurturing employees and leading by listening is equally essential to the company's success and Liz's evolution as a leader. A University of Pennsylvania alum, she has two children, one husband, a pack of animals and a lousy ability to sit still for very long.


LOCATION: SWIFT Agency, 1250 NW 17th Ave. Portland, Oregon.

PRICE: $39 per person. Includes lecture and light dinner (No-host bar with CASH ONLY).
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Apr
26
7:15 AM07:15

100% You: Own Who You Are to Get What You Want

  • Standard Insurance Center Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

[Rescheduled from February]

100% You: Own Who You Are to Get What You Want

Are you undermining your leadership potential without even realizing it? It's time to go from "like, a boss?" to unapologetic, authentic leadership.

Ciara Pressler outlines specific ways we give away our power through unconscious actions and bad habits that distract from our vision, mission, and talent. 

Learn how to be more aware of your presence, speech, and motives, so that your actions and presence are in harmony and reflect your true potential.

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Ciara Pressler is the founder of Pregame and author of Game Plan: Achieve Your Goals in Life, Career, and Business. She works with innovative people and teams to elevate their brand, revenue, and reputation strategy.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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Mar
22
7:15 AM07:15

The Price of Your Truth

The Price of Your Truth 

What does it mean to speak up in a #metoo era, for ourselves or as an ally? How do we address the sexist jokes, the patronizing requests, and the shock-inducing gestures? Employment attorney, Blerina Kotori, and WCL Board Director, Lori Eberly, will facilitate an interactive discussion on:

  • The line between civility and law - when behavior crosses the line into unlawful conduct
  • Our experiences and responses to sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Barriers and strategies to speak our truth
  • Actions and commitments to each other

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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Jan
25
7:15 AM07:15

WCL WORKSHOP: The Art of STORYTELLING in Business

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WCL Workshop: The Art of STORYTELLING in Business

Make the most of business presentations by activating imagination, peaking interest and moving your audience

Today’s business environment is complex. It’s not enough to internalize department competencies, financial acumen, and operational knowledge. We are constantly called upon to demonstrate our expertise through speeches, presentations and pitches. While facts, figures and bar charts might appeal to the logic of the left brain, the right brain is activated by the passion and emotion that is evoked by great storytelling. Join WCL and Sue Parham of Lessons Learned Inc. to learn how the magic of storytelling will improve your ability to persuade, share values, earn credibility, gain resources, and make all your presentations more engaging and memorable.

In this three-hour, highly interactive workshop, you will learn the anatomy of story, apply it to your leadership stories, and understand how to integrate it into your next presentation.
 

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Sue Parham, Founder of Lessons Learned Inc., delivers innovative instructional design, training, facilitation, coaching, and consulting to seasoned and developing professionals who are passionate about communicating through story, brand and product. Sue is the former Vice President Apparel Design and Merchandising for Columbia Sportswear, and former Director of US Merchandising at Nike, Inc. With an extensive background in presentation and storytelling, she specializes in coaching executives to create and deliver compelling speeches that resonate, motivate, and persuade. She is a visiting lecturer at the Warsaw School of Business at University of Oregon and President of Women’s Center for Leadership.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, Classrooms 1-4 next to OutTakes (same building as the Atrium room but down the escalators), 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $59 per person. Includes 3 hour workshop, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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Dec
7
7:15 AM07:15

Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

Research shows that diverse workgroups are more productive, creative and innovative than homogeneous groups. In a global marketplace, and with the rapidly changing racial makeup of America, having a high function, diverse workforce is imperative for your organization's success. Leaders are charged with the responsibility of establishing or maintaining company cultures that accepts people for whom they are, transparently informs staff about company policies and processes, holds staff accountable for their work, and empowers them to be their best versions of themselves. When leaders do this, companies thrive.

Join WCL and speaker Serilda Summers-McGee for a discussion on the importance of diversity in the workplace and how our unconscious bias impacts who we hire and promote. We will discuss social stereotypes and how they often extend beyond race and ethnicity but include categories like age, gender, religion, weight, or political party. 

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Serilda Summers-McGee is the Owner of Workplace Change, LLC, a company that exists to help organizations assess their workplace culture, creatively resolve identified workplace challenges, recruit underrepresented executives and staff, and retain high quality employees in an inclusive, positive, and high functioning work environment. She is also author of the book "Change the Workgame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce," which instructs readers on the best and worst practices of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce through the use of case studies from Serilda’s consulting experiences.

 

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the third of the three part Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series 

  1. Speaker Jade Aguilar "Gender Equity in the Office"– October 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Ann Su "Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias"– November 16, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Speaker Serilda Summers-McGee "Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce"– December 7, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Nov
16
7:15 AM07:15

Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series: Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias

Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias

Join WCL and speaker Ann Su for an implicit bias workshop in which we will explore what implicit bias is and the unintended and negative consequences it can have in work and personal relationships. Participants will be learn techniques and strategies for identifying implicit bias and reducing the negative impact it has on our lives.

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Ann is passionate about connecting people to their best selves and bridging understanding and connections between people and communities. This is why she has dedicated over twenty years of her life to working for social, economic and environmental justice. To support that work, she studied Political and Social Thought and Environmental studies at University of Virginia and public interest law at George Washington University. Her interdisciplinary education enables her to apply an intersectional and multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving.

Currently, she is a public interest attorney, professor and diversity and leadership consultant. She teaches in the areas of law, public speaking, women’s studies and race/racism at Portland Community College and Marylhurst University.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the second of the three part Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series 

  1. Speaker Jade Aguilar "Gender Equity in the Office"– October 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Ann Su "Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias"– November 16, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Speaker Serilda Summers-McGee "Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce"– December 7, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Oct
26
7:15 AM07:15

Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series: Gender Equity in the Office

Gender Equity in the Office

Join WCL and speaker Jade Aguilar for an interactive workshop that will explore some of the hidden gender inequities in the typical professional office place. We will discuss gendered language, unconscious bias, and how workplace structures disproportionately negatively impact women as professionals. We will end by discussing strategies of resistance and ways to navigate the gendered workplace.

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Jade Aguilar is the Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Willamette University in Salem, OR, where she provides leadership in the planning, coordination, implementation, and assessment of Willamette’s educational, operational and strategic goals around equity, diversity, and inclusion. Prior to this position, she was an Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at Willamette University. She earned her PhD in Sociology and a certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Colorado- Boulder.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the first of the three part Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series 

  1. Speaker Jade Aguilar "Gender Equity in the Office"– October 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Ann Su "Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias"– November 16, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Speaker Serilda Summers-McGee "Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce"– December 7, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Sep
28
7:15 AM07:15

Stay Noisy – How to be heard in a world that may or may not be breathlessly awaiting what you have to say.

Stay Noisy — How to be heard in a world that may or may not be breathlessly awaiting what you have to say.

Liz Dolan is one of the world’s leading brand experts, having led marketing and communications at global brands including Nike, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network and National Geographic Channel.  She is also a podcast pioneer and currently hosts two widely listened to shows: the award-winning Satellite Sisters, which focuses on subjects important to women, and I Hate My Boss, a new workplace advice show. Her personal motto is Stay Noisy. #staynoisy

Satellite Sisters: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-satellite-sisters/id443780324?mt=2

I Hate My Boss: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-hate-my-boss/id1148704291?mt=2

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

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Bring Out Your Best Series: Optimizing Social Media
Jun
22
7:15 AM07:15

Bring Out Your Best Series: Optimizing Social Media

Showcase Your Best: Optimizing Social Media

Create or improve your presence on social media to elevate you and/or your brand. Join WCL and our panel of local experts, who will provide tips, tools, and strategy for developing content and connecting digitally with the people you want to connect with. Bring your questions and your hang-ups, or post them on the WCL FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/WCLPDX/

BONUS PRESENTATION
for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Freelancers

Jess Columbo, one of our panelists, will share her ideas on using social media to specifically grow your business. Her interactive presentation will immediately follow the panel from 9:10 am to 10 am in the Atrium, for no extra charge. 

Our Panelists:

Karrie Sundbom

Karrie is the Sr. Manager, Content Marketing at Act-On Software and is accountable for content initiatives that drive engagement, and leads to deliver sales and enable customer retention. Her focuses include: building an effective content marketing strategy and editorial plan that meet business objectives, collaborating across functions and teams, and ensuring that content is consistent with brand voice, style, and tone. She’s an award-winning digital marketer in the realm of non-profit having skyrocketed that brand’s social media presence and engagement internationally. Her unconventional career path as a serial entrepreneur has honed her skills in creative design and content development, and building and developing customer relationships. Connect with Karrie on Twitter,  LinkedIn, and Google+ .

Devon Downeysmith

Devon Downeysmith is a creative marketing professional who has been working for the last decade to drive consumer awareness of brands and causes that matter. She has worked on community building, from large scale events like the adidas Shamrock run as well as for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Her scope has reached across the globe, to highlight the work of Paul G. Allen's Great Elephant Census, and has concentrated here in Oregon, where she promotes clean energy and climate protection through her connections with lawmakers, the press and the public. Developing client content in both Spanish and English, Devon creates integrated marketing strategies in paid, owned and earned media. Devon recently branched out to become her own business: Downeysmith Creative Marketing based in Portland. Connect with Devon on Twitter and Facebook.

Jess Columbo

Creative writer and self-professed measurement geek, Jess Columbo is one of the region's leading social strategists. After a decade of digital work in CPG, non-profit, health care, and higher education, Jess founded her firm, Med|Ed Digital in 2015. Med|Ed Digital helps regulated brands and their staff engage in social media safely and effectively. In her spare time, Jess teaches Content Strategy and Digital Writing at PSU and tries not to hurt herself playing indoor soccer. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter @JessColumbo.

 

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

 

Note: This event is the third of the three part Bring Out Your Best Series.   

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