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Values Based Leadership - Erin Elkins-Hubert, CEO of Boys and Girls Club Portland

Tuesday, Apr 26, 4:30 pm
PSU School of Business, Room 140

Presentation Description:

Erin will present on how identifying your personal core values can help lead to a successful career and life. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.  Women in Business events are open to all PSU students, and men are more than encouraged to attend! 

Speaker Bio:

Erin brings her more than 30 years of business and non-profit leadership experience to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland.  A Portland native, she grew up in the...

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Evie Graham, Founder and Owner of Vega Dance+Lab | A Personal Journey into Entrepreneurship

Monday, Apr 4, 4:30 pm
PSU School of Business, Room 170

Evie Graham, founder and owner of Vega Dance+Lab, has 12 years of experience running a successful small business and being unapologetically true to her entrepreneurial vision. She will share her own journey into starting her studio, how she grew her business while also growing her family, and how she has managed to maintain a healthy customer base even as competition encroaches. 

Evie Graham delved into entrepreneurship to alleviate a void in the market—she couldn’t find a place to...

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Navigating your career in a male-dominated field

Thursday, Feb 25, 4:30 pm
Portland State University, School of Business, Room 170

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Elizabeth Robillard has spent the last 15 years in technology companies and is currently the Head of Operations at a Portland tech startup Lytics. She has been the only woman in the room many times. She will share her own experiences and will review current research and thinking on the why there is a lack of women in fields, such as technology. Elizabeth believes we all have a role to play in changing the reality of these male dominated fields and she will...

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Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank on Twenty Years of Fighting Hunger

Wednesday, Feb 17, 4:30 pm
Portland State University, School of Business, Room #170

Presentation Description:

Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank, will share stories, laughter and some crumbs of wisdom gained from twenty years in fighting hunger through food banking in California, Massachusetts, Alaska and Oregon.

Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.  Women in Business events are open to all PSU students, and men are more than encouraged to attend! 

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Susannah Morgan has been the chief executive officer of...

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Angela Jackson, Founder and Co-Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund on Risk

Wednesday, Jan 20, 4:30 pm
Portland State University, School of Business, Room #170

Presentation Description:

We are taught in school, and by well-meaning parents and adults, that risk is bad - and failure is worse. Playing it safe is served up, especially to women, as the smart choice. In matters of career and wealth, there may be no worse advice. Angela Jackson, veteran entrepreneur and investor, will share some of her life lessons and observations investing in women vs. men, and why embracing risk can be your smartest career move.

Snacks and light...

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Cate Patricolo

Hearing a successful woman speak about risk and career is incredibly exciting. And Angela would know, since the Seed Fund has met with so much success recently!

Kim Morrison

I wouldn't miss this! I will however apologize in advance that I will need to leave early - OEN Pubtalk pitchfest and I am on the reviewer panel. Too many terrific opportunities, so little time!

Lynda Clarke

Looking forward to this!

Jennifer Ferguson, CEO of Handful, Inc.: Lead with Your Heart, Follow Up with Hustle

Thursday, Nov 19, 4:30 pm
School of Business, Room #140

Presentation Description:

Jennifer Ferguson - Founder & CEO, Handful, Inc.

Jennifer will share her personal story of how she founded Handful: from seeing a need, solving a problem, designing a solution, through growing her small women-run business into a brand that aims to be a contender in the activewear industry. 

Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.  Women in Business events are open to all PSU students, including men! 

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Sunny Petit: Foundations of Leadership

Tuesday, Nov 10, 4:30 pm
School of Business, Room #290

Presentation Description:

Sunny Petit is the Executive Director of PSU’s Center for Women’s Leadership.  She will present on what you need in your skills basket as you set a foundation for leadership in your life.

Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.  Women in Business events are open to all PSU students, including men! 

Presenter Bio:

Sunny Petit became the Executive Director for the Center for Women's Leadership in 2012. Prior to joining the...

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Monique Hayward: Get Your Hustle On!

Tuesday, Oct 27, 4:30 pm
School of Business, Room #290

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Monique Hayward will share her proven strategies for promoting yourself, and by extension, your career.  With a combination of focused personal branding and a relentless pursuit to get the word out through powerful storytelling, Monique advocates that everyone has it within himself or herself to create awareness, influence key stakeholders, and develop long-lasting relationships to achieve your career objectives.

Snacks and light refreshments will...

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How to Hit the Ground Running on New Jobs, Assignments, and Projects

Thursday, May 28, 4:30 pm
PSU School of Business, Room 130

Presentation Description:

Transitions to new roles or companies is a matter of fact in the ever changing career norms that professionals take to gain new experiences and grow skills. Join Susan Anderson for an interactive discussion about what it takes to set yourself up for success in starting on a new role or project. Learn how to prepare for your new role, solidly understand your responsibilities and where you fit in an organization, how to clearly define success, and how to...

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Handling a Personal or Business Crisis in Today’s 24-7 News Environment

Thursday, Apr 2, 4:30 pm
PSU School of Business Administration, Room 140

In our current gossip-at-the-speed-of-light world, reputation has become one of the most important assets to manage. Unfortunately, perception is king and a reputation can be quickly and easily scarred.  Join Wendy Lane Stevens, founder and president of LANE, as she discusses proven strategies to survive and thrive through a personal or business crisis. 

Wendy Lane Stevens, Founder and President, LANE

As founder and president of LANE, a public relations, digital marketing...

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Boly:Welch Workshop: De-Coding Confidence

Tuesday, Jan 27, 4:30 pm
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), Room 294

Workshop Description

There is plenty of advice out there for women navigating the business world and confidence is typically a hot topic in these conversations.  Most women know that this is an important factor in their long term business success, but have little knowledge of how to proactively and intentionally create confidence. If you’re not born with it, how do you cultivate it?     

Joni Roylance, HR Business Partner and Career Coach at...

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The Hard Choice

Thursday, May 14, 4:30 pm
School of Business Admin., Room 160

Portland State MBA alumna, Brett Corrick will share an honest reflection on her life as both an executive and mother.  

Brett is currently an Account Director at Wieden+Kennedy, a globally respected advertising agency with a client roster including Nike, Coca-Cola, Old Spice and Chrysler.  She has held a series of executive-level marketing roles, both in the US and Australia, while also raising her two young sons and enjoying endless soccer games, birthday parties and...

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Motherly Advice From a Successful Businesswoman

Thursday, Feb 12, 4:30 pm
PSU School of Business, Room 170

Chef/Restaurant Owner Lisa Schroeder will share life and business lessons learned from her varied experiences culminating in her success as an owner of the popular downtown Portland destination restaurant, Mother's Bistro & Bar.

Lisa Schroeder is the executive chef and owner of Mother's Bistro & Bar in downtown Portland and author of “Mother’s Best” cookbook.  She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and was chosen as a Top Student Chef by Food and Wine...

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Chip Long

I'm also bringing my Freshman Inquiry class (32 students).

Meaghan Smith

That would be wonderful. We look forward to having your class there!

Anita Ramachandran, MicroMentor, Mercy Corps

Wednesday, Jan 21, 4:30 pm
PSU School of Business, Room 130

Anita Ramachandran, Senior Partnership Development Officer of MicroMentor at Mercy Corps and 2007 PSU MBA+ grad, will share her personal journey to navigating the path towards a thriving career. “I tell my kids today that I don’t know what it’s like to go to college without juggling family and kids. Moving to the United States right out of high school and navigating the education system and a new life with a toddler in tow as I went through my undergrad and graduate...

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Be Your Own Champion: A Guide to Business Success

Monday, Nov 10, 4:30 pm
Portland State University, School of Business, Room 170

To view a recording of this event, visit the PSU YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IweY-CksQ1k&feature=youtu.be.

From salon employee to technology marketing leader in less than 8 years--in this presentation, Jessica Legg, Manager of Content Marketing at GoodData Corporation and 2006 PSU MBA Graduate, will take you through her personal journey to business success, providing key learnings and insights on how to:

Identify the right path to reaching your...
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Devin Liebmann

Is this event open to men? If so, I'd love to attend.

Meaghan Smith

Yes, absolutely! Men are always welcome to attend Women in Business events.

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