Women in leadership conversation continues

Gayle Fitzpatrick.
Gayle Fitzpatrick.

The Center for American Progress estimates that, at the current rate of change, it will take until 2085 for women to reach parity with men in leadership roles in our country.

In May, members of the Portland business community came together to share ideas about how to address the challenge of advancing women in business leadership and to press the discussion forward. For our next conversation, second in the series, we’ll welcome Gayle Fitzpatrick, vice president at New Relic, from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the WeWork Custom House, 220 N.W. Eighth Ave., Portland, as we again bring together business professionals to drive action for advancing women in leadership.

Research shows that diverse business teams promote creativity, foster critical thinking, and tend to make better, more thoughtful decisions because they consider a wider range of perspectives. Join us for short discussions around ideas and strategies to advance women in business.

Mitzi Montoya, Sara Hart Kimball Dean of the College of Business, will provide opening remarks. Audrey Iffert-Saleem, the college’s executive director of strategic initiatives, will give a summary of the college’s efforts so far.

We’ll close out the evening with networking and semi-structured opportunities to exchange thoughts and explore collaboration on this topic.

Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. RSVP requested, but not required. Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 8.

For more information, please call 541-737-2551.




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