Women Forging Business Relationships; Influential New Networking Event Will Attract Hundreds of Portland Businesswomen.Business & Calendar Editors
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE--Oct. 9, 2002--Businesswomen throughout Portland will meet at the Oregon Zoo “Washington park zoo” redirects here. For the zoo in Michigan City, Indiana called Washington Park Zoo, see Washington Park Zoo.
The Oregon Zoo, formerly the Washington Park Zoo, on October 29 to participate in the first annual "Women Forging Business Relationships," a networking event to showcase the power of women working together to succeed in business.
The event is organized by three prominent Portland women's business organizations -- Portland Female Executives (http://www.pdxfx.org), Portlandia Club (www.portlandia.org), and Wired Women Web (www.wiredwomenweb.com/). In a weakened national economy, leaders of the organizations saw an opportunity to collectively create an event demonstrating the positive impact of businesswomen on Oregon's economic recovery. In Oregon, 7.6 percent of women own a business compared to 5.7 percent nationwide. The rise in women-owned businesses is also climbing -- of the 309,441 businesses in Oregon, women own 99,492 businesses, according to according to
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3. The Portland Business Journal, July 2002.
Judy Clark, owner of HR Northwest, a company chosen by the Portland Business Journal as one of the "Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses in Oregon" and the "Top 25 Staffing Organizations in Oregon" for 2001, is the guest speaker for the event. The mistress of ceremonies is Christine Miles, Emmy Award Emmy award
Annual presentation for outstanding achievement in U.S. television. Its name is taken from the nickname “immy” for the image orthicon, a television camera tube. winner and KOIN TV reporter of "Health Matters."
"My experience as a business owner has been both a joyous and terrifying ter·ri·fy
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To menace or threaten; intimidate. journey," said Judy Clark of HR Northwest. "I hope sharing my experience stokes the fires of motivation for other women thinking about business, and demonstrates that difficulties can be survived."
Christine Miles noted, "I am excited about attending this event. I have been very fortunate to have great women mentors in my life. Without their guidance and kindness and willingness to share, I wouldn't be where I am today. I hope to pass along the kindness to other women moving up in the field of journalism."
Women Forging Business Relationships is open to all women throughout Portland. "Women who attend this event will benefit both personally and professionally. They will have the opportunity to craft new business relationships in a relaxed setting, learn more about our organizations, and be inspired by Judy Clark's story while enjoying a glass of wine," said Michelle Christopher of Wired Women Web.
Registration for the event begins at 5:30 p.m. on October 29. Opening remarks by Christine Miles begin at 6:30 p.m. Advanced registration is recommended. Event information is available at http://wfbr.kavi.com/.
Women Forging Business Relationships is sponsored by Co-Operations, Tonkon Torp LLP LLP - Lower Layer Protocol , the Portland Business Journal, Kavi(R), and Jennifer Strait.
About the Presenting Organizations
Portland Female Executives (PDXfX)
PDXfX, a regional chapter of the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE NAFE National Association for Female Executives
NAFE National Association of Forensic Economics
NAFE National Academy of Forensic Engineers
NAFE Non-Advanced Further Education (UK) ), is dedicated to supporting and growing women in their careers and professional goals through inspirational, well-rounded programs, events and evenings. Founded in 2001 by Kathryn Cunningham, the vision of the group has evolved into a place to give and return to women in business who are executives of their own domains. Whether the CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of a large or small company or a self-employed executive, PDXfX offers its members the tools and guidance to forge better business relationships. Over 100 members strong, PDXfX offers curriculum on a variety of subjects that influence women in business. For more information visit www.pdx.org.
Portlandia Club, Inc.
Established in the late 1980's, Portlandia Club is a multifaceted mul·ti·fac·et·ed
Having many facets or aspects. See Synonyms at versatile.
Adj. 1. multifaceted - having many aspects; "a many-sided subject"; "a multifaceted undertaking"; "multifarious interests"; "the multifarious organization for women. Portlandia provides its members opportunities for professional development through monthly luncheons, and business networking This article needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. and career training events; community service through participation in its non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes. , the Women's Interactive Network (WIN); and personal interaction with other members through organized social events. For more information visit www.portlandia.org. Wired Women Web
Wired Women Web serves over 400 women in the technology sector through monthly networking meetings, the "Career Web" online job resource center, professional technology lecture series, and mentorship program. Wired Woman Web also offers educational programs covering a wide variety of technical and general business topics. For more information visit www.wiredwomenweb.com.
About the Guest Speakers
Judy Clark, Owner of HR Northwest
Founded in 1985, HR Northwest is a consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a staffed by professionals with over 175 years experience in the human resource field who offer practical information and solutions to human resource issues. Clients contracting for HR Northwest, Inc. services span all industries, operate in both profit and not-for-profit environments, employ less than 10 and over 10,000 workers, and utilize the firm's consulting expertise in a variety of ways. Further information is available at www.hrnorthwest.com/.
Christine Miles, KOIN-TV Reporter
Christine Miles is an Emmy Award-winning television reporter, having covered issues ranging from the Oklahoma City Bombing See Terrorism "The Oklahoma City Bombing" (Sidebar); Venue "Venue and the Oklahoma City Bombing Case" (Sidebar). , to the Middle East Peace Talks and the impact of American Jews American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are American citizens or resident aliens who were born into the Jewish community or who have converted to Judaism. The United States is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world. in Israel and Jordan. She has interviewed many powerful women, including Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Former First Lady Hillary Clinton, Jane Goodall Noun 1. Jane Goodall - English zoologist noted for her studies of chimpanzees in the wild (born in 1934)
Goodall , Tipper Gore, 12-year-old Emily Lang of Portland, and Karen Masterson, a Portland mother who found an experimental device that brought her daughter out of a coma. Christine is currently the Health and Technology reporter for KOIN-TV. Further information is available at http://www.koin.com/koin/christine_miles.shtml.
About the Sponsors
Co-Operations provides fully integrated operational outsourcing solutions to business that result in scaled operational resources and reduced fixed costs fixed costs,
n.pl the costs that do not change to meet fluctuations in enrollment or in use of services (e.g., salaries, rent, business license fees, and depreciation). . Services include Product Manufacturing & Assembly, Warehouse Services & Inventory Management, Distribution & Fulfillment, Media Replication of CD Rom CD ROM Compact Disk Read Only Memory & Diskettes, Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Solutions, Call Center Services and Shipping. Further information is available at http://www.co-operations.com/.
Tonkin Torp is a full-service business and commercial litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. law firm. The firm's 71 lawyers represent substantial private enterprises, public companies, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals throughout Oregon and the west. Further information is available at www.tonkon.com.
Kavi delivers Internet solutions for standards developing organizations and trade associations. Kavi's standardized software platform and application suite handle membership management, support workgroup collaboration, and are backed by a full suite of hosting, content management, event registration and design services. Further information is available at www.kavi.com.
Jennifer Strait combines her love of fashion with bright colors, movement, interesting details and saucy sauc·y
adj. sauc·i·er, sauc·i·est
a. Impertinent or disrespectful.
b. Impertinent in an entertaining way; impossible to repress or control.
2. attitude to create works of art that delight the eye and inspire the soul. Further information is available at www.jenniferstrait.com/.