Center for Women's Leadership
The Center for Women's Leadership is changing the way her leadership looks from the ground up.
Through targeted teaching and training programs for women and girls, community events, and speaker series, our Center is building a diverse group of emerging women leaders in communities across the state.
What We Do
NEW Leadership Oregon
Open to college women enrolled at any college in the state of Oregon, NEW Leadership Oregon runs a cross-sector inclusive women-centered leadership program that educates and inspires a new generation of women leaders.
Stats About Oregon Women
Oregon women earn between 53 and 83 cents (depending on race or ethnicity) for every dollar men in Oregon earn. The gender wealth gap, based on the sum of a person’s assets, is even larger: approximately 35 cents on the dollar. Oregon’s gender wealth gap is among the largest in the nation.
In 2016, only one of Oregon’s 39 publicly traded companies was led by a woman CEO. Several Oregon counties do not have a single woman serving in county-wide office.
Nearly a third of Oregon’s women and girls are struggling to make ends meet. As a result, most cannot cover an unexpected expense of even $100 without having to sell something or borrow money.
Oregon is amongst the Top Five least affordable states for center-based infant care.
Thank you to the Women's Foundation of Oregon for their work on the Count Her In report.