Center for Women's Leadership

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.

Power Lunch Theme banner: We're Speaking, the Power of Women's Voices.

What We Do 

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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.

Upcoming events

Virtual Power Lunch | We're Speaking: The Power of Women…

Event Page   Each year, more than 550 of Oregon's top leaders gather at…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-20 12:00:00 2021-05-20 13:00:00 Virtual Power Lunch | We're Speaking: The Power of Women's Voices Event Page   Each year, more than 550 of Oregon's top leaders gather at the Center for Women's Leadership's Annual Power Lunch to celebrate another year of inspiring leadership stories. Join us to create intentional space recognizing and honoring Oregon Women in Leadership. Now more than ever, we need to come together in the shared values of advancing women leaders and amplifying our voices. Celebrate with us on May 20 at 12:00 pm!    Live closed captioning and ASL provided.  Remote Center for Women's Leadership Center for Women's Leadership America/Los_Angeles public

At The Table: A Conversation About Women in Leadership

In celebration and recognition of Women’s Leadership, the PSU Alumni…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-26 23:00:00 2021-05-13 11:12:49 At The Table: A Conversation About Women in Leadership In celebration and recognition of Women’s Leadership, the PSU Alumni Association and Center for Women’s Leadership has invited three alumnae powerhouse leaders to discuss their work and experiences being in decision-making roles and leading organizations. Join us for an inspirational and engaging dialogue as we dive into what it means for women to be in those roles and how to normalize women’s power. Speakers Lori Heino-Royer MBA '02, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Plus  Demian Lucas '17, MS '19, Vice President of Talent, Stand for Children Sheila Murty MBA '95, Executive Vice President of People and Culture, Tillamook County Creamery Association Moderated by Jessica Mole '13, MS '15, Interim Executive Director of Center for Women’s Leadership Register   Zoom (Registration link below) Jackie Fitzner fitznerj@psuf.org Jackie Fitzner fitznerj@psuf.org America/Los_Angeles public

NEW Leadership Oregon

Located on the campus of Portland State University within the Mark O.…
Add to my Calendar 2021-06-25 07:00:00 2021-05-11 02:42:40 NEW Leadership Oregon Located on the campus of Portland State University within the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government is a bold women’s leadership initiative for college students. The next generation of leaders will face a growing list of complex issues and must be prepared to step forward with vision, courage, and the skills to meet the challenge. National Education for Women’s Leadership of Oregon (NEW Leadership Oregon) aims to build leaders in Oregon today to solve the problems of tomorrow. The program is dedicated to inspiring, educating, and supporting the next generation of women leaders. Each year we graduate an outstanding class of women who are equipped with the skills to become fearless leaders in their communities. NEW Leadership Oregon is modeled after the award-winning leadership program designed by the renowned Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. The Center for Women's Leadership changes the way leadership looks from the ground up. Through targeted teaching and training programs for women and girls, community events, and a robust speaker series, our Center is building a diverse group of emerging women leaders in communities across the state. 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. Check out the Program page for more information and to register! Remote Center for Women's Leadership Center for Women's Leadership America/Los_Angeles public

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.