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#TakeYourSeat Fundraiser Honors Women in Leadership Roles: “I love empowering other women”
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:15am
#TakeYourSeat Fundraiser Honors Women in Leadership Roles: “I love empowering other women”

#TakeYourSeat Fundraiser Honors Women in Leadership Roles: “I love empowering other women”



What does a chef, a diversity entrepreneur, a news anchor, a VP at Nike, the creator of Barre3 and a President of a design company all have in common?

They are all influential WOMEN in our community and have generously given their time to help support other women and the community. These women honorees have made great contributions to our community and impacted the lives of many through diverse avenues including food, career coaching, advocating diversity and leading by example.

Thoroughly Modern Marketing and Portland Female Executives have the great privilege of honoring some amazing influential and successful women on December 10th at this year’s “A Seat At the Table” Fundraiser. There are still tickets available for this four course wine dinner prepared by Irving Street Kitchen Executive Chef, Sarah Shafer. Proceeds benefit three community non-profits including Project Lemonade, so be sure to join us and #TakeYourSeat!

Here’s a sneak preview of the women we are honoring on December 10th:
Chef Lisa Schafer

“My comprehension of how easy it should be to feed the children in my community is what drives me to educate people.” – Sarah Schafer – Executive Chef at Irving Street Kitchen

Check out Chef Sarah in action!

Deena Pierott

“After considering all the ways to fail, I finally took the leap of faith and found myself flying.” – A quote that influenced Deena Pierott’s life. Deena Pierott – President and CEO
 Mosaic Blueprint

Read a great interview with Deena by .

Steph Stircklen pic

“Women helping women succeed; it’s a simple concept that is too often complicated in its execution. It doesn’t have to be that way.” – Stephanie Stricklen – Anchor/Reporter
KGW Newschannel 8


Noma Hanlon Pic

“…focus on the positive impacts of design: how it shapes our environments, how we live and work—being a contributor to this environment is very satisfying.” – Noma Hanlon – President 
HB Design

Read more about Noma on!

Sadie Lincoln pic

“I love empowering other women, whether it be in the exercise studio, helping them with their health and wellness, or working directly with the owners of our franchise locations to help them grow and learn, and run a business that’s fitting for them.” – Sadie Lincoln - Founder of Barre3

Here’s a great interview with Sadie on

Lisa Sedler pic

“…in order for a decision to be solid it has to be informed by the people that the decision will affect.” – Lisa Sedlar on great leadership. Lisa Sedlar – Founder and Chief Executive Officer 
Green Zebra Grocery

Learn more about Lisa in an interview with

Victoria Trabosh

“You can’t depend on other people to tell you who you are, you must know it.” – Victoria Trabosh – Executive Coach, Speaker, and Author

Check out Victoria in an interview on

These women will each be hosting a table at the fundraiser. Come join us, be inspired, and help raise money for a great cause. See you there!

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, December 10th, 5:30pm
Location: Irving Street Kitchen, 701 NW 13th, Portland
Tickets: $75, available at