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The Center for Women's Leadership serves women across Oregon. While housed under the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, the impact of the Center can be seen far beyond the urban campus.

The Center for Women’s Leadership believes equitable leadership will lead to better solutions for the complex problems vexing our world. With an average 15% of women in leadership across all sectors, we know increasing women’s involvement will create lasting and necessary change.  We envision an Oregon where women have equal representation in leadership positions and lead confidently in their chosen fields. The Center aims to be an advocate, an authority, and a resource that provides women with the knowledge and networks needed to take on leadership roles throughout Oregon.

Our Mission: Through dedicated outreach, education and skill training, the Center for Women's Leadership empowers women and girls in Oregon to embrace their voice, lead confidently, and change the narrative of their leadership. Our ethos and programming honors and respects the intersecting identities and leadership journeys represented in our communites. 

Contact Us

Office: (503) 725-2895 - Fax: (503)725-8250


Mailing Address:

Center for Women's Leadership
Hatfield School of Government
P.O. Box 751
Portland OR 97207-0751

Office Location:

Urban Center Building
506 SW Mill Street
Room 665
Portland, Oregon 97201