As the Founder and CEO of The Superwoman Project, Jessica is on a mission to put women in power.
Jessica believes putting more women in positions of power will help the world solve some of its biggest problems — not because women are better than men, but because we need women’s voices, opinions and leadership at the table where important decisions are made.
Cindy Tortorici is a Business Consultant, Executive Coach, and Entrepreneur who specializes in inspiring leaders to combine their passion and purpose to get results. After a corporate career as a business strategist and executive for Nike Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue and May Company, Cindy followed her muse and created The Link For Women, LLC in 2004.
Michelle Gay is the owner of V.I.A.BLE Business Consulting. As a business consultant, her focus is helping businesses uncover their “why” and develop systems and processes to support it. She works to incorporate elements into the business that are important to owners and teaches them how to create an environment that everyone can thrive in. She helps owners go inside and find the internal drivers for their business instead of focusing in the external drivers that we tend to get caught up in. Together, they create an environment of growth and opportunity for everyone involved.
Pat Welch knows the pulse the Portland job market. She is co-founder of Boly:Welch, one of Portland’s leading recruiting and consulting firms, who this year proudly celebrates 30 years of providing top talent to Portland metro clients.
Kimi Marin, founder of Yogic Lore Flow, is a Portland-based yoga therapist, storyteller, and writer. Through yoga and myth she helps people find clarity in their mind, body and spirit. She guides students through their practice by riding the waves of breath, energetically aligning breath and body.
Yasmin Nguyen is the founder of Vibrance Global and also known as the Gratitude MOFO (Manifestor of Fantastic Opportunities).
He believes to deepen your relationships and grow a business you love, you need to do less proving and more inspiring through compelling stories of gratitude, and develop a regular practice of expressing appreciation for your clients, prospects, and peers.
Emma Mayberry is the Director of 100% Talent, a joint initiative between the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Funding Alliance. In that role, she oversees programming, outreach, community partnerships and more dedicated to highlighting best practices by local businesses to reduce the gender wage gap.
Michelle Hawk is truly a 21st century Shaman. In addition to her natural gifts as a psychic and intuitive Channel, Michelle's work with Shamanic energies and certification as a Usui-Tibetan Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki® Master and Illumination Master Healer™ allow her to offer healing work at the deepest level. She has committed herself to the health and well-being of her global Tribe and works in service through private sessions, classes, community involvement and Spiritual mentorship in the Divine Feminine lineage for children and adults of all ages.
Megan Devine is on a mission to help people love each other better.
A Pacific Northwest writer, speaker, and grief advocate, she currently runs Refuge In Grief, a hub of grief education and outreach, where she leads people through some of the most devastating times of their lives.
Marli Williams is a speaker, facilitator, activation coach, purpose finder and inspiration generator who's mission in life is to inspire and empower people to get out of their own damn way so they can go from stuck to STOKED! She does this through energizing presentations, rejuvenating retreats, dynamic programs, intentional workshops and transformational personal coaching. She believes that everyone has the potential to fulfill their inner desires, hopes and dreams and her biggest goal is to provide both the inspiration and the tools to make that possible. To find out more about Marli's work, check out her website: www.marliwilliams.com
Lori is a coach, speaker and teacher who has a knack for asking questions that get to the heart of things. With natural curiosity and deep intuition, she helps people create the story they want to live. She has worked for a Fortune 100 company for nearly two decades doing strategy and process work where she also formed a women’s network dedicated to empowering and connecting women to unleash their collective potential.
"We need new ways to live right now, to work and raise our families, to be in community with each other, and to heal ourselves and others. I am a firm believer that the keys to discovering these new ways are within you. By using techniques I’ve been trained in and 10 years of experience, I create the right environment for these “new solutions” to surface. Through FULL LIFE DESIGN, I show women entrepreneurs a new way to think about themselves, their lives, and their work; then, together, we develop a personalized road map to bring harmony to all three. Ultimately, I help mom bosses design the life they want to live and a business to support it. "
A seasoned marketing professional, Juli holds a degree in Journalism and Communication from University of Oregon and has worked for 17+ years on both the agency and client sides with industries ranging from tech and genetics to consumer goods and publishing.
In 2005, Jill Knouse left the corporate world behind to pursue her love of yoga full-time. Her heartfelt classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings pour from a deep desire to use the tools of yoga to better understand ourselves and others so that we may live more harmoniously in our bodies, as well as, in our communities. Jill’s powerful presence and teaching style naturally leads students to a state of strength, balance, flexibility and overall wholeness + well-being. While Jill’s classes may be challenging, she makes them accessible to everyone. She strives to support her students in cultivating a devoted practice infused with immense joy.
Jennifer Alyse is a professional photographer and a speaker working throughout the country with leading female entrepreneurs, authors, and thought leaders. Jennifer uses photography and public speaking as vehicles to promote personal, social, environmental and spiritual development. Her work has been on the pages of multiple publications and most recently has been featured on the cover of Mindful Magazine.
Gary helped start OYF in 1996 with an ex ad planner after a random conversation about a t-shirt (which seems to be how things happen around here). He is a voracious doodler and draws on everything. Currently, he is drawing over 30,000 robots that he launches into the world to help make it a slightly better place
Elaine is a Working Mom Support Coach on a mission de-stress maternity leave and propel a nation of thriving working mothers. From her own emotionally traumatic return-to-work with her first daughter (HOT MESS!!) she founded the ThriveMomma.com community.
Deena Pierott is the founder of the award winning and nationally recognized STEM+Arts program for youth of color called iUrban Teen. This White House honored program is expanding to a national model and currently in four States. She is also the former President of Mosaic Blueprint, a Pacific NW firm specializing in diversity consulting and recruiting, and multicultural branding. Always and advocate for equity and inclusion and has framed all of her social enterprise brands under that umbrella.
Danielle Savory is a life coach, mind-body coach, mindfulness guide and pleasure enthusiast. Her wish is that every woman could feel free and happy in being exactly who she is and loving ALL that she is.
Danielle Savory is a unique voice in the mindfulness and pleasure world being heavily influenced by her biology and neuroscience education, she effortless weaves the science with the "woo-woo" and creates tangible teachings with real world applications. Danielle's ability to not hold back and speak authentically and true allows her clients to feel safe and supported in their own vulnerable journey of opening.
Christine Wilborn is a self-proclaimed neuro-nerd. Christine acts as a translator between you and your brain to find out what your brain needs to feel safe so that you can move forward in areas of your life that are most important to you. She helps entrepreneurs achieve a high level of performance, health, and happiness who are currently exhausted, overwhelmed, and out of balance.
Charlene Quaresma joined Northwestern Mutual 2012 in Portland, Oregon’s Mahaffey Network office. She is a licensed Advisor and holds her FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Series 6, 63 and 65 certifications.
Andrea Leda has been called “the Life Coach Guru” and “a force to be reckoned with who truly makes this world go round.” As a sought-after master coach, intuitive, and spiritual leader, she specializes in shifting inner limits and removing negative patterns that keep one from success and joy in both their life and business. She founded Awaken School™ and is on a mission to usher in the next wave of key influencers and thought leaders for a more harmonious future.
Amy is dedicated to educating and supporting organizations in using technology to create meaningful community engagement and make lasting change. Whether it is by connecting individuals, organizations, campaigns, or possibilities, Amy hopes to facilitate the nonprofit technology sector transitioning into a movement-based force for positive change.
As a Message Strategist and Mindful Messenger Coach, Amanda helps aspiring speakers, authors, and coaches craft their message, expertise, and stories for maximum impact on their audience, their brand, and their bottom line.
Stephanie is a Scrum.org certified Professional Scrum Trainer, Scrum Master, and Co-Active Coach. She is one of Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Curriculum Stewards, working with the international trainer community and Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber to carry forward the course vision. She has over a decade of experience delivering technology solutions across retail, energy, government, and financial industries.
Mary is currently the Account Director for Murmur Creative, a creative agency specializing in branding, web and print design. She is passionate about helping businesses grow and crafting stellar brand experiences for such clients as Zupan's Markets, Columbia Land Trust, and Cascade Brewing.
She is also the Chief Domestic Officer of Nichols, LLC, a small start-up company which she grew into an impressive eight member corporation in nine years with six direct reports.
Amy is a highly-rated senior trainer, executive coach, and event speaker. In addition to coaching corporate lawyers to non-profit advocates, corporate managers to sales teams, shoes designers to engineers, Amy is also a TEDx speaker coach for TEDxPortland, one of the top five TEDx organizations in the world.
Michael empowers mission-driven business leaders to achieve their full human potential through entrepreneurship. Working with Michael ensures that you will execute on your boldest ideas, implement proven strategies for growth and have the most impactful year of your life.