Win Tickets ($300): Portland Women of Influence Awards @ Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom | Honoring The Region’s Most Influential Business Women

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Portland Women of Influence Awards @ Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom on April 5. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 30.


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Women of Influence Awards
April 5, 2018
11:15a-1p | Starts at $150 | All Ages
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Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 U

The Portland Business Journal is proud to announce the 15th annual Women of Influence awards program. This award is designed to honor the region’s most influential business women from every industry and profession. These are women who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for the rest of us and are leaving a mark on the Pacific Northwest community.

A nominee is considered an established business leader with a strong record of innovation in her field, outstanding performance in her business and/or a clear track record of meaningful community involvement.

Our 25 winners will be honored at our Women of Influence Awards Luncheon on April 5th 2018 at the Hilton Hotel from 11:15-1:00 pm. Following the award ceremony we will host a panel with three of the esteemed award winners discussing their careers, challenges and foresight of the future. Be sure to register in order to hear what these dynamic women have to say.

There is no better time than now to join us for the powerful Women of Influence Awards ceremony where you will meet the regions most influential women who are changing the way our communities, industries and regions interact. Meet not only these women, but all of the local executives who will attend in support of these incredible honorees. Network, learn and grow with us. What will you do to make a change? Join us.


  • Sr. Adele Marie Altenhofen | Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Ministries Corporation
  • Megan Bigelow | PDX Women in Tech & Jama Software
  • Kimberly Branam | Prosper Portland
  • Janet Campbell | Cambia Health Solutions
  • Karla Chambers | Stahlbush Island Farms
  • Erin Hubert | Boys & Girls Club
  • Sarah Joannides | New Seasons Market
  • Hannah Jones | Nike Inc.
  • Kali Ladd | KairosPDX
  • Mary Lago | Ferguson Wellman
  • Julie Mancini | College Possible
  • Amy Margolis | Greenspoon Marder
  • Emma McIlroy | Wildfang
  • Peggy Miller | PacStar Communications
  • Mitzi Montoya | OSU Business School
  • Katharine Nester | Ruby Receptionists
  • Flo Newton Merlo | Global Aviation, Inc.
  • Portland Thorns FC
  • Carmen Rubio | Latino Network
  • Jaime Schmidt | Schmidt’s Naturals
  • Abigail Sears | OCHIN, Inc.
  • Serilda Summers-McGee | City of Portland
  • Michelle Weisenbach | KeyBank
  • MaryKay West | Colliers International Portland
  • Mara Zepeda | Switchboard

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55 Responses to Win Tickets ($300): Portland Women of Influence Awards @ Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom | Honoring The Region’s Most Influential Business Women

  1. Galatea March 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    Would love to be inspired by other women and their accomplishments.

    • KE Rogers March 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

      The inspiration would be excellent.

    • KE Rogers March 27, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

      Love to hear Sister Adele speak

  2. Katie Dunkin-Moscato March 13, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    Awesome! Yes, please!

  3. Kristen M March 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    This would be a great opportunity!

  4. Michelle B March 13, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

    hope I win!

  5. Peter Hope March 13, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    My friend is such a strong supporter of advancement of ladies of all cultures. I would win such favor in her heart if I were able to gift her these tickets. On behalf of the good doctor, please let us win these tickets

  6. David Rottenberg March 13, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

    This sounds like a great event!!!

  7. Maureen Davis March 14, 2018 at 1:28 am #

    Would love to go and hear their story of success and their attitude that made it happen.

  8. Anny Pham March 14, 2018 at 8:57 am #

    I’ve always believed that the most successful people are supported by the people they surround themselves with. I am actively trying to find such successful people to surround myself with and also assist in others’ successes.

  9. Jenn March 14, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    Yes please!

  10. Cat March 14, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

    This would be fantastic! Crossing my fingers and toes that I’ll win this!

  11. Lauren March 14, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

    I have been interested in attending this event and being surrounded by inspirational women! There is no way I can afford it though, so it would be rad to win :)

  12. Linda S March 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    I would love to hear their stories.

  13. Anna March 15, 2018 at 4:25 pm #

    WOW what an opportunity!

  14. Gisela March 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

    Definitely, I want to go and enjoy the event.

  15. Lynn Elsdon March 15, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    This would be wonderful to attend!

  16. Diane McLaughlin March 16, 2018 at 7:38 am #

    Would love to take my daughter to this!

  17. Nichole L Christmore March 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    What an inspirational womens event. I’d love to take my mother.

  18. Mark March 16, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

    Congrats to all and the HONOREES list and attending!!! Very hard work involved and to be on a list of success!

  19. Adam March 17, 2018 at 12:21 am #

    Would be honored to hear from and to meet some of the amazing women in this lineup.

  20. Kyle Ashby March 20, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    I’m very interested in hearing what these amazing women have to say and teach me.

  21. Kate March 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    Such a huge fan of everything Megan has put together for women in tech in Portland. I’d love to be there in person to see her honored for her work!

  22. Renata March 20, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    Would love to attend and bring my mentor and best friend who has supported me professionally and served as a great role model for the past 20 years. Looks like a wonderful event!

  23. Dayna March 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    I would love to be able to attend this amazing event with my best friend/business partner. In this time I feel that it is so important that we woman support each other and I would love to be there to support all these amazing women.

  24. Morgana March 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

    It would be amazing to attend an event cultivating support for women kicking butt out there! I am about to attend law school, and I’d love to invite my amazing, entrepreneurial, wild woman, business owning friend. This sounds like an amazing event to get inspired by, and to network at. Pick me! Pick me!

  25. Katy Collins March 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

    How inspiring! I’d love to attend

  26. Jean March 20, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

    Congratulations to all

  27. Lisa March 21, 2018 at 12:52 am #

    I lead a nonprofit and can’t afford the tickets- but would be thrilled to help celebrate the many ways women are making a difference and influencing others

  28. Marie Fisher March 21, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    As a relative newcomer to the city, I would love to have the opportunity to learn from, and be inspired by, Portland’s Women of Influence.

  29. Heidi March 21, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    I’d love to take my daughter to meet some of these amazing women!

  30. Violette Du Geneville March 21, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    Im an entrepreneur and im looking for local cofounders and collaborators

  31. Jennie Mitchell March 22, 2018 at 9:41 am #

    As a C level executive advisor, my wife Jennie Mitchell would love to attend this event to share her power with other powerful women.

  32. Brandy Border-Rodriguez March 23, 2018 at 3:11 am #

    I am a woman who is looking to be an influence in our community and this would be an amazing introduction into the women and industries currently being honored and it’s a pair of tickets, so I would invite a lady who is a great mentor to many women in the Portland metro area today! Thanks, it sounds awesome!

  33. Margeaux March 23, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

    At 37 I recently went back to school and entered into a male dominated industry, welding. I wish to be the role model for my 3 year old daughter and want her growing up feeling confident that she can do anything. However I am desperately in need of female role models for myself. And truly this sounds like a great way to not only honor women pushing the mainstream gender role divide but also to possibly meet inspirational female leaders I can add to my contacts!

  34. Wendy Ino March 24, 2018 at 7:47 am #

    I would love to attend this inspiring event with my daughter. Passing the torch to the next generation in my family and show examples of inspiring women. Thank you!

  35. Bonnie S March 24, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    As a graduate of a women’s college, and as a prospective master’s candidate, I would love to be inspired by these women and their stories. And incorporate their verve into my immersive event planning business to inspire more activism in young girls.

  36. Elaura March 24, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    I’ve very recently been let go from my sales position of four years, along with my coworker. We’re both been with company for the same amount of time and left feeling utterly demoralized. I would really like to share this inspiring event with her.

  37. molli taylor March 26, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    i’m really feeling stagnant. i’ve decided this year will be MY year, but i need some real inspiration.

  38. SARAH RAINWATER March 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    It would be such an honor to attend this event!

  39. Kathy Rankin March 26, 2018 at 7:37 pm #


  40. Diana Roses March 27, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Pick us!!!!!! As two students of business, my wife and I would benefit immensely from attending this event. We are excited by the prospect of learning from these dynamic and influential women.

  41. Diana Roses March 27, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    As two students of business, my wife and I would benefit immensely from attending this event. We are excited by the prospect of learning from these dynamic and influential women. Please pick us!!!!!!

  42. Barb finn March 27, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    Would love to attend and take my daughter who has just gotten her MPA!

  43. Lori Nye March 27, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

    Sharing space with 25 of the most powerful business women of the Pacific Northwest would make my whole year! My daughter and I are both starting health focused businesses this year. Attending would be a powerful message to both my daughter and I about what is possible as a woman. Please consider us. Thanks!!

  44. Julia March 27, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

    What an amazing day and celebration! I can’t wait until I can drop 150.00 for luncheons until then I need to join these contest

  45. Aphilavanh March 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm #

    Wow! What a spectacular list of women! This makes me so happy to see how successful women are and continue to grow.

  46. Deborah March 27, 2018 at 6:22 pm #

    I would love to go with my sister. We really need a pep talk and inspiration from all theses amazing women!

  47. Lori Balbi March 27, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    I look forward to a time when we no longer need gender segregated awards — when we can simply be honored for accomplishments. Until then, I would be honored to attend the Women of Influence Awards to celebrate the achievements of these women.

  48. PATRICIA F MANN March 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm #

    This is something I would love to attend with my daughter. Thank you

  49. Selina herrera March 27, 2018 at 11:15 pm #

    It takes powerful women; such as these that will be honored, whom have paved the way for generations like myself today. It would be an honor to celebrate all these women have achieved. After going to an all girls school I’ve learned to stand by, support, and be a woman of great achievements and pave the way for generations to come.

  50. KristiFoster March 28, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    *fingers crossed*

  51. Anna March 29, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    I need to get out and network more and Women’s history month has inspired me. I’d love to win this and invite a colleague as my guest. Thanks!

  52. Susanna Lubeck March 29, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

    Please pick me! I really really want to attend this award ceremony! To be in a room with so many talented woman would bring me to tears. I have been struggling to find friends and a career that fulfills me. I know I can be a strong intelligent woman like all the woman attending. Please give me the chance! I know it would change my life!

  53. Hannah E Smith March 30, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

    This sounds like an incredible event. Would love to be inspired by these amazing women.

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