Pacific Northwest Diversity Council Hosts 2nd Annual Portland Women in Leadership Symposium

Portland WILS

The Pacific Northwest Diversity Council is proud to present the 2nd Annual Portland Women in Leadership Symposium, hosted by Lane Powell PC on April 18th at the Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This symposium is designed to educate and create dialogue that contributes to the improvement of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Be Fearless: Influence, Innovate, and Inspire.”

“We are happy to bring our Women in Leadership Symposium to Portland again this year,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder & Chair of the National Diversity Council. “Expanding into new markets allows us the opportunity to continue advocating for equality and acknowledging exceptional women across the nation.”

This half-day event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast and networking. The featured list of panelists will include several influential business executives from leading corporations in the Portland area. Attendees will make meaningful connections and gain stimulating insight from our moderated panel discussion. Join us to hear female leaders delve into a variety of topics, such as “Transforming the Rules of Engagement,” “Pioneering Pay Equality,” and “Leading with Authenticity.”

Registration for the 2nd Annual Portland Women in Leadership Symposium is ongoing and can be completed at Please contact Kelsea Haught at [email protected] for more information.


  • Angelique Okeke, Assistant General Counsel, Marketing & Digital Commerce, Nike
  • Carolyn Walker, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
  • CeCe Ridder, Assistant VP, Student Access & Success, Portland State University
  • Parna A. Mehrbani, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC
  • Rupa Jack, Senior VP, Wealth Management, Family Wealth Director & Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley