Vision 2020, a national initiative to advance women’s economic and social equality, will host its Northwest Regional Conference on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Portland Hilton. The event is open to the public.
The focus of the conference is on women and leadership and two former women governors, Hon. Barbara Roberts of Oregon and Hon. Christine Gregoire of Washington, will open the conference as keynote speakers. Roberts is a member of Vision 2020’s National Leadership.
Other participants include Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown and Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, as well as DJ Wilson, General Manager of KGW Media Group, and a representative of the Portland Thorns FC, a professional women’s soccer team.
Topics discussed will range from executive leadership, voter mobilization and women’s participation in politics, to a conversation on Title IX.
Registration is required for the Vision 2020 Northwest Regional Conference (9:00 am- 4:30 pm) and the reception (4:30-6:30 pm).
Organizers of the conference are Vision 2020 Oregon Delegates Gale Castillo, President of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber , and Cheryl Myers, Director of Economic & Business Equity in the OR Governor’s Office.