Femme Council: Advice for Ladies Who Give a Sh*t & Aren’t Afraid to Ask
Join AIGA Portland’s Women Lead team for International Women’s Day 2018!

We give a sh*t... you give a sh*t, and we've got Femmes for you to ASK! Take on 2018 like a boss and hang out with 16 accomplished Femmes who are kicking ass and taking names. Want career advice? Want to know how they launched their business? Want to talk to another professional mama about how they juggle it all? Want to make lasting connections with leading and emerging career level ladies?

During this two hour event, 16 amazing Femme Council mentors will be ready to share their hiccups, wins, inspiration and knowledge. In our speed-dating-style atmosphere, you’ll have the chance to chat with each and every one. As you soak it all in, we will provide custom Scout Books for you to jot down your ideas/thoughts/inspiration as you chat. You will also laugh your face off as these Femme’s are put on the spot with a rousing game of 'I Have, I Have Never' while our MC, comedian Grace Sadie Cejas, guides you through the night.

In addition, to up the ante of our Femme mentor one on one's, you'll be jumping into two mind-expanding activities. The AIGA Women Lead Committee welcomes trans, cis trans, and non-binary/gender-nonconforming peoples... and men! 

The Femme Council

Jennifer Becker, Attorney, Create Legal
Mary Blalock, Career Coach, 52Ltd & Co-Founder of Ladies Night PDX
Haley Ann Bradley, Owner, Studio Hecha  
Kristin Rogers Brown, Art/Creative Director
Becca Charlier, Senior Visual Designer, EY (Citizen)
Amanda Claire, Creative Manager, Wieden & Kennedy
Alexis Dane, Talent Manager, 52 Ltd.  
Melissa Delzio, Designer & Educator, MelDel  
Christine LaPorte, Owner, PDX Career Coach
Angela Medlin, Founder & Director, FAAS &  Educator, Pensole
Liz Gill Neilson & Jen Thomas, Creative Directors + Co Founders, The Beauty Shop Design Agency
Bobbie Parisi, Brand & Marketing Strategist, Parisi Consulting  
Janet Soto Rodriguez, Entrepreneurship Strategist, Business Oregon
Christa Arriaga-Volker, Senior Interactive Producer, R\West
Rebecca Snyder, Sr. Technical Project Manager
Erica Swanson, General Manager, Sustainable Business & Innovation, Nike


STUCK TO STOKED with Marli Williams
Marli is an Activation Coach, Purpose Finder, & Inspiration Generator who helps people get out of their own damn way so they can go from stuck to stoked. During the session you will have an opportunity to visualize the best version of your future and determine your own one degree shift to help make that vision a reality.

Empathy mapping is a deceptively simple framework and exercise that provides an initial understanding of what your audience is thinking. This exercise, lead by Creative Director Tim May of XPLANE, ties into subsequent steps that help a designer build needed context around their audience and will lead to better brainstorms and more defensible results.

*Registration is required. If for any reason you cannot attend, please let us know with at least 48 hour notice so we can release your spot. Admission is extremely limited, please respect this process.
*By attending this event, you consent to having your picture taken and used by AIGA for promotional purposes.

We look forward to the opportunity to celebrate, cultivate, and connect with you!

Special thanks to our photography sponsor: 

When & Where
Thu, Mar 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Lagunitas Community Room
237 NE Broadway St, #300
Portland, OR 97232