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WITI Portland Regional Network
Five Key Things That Led to Success

Thursday, November 10, 2005
6:00 - 8:00 PM

In your professional and personal lives there are decisions and choices you make to ensure success. Join us at this event, where three speakers will share the five key things that helped them achieve their goals and helped them get to where they are today. We'll also discuss what success means to these women and to each of the attendees, and along other topics that include:

-- How to overcome the glass ceiling, especially in technology-driven organizations;
-- Managing the work-life balance;
-- The obstacles or opportunities women have in other walks of life (e.g. academia, public service, business), and how we could take best practices of thinking from other areas into our own work;
-- How do women from these varied walks of life define success -- is it work, personal, financial or social, long term or short term, small in scale or grand;
-- Were there people who you utilized/relied on to achieve success;
-- What did that path toward success look like, what were the steps, or was it a case of "right place, right time;"
-- What inspires or motivates you to stay focused on success.

This is a chance to learn from the experiences of Portland's innovative, dynamic leaders in business, academia and government.


About Our Speaker(s)

**As Chief of Staff for Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Julia Pomeroy is responsible for managing Blumenauer’s offices in Portland and Washington DC including strategic planning, budgeting and staff management. As his chief political advisor, she also works with Blumenauer in his congressional political campaign and leadership PAC, the Committee for a Livable Future, the third largest environmental PAC in the country.

Julia began her career in public service in 1981 as one of the coordinators of Margaret Strachan’s campaign for City Council against Blumenauer. Winning the election, Julia worked as Strachan’s assistant until she was defeated in 1986. It was at that time, almost twenty years ago, that Julia began working for City Commissioner Earl Blumenauer, as his transportation liaison. She became his Chief of Staff in 1989. Their work together and innovative accomplishments have helped Portland gain an international reputation as a livable community. With Blumenauer’s election to Congress in 1996, Julia established his office in Washington DC and commutes there from Portland as needed, continuing to assist Blumenauer in being a strong and creative voice at home and abroad for the environment, sustainable development and livable communities.


**Valerie Hoecke has extensive experience advising clients on their products,
overseeing the development of those products, and evolving those products.
Valerie is currently Director of Project Management at Pop Art in Portland,
OR. Prior to her move to Portland, Valerie worked for more than a decade in
High Tech in the Bay Area where she was the VP of Rare Medium's Venture
Strategy Group, leading a team of principals providing strategic services to
startups. Before selling her company to Rare Medium, Valerie Vice President
and Co-Founder of Fire Engine Red, an innovative boutique consulting group
providing business and product strategy to internet startups and more
traditional businesses. Before Fire Engine Red, Valerie was Director of
Project Management at N/Volve, an IDG spinoff focused on building vertical
community web sites. Valerie brings a disciplined and operational view to
business and product consulting - helping to keep her clients' dreams
realistic.

**Jennifer Roney, Associate Dean for the Atkinson Graduate School of
Management at Willamette University, has extensive experience in cross-cultural management and communication, researching theories on organizational design and
complexity. She is currently the Associate Dean of the Atkinson Graduate
School of Management at Willamette University where she also teaches
classes in research, organizational behavior and international business.

After receiving her BA in Economics from UCLA, Jennifer worked for the
Hughes Aircraft and Eastman Kodak Companies in Southern California. She
was then hired as the Financial Manager for General Dynamics in San Diego.
During this time, Jennifer received her MBA degree from San Diego State
University. Jennifer then pursued her PhD from the University of Utah and
subsequently taught management and organizational behavior at Southern
Methodist University and Pepperdine University.

Jennifer moved to the northwest in 2002, teaching undergraduate business
courses at Pacific University before moving to Willamette. She sits on
the Leadership Committee for the Oregon Ethics in Business Awards.


Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at:

    NOTE CHANGE: Rose Garden Private Dining Room on the Club Level
    One Center Court
    Portland, Oregon 97227
    Map
Directions

From I-5 Northbound
Take the Rose Quarter Exit, left on Broadway (2nd light), left on Vancouver Ave. (2nd light), proceed straight, enter parking garages as directed.
or
Take City Center Exit (before Marquam Bridge), proceed North on Front Street (Naito Parkway) over the Steel Bridge, left on Interstate Ave. (1st light), enter parking garages as directed.
or
Take I-405 Exit to Everett St. Exit, right on Everett St., proceed over Steel Bridge, left on Interstate Ave. (1st light), enter parking garages as directed.

From I-5 Southbound
Take Rose Quarter Exit, proceed straight through 2 lights, enter parking garages as directed.

From I-205 Northbound
Take I-205 North to the City Center/I-84 West Exit and follow the I-84 Westbound directions.

From I-205 Southbound
Take I-205 South to the City Center/I-84 West Exit and follow the I-84 Westbound directions.

From I-84 Westbound
Follow signs to I-5 N Seattle, take Rose Quarter exit, cross Max tracks, left on Multnomah (2nd light), right on Interstate (3rd light), enter parking garages as directed.

From Hwy 26 Eastbound
Take I-405 North/Seattle exit, take Everett St. Exit, exit right on Everett St., proceed straight over Steel Bridge, left on Interstate Ave. (1st light), enter parking garages as directed.
or
Take I-405 North exit proceed to I-5 South exit, from I-5 South take Rose Quarter Exit, proceed straight through 2 lights, enter parking garages as directed.
or
Take I-405 South exit, proceed to I-5 North, from I-5 North take the Rose Quarter Exit, left on Broadway (2nd light), left on Vancouver Ave. (2nd light), proceed straight, enter parking garages as directed.

Directions to the Private Dining Room:
This room is located in the Rose Garden Arena, on Level P4 / the Club Level of the Arena. Access to the room can be found just inside the Garden Garage entrance across from the Rose Room.

Parking
Attendees who pre-register will be emailed a parking pass for on-site parking. ***WE ENCOURAGE ADVANCED REGISTRATION TO ENSURE ADEQUATE PARKING.***

SOLD OUT!

Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jen Van Tassell ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.