Founders

Meet the NW Women’s Guide Founders

Each Founder is a leader of a woman-centric organization who cares deeply about the well-being and success of women.
We are proud to have pooled our resources to bring you this fabulous Directory & Community Calendar of Events!

Erika Laws

Erika Laws

Impactful Sales Solutions

Erika Laws’ sales, consulting, and management experience has spanned over 21 years. She has trained in every facet of consulting and sales from retail and consumer phone sales, to outside business development. Erika specializes in helping people learn and improve their overall sales process with personalized one-on-one coaching. She loves helping people by uncovering the areas of opportunity for targeted development plans and giving them real accountability to reach their goals.Impactfulsalessolutions.com

Francine Read

Francine Read

Voices, Inc.

In 1993, Francine Read founded VOICES, INC. creating the VOICES Lecture
Series in Portland, Oregon, featuring the world’s most famous women and many of the hottest women speakers on the circuit today. It is not a woman’s
issues forum but a series that addresses a wonderful array of issues as seen
from women’s perspectives. Both women and men are welcome to participate. voicesinc.com

Dill Ward

Dill Ward

Women with Moxie Network

Dill Ward is the CEO & Chief Heart Connector of Women with Moxie, a network for women in business to connect and grow. She is a motivational speaker, best-selling author, networking maven, sought after consultant and event host known for her optimism, enthusiasm, and effectivity.

Dill has activated and inspired thousands of women by providing them access to a global network of support and resources to up level their professional and personal success. She’s a Portland, Oregon Realtor with Urban Nest Realty and has sold over 60 million dollars of real estate. 

Diana Hoff

Diana Hoff

NAWBO

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 10.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

Lisa Moon Brumm

Lisa Moon Brumm

Connect to Success PDX

Meet FINANCIAL Girlfriend, Lisa Brumm. Lisa is dedicated to changing the financial industry, bridging the gap between fear & hope and providing holistic financial strategies with a simplistic approach.

Relationships ~ Education ~ Strategy

  • Fostering a shame-free zone
  • Non fee-based financial planning
  • Accessible to all incomes levels
  • Strategizing through education
  • Relationship driven

connecttosuccesspdx.com

Michelle Bart

Michelle Bart

NWCAVE

Michelle Bart is President and co-founder of National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE). She also serves on the board of Human Trafficking Task Force of Clark County, WA as Communications Chair. nwcave.org

Barbara Mathey

Barbara Mathey

The Wild Women Society

As the President/CEO of a local Portland area Credit Union for the past 20 years and the owner of a personal health and wellness business Barbara Mathey has a passion for helping others live their best life.  To further that mission Barbara joined and began to sponsor The Wild Women Society in 2010. The Wild Women Society brings together women of all ages, race and background to encourage self-care.  Three times every year WWS holds events that feature inspirational speakers, amazing young emerging musical and artistical talent. Table hosts create a welcoming, fun environment for creative discussion, crafts and relaxing enjoyment.  

Amy Loudenback

Amy Loudenback

Women Entrepreneurs Organization

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Southwest Washington is a warm and welcoming group of women business owners and executives that meet the third Wednesday of each month in Vancouver, Washington to share knowledge, to network and to support one another in business endeavors.

Our meetings feature delightful keynote speakers and valuable panel presentations. We offer sponsorship opportunities to our members who wish to share about their business to the group.
The women of WEO are involved in the local community through our philanthropic WECare program. Resources earned in our monthly Pot O’ Gold raffles are donated to local charities and groups supporting women in our area.

Robin Schuckmann

Robin Schuckmann

BNI

Robin Schuckmann is the Executive Director for BNI Oregon & SW Washington, a role she has held since 2002. BNI is an international member organization that provides a positive and supportive environment to foster the exchange of qualified business referrals to member businesses. She manages a seasoned team of 20 Directors and 22 Ambassadors working with 42 chapters and over 1,000 members. Additionally, Robin developed the BNI Executive Director Training where she trains BNI franchisees worldwide.

Brittani Nelson

Brittani Nelson

Ewomennetwork - Vancouver, WA

With a proven track record in connecting business owners with each other and with the perfect business power partners, Brittani Nelson is the consummate Business Strategist in the Pacific Northwest. Her clients feel like they hit the trifecta with her winning combination of leadership expertise, sales training abilities and coaching skills. Her instinctive ability to bring the right people together and foster mutually beneficial relationships has done wonders for those she has helped over the years.

Erika Worth

Erika Worth

ROAR - Fierce Female Storytelling

Erika Worth is an entrepreneur, writer, and motivator. Since she could walk and talk, she’s been performing as an actress, poet, performance artist, motivational speaker, and storyteller. She is passionate about empowering women and girls in every way possible. She created ROAR to give a platform to women and girls from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that by using our voices we give permission for others to do the same. She is also the author of the memoir Broken Bits and Glitter.

Kathy Maher

Kathy Maher

Women in Business

 

Susan Reingold

Susan Reingold

Portlandia Club

Kara Roberts

Kara Roberts

Ewomennetwork - Portland, OR