Astra 20th Anniversary – Day 2

JULY 25 | 9AM-7PM

Join us on July 25th for a day of celebration, networking, and discussions with Fortune 500 corporations and women business owners representing multiple industries.

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

Pamela Prince-Eason

President and CEO, WBENC

Featured Panelists

Anjali "Ann" Ramakumaran

Anjali "Ann" Ramakumaran

Ampcus, Inc

Hannah Kain

Hannah Kain

ALOM Technologies


Anna Kazmierowski

A2Z Staffing Solutions & Adroit

02.21.14 WBENC S%26S interior (4).pdf

Barbara Wichmann

ARTEMIA Communications, Inc.


Imelda Alejandrino



Olsa Martini

OLSA Resources, Inc

Breakout Sessions

Sign supplier diversity on a page of notebook.

Session C: Supplier Diversity

This session is for Corporate Members only.

Interactive discussions on the latest trends affecting supplier diversity with your peers from corporations and agencies.

Learn about best practices to enhance the important work you do for your company to create economic development through utilizing the creativity and innovation of diverse suppliers for your supply chain.

3d rendered earth with a businesswoman in front of it

Session A: Globalization

Discussions on how to expand and do your business globally with field experts. Learn from successful women owners of multi-national companies, and hear how they established their footprints internationally.

Cyber Security text with business woman using a tablet

Session B: Cyber Security

Listen to Mr. James Ketner,  Technical Consultant at AT&T, offering his “thought leadership” on trends small businesses need to know to remain relevant in today’s competitive environment.

Learn how to be better prepared for cyber attacks on your business which can impact your company and your customers. Get tips on security measures any business needs to do to protect against the rampant increase of cyber crime impacting small and large global companies.

Here is what to expect from your day on July 25th at The Nines Hotel, in downtown Portland:

For Women Business Owners

  • Learn from women business owners who have immigrated to USA and in spite challenges have built multi million dollar companies   
  • Understand the importance of social media and its impact on building your business
  • Going global: Best Practices for Your Plan- Separate breakout   
  • Technology and Innovation: Preparing for Future Solutions
  • Express Your Opinion on how media is depicting women by viewing sample ads and video
  • Hear from women business owners who have managed non-traditional businesses and their playbook for success

For Corporations 

  • Meet women business owners from US and Canada representing multiple industries
  • Join your peers in a Supplier Diversity Think Tank about trends and best practices impacting your supply chain- Separate Breakout