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Astra's 20th Anniversary - Day 2

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The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland

525 Southwest Morrison Street

Portland, OR 97204

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July 24, 2017

Astra’s 20th Anniversary: Astra Through the Looking Glass

Honor the Past. Celebrate the Now. Envision the Future.


The Nines Hotel, Portland, OR

Come and network with major corporations and women business owners from all around the country who come together to help Astra Women’s Business Alliance celebrate its 20th Anniversary of supporting women business owners and our next generation of women leaders.


Oregon is known for its uniqueness in developing new ideas and innovation and its commitment to the environment and recycling. Yes, it does rain in Portland but when you come in July, you will see sunny skies, friendly people, companies looking for new suppliers who have solutions for their companies.


The Portland area is known for Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Intel, craft beer, Silicon Forest, Pearl District for shopping and wine tasting in the Willamette Valley.l


What you might not know is the co-founders of Astra, twin sisters, Diane McClelland and Suzanne Lackman, graduates of David Douglas High School, have something in common with Title IX and Oregon Congresswoman Edith Green because of their founding of the Metro League Women’s Tennis in Portland 15 years before Title IX. Many do not realize that Congresswoman, Edith Green was the major force for Title IX which is responsible for helping women enter college and participate in college sports today.


Here is what you can 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



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525 Southwest Morrison Street

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