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PDX Women Founders Forum

Paola Moretto, Elizabeth Bacon

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Hi All -

 This event is kindly sponsored and hosted by QuickLeft - thank you to our hosts and sponsors!

Lessons Startups Can Learn from Sex

We all know that business and startups are dominated by men. We're all familiar with the effort to attract more women in technology and support women founders. But what is not often talked about is how any successful company requires the inclusion of masculine and feminine qualities. In this interactive session, Mara will talk about her journey from radio journalism and calligraphy to navigating the startup labyrinth to working towards the outcome so many founders want, building a profitable, sustainable, balanced company that matures over time.

With the awesome Mara Zepeda.

Can't wait to see you all! 


The Speaker:

Mara Zepeda is the co-founder and CEO of Switchboard, an online community building platform often described as a non-creepy Craigslist. Mara has spent her entire life working in organizations and higher education at places like Harvard University and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; as a reporter with National Public Radio; and as a board member of arts organizations, neighborhood associations, and her alma mater, Reed College. Mara graduated with honors from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism with a focus on digital media, and received her B.A. in Russian from Reed. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and loves meeting new people. So get in touch.


QuickLeft is kindly hosting and sponsoring the event. To learn more about QuickLeft, check or follow @quickleft on Twitter.


529 SW 3rd Ave.

Portland OR 97204

There will be somebody in the lobby welcoming you after 6pm.

Event starts at 6pm with networking. Speaker presentation starts at around 7pm and goes on until 8.30pm. We'll conclude the evening with more networking until 9pm.


If you haven't joined yet our LinkedIn private group: PDX Women Founders Forum:

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX.

Hope to see you all,








Welcome to the Women Founders Forum! Up until now, Portland has had no group formally dedicated to supporting the unique opportunities and challenges that women founders face as well as promoting the value they create. By creating a safe and supportive environment for professional & personal growth through a combination of in person & online networking and educational activities, Women Founders Forum helps motivated women in Portland create world-class businesses.

Let’s keep this rolling! You will see more structured events with open discussions and workshops. Again, the objective is to leverage this powerful network to grow our respective businesses and capabilities. You value that and we heard it loud and clear.

PLEASE INVITE OTHERS: this event is open to PDX-based women founders as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, so do spread the word & bring friends. Looking forward to seeing you all at our next event!


Dont  forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX
Cone of confidence policy: statements made by individuals both at our meetings and in our online forum are not to be shared with anybody outside the group without the person's explicit approval.
No soliciting policy both at our meetings and in our online forum.
Have questions about PDX Women Founders Forum? Contact Paola Moretto, Elizabeth Bacon

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