Abby Stoddard

Abby is a pharmacist with ten years of experience across all facets of the industry including retail, hospital, managed care and public policy. During her tenure at a pharmacy benefit manager Abby held the role of principal state lobbyist, directing all advocacy, lobbying, and policy work across 13 states. In…

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Peter Lowes

Peter Lowes was born with an entrepreneurial spirit in a small town in Scotland. At a young age, he moved to the north of England. In 1982, Peter embarked on a year-long journey aboard a 65-foot sailboat. After his ocean voyage, he arrived in Long Beach, California, where he began…

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Caitlin Rethwish

Caitlin Rethwish is the creative mind behind Etcetera Embroidery, which offers a variety of finished art pieces and DIY kits and patterns. Designs are inspired by botanical themes, nature, food, and a heavy dose of bad jokes. Caitlin lives in Portland, Oregon, and is often inspired by all the natural…

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Andrea Sommer

Andrea is the Founder & Business Lead at UvvaLabs, a female-founded technology company that uses AI to help companies make better decisions that create more diverse and accessible workforces. Previously she was the Founder & CEO of Hiver, a female-founded, majority women technology company that helped event marketers measure and…

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Andrew Plato

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Andrew Plato is a 25-year veteran of the information security industry. In 1995 while working at Microsoft supporting one of the first Internet e-commerce sites, Andrew inadvertently hacked the production site using a SQL injection style attack. When the site’s developers dismissed this vulnerability as irrelevant, it perplexed and inspired…

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Jolene Cherry

Moments of crisis can seem like towering infernos with no end in sight, but if you focus on your breath, your body and mind will respond with tranquility and clarity.   Jolene Cherry is a certified and experienced yoga instructor and personal trainer based in Portland, Oregon. She has always…

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Dorian Quinn

You don’t have to be right all the time, you just have to have good results.   Dorian Quinn PSc.D is the Owner and Clinical Director of Simple Wellness Clinic. The focus of Simple Wellness Clinic is to provide wellness-based peripheral neuropathy solutions. The treatment of peripheral neuropathy is accomplished…

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Anita Ramachandran

Train yourself to see big-picture possibility, rather than small obstacles. If you get too bogged down in the details, you’ll never reach for anything outside of your comfort zone.   Anita Ramachandran is the Executive Director of MicroMentor, a social innovation of Mercy Corps, and the largest online community for…

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Kristen Hinman

Clarity comes from action NOT thought.   With over 8 years in the PR industry, Kristen Hinman’s clients have been interviewed by media giants like Barbara Walters, Anderson Cooper and Dr. Oz. Kristen experienced first-hand what it takes to move a personality or brand from unknown to known, and did…

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Cait Pearson

Hold yourself accountable because no one is going to give you your dreams, but don’t live for those few monumental moments either.   Cait Pearson moved from Pennsylvania to Portland, Oregon in 2016 with only two bags, and a dream to be a food photographer. Without knowing a single person…

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Jessi Beyer

Jessi Beyer is a personal development speaker and coach who specializes in helping her audiences break through the chains of societal expectations and stereotypes, unleash their authentic selves, and live passionate, successful, and fulfilling lives. Known by her friends and family members for her drive, determination, authenticity, and passion, Jessi…

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