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Portland Business Alliance recognizes women pioneers in business

Lori Flexer and Intel to be honored for support of women in the workplace

July 29, 2015   

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Liza Dossick, 503.552.6772,

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Business Alliance has selected the winners for its 2015 A Place With No Ceiling awards and will honor both Lori Flexer of Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, and Intel Corp. for dedication to supporting and mentoring women in the workplace and fostering the advancement of women in their organizations. The Alliance will award the winners at its fourth annual A Place With No Ceiling event on September 24 at the Oregon Historical Society.
A Place With No Ceiling is an event that connects and inspires women in the business community by celebrating a female executive who supports and mentors women in the business community and by recognizing a company that fosters the advancement of women.
“It’s encouraging to see these award winners pave the way for women in industries that have traditionally been dominated by men,” said Tracie Murphy, senior vice president of Moda Health and chair of the A Place With No Ceiling committee. “Lori’s mentorship of young women and Intel’s innovative programs to help advance women in the tech industry set fantastic examples for how women can succeed in the workplace.”
Award winners were selected based on a specific set of judging criteria determined by a committee of Portland Business Alliance members. For the individual award, the committee’s analysis was based on mentorship of women in the business community, level of community engagement and public perception of the individual as a female icon. The committee’s analysis for the company award was based on programs and activities in place that foster the advancement of women, how this is demonstrated in the organization chart and/or board of directors, and how the company is seen as a corporate culture changer in the community.