PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Business Alliance has selected the winners for its 2013 A Place With No Ceiling awards and will honor Wendy Lane Stevens of Lane PR and Moss Adams for their 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 second annual A Place With No Ceiling event on September 18 at the Oregon Historical Society.
A Place With No Ceiling is an event that connects and inspires women in the business community through a celebration of a female executive who supports and mentors women in the business community and of a company that fosters the advancement of women.
“The A Place With No Ceiling Awards honor those that are making our region a better place,” said Tracie Murphy, A Place With No Ceiling committee chair and senior vice president of Moda Health. “Wendy Lane Stevens and Moss Adams demonstrate how an individual and a company can be leaders and lift up a community.”
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.
The Portland Business Alliance
The Portland Business Alliance is Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. With about 1,600 members, the Alliance strives to promote and foster an environment in the Portland region that attracts, supports and retains private-sector jobs, spurs economic vitality and enables quality educational opportunities for the region's residents.