Portland Business Alliance recognizes pioneers for women in business

Portland Business Alliance recognizes pioneers for women in business

Marilyn Clint and Bank of America to be honored for support of women in the workplace


PORTLAND, Ore. – Marilyn Clint of the Portland Rose Festival and Bank of America will be honored at the Portland Business Alliance’s annual women’s leadership event, “A Place With No Ceiling,” on Sept. 29 at the Oregon Historical Society. 

In its fifth year, A Place With No Ceiling connects and inspires women in the business community by celebrating a female executive who supports and mentors women 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. “Marilyn’s mentorship of young women and Bank of America’s innovative programs to help advance women in the banking 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. Marilyn Clint exemplifies this by incorporating innovative programs for women into the festival. For example, her Living History program inspires women to explore different careers at an early age.   

The company award was based on programs and activities in place that foster the advancement of women. The committee looks to see 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. With more than half of its company’s global workforce made up of women, Bank of America focuses on the advancement of women with its Neighborhood Builders program, business forums and numerous employee networks.  

The public is invited to attend this event which offers ample networking opportunities.