Celebrating glass ceiling breakers of 2020



Celebrating glass ceiling breakers of 2020

Kay D. Toran and Living Room Realty to be honored A Place With No Ceiling, Thursday, Oct. 8

We are pleased to announce Kay Toran, President & CEO of Volunteers of America Oregon and Living Room Realty as the 2020 glass ceiling breaker honorees at our ninth annual celebration, A Place With No Ceiling, Thursday, October 8 via a live stream event (Register in advance).

A Place With No Ceiling celebrates, connects and inspires women in the business community by honoring an individual and company for their support, mentorship and advancement of women.

“In this incredibly historic year of change and challenge, this celebration is a bright light of hope that we can all make a difference and it starts with the incredible resiliency and determination of community business leaders like Kay Toran and the team at Living Room Realty,” said Jessica Getman, president of Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance and chair of Portland Business Alliance’s A Place With No Ceiling committee.

2020 SANDRA K. MCDONOUGH LEADERSHIP AWARD: KAY D. TORAN
This year’s recipient of the Sandra K. McDonough Leadership Award is Kay D. Toran, President & CEO of Volunteers of America Oregon (VOA Oregon). For twenty years, Kay has led VOA Oregon, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to broad-based human services, providing programs designed to improve the lives of children, families and seniors.




2020 GLASS CEILING BREAKER: LIVING ROOM REALTY
This year’s recipient of the glass ceiling breaker award is Living Room Realty. Living Room Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage and property management firm specializing in Portland, Vancouver and the North Oregon Coast. Since 2008, Living Room Realty has been blazing trails in its industry and the community with its commitment to social and environmental concerns. As a woman owned business, Living Room Realty strives to support women and particularly minority women in achieving leadership roles. Living Room Realty actively promotes the advancement of women through educational opportunities and internal mentorship and has made diversity, equity and inclusion a top priority in the organization.




Community members are invited to attend this online event, which will offer a place for small-group networking via Zoom prior to the livestream presentation and recognition of honorees.

To register, please visit www.portlandalliance.com/events.


ABOUT A PLACE WITH NO CEILING
Honorees are nominated by community members for their work to foster the advancement of women in the workplace. Nominees are selected based on their leadership skills, mentorship of women and community engagement and reputation. Through a collaborative process, members of the Portland Business Alliance’s A Place With No Ceiling committee evaluate finalists based on the programs and activities they foster that advance women in the workplace and for their demonstrated leadership, as well as reputation for culture change in the community.

ABOUT THE PORTLAND BUSINESS ALLIANCE
The Portland Business Alliance is Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to create opportunity and advance well-being for all who live and work in the greater Portland and SW Washington region. Our vision is a healthy and resilient business ecosystem. Visit PortlandAlliance.com for more information.