Portland, April 8th, 2014. Nearly 600 YWCA supporters filled the Downtown Portland Hilton ballroom to hear stories of empowered women and to be inspired with the spirit of social change. Attendees including Dana Petrusich, Wendy Hill of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center and Jennifer Mark of Melvin Mark Companies. The event was held on “On Equal Pay Day” and featured Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Ms. Sheryl WuDunn. (photo credit,  Jim Garrison Photography)

Julia Markley of Perkins Coie LLP, YWCA Board of Directors, Jennifer Currin Gutridge of McGee Wealth Management, YWCA Board of Directors and Susan Haas of McGee Wealth Management.

Julia Markley of Perkins Coie LLP, YWCA Board of Directors, Jennifer Currin Gutridge of McGee Wealth Management, YWCA Board of Directors and Susan Haas of McGee Wealth Management.

Now in its 22nd year, the Inspire Luncheon has raised over $5 Million to support the YWCA’s mission of ‘eliminating racism and empowering women.’

From the YWCA of Greater Portland:

The YWCA of Greater Portland is the local affiliate of one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation. We have been an active part of the Portland community for the past 110 years, providing services to women, children, and families, from all walks of life—regardless of their age, race, or income level.

The YWCA of Greater Portland’s services extend from Multnomah County to clients from all over Oregon. Our programs span four key areas:

The YWCA is a highly collaborative organization with an established history of partnering with local organizations and groups. As a non-profit organization, we believe that partnerships are the cornerstone of providing high quality, fiscally responsible, sustainable services to our clients.

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