Portland, OR. Rose Festival COO and 40-year staffer Marilyn Clint, was honored by the Portland Business Alliance‘s “A Place With No Ceiling event.” The awards ceremony of September 29th at the Oregon Historical Society. A Place With No Ceiling is an event that connects and inspires women in the business community. Every year, one female executive is celebrated for blazing a trail for women, and one company is recognized for fostering opportunities for women. The company honored was Bank of America.

Roger Hinshaw, Portland and SW Washington Market President for Bank of America accepting the “A Place With No Ceiling” award on behalf of Bank of America.

Roger Hinshaw, Portland and SW Washington Market President for Bank of America accepting the “A Place With No Ceiling” award on behalf of Bank of America.

 PBA President Sandra McDonough, PBA Volunteer Leadership Tracie Murphy, Portland and SW Washington Market President for Bank of America Roger Hinshaw, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Bank of America Monique Barton, and PBA Leadership Lori Flexer at the Oregon Historical Society. At its “A Place With No Ceiling” event, PBA honored Bank of America and Marilyn Clint, chief operating officer & director of events and communications for the Portland Rose Festival, for fostering opportunities for women at their respective organizations.

PBA President Sandra McDonough, PBA Volunteer Leadership Tracie Murphy, Portland and SW Washington Market President for Bank of America Roger Hinshaw, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Bank of America Monique Barton, and PBA Leadership Lori Flexer at the Oregon Historical Society. At its “A Place With No Ceiling” event, PBA honored Bank of America and Marilyn Clint, chief operating officer & director of events and communications for the Portland Rose Festival, for fostering opportunities for women at their respective organizations.

The Portland Business Alliance committee evaluated the nominations it received based on a company’s programs and activities, women in its leadership structure and reputation as a cultural game changer.

More than 50% of Bank of America employees are women; this commitment is reflected in the number of women in leadership positions, board of directors, and in their global employee networks focused on women’s professional development. Over the past 17 years, Roger and Bank of America has supported efforts to provide women throughout the Portland community with resources and opportunities, including its partnerships with local organizations such as Dress for Success and Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. 

From the Portland Business Alliance:

The Portland Business Alliance is Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce and is the voice of business in the region.  As the voice of business, the Alliance advocates for issues that support commerce, community health and the region’s overall prosperity.

With more than 1,850 member companies, representing 375,000 business people in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington, the Alliance is the region’s leading business organization.

The Alliance’s mission 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.

In pursuit of that mission, the Alliance advocates for business at all levels of government and also offer a variety of networking events and professional development opportunities to connect and foster growth in our region’s business community.

The Alliance is governed by a 66-member board of directors, representing a diversity of companies, industries and business interests. The board is actively involved in decision-making regarding our advocacy efforts, financial health, programming and membership recruitment and retention.

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