Portland, OR. “Trophies collect dust. It’s relationships that are the most important,” explained Olympian Mia Hamm at the 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit. Good Day Oregon’s Shauna Parsons interviewed Hamm. The Summit was part of Cambia Portland Classic tournament week. The theme of this year’s summit was “Keeping Portland Resilient,” sharing stories of women who have forged bold new paths.
Mia Hamm is a retired professional soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist. She spoke about experiencing the loss of her brother and life lessons that she has passed along to her 12-year-old twin girls. Mia continues to serve as an inspiration to young girls, as an outspoken advocate for Title IX and gender equality across sporting lines.
“Building Resilient Communities” panelists included Kay Toran (CEO, Volunteers of America Oregon), Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, and Elizabeth Nye (Executive Director, Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest). Panelists discussed the influences in their lives and lessons learned. Panelists also touched on the impact of diversity and how it makes communities stronger.
Women’s Leadership Summit attendees had the opportunity to hear from another panel comprised of three women who are defining their own paths through business and creating opportunities for women of every background. Panelists Sadie Lincoln (Co-founder and CEO, barre3), Jordan Dinwiddie (Copywriter, Wieden+Kennedy) and Jaime Schmidt (Founder, Schmidt’s Naturals) spoke to how they have navigated their way through career challenges and triumphs, approaching every opportunity with courage.
About Tournament Golf Foundation:
Tournament Golf Foundation (TGF) is a local Portland area non-profit comprised largely of volunteers who donate their time and provide the primary operations for the Portland Classic. Established in 1972, the group is now comprised of more than 50 local individuals and business leaders.
About Cambia Health Solutions:
Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to transforming health care. We put people at the heart of everything we do as we work to make the health care system more economically-sustainable and efficient for people and their families. Our company reaches more than 70 million Americans nationwide, including more than two million people in the Pacific Northwest who are enrolled in our regional health plans. To learn more about us, visit CambiaHealth.com<https://www.cambiahealth.com/> or Twitter.com/cambia<https://twitter.com/cambia>.