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Balance for Better –McLeod-Skinner to Keynote International Women’s Day Panel[HR]

March 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the Democratic 2018 candidate for US House of Representatives, Oregon District 2, will be in Hood River Friday, March 8, to keynote and participate in a panel discussion on  gender-balanced leadership’s effect on our workplaces, our local communities and the world.

The free event, titled, “Balance for Better: How gender-balanced leadership can improve our communities and our world,” is scheduled for International Women’s Day, March 8, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Hood River County Library. It is hosted by Soroptimist International of Hood River and the Library, and is sponsored by Copper West Real Estate.

Following the keynote address, Jamie will join a panel of five dynamic local women leaders to further the discussion on gender in the workplace. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Marta Yera Cronin, President, Columbia Gorge Community College
  • Jessica Metta, Executive Director, Gorge Technology Alliance and Hood River City Council member
  • Jeanie Vieira, RN, CEO, Providence Hood River
  • Christina Mercer, Director of Strategy, Insitu
  • Anna Williams, Oregon District 52 Representative and college instructor.

Audience members will be invited to submit questions to the panelists upon admission to the event.

The first International Women’s Day was held in 1909 in recognition of the 1908 U.S. Garment Workers strike, but has grown over the last hundred and ten years as a day to recognize the needs and accomplishments of women and girls throughout the world. Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization that improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The Hood River group welcomes visitors and new members. Learn more at soroptimisthoodriver.com or on Facebook.

“Balance for Better” is free and open to the public. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available.


March 8, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm




Hood River Library
502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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