2018 Highlights

On Friday, May 11, 2018, more than 300 guests convened at the Hilton Portland Downtown for a day of inspiration and reflection on key issues affecting all women such as diversity, equity and inclusion, social justice concerns of racism, human trafficking and the #MeToo movement, as well as topics on personal empowerment and professional development.

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2018 Attendee Testimonials

"I sent my team to the Rose Summit as a leadership learning opportunity. The attendees came away feeling motivated and that they had learned a great deal. They are already asking about the 2019 Summit and looking forward to the day of empowerment and learning."

Alex J.
Director of Operations Support
“The energy created in that room was beyond my expectations and I’m proud that UBS was able to be a part of this exciting event!”

Jim Carideo
Branch Manager
“This was such a welcoming environment and I feel empowered to seek an opportunity to be of service to my community.”

Michelle M.
“Engaging speakers and thoughtful breakout sessions made for an incredible day. Rose Summit was an inspirational, educational and motivational experience and valuable investment. I am already looking forward to Rose Summit 2019!”  

Tina R.
"The 2018 summit came at the perfect time to continue to open the eyes and minds of Portland to the issues facing women today. I even got to ask a question of Tarana Burke! Amazing access and information; I am so looking forward to returning to the event this May!"  

Kirsten L.
“The Rose Summit was such a wonderful experience. The speakers were inspiring and the topics were challenging and informative. I seriously felt like this was the jumpstart I needed for my own personal and professional growth. I can’t wait to come back next year!”

Tricia R.
“The ultimate high for me was hearing Ms. Burke speak. To hear her full story and background of the Me Too movement and getting a better understanding of the movement and its full context was so eye-opening.”

2018 Attendee
“It was most valuable being around like-minded people and being around such a dynamic and relevant speaker. Tarana was an amazing gift, especially as I believe we all had been processing and learning and reflecting about sexual assault, accountability, victim’s voices and patriarchy throughout the year with media."

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