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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader: Traci Rossi

Date: 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT October 27 Location: Zoom

  • Traci Rossi


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Traci, who was born and raised in Oregon, has over 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience with an emphasis in education, community outreach, and service to girls, women, children, and families. Traci was recently named a 2020 Woman of Influence by the Portland Business Journal. She volunteers on local boards in alignment with her personal and professional commitment to youth success and equitable access to services and systems to foster a more equitable Oregon. Traci currently sits on the Oregon State Bar’s Board of Governors, The Gray Family Foundation Board, is a founding member of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon Board and an American Leadership Forum Fellow.

Currently, Traci is Executive Director of Friends of the Children-Portland which revolutionized the youth mentoring field by creating the first and only long-term professional mentoring program in the country. Friends of the Children are experts in building sustained and nurturing relationships with youth.


Sponsored by the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends. Since we can’t meet in person right now we will Venmo you $10 after the Lunch with a Leader for your next meal!