Lunch with a Leader

Give us a problem to solve and/or subscribe to our newsletter.

We hope you will join us for our virtual Lunch with a Leader series during spring of 2021. 

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!

Registration is required and you may register for multiple speakers by using the links below. If it turns out you cannot attend a lunch, please notify as soon as possible so we can release the spot to a wait listed student. You may not transfer your position to another student–we will go through the wait list first, but encourage your friends to sign up. 

These lunches count for credit for Passport to Leadership and the Work Study Pilot.


February 16th, 2021

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Tim Brown


    Can a shoe company be successful if it focuses less on flash and more on mission? Can you combine purpose with profitability and give corporate bonuses based on carbon saved? Listen to this Kiwi talk about his love for wool’s remarkable qualities and why Allbirds’ technology is open source.

February 24th, 2021

  • Molly Morse 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Molly Morse

    If only we could make biodegradable materials from methane. Come to this lunch and meet the woman who has done just that! Hear about her career path as well as methods to create closed loop, cradle-to-cradle technologies to sustainably recycle carbon.

March 9th, 2021

  • Amber Case 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Amber Case

    This alumna promises to give you the B side of her resume! Come to discuss how she went from Palatine Hill to studying the interaction between humans and computers, how technology is changing everyday life, the future of money, alternative business models for the web, and creator compensation.

March 11th, 2021

  • Travis Stovall 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Mayor Travis Stovall

    Come listen to this liberal arts grad talk about being a small business owner and creating a path to lead change that resulted in him being the first Black mayor in the Portland area. Let’s talk about his approach to breaking down the barriers of affordable housing and social justice.

March 16th, 2021

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Heidi Kujawa

    NEW DATE!!
    Imagine using plastic pulled from oceans and beaches and using steam to cheaply make a building product that uses no additives, fillers or chemicals, and uses 95% less greenhouse gases than concrete. Meet Heidi Kujawa, the Founder and CEO of ByFusion and learn what’s next for bringing this machine to a pile of plastic recycling near you.



These events require pre-registration. Space is limited.

See past Lunch with a Leader guests here.