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Lunch with a Leader

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Lunch With a Leader provides opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a free lunch that begins at 11:30 a.m.

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.


October 23rd, 2019

  • Nicole Vollebregt 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Nicole Vollebregt

    Join the conversation with the woman tackling the hardest problem in the corporate world: Achieving substantive sustainability and diversity goals while maintaining competitive business metrics.

October 29th, 2019

  • Christy Goldsby 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Christy Goldsby
    From farmers’ markets to national distribution, meet the Portland woman whose chocolate bars have won top national awards/acclaim and contain no sugar, soy, gluten or dairy. 

October 30th, 2019

  • Dolf Berle 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Dolf Berle

    Meet the CEO of TopGolf, the purveyor of golf and entertainment in 56 locations world-wide. With more than 13 million guests/year and 35,000 guests per day/location, engage in a trends conversation about sports, entertainment, music and business.

November 6th, 2019

  • Jennifer Fox 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Jennifer Fox
    Learn from Portland’s leading expert about how to translate ideas and designs into products that improve lives. Jennifer is a director/chief of staff at Autodesk after being executive director of OTRADI and Oregon Biosciences Incubator (turning science research into commercial use).

November 7th, 2019

  • Paula Hayes 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Paula Hayes
    Hear from this Lewis & Clark alumna and trustee how she went from studying chemistry to founding HueNoir: Changing the face of beauty by putting multicultural makeup customers at the center of the modern beauty movement.




These events require pre-registration. Space is limited.

See past Lunch with a Leader guests here.