Lunch with a Leader

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We hope you will join us for our Lunch with a Leader series during fall 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. 

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 the ELI minor, Passport to Leadership and the Work Study Pilot.


September 22nd, 2021

October 6th, 2021

  • Kali Thorne Ladd 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Kali Thorne Ladd

    Learn from this dynamic leader who uses her social entrepreneurship drive and political savvy to strategically utilize public and private resources to drive equitable educational transformation.

November 4th, 2021

  • Naomi Pomeroy 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Naomi Pomeroy

    Hear how liberal arts has informed the passion and dedication of this History major alumna who went from Junior Year abroad in India to trailblazing Portland chef and entrepreneur.

November 10th, 2021

  • Sohrab Vossoughi 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Sohrab Vossoughi

    Come learn how this immigrant went from industrial designer to problem solver to creating one of the largest international design and innovation consultancies in the world.

November 17th, 2021

  • Ciara Pressler 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Ciara Pressler

    Whether launching your venture or figuring out your career, learn from this arts major how to develop, organize and hone your brand strategy.



These events require pre-registration. Space is limited.

See past Lunch with a Leader guests here.