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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Past Lunches

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.

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).

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.

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 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.

April 22nd, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Rudy Crew

    This alumnus wants to share his story of starting at Lewis & Clark and becoming the NBA’s Senior Creative Director, where he helps merge traditional pop culture with the NBA’s global brand

February 21st, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Matthew Kish

    Meet a Portland Business Journal reporter who just returned from Columbia University’s journalism school and will discuss what it is like to be a reporter in Portland.

February 19th, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Stephen Green

    Meet the Director, Head of Labs at WeWork who is a community leader and claims that spreadsheets are his super power and sneakers his kryptonite.