2016 Women of the Year Keynote Speakers

 EmilieCortesThreeFingerJackEmilie Cortes – Emilie Cortes will dazzle you with stories from far reaches of the world. She has a mission to inspire individuals to face challenge, risk and fear differently and break down internal barriers to their dreams through positive experiences in the outdoors. Emily is a motivational speaker and the former president of Call of the Wild Adventures, Inc., an all-women’s adventure travel company. She left a 17-year career in financial services to align her passion and vocation. Emilie has climbed on six of the seven continents and leads backpacking, trekking, snow camping and climbing trips. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Bend Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year SAGE Award.

Mary FaulknerMary Faulkner, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management – One of Mary Faulkner’s inspirations – in the workplace, with family and in the community – is observing and engaging generations that work together. Having served Oregon’s second Congressional District on Capitol Hill in her 20s, she saw firsthand how the connection between the past and future can give important perspective in decision making. For 10 years, Faulkner has led branding and communications efforts for Ferguson Wellman, a 40-year-old investment firm serving multigenerational families, nonprofits and corporations. Mary was also the Portland Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award winner in 2015.


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