Women’s Speed Mentoring Night – October 16, 2019

Get expert advice for your business from professional coaches and business consultants from your community at Women’s Speed Mentoring Night on Wednesday, October 16th.  This event is hosted by Mercy Corps Northwest’s Women’s Business Center with partner organizations.

Meet with business professionals while mingling with other women entrepreneurs in your community.  Learn about the resources available to women business owners and aspiring female entrepreneurs in the Portland metro region. Enjoy complimentary beverages and a light dinner during an inspiring and knowledge-packed evening!

What is Speed Mentoring?

Speed mentoring is like speed dating, but better! You’ll have an opportunity to participate in a series of 25-minute one-on-one sessions over the course of the night with multiple women business mentors and coaches who have expertise in a variety of areas important to entrepreneurs.  Between sessions, you will have time to meet other women in your community and grow your network.

Mentor topics include:

  • General Business Strategy
  • Financing Your Business/ Business Grants
  • Accounting/ Bookkeeping
  • Business Legal Strategy
  • Marketing/ Branding Strategy
  • Social Media/Email Marketing
  • And more!

Should I attend?

YES!  This event is for women who own or are developing or growing concept, start up, or established businesses. Trans and queer women are welcome.  Don’t miss the opportunity to get professional insight from the inspiring peers in your community on the challenges and opportunities your business is facing. 


About Your Hosts:

Mercy Corps Northwest Women’s Business Center

Mercy Corps Northwest is a community development financial institution, operating Oregon’s only SBA Women’s Business Center, and is the largest provider of microenterprise Matched Savings Grants in Oregon. Each year, more than 1,000 entrepreneurs walk through our doors to take the first step of launching a small business. The Women’s Business Center at Mercy Corps Northwest works to elevate women entrepreneurs by educating, financing and counseling them through the process of starting and growing a business.  We believe in the power of women to create a vibrant and equitable regional economy in which everyone can participate to their greatest potential.

*Scholarship Option 1 – Income Based: Partial scholarships are available from Mercy Corps Northwest to low-income individuals with proper documentation. Applications must be received one week before the start of class to be considered. Link to Online Application.

*Scholarship Option 2 – Designated for People of Color: In partnership with the City of Portland , we are thrilled to be able to offer people of color scholarships to any  training activity. Eligible clients need to have a home or business address within the city of Portland. Our goal is to make business education accessible to everyone in our community. Link to Online Application.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR A TRAINING ACTIVITY IF YOU PLAN ON APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP – wait until your scholarship application has been approved or denied and then proceed with registration. You will be contacted via phone or email by Mercy Corps Northwest  after we receive your application. Questions? Email training.mcnw@mercycorps.org

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available up to one week prior to the start of the class. If you are unable to continue attending class we do our best to accommodate your situation. Registration is not complete without payment.


Event Details

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Mercy Corps Northwest | 43 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, USA
43 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, USA

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