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 Giving-minded professional women’s group to advance and purposefully connect one another and impact our community.

100 Women, $100, Once a quarter – One hour

100 Strong in Beaverton was launched November 2014. This is not an event – this is a growing movement. We are not another networking group. We are civic-minded, engaged and motivated gals looking to be mentored and mentor, lift each other up and make a positive difference in our personal and professional lives. Humor, inspiration, motivation and a spirit of giving  - We welcome all to join us and learn what we are about.

Past Programs & Beneficiaries - 
November 2014:  Speaker: Melanie Dressel, CEO, Columbia Community Bank    Beneficiary: Oregon Health Science Knight Cancer Challenge
February 2015: Speaker: Paula Hayes, CEO and Founder, Hue Noir   Beneficiary: Girls, Inc.
May 2015: Speaker: Amy Roloff, TLC’s Little People Big World   Beneficiary: THPRD/Champions Too 
August 2015: Speaker: Mary Monnat, President/CEO, LifeWorks NW   Beneficiary: Chelsea Hicks Foundation
November 2015: Speaker: Lani E. Faith, Bridge Meadows   Beneficiary: Project Homeless Connect
February 2016: Speaker: Ann Schatz, Sports Broadcaster   Beneficiary: ADAPT Training
May 2016: Speaker: Aneela Fazal, Nike, Artist   Beneficiary: Teens Finding Hope
September 2016: Speakers: Dianne Danowski Smith, Mary Grimes, Holly Thompson   Beneficiary: Breast Friends
November 2016: Speaker: Maureen Wheeler, BSD Public Communications Officer Beneficiary: The Edwards Center

Next up: November 30th Speaker: TBA, Beneficiary: Edwards Center

7:30 – Registration & Connecting
8:00 - Program
9:00 – Farewell

Held at the Stockpot Broiler, 8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton

Breakfasts are $21 and payable through advanced registration. Checks and credit cards for the $100 contributions are taken directly that morning by the beneficiary.

If you would like to submit a 501C-3 for consideration, please email the leadership team.



In 2015, the 100 Strong in Beaverton took on a challenge – get 100 purses donated and fill them with necessities for our homeless lady friends that would be at Project Homeless Connect in January of 2016. 400 purses later…It was a huge success and every lady left with a new-to-her handbag with items to make their life just a bit more comfortable.

We are doing it again – with a great big audacious goal of 500+ purses. PHC is January 27, 2017….don’t wait until then!

Please check your closets and see if you have some used purses that could stand the light of day and bring a smile to someone much in need!

We are also collecting items such as: combs, q-tips, feminine hygiene products (huge need), nail files, shampoo, conditioner, hand cream, face cream, body spray, chapstick, lip balm, hand warmers, gloves, socks etc. Hotel sample sizes work very well.

CONTACT Information: 

If you are interested in organizing a drive for purses or supplies at your business or school, please email Rosie Curry, chair of the Purse Project.

If you have general questions about our Purse Project, please email Lorraine Clarno.

If you would like your business to be considered for a drop off site - Please email Tomilyn Richards.

If you have general questions about Project Homeless Connect, Please email Kim Marshall.

Drop off sites include:
ADAPT Training, 9923 SW Arctic Dr, Beaverton
Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Cresecent St., Suite 160, Beaverton
Columbia Bank, 3600 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton
Pacific Continental Bank, 12255 SW 1st St., Beaverton