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Oregon Women's Summit planned for March

* These events occurred in March. Check links below to view some of the presentations. Unfortunately, not all are available. Register for upcoming events -

AARP Oregon is celebrating women the month of March and you’re invited! Join us beginning March 8 for kick-off of the AARP Oregon Women’s Summit, a month-long series of events including workshops, conversations, a concert and a movie. We’ll come together to share wisdom, find inspiration and connect with other women. This virtual summit is open to all women, and those who love and support them. You do not need to be an AARP member, but registration is required. Please register separately for each event you would like to attend to ensure you have a virtual seat.

The national 2022 Women's History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.

Sometimes, we forget to promote our own healing and wellness. So take some time and drop by a free virtual yoga or mindful movement class during the month. Center your week on Monday mornings with Mindful Movement with yogi Diane Butera. Register for the series and join us! Yogi Barbara Deurwaarder will also help you to get healthy and get moving every week on Wednesday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Register once for the month and get timely reminders.

Check back on this page, as we continue to update the speakers and learn more about the events planned. All events are free and open to all women and those who love and support them. You do not have to be an AARP member to attend, but registration is required.

Event description and registration links:

Women, Power, and Purpose
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 11:30am-1pm PT (2:30pm-4pm ET)
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Women, Power, and Purpose will bring together thought leaders for a conversation about the impact women have in their community and workplace, and public policies.  We will hear about the issues that matter to 50+ women, gain insights into their growing power and how they are shaping the future of our  communities. Speakers include AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond, Multnomah County District 2 County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, the Rev. Andrea Cano, Interim President of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and Oregon State Sen. Deb Patterson.

This event on International Women's Day will kick off AARP Oregon Women’s Summit, a month-long celebration of women that includes various events focused on issue important to 50+ women designed to empower, inspire, and connect women.

Front Porches Movie Screening & Caregiving Conversation
Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.
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*There is no recording of this event available
Today, more than one in five Americans are caregivers. This totals an estimated 53.0 million adults in the United States. Join AARP Oregon as we continue the conversation about caregiving. We’ll be screening Front Porches, an award-winning short film. Director and Producer, Katie Prentiss and members of the film crew will be joining us to discuss the film and their own caregiving experience. Caregiving leaders will join us as part of the conversation panel with audience interaction.

Women Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 11:30 a.m. (2:30pm-4pm ET)
Registration Link
To view recording, copy passcode: zN@2&.M8
and click on this link.
Women entrepreneurs are growing in numbers and in clout. Whether it's a job pivot or an after-retirement dream, more and more women are following their passion by starting their own business. Join AARP Oregon as we talk with Felicia Brown, AARP senior advisor, about entrepreneurship. We'll also hear from Celeste Wong, who followed her dream and now is only one of two female watch makers in the United States. We'll also learn about resources available to entrepreneurs.

Women & Financial Resilience - Telephone Town Hall
Thursday, March 17, 2022 2 p.m.
Registration Link:
*There is no recording of this event available
Women’s financial security was hit hard during the pandemic. Susan Weinstock, AARP Senior Vice President for Financial Resilience Programming, will join AARP Oregon for a telephone townhall and
a frank discussion about how women can create a resilient financial future. Register for the teletownhall and we’ll call you to connect you to the conversation.

Friday, March 25, 2022 11:30 a.m.
Registration Link:
To watch the recording, copy passcode: @Ev7Gbau and click on this Link.
One thing we've learned through this pandemic - life is too short to be stuck in a job that's not where you want to be. Or maybe you've retired and still want to find your career passion. Career Coach Carol Parker Walsh has tips to help you take control of your career path. Join AARP Oregon and other women just like you for an inspiring conversation. It's never too late to take the right path.

Women’s Summit Concert
Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
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*There is no recording of this event available
Join AARP Oregon as we celebrate the music of women. Featured artist for the evening will be Lilli Lewis.
Whippoorwill music brings new talent to the public, fostering the voices of hundreds of musicians. The concert is free, but you must register.  A link for viewing will be sent with your reminder email.

Movies for Grownups Screening - RESPECT
Thursday, March 31, 2022 6:30 p.m.
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*There is no recording of this event available
Join us for a free movie screening of RESPECT, as we close out the Oregon Women's Summit. The movie follows the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom. RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice. It's a movie that resonates with women everywhere. The screening is free, but you must register.

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