Woman Led Announces its Inaugural Executive Director
Join us in Welcoming Ms. Amy Jermain
707 SW Washington St. Ste 1100
Portland, Oregon 97205
Portland, OR, January 22, 2019 – Portland-based nonprofit Woman Led, the city’s only peer mentorship-driven organization for scalable woman-owned companies, is pleased to announce its first Executive Director —Ms. Amy Jermain. Under her leadership, the organization will move into a new growth phase. Jermain will oversee program development, build new coalitions and partnerships that enhance opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and solidify Woman Led’s contribution to inclusive and diverse mentorship and business support.
"We've seen time and time again, a growing demand for the services that Woman Led provides to the community, and making this strategic hire will not only help us expand the reach, but do it more effectively,” said Amanda Wilson, founding Woman Led Board Member. “We are thrilled about adding Amy to our team and bringing her level of expertise into the fold."
Jermain, a strategic planning consultant and former chef, holds a Masters degree in International Development Economics from the University of Kent at Brussels. Her experience has taken her all over the world to explore micro-entrepreneurship and capacity building within informal and emerging economies. Her commitment to improving the resiliency and self-sufficiency of minority groups is reflected in her work at the United Nations World Programme, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Friends International.
“I am over the moon at the opportunity to partner with the fierce women of Woman Led and build upon the path for which they all have so passionately forged,” says Jermain. “The organization is perfectly poised to expand and develop its role in Portland’s female founder space – to create impactful and meaningful economic empowerment for our women.”
Jermain joins the organization fresh from Cambodia, where she managed vocational training programs for marginalized youth throughout Southeast Asia.
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About Woman Led
Woman Led, headquartered at Nedspace, is a Portland, Oregon-based non-profit organization founded in 2016 that serves scalable women led companies by convening peer-to-peer mastermind groups. The young organization convenes weekly mastermind groups, and community events in service of its mission to create a business community in which women entrepreneurs have equitable access to success. Our community of support allows female entrepreneurs to troubleshoot in real-time, share vetted resources, pool networks and connect with high-caliber CEOs – to serve the higher purpose of empowering a community of women led companies to build profitable and sustainable businesses that will positively impact the overall economy.