Featured Member companies 




Dr. Lin Carson graduated from the Department of Grain Science with a master's degree and a PhD in 2002. During her term as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors at ASB, Lin lead the launch of the Product Development Competition for the Society. She is passionate about the commercial industry and has mentored many young professionals and women in this industry. In 2003, she invented a baking process for an in-store bake off program, which lead to the creation of a bakery cafe in Denver, CO. After closing the cafe and selling the patent, she ventured on to Wendy’s. In 2007, she started the R&D program and baking lab at Wendy's New Bakery Company in Ohio.

 In 2013, she moved to Portland, OR, to fill the position of Director of Technical Services at Dave's Killer Bread (DKB), where she was in charge of food safety, quality, co-manufacturing and R&D procedures. During this time, Lin found a gap in technical information sharing in this industry. In 2014, Lin left DKB to start BAKERpedia to fill this gap. Today, BAKERpedia is the world’s only on-line technical resource and platform for the commercial baking industry.

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Maryam behrouzi 

founder / ceo, spela cosmetics 

SPELA Cosmetics is a Portland, Oregon based company that is committed to creating high quality, long wearing formulas that are vegan, cruelty free and non-toxic.

We launched in October 2016 with a line of specially formulated Matte Liquid Lipsticks in 8 truly wearable shades that are beautiful on their own, or can be blended to create customized shades that are only limited by your imagination. 


In this day and age, we believe there's no reason that your makeup shouldn't be vegan and cruelty free.  We are committed to creating formulas that are always vegan and cruelty free.


We watch our ingredients so you don't have to.  There are only 11 ingredients that are banned by the U.S. for use in cosmetics, while in Europe they have banned over 1300 ingredients!  We hold ourselves to his higher standard, and make all of our products E.U. Compliant so you can feel confident about what you put on your body. 


Our products are made from start to finish in the U.S.A.  This means we know exactly what is going into our formulas, and we're helping our local economy thrive.  More importantly, we can be confident that everyone involved in making our products has safe working conditions, and is paid well. 


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VOXA POD™, based in Portland, Oregon, is a patent-pending, innovative menstrual cup for women--a healthier, more eco-responsible alternative to pads and tampons. All VOXA POD™ menstrual cups are manufactured in the United States using FDA approved medical grade silicone, as well as complying with our own stringent standards as a company that seeks the very best for women's health and the environment.

Anywhere from 10-40% of girls in the developing world drop out of school as a result of unmet menstrual health needs. As a benefit company, it is our vision to create a world where every girl can stay in school because she has access to safe, effective, and sustainable period care. VOXA POD™ funds solutions that address the menstrual health crisis in the most sustainable ways through partnerships in the field. We partner with high-impact organizations that build sustainable solutions in collaboration with local communities, allowing us to identify and meet the most crucial needs.


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Fitlandia® - change that starts with the mind. Unlike other “dieting” programs available, Fitlandia is radically different (and the first of its kind)! We focus on changing from the mind out.

Through our foundation in Mind Zoning®, we provide people with a process to shift their mental patterns, behaviors, and attitudes around food and exercise so they can leave behind old habits and free themselves from dieting for good. 

After a highly successful 23-yr career in corporate hospitality, Christa King made a major career shift becoming a certified nutritional therapist, hypnotherapist, and life coach. In 2015, she self-funded and launched Fitlandia®, an online membership website with a mission to help people make healthy lifestyle changes starting with their mind, through a process she calls Mind Zoning®. When she’s not working on Fitlandia, Christa continues to offer private one-on one sessions for business, health and life coaching.




Nadia Minaev is a founder of FarmGalaxy, mobile platform that connects local farmers with their customers. Nadia is passionate about quality and healthy food, sustainability and supporting local businesses. FarmGalaxy brings it all together.

Prior to founding FarmGalaxy, Nadia graduated from one of the top 15 Computer Science schools Worldwide with two master degrees – in Math and in Computer Science. She then worked as a software engineer for many world-wide technology leaders such as HP, Intel, Nike. She has long standing record of delivering high quality software products to the market.

Nadia, as a very experienced tech professional, is passionate about bringing more women into tech industry and tech entrepreneurship and helping women to advance their careers in this area.