October Monthly Event: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Speaker: Joy Fowler, MBA, CDP, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

In her role, Joy provides diversity programs that help to build strong internal community relationships at the Port of Portland. The connection between a well-maintained diversity strategy, robust programming, and a strong workforce is at the core of Joy's passion and belief in DE&I work. Prior to the Port, Joy worked in the area of diversity and inclusion for 5 year at the largest regional financial institution in Oregon, where she designed and implemented the diversity strategy, internal programming and measurements for success.

Diversity in the workplace is critical for innovation, different perspectives and more. This discussion will focus on what we mean by the term “diversity” and who we’re talking about. Why diversity is important for any workforce. Understanding the difference between Affirmative Action and Diversity and how a company or hiring manager can affect change immediately.
Join us virtually or in person. The speaker will be presenting virtually.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time: 4:30 PM – registration opens at 4:00 PM,
presentation begins at 4:30 PM

Location: Parker, Smith & Feek, 200 SW Market Street, Suite 750, Portland, OR 97201

Virtual Attendance:
Meeting ID: 822 0220 7505, Passcode: 751333

RSVP: RSVP by October 12th. RSVP required for in-person and virtual attendance. To RSVP:
(1) Submit payment using the PayPal links below, OR
(2) RSVP by email to ExecutiveVPOregonRIMS@gmail.com and pay at the door.

$15 RIMS Members PayPal Link
$10 RRP/Student PayPal Link
$25 Non-Member PayPal Link
Virtual: Free

Oregon RIMS observes health and safety recommendations from the CDC and local government entities. Registration is capped at 25 or less in-person participants. In-person participants are required to wear a face covering indoors and maintain social distance.

Any questions, please reach out to Nick Warren, VP of Communications, at nawarren@psfinc.com


  • Save the Date - May Virtual Meeting: Global Supply, Global Risk

    Save the Date - May Virtual Meeting: Global Supply, Global Risk

    We will be hosting a virtual meeting Thursday, May 21st 2020 from 4pm-5pm where we will be joined by James MacDonnell, Director, Crisis Management and Business Continuity, BDO, who will review the various aspects of risk in managing supply chains such as complexities, global exposures, the depth of disruptions, and emerging risks, including the current risk environment with COVD-19. Differences in insuring recall versus contamination will be explored as will best practices for handling claims and maximizing recoveries.

    “Bring” a young professional or Rising Risk Professional. Email us to let us know you and your guest are both attending, and you’ll be entered into a raffle!

    Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2020
    Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Zoom Information to Follow

    RSVP: email ExecutiveVPOregonRIMS@gmail.com

    The meeting is FREE and response is not required, but please RSVP if you plan to attend so that we can estimate attendance.

  • Spencer Educational Foundation 2020 Internship Program

    Spencer Educational Foundation 2020 Internship Program

    The Spencer Educational Foundation Internship Grant Application is online to apply now for 2020 Summer Internship Program Grants. Through our summer internships, students learn about the field in a real world business setting where they can quickly apply what they know, respond to new experiences, and begin to develop contacts in the industry. The Foundation provides grants of up to $7,500 to provide these experiential learning opportunities. Deadline is Thursday, January 9, 2020. If you have interest, please let someone on the Oregon RIMS Board know and we can put you in touch with a company that has hosted an intern in the past who can speak to the value of the experience. Additional Spencer Information

  • November 2019 Event: Rising Risk Professional Networking Happy Hour

    November 2019 Event:
    Rising Risk Professional Networking Happy Hour  

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
    4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Pips & Bounce, The Garage
    833 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97214

  • November Lunch Meeting

    November Lunch Meeting:
    Employee Theft/Fraud: The Thief in Your Company

    Tiffany Couch, CPA, CFF, CFE - CEO/Founder Acuity Forensics

    Thursday, November 21st, 2019

    Registration begins at 11:30 AM

    Lunch & Presentation at 12:00 PM (Noon)

    Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

    1849 SW Salmon, Portland Oregon

    Two ways to RSVP:  Pay early with Paypal links in the attached document or by email to executiveVPOregonRIMS@gmail.com

    Please submit payment or RSVP by Friday, November 15th, 2019


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