14 of Portland’s most innovative minds have collaborated with a fashion designer to create the purses of their dreams.
Thanks to all of our sponsors for their commitment to invest in strong, smart, bold girls.
Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan | Chubb Group of Insurance Companies | Convergence Networks | Deloitte | Hoddick Photography | Legacy Emanuel Medical Center | PAGATIM | PCC Structurals | Perkins Coie | The Mahaffy Group at Realty Trust | Stoel Rives, LLP | Tonkon Torp, LLP | U.S. Bank | Waldron HR | Webtrends | Wells Fargo | Wyse Kadish LLP
Special thanks to: TIS Digital Printing & Graphics
Thank you for your support at the 8th annual Power of the Purse presented by The Standard, last Friday, March 8th at the Portland Art Museum. Thanks to you this year was the most successful yet! We raised over $250,000! … Read More »
Tomorrow’s the BIG day and we’re ready! Have you thought about which exciting items to bid for? Here is are the all of the purses that will be auctioned tomorrow night!
PURSE-O-NALITY: Katherine Durham
DESIGNER: MO & CO
There’s nothing… Read More »
We are getting so excited for Power of the Purse on Friday, March 8, 2013! Like all great events, there is a lot of planning and preparation that goes on for months before the event itself can happen. A big… Read More »
Join us for a night filled with great shopping for a great cause at Girls Inc.’s 3rd annual Boutique Night!
Boutique Night will feature Portland’s trendiest designers and boutiques all in one location — The Portland Art Museum, Friday March… Read More »
Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon is fortunate to have a diverse and talented bunch of girls group facilitators to support our mission of inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold. One of these facilitators, Leslie Trabant, comes to us… Read More »
We recently caught up with Bianca Pettinari, the creative mind behind BD503. Before launching BD503, Bianca designed collections for international brands such as: Donna Karan Collection, John Galliano, Coach, Blumarine, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, Blugirl, Bruno Magli, Costume National, Cole… Read More »
Listen to the stories of Girls Inc. of NW Oregon on PAGATIM.fm!
Tune in to PAGATIM.fm to hear the stories behind this year’s Power of the Purse Purse-o-nalities and members of the Girls Inc. of NW… Read More »
“Meet everybody,” advises designer Carol Risley, because “you are going to come across someone that you never knew could exist. And when you meet that person, it’s going to just turn the light on for you.”
Growing up, Carol always… Read More »
Kim Malek nurtured her passion for innovation throughout her career and hoped to open her own business one day with the goal of creating community gathering places. In May 2011 Malek opened her own small business, Salt & Straw Ice… Read More »
Everyone is raving about Beyonce’s outstanding halftime performance during Super Bowl XLVII, but we were also thrilled to see Bibi McGill, one of our purse-o-nalities from Power of the Purse 2012 and Beyonce’s guitarist, tearing it up on stage. Check… Read More »
You are invited to Girls Inc of NW Oregon’s 8th Annual Power of the Purse Fundraising Gala Friday March 8, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum!
The event doors open at 4:30 pm for our 3rd annual Boutique Night featuring… Read More »
Chirstina Castillo learned to be strong smart and bold over time, she says “Being strong takes courage, being smart takes hard work and determination and being bold takes standing up for yourself no matter what.”
Read on to find out… Read More »
Welcome two more Power of the Purse 2013 purse-o-nalities!
Katherine Durham is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Standard Insurance Company. She is responsible for corporate-wide marketing strategy, marketing communications and programs, product marketing and interactive marketing, as… Read More »
Always follow your heart and you can’t go wrong, advises Btwn Wind & Water owner and designer Mariah Rich, “this is your life, you get to create it.”
Btwn Wind & Water is a handmade accessory line devoted to simple… Read More »
Power of the Purse may only happen one night a year, but the impact resonates throughout the Portland area year-round. Having the capacity to recruit and train talented facilitators is key to the fulfillment of Girls Inc. mission to empower… Read More »
We are happy to begin introducing the Power of the Purse 2013 purse-o-nalities! Purse-o-nalities have been paired with Portland’s most talented designers (this one for instance, and another) to create one-of-a-kind handbags for the Power of the Purse live auction.… Read More »
We talked with designer and second time Power of the Purse participant, Kayrene Kelley of Leather Girl Kelley, to learn more about her work, why she supports Girls Inc. and what makes her strong, smart and bold. Kelley designs one… Read More »
We are thrilled to have Ellington Handbags joining our mélange of talented designers for this year’s Power of the Purse event. Ellington wants to change the world one bag at a time by creating durable, casual chic handbags for confident… Read More »
Four fantastic Portland designers are back again to support Power of the Purse 2013. Thanks to Carol Risley, Leather Girl Kelley, BD503 and Mo & Co for your continued support!
Carol Risley designs are the perfect blend of… Read More »
Save the Date for the 2013 Power of the Purse – Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum!… Read More »
Bringing people together. Over 450 guests converged at the Portland Art Museum last March to mingle, shop and support the girls in our community. Local boutiques and vendors showcased their finest during Boutique Night while Purse-o-Nalities and designers watched proudly… Read More »