Published by The Source Weekly

According to a recent report from the Women’s Foundation of Oregon, an estimated one million Oregon women and girls have experienced some form of sexual or domestic violence. Meanwhile, working Oregonian women earn between 53 and 83 cents for every dollar men in Oregon earn, making for one of the largest wealth gaps in the nation. On Oct. 29, the sold-out TEDxBendWomen event aims to address those issues and work on solutions.

Now in its second official year, TEDxBendWomen is following a different format from the typical cadre of speakers and performers. Instead, the event will be more interactive, with a panel discussion, small and large group dialogues, and live streaming of a portion of the main TEDWomen event. Panelists will include Luanne Abrams, manager of FoundersPad; Emily Evans, director of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon; and Kim Paxton-Hagner, regional leader of CTZNWELL. [Read More…]