Upcoming Events

Women, wealth & well-being

February 13th, 2024

Join SWE Columbia River and FirstTech Credit Union for a financial session aimed toward women to start the New Year with a good financial mindset!

There is no denying that women are earning and controlling more wealth than ever before and have become powerful influencers in household investment and financial decisions. However, according to a recent New York Life Investments survey, over 40% of women investors lack confidence in their knowledge of the market, and 29% lack confidence in their ability to make decisions between investment options.

Join this presentation and help us make those statistics a thing of the past. Our special guest presenter, Kimberlee Bouska, will share introductory concepts to help women become more empowered with their finances. She will also share how to take these concepts and apply them to set and define your financial goals for you and your family.

Join to learn:

How women can take ownership of their financial well-being
Saving and investing strategies specifically for women
Steps to developing healthy financial habits

Presented by

Kimberlee Bouska, CFP®, CRPC®, CDFA
Investment Management Consultant
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Addison Avenue Investment Services
Visit Kimberlee’s Website

RSVP here (free)

Volunteer Opportunities

St. Mary’s Academy FIRST Robotics Team

The largest all-female team in the FIRST Robotics competition is looking for mentors to help during M-Th 3:30 PM-6 PM, Sat 10 AM-12 PM at St. Mary’s Academy in downtown Portland. They are looking forward to building a robot in the upcoming spring competition season and are looking for mentors in software, mechanical, robotics, hardware, software engineering as well as project management. Please reach out to coaches Charlotte Gemmell charlotte.gemmell@smapdx.org and Savannah Scott savannah.scott@smapdx.org to coordinate availability.

Volunteer with STEM Like a Girl

Consider volunteering for the following upcoming opportunities at the two workshops scheduled for the Fall in the area:

  • April 14th workshop from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at Portland State University Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

To volunteer as a mentor, please sign up here. For more information, visit stemlikeagirl.org.

Become a STEAM Coach

These are the real success stories of Oregon MESA — and for 35 years and counting, they’ve made it their mission to bring equity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education to students of color, low-income youth, and girls, students who may never experience these opportunities elsewhere. For a “look” into what they do at MESA and our strategic updates for this school year, please check out our All Partners Meeting if you haven’t already, on our YouTube channel via this link.

Consider becoming a STEAM COACH by learning more from this flyer. Please also save the date and volunteer at the following events:

College Exploration Day at PSU Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science on December 2nd, 2023

Demo Day in Salem at Willamette University on March 1st, 2024

Demo Day in Portland at The Redd on Salmon on March 2nd, 2024 (SWE-CRS will be participating as an organization and we’ll be looking for volunteers closer to the event)
MESA Day on May 17th, 2024 (SWE-CRS will be participating as an organization and we’ll be looking for volunteers closer to the event).