Congratulations to Janine Gates and Leesha Posey (both Class 64). Recently, they were nominated by a jury of their peers for the City of Portland’s 2018 Women’s Empowerment (WE) Persist award, in conjunction with Women’s History Month.
Here's what their nominations said:
Janine is a serious advocate for women, youth, and people of color. She volunteers her time working with communities of color and young people, and at the City, does the same. She is a true aspiring leader and will do great things for our world and for the City!
Leesha is an exceptional person. - In her role at BPS she is building relationships with Portland's minority owned businesses and assisting them with creating greener spaces and practices.- She volunteers on a community housing committee to ensure voices from marginalized communities are heard.- She is a master recycler and uses her time/skills to uplift the voices of black and brown individuals.- She volunteers with Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) and advocate for their needs with the City and Portland community.- She believes in the career mobility of all women and individuals of color. - she is my mentor and a mentor to so many other individuals. Leesha spends countless hours ensuring our vulnerable communities' voices are heard and needs are met. Everything Leesha does is for the benefit our community.