UO to Host TEDx Talk

EUGENE, Ore. — A local CEO will speak about issues surrounding women in the workplace this Saturday at the University of Oregon. This TEDx event is independently organized through the UO and will explore the ways diversity fuels creativity. Sabrina Parsons, the CEO of the Eugene-based company Palo Alto Software, is one of the event’s … Continue reading »

New Eugene Women’s Center Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — There was much rejoicing Saturday morning at the grand opening of the Eugene Mission’s Women’s Center. The director says it’s been a long time coming. “It did take about a year and a half to build and you know it was a slow but steady process. And I think you’ll find out … Continue reading »

New Women’s Center Set to Open

EUGENE, Ore. — A new building at the Eugene Mission is shining bright. Outside, the flowers are planted and the landscape is in. Inside, workers are busy checking off the last-minute to-do list, putting up hooks for coats and installing a security system. After more than a year of construction, the new $1.6 million women’s … Continue reading »

Midwife Conference Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — A local publication for midwives is kicking off its annual conference for experts in home births. At the Eugene Hilton, hundreds of people gathered for the annual Midwifery Today Conference. Organizers are hopeful that the event will encourage people to learn more about the process. “I’m just interested in listening. This is … Continue reading »

Group Prevents Smoking During Pregnancy

EUGENE, Ore. — A local health care group is pushing to get women to stop smoking during pregnancy. Trillium Community Health Plan invested $180,000 to start a prevention initiative to cut down on the number of pregnant women smoking during pregnancy, and they’re offering monetary incentives to women who quit. To do this, the health … Continue reading »

Int’l Women’s Day Focuses on Violence

  EUGENE, Ore. — March 8th is International Women’s Day, a holiday that’s been celebrated in the U.S. since the early 1900s. Several groups across the Eugene and Springfield area are using this day to empower local women. Combating domestic violence has been the common theme for a few different events happening in response to … Continue reading »

International Women’s Day

(CNN) — Friday Mar. 8, is a day to honor the achievements of women past and present, it’s International Women’s Day. The day’s an annual celebration of women’s political, economic and social accomplishments. Lost for inspiration? A few quotes from a few powerful women on International Women’s Day. “If you can find something that you’re … Continue reading »