Support local women entrepreneurs at The Boss-A-Thon culinary experience

Join others who are passionate about advancing female-owned businesses while enjoying a four-course prix-fixe meal.

Amanda Mailey stands in front of a display case holding canned beverages and other colorful packaged goods.

Amanda Mailey will serve as the event’s keynote speaker, discussing how best to empower and financially support women founders.

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A local Filipina-owned marketing and business consultancy is working to support “women of color small business founders” in Oregon by providing networking opportunities, resources, and grants. To further its mission, ALIST LLC is gearing up to host its inaugural The Boss-A-Thon fundraiser.

Taking place Wednesday, March 20, 5-9 p.m., at Southeast Portland restaurant Akadi, The Boss-A-Thon will feature a four-course dinner paired with “a boss women-led discussion” facilitated by Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone, a culture and diversity specialist, speaker, activist, and philanthropist. Money raised through the event will benefit ALIST’s Women Supporting Women (WSW) program and Community Fund.

“‘Shop local’ and ‘shop BIPOC’ are important calls-to-action, but this inaugural event showcases much more than that,” said ALIST owner Amanda Mailey. “Investing in BIPOC-owned businesses is a strategy to build equity in power and leadership in the world.”

The Boss-A-Thon is open to all. Tickets are $150.