Krista Koehl Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series was named after our friend, colleague, and former WIE board member, Krista Koehl, who died on September 6, 2013.  A founding member of WIE, Krista was a strong and gifted leader and an enthusiastic supporter of WIE’s mission, educational programs, and networking opportunities. We will be forever grateful for her support and guidance.

To honor her life and achievements, Krista’s alma mater, Lewis & Clark Law School, has set up a scholarship fund in her name. For more information on how to contribute, please visit the link below:

The WIE Professional Development Committee welcomes your input, if you have  ideas for future events, please contact on of the committee members:

Committee Members – Portland, Oregon

Committee Members – Seattle, Washington



WIE is excited to announce the theme of the series this year is “Transitions,”

Transitions in Professional Careers – Reinventing Yourself, September 9, 2015, 7:30-9:00 AM.

Career Transitions Workshop with Pat Burke, professional career coach on March 4, 2015, 7:30-9:00 AM.


Communications Skills Workshop: Giving and Receiving Feedback with Berry Kruijning of Crowning Communications

Effectively Communicating with Agencies panel discussion with representatives from several government agencies and attorneys

US Representative Suzanne Bonamici, a discussion with the Congresswoman for the First District of Oregon


“Finding Your Voice” with Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, a discussion with Oregon’s first female Attorney General

Book Discussion, “How Remarkable Women Lead” by Joanne Barsh and Susie Cranston – applying lessons learned to your life

Women in Leadership Panel featuring remarkable women leaders in the environmental field