Portland (Metro) Chapter Leader
I’m Clarissa Ashley. I grew up in Portland, Oregon. My husband and I moved back to Portland in the mid-90’s to help take care of my aging parents. I was truly fortunate to marry a man as animal crazy as myself. Over the years we’ve co-habituated with 3 dogs, over a dozen cats, 2 cockatiels, several parakeets, a Maluccan Cockatoo, hand raised an abandoned ring-necked turtle dove chick, and bottle-fed a lot of kittens. Currently, we are “owned” by 2 cats.
I was 17 the first time I chose to work for myself. Since then, I’ve been involved in multiple businesses in addition to working in academia, civil service, and the private sector. While my job titles varied, I always ended up being “the girl Friday” in the office with responsibilities over and above what was on job description, even during the years I worked as a vet tech.
C. Ashley Consulting utilizes those “girl Friday” ninja skills to provide administrative and operational management services to small businesses and startups. In addition, I’m involved in eCommerce, low-content book publishing, and as a master herbalist and practitioner I provide customized herbal formulas and natural health supplements for family and friends.
The open, inclusive, and supportive environment of WESOS is what drew me to it. The opportunity to be a part of holding that space for other women entrepreneurs in Portland, and for myself, drew me to put myself forward for the Portland Chapter Leadership. Currently, there is one chapter in Portland, but I envision many more throughout the greater Portland metro area and the Williamite valley.
Join our WESOS Portland Meeting each month and benefit from a community of women that show up to support each other and share resources.
The Portland (Metro), Oregon Chapter meets:
Date: Last Thursday of each month
Time: 6:00 PM PST
Location: Currently on Zoom
You can RSVP, check the meeting schedule and view meeting details on Meetup.
WESOS strongly encourages the purchase of food/beverage at locations that serve during your meeting. Our location partners have offered the use of their facilities to our group free of charge. Please support them with a purchase during the meeting.
Portland (Metro), OR Meetings & Member Events