ExpiredAnnual Dinner

Serilda Summers-McGee Owner,
Workplace Change, LLC

Serilda Summers-McGee, MBA, M.Ed keynote speech will be about the intersectionality of women in leadership – Being true to your authentic self, unapologetically, and supporting one another in our efforts to do so.

The focus of her discussion will be about her professional journey in Human Resource and gaining the courage to start her own company.  Serilda will explore the trends she has seen in the workplace amongst women.  Specifically, she will share where she sees opportunities to come together more seamlessly.  Intersectionality will be the focus of her keynote; where race, gender, and entrepreneurialism collide.

Serilda Summers-McGee is the Owner of Workplace Change, LLC, a company that exists to help organizations realize workplace excellence. She is also author of the book Change the Workgame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce, which instructs readers on the best and worst practices of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce using case studies from Serilda’s consulting experiences.

Prior to launching her company, Ms. Summers-McGee held previous roles as the Human Resources and Workforce Development Director for the Portland Development Commission, Human Resources Director for the Oregon Department of Education,  Talent Planning Manager at Kaiser Permanente Northwest and she was the first executive director for Partners in Diversity, an affiliate of the Portland Business Alliance, where she worked with human resources departments at companies throughout the region on strategies to recruit and retain executives of color. She has more than 15 years of experience in government, higher education, and corporate environments with experience across a broad range of HR practices. Ms. Summers-McGee received a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Ball State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Willamette University.

She is a board member of Meals on Wheels Oregon, Stand for Children, and Willamette University’s Atkinson Business School. In 2014 she received the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty award for professional excellence, leadership and community commitment. And in 2018 she received the Portland Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award for blazing a trail personally and professionally for other women to follow.


  • September 23, 2019
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


404 SE 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97214

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