Portland Monthly Luncheon—The Importance of Building Your Tool Box, Not Your Title

  • 14 Nov 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth


  • Includes 1-year membership fee


Kristen Miale, President of Good Shepherd Food Bank

Our featured speaker has had the opportunity to build her tool box in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. After over a decade in the private equity and business consulting fields and following the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, Kristen began volunteering at hunger relief organizations in her community. And thus began her work with food security.

Join us to learn how Kristen changed and grew her career path by following her passion; building her skills, knowledge, and network of support; and taking advantage of new opportunities.

We will be conducting a virtual food drive at this event to benefit GSFB. For every dollar we raise, GSFB is able to provide four meals or 50 pounds of food! With your donation to the virtual food drive, GSFB can purchase the food that's really needed, and all you have to bring is your generosity and your checkbook!

Kristen Miale

Kristen Miale is the President of Good Shepherd Food Bank (GSFB), Maine's largest hunger relief organization. GSFB works with a network of 400 non-profit organizations to distribute 25 million pounds of food a year throughout the state to people in need.

Before her role as President of GSFB, Kristen was the founder and program director of Cooking Matters Maine, a local chapter of Share Our Strength's nationally recognized cooking and nutrition education program for low-income families. Prior to her work with food security, she worked for over a decade in the private equity and business consulting fields. After volunteering for hunger relief organizations, she decided to make her passion for ending hunger her occupation.

Kristen received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her Masters in Business Administration from Boston University, where she studied both entrepreneurship and non-profit management. Kristen has served as a board member and treasurer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine and is on the board of the Cumberland County Extension Association.

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At this luncheon event at the Portland Country Club located at 11 Foreside Road in Falmouth, MWN members can share their business literature and briefly (15 seconds) introduce themselves to the group. For members and non-members alike this is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with 30-40 other businesswomen.

We love having guests and prospective members! The cost to attend is $25 for members and $30 for non-members and includes a buffet lunch.

Free parking is available at the Portland Country Club. Directions may be found at their website.


Registration and payment for this event is online only and closes at 4:00 PM the Friday prior to the luncheon.  No walk-ins will be admitted, and no payments at the door will be allowed.

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