About The Link
“The Link is the only place I can find true peers—women wanting to find support who have already accomplished a lot.”
“The Link is energizing—the women who attend are the women I want to associate with on a professional level.”
“The Link is an organization that provides tools for women leaders to evolve into their best authentic self.”
Why The Link?
The following issues run true for women in their personal and professional experiences:
• Women want to connect with other stimulating women who provide insights through the successes and roadblocks of their lives.
• There is no equivalent to the “Old Boys” network for women.
• It is difficult to search for experts to acquire information for seamless change, knowledge and personal growth.
• In a safe, supportive atmosphere, women are more likely to investigate new ideas and topics.
• There are fantastic women who deserve to be spotlighted as role models.
The Link was created as a response to these issues. It provides an opportunity to connect with talented experts, mentors and peers who want to share their experiences and knowledge. It offers programs that encourage creativity and curiosity. The Link has created a community of women who can provide support and resources for both career and personal growth.
The Link is a way to celebrate what we’ve achieved in life, and where we’re going. In an article in Town and Country magazine (January, 2004) author Anne Taylor Fleming captured this sentiment perfectly: “There’s a definite, if unstated, celebratory thrill to our camaraderie, a shared sense of the sweetness of the moment and the dues paid to get here.”
The Link is a company that provides pathways to identify and use one’s inherent talents, opening doors to help business and individuals clarify their VISION.
The Link is a safe place to cultivate an influential VOICE.
The Link provides access to a COMMUNITY of renowned experts, peers and mentors.
The Link For All provides business consultation to companies of any size CUSTOMIZING Workshops, Seminars and Keynote Addresses to the needs of your business.
The Link For You offers innovative leadership resources to help women look DEEPER to clarify their Vision, using their Voice to leverage their Community for support. The Link For You includes 1:1 Executive Coaching, Workshops such as “Getting to Next” and “Making Yourself Memorable” and the acclaimed multi-month program “A Seat at the Table”,
The Link For Women is all about the SHARED EXPERIENCE of peer fellowship that helps women reach their full potential by connecting with other accomplished women who want to continue to learn and be inspired. The Link For Women includes the highly popular Speaker Series and Member Events, and many other ways to make the most of your membership in The Link.
About The Team
Cindy Tortorici, CEO/Founder
After a 25-year corporate career as a business strategist and executive for big brands Nike Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue and May Company, Cindy Tortorici invented The Link For Women in March 2004. “The Link” has become a go-to resource for women to create their vision, cultivate an influential voice in order to leverage their community to reach their goals. Tortorici is a business consultant, executive coach, connector and mentor.
Tortorici is a contributor to the Amazon best-seller, 42 Rules for Creating WE,(rules 7 & 9) has been highlighted in EVOLUTIONARIES: The Missing Link in Your Organizational Chart. She was named One of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Town by the NW Women’s Journal in 2007.
She is a civic leader and supports the American Heart Association as a 2010 GoRed Ambassador and Board Member from 2011-2013. She is also a member of the International Visitors Committee for the World Affairs Council. She was a Trustee for Oregon Ballet Theatre for 9 years and Girls Inc of NW Oregon for 3 years. She has been married to John for 18 years and lives in Portland, OR. Cindy is passionate about her family and friends, cooking, traveling to the national parks, anything Italian, golf, and her family home in La Quinta, Ca.
“Cindy is a well connected, focused leader who understands how to pull people together for a common cause. She is smart, tenacious, witty and driven. I have loved working with Cindy and being a part of her network. She is uniquely talented and delivers nonstop contagious energy!”
“Cindy is a“connector”. By “connector” I refer to her extraordinary ability to connect people, especially women to other women. She is knowledgeable and polished as a communicator of ideas and effective in initiating and promoting events of relevance. She is an accomplished communicator to diverse groups and always performs her events with extraordinary composure and professionalism to diverse audiences. I believe her intellect and achievements merit my highest compliments to her unique ability to mentor and build relationships.”
Kathy Zettl-Schaffer, Project Manager
Kathy has provided a foundation for Cindy and The Link since February 2008.
Do what you love, love what you do, and love where you live! That’s the mantra that Kathy fulfilled five years ago when she and her husband uprooted their family and relocated to Portland from the Washington, DC metro area. The move has realigned priorities that had gone astray, re-shifting focus on things that are important and enjoying all the beautiful things life has to offer.
Sixteen years ago, Kathy made the choice to put her engineering R&D career on hiatus in order to experience the day-to-day joy and laughter as a stay-at-home mom. She has committed many volunteer hours in the classroom and in the community, mentoring to young girls who have an interest in engineering, technology or the arts. In addition to connecting smart women at The Link, she supports the TechStart Education Foundation as Program Manager, providing K-12 Teacher Technology Training.
The passions in Kathy’s life include classical music, theater, the Dallas Cowboys, backpacking and Portland! She has been married for 21 years to Matthew, her adoring and supportive college sweetheart. They are proud parents of 3 wonderful sons, a beautiful daughter and new baby boy born in 2010!
Robin Fee, Administrative Assistant
After a four year career sabbatical, Robin stepped back into the workforce by joining The Link in the spring of 2012. Prior to deciding to stay home with her two young children, Robin was fortunate to work at Microsoft for 10 years as a financial analyst at corporate headquarters, and a business analyst and account manager at MSN in the field. Robin and her husband, David, moved four times over 10 years, between Seattle, Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, before finally settling down in their hometown of Portland in 2005.
The Link, LLC
13500 SW Pacific Hwy., Suite 58 #121 | Tigard, OR | 97223
503.709.8041 | 503.590.1746 fax
Join The Link to:
Clarify your VISION
Cultivate an influential VOICE and communicate what you want
Tap into your COMMUNITY of experts, peers and mentors