About The Speaker
Natalie Ruiz is the CEO of AnswerConnect. Her career began as a temporary employee and she often ten says that her path to success has been unconventional — and that’s one of the aspects that fuels her to continue to challenge assumptions about what work, success, and the concept of what balance in life looks like. Natalie is an award-winning executive who has been recognized with awards for Female Executive of the Year and for Women Helping Women by the Stevie Award Association and a Woman of Influence by the Portland Business Journal. She writes and publishes a series on Medium highlighting powerful women, is a mentor, serves on the board of directors for PDXWIT, and is a keynote speaker.