About The Link
Why The Link?
- 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 is a safe place to cultivate an influential VOICE.
Professional Development - Learn More
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”
Membership - Learn More
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
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 and 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 is a Portland Business Journal 2016 Woman of Influence and was named One of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Town by the NW Women’s Journal.
Tortorici is a civic leader and has supported several non profits focused on women, girls and the arts. She has supported the American Heart Association as a 2010 GoRed Ambassador and Board Member from 2011- 2017. She is on a Go To Girl and has been an adviser for Girls Inc of the Pacific NW. She is a member of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon. She was a Trustee for Oregon Ballet Theatre for 9 years and has been a member of the International Visitors Committee for World Oregon as well as a board member for the Africa focused non profit, Jami Moja.
She has been married to John for 23 years and lives in Portland, OR. Cindy is passionate about her family and friends, cooking, traveling to the national parks, anything Italian, and golf.
What People are Saying About Cindy
Martine joins The Link for Women looking to hone her professional voice and learn from Cindy and other inspiring mentors about sustainable female leadership. Originally a native of Chicago, she spent the next twelve years in North Carolina earning her bachelor’s degree, launching her career, and starting a family. Besides helping to develop, implement, and teach the first dual language program in the county, Martine also spearheaded a school-wide philanthropy initiative. She is passionate about advocating for youth in the community and has served as a teacher, mentor, and coach. Martine is proud to call Portland her new home and enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband and two children.