Cheryl Perrin has been one of Oregon’s most influential women leaders of the past 40 years, playing a key role in Oregon’s environmental leadership, its progress on human rights, and its economic growth. She has been honored as Oregon’s Woman of the Year, winner of the Lucille Hart Award, and the Basic Rights Oregon Outstanding Citizen, and also received the Multnomah County Human Rights award for her tireless commitment to civil rights. She has served on numerous boards and commissions over the years, including Commissioner for the Port of Portland. Perrin was a senior executive officer with Fred Meyer, Inc. for 23 years, and in that role provided progressive leadership for Oregon’s business community. She is very proud of her 4 daughters and 9 granddaughters. Perhaps, in part, because of this, she is a clear and loud voice for women’s issues, especially for an end to discrimination in the workplace.