Firm recognized for being 100 percent women-owned and operated 


PORTLAND, Ore. (September 28, 2018) — A.wordsmith, a boutique communications firm specializing in thought leadership public relations and writing, earned spot number 25 on Portland Business Journal’s 2018 list of Oregon and SW Washington’s Most-Diverse Private Companies.

The Portland Business Journal considered five key factors when finalizing this  year’s list: minority-ownership percentage; minority-employee percentage; women-ownership percentage; women-employee percentage; and LGBTQ-ownership percentage. The racial minority factors were given double the weight of the other three metrics to determine the final ranking. At the time of the survey, A.wordsmith was 100 percent female owned with 100 percent of employees also being women. In September 2018, A.wordsmith welcomed its first male employee.

“A.wordsmith places great value on diversity and inclusion,” said Ann Smith, president, A.wordsmith. “We’re honored to be on this list among other great companies and support every effort to have a strong and diverse workplace in Portland.”

A.wordsmith is certified by the State of Oregon as a Minority Business Enterprise and Women Business Enterprise.


Founded in 2009, A.wordsmith is a boutique communications firm specializing in thought leadership public relations. The firm’s core areas of expertise are media relations, writing, corporate positioning, social media and design. Strategically designed and delivered, A.wordsmith’s brand of PR is a uniquely powerful tool. It challenges. It differentiates. It starts relationships and enhances existing ones. And it drives sales with high-value customers like nothing else. Clients of A.wordsmith include Mammoth HR, ProKarma, Propeller, Levy Restaurants, OVO and IDL Worldwide.

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Hannah Sewell