2017 PDXWIT Award Winners


Katharine Nester

Chief Product and Technology Officer at Ruby Receptionists

Katharine was chosen as the Best Contributor of 2017 as a result of her relentless efforts and accomplishments in closing the gender gap in tech by achieving a sought-after employee base of 50% women, including engineering roles.


Tanya Crenshaw

Senior Software Engineer at New Relic

Tanya was chosen as the Best Speaker of 2017 after being nominated by our community for her lead role in our "Become a Workplace Ally" and officially selected as the winner for her performance at the Women + Tech Holiday Party Best Speaker runoff.