Posts tagged black women in technology
Creating Access to Tech Jobs

It’s no secret that the tech industry has a hiring problem—we give a lot of lip service about diversity & inclusion, only to see the same homogenous teams at many companies. In this post Kristina revisits an internship program she started with her former manager—PDXWIT’s Megan Bigelow—and discusses the ensuing successes.

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Returning to Work as a New Mom is Hard

A new mom shares her expectations of returning to work versus the reality. Being a new mom in the tech industry can be hard, so on this Mother’s Day let’s remember to celebrate and support each other.

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2019 State of the Community Launch

In 2017, PDXWIT created the State of the Community Survey and began collecting data in an effort to amplify the voices, stories and realities that don’t get the airtime they deserve. Help us ensure your voice is heard by taking 5-8 minutes to complete the 2019 survey and share it broadly via social, your company slack channels and by asking your friends.

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I am an H1B worker. I might get deported, but I am hopeful.

After 10 years in the U.S., a worker in the Portland tech community is finding life as she knew it suddenly in jeopardy after receiving news from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in March. As she fights to stay in a country she considers home, she has found unexpected sources of frustration—as well as support.

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Breaking Free of Trying to Please

Working to prove herself in tech, Jess Stetson earned praise from coworkers and clients. It took time—and a life-changing event—to recognize the bias behind the compliments and learn to use her voice to confront it.  

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Reduce Barriers to Entry Through Meaningful Tech Internships

Internships are an important stepping stone for launching tech careers. Here are a few tips to help companies structure internships that are meaningful, informative, and set the next generation of tech talent up for success.

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Using Adversity to Fuel Your Career

Don’t let gender discrimination you encounter hold you back! Here are some ideas on how to overcome and use these experiences to help motivate you, grow your confidence, and ultimately advance your career.

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