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PDXWIT is a 501c3 non-profit. Any donation helps to transform lives through education, skill-building events, mentorship, and supporting women in the Portland tech community. We sincerely appreciate your contribution to help fuel our purpose and vision.
For me, it would be difficult not to want to be a part of PDXWIT. One of the things I really respect about PDXWIT is that it is a community in search of a people. It asks, “would you like an opportunity to succeed in a new way? Would you like to be part of a new kind of community? Are you willing to move in a new direction, though it may be challenging, and at times even intimidating, because it will, at times, require navigating a largely uncharted territory?
I was amazed at all of the organizations represented and the number of women who had come to just network and to get to know others.
I truly love the PDXWIT slack channels, especially to stay involved in Diversity and Inclusion practices. The D&I slack channel has resulted in some excellent discussions and learning from others. I never leave this channel without some thought-provoking ideas to keep me busy.
I didn’t really consider myself a part of the “tech” community yet, and I was worried I would be one of only a few men there. Even then, I recognized the irony of the tech scene being predominantly male, and me not wanting to be part of the minority at an event.
The next day in class, they were all talking about how amazing the event was, and how there were a ton of people, all genders. I regretted not going. It wasn’t long until another PDXWIT event came up, and I definitely wasn’t going to say “no” the second time.
We believe our organization can create positive change in the tech industry and are seeking sponsors to share in this endeavor. By becoming a sponsor you’ll play a critical role in expanding our community, skill-building events, mentorship, and providing access to jobs and opportunities.