Volunteer Info Night
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Info Night

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our Fall volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

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Women of Color in Tech
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Women of Color in Tech

Have you ever gone above and beyond your job role only to feel emotionally drained? These days, emotional labor is all inclusive. Being expected to do things for free in order to get the job done while keeping your emotions in check all fall under emotional labor. Join us at the Port of Portland while we explore and discuss ways of lifting women up and creating a support group at work.

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Experienced Women In Tech
Nov
12
5:30 PM17:30

Experienced Women In Tech

Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for a while? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

Ageism is alive and well in business in general, and perhaps even more so in tech. With many colleagues younger than you—including your boss—you may feel marginalized, unseen, or feel your skills are not as valued as they should be.

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Money Talks
Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

Money Talks

Come break some taboos and hear our panelists discuss basic, traditional, and alternative approaches to thinking about our finances. Does everyone have a budget? What should I do with my 401k, or what if I don’t have one? What money habits are the best in your 20s/30s/40s...? How can I get a raise? Can I retire when I’m 40?

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November Happy Hour Networking Event
Nov
19
4:30 PM16:30

November Happy Hour Networking Event

PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Simple for a special edition happy hour on November 19th as part of the Give!Guide drive!

The theme of the evening is Supporting our Community.
Let’s connect at Simple and talk about how we can really show up and support one another. New Relic is also going to be matching the first $3k to PDXWIT as part of #givingtuesday!

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Vancouver Mixer
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Vancouver Mixer

At the event, we’ll have plenty of networking time. Our speaker, Shauna Prince, will show us Everyone is a Leader - how to lead no matter what your job title says. Shauna is a Leadership Coach with Prince Coaching and Consulting. She will share how to break through limiting beliefs to take your leadership to the next level, whether or not you are technically a people leader.

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5th Annual PDXWIT Celebration + Awards Ceremony Women + Tech Holiday Party
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

5th Annual PDXWIT Celebration + Awards Ceremony Women + Tech Holiday Party

Join us Wednesday, December 11th at Bumped for our 5th Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony!

2019 has been another big year for the PDXWIT and we are thrilled to come together at bumped, for the FIFTH year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished. The theme of the event will be Celebrating our Community. In honor of our theme, Celebrating Community, our conversation starter for the night will be “How do you celebrate your community?”

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October Happy Hour Networking Event
Oct
15
4:30 PM16:30

October Happy Hour Networking Event

We have all experienced uncertainty in our lives and career, but sometimes this uncertainty can lead us in amazing directions. This month’s theme will be “Pivoting from uncertainty to passion.” To help get the networking flowing we will be using the conversation prompt “How have you overcome uncertainty in your career?”

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Neurodiversity: Shifting Perspectives
Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

Neurodiversity: Shifting Perspectives

Learning beyond our own thoughts and experiences broadens our perspective into the world of human behavior and interactions. Dive into neurodiversity with speaker Torri Wright, as she encourages us us to open our own minds to understand how others experience the world. This topic will broaden our ability to better communicate, problem solve, and resolve difficult situations within relationships and workplaces.

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September Happy Hour Networking Event
Sep
17
4:30 PM16:30

September Happy Hour Networking Event

Join us for happy hour at AltSource on September 17th.

In the tech industry, companies often tout all the “fun” benefits they offer to employees, but do those perks really matter to everyone? Yes, ping pong can be entertaining for a few minutes, and kombucha is great for your gut, but are these the types of benefits that make workspaces desirable for everyone? Let’s talk about it! This month’s theme will be: “Functional workspaces: from behavior to the needs of parents,” and to help get the networking flowing we will be using the conversation prompt: What’s something you need to make your workspace functional?

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How to Study for a Technical Interview
Sep
4
5:00 PM17:00

How to Study for a Technical Interview

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready.

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[SOLD OUT] August Happy Hour Networking Event
Aug
20
4:30 PM16:30

[SOLD OUT] August Happy Hour Networking Event

Calling all introverts!

We all know the tech industry is full of networking events, but networking can be daunting, especially for introverts. The theme of our August Happy Hour is “Calling All Introverts!” To get people talking about this, our conversation prompt for the event will be “How does being an introvert or extrovert affect networking for you?”

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Vancouver Mixer
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Vancouver Mixer

While the event will be primarily focused on networking, guest speaker Jennifer Baker, President, Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), will share an inside look at her professional journey, from Washington D.C. to Ethiopia and Vanuatu and, most recently, to Clark County, where she leads the CREDC team working with private and public sector partners to accelerate the economic vitality of the region.

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[SOLD OUT] Human Centered Design
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

[SOLD OUT] Human Centered Design

Design is everywhere. From the clothes you’re wearing to the smartphone you’re holding, everything is designed. Design is crucial to just about everything—it renders the latest technology accessible to the masses, makes our favorite apps and products a pleasure to use, and determines which brands we return to over and over again. To put it simply, design matters.

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Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks
Jul
30
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks

Join PDXWIT in partnership with PAF (Portland Ad Federation) for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks. This an ongoing series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their personal lives and careers. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

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Fast Pitch: Get your rad idea in front of investors!
Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

Fast Pitch: Get your rad idea in front of investors!

Calling all entrepreneurs! Got an idea that you think has potential, but you want some experts to weigh in? Or perhaps you are already making your dream a reality, have some investment and want to keep your momentum going? Perhaps you’re somewhere in between. Get in front of Oregon Venture Fund investors so they can provide informal, constructive feedback and connections.

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Self Care and Mitigating Workplace Stress
Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

Self Care and Mitigating Workplace Stress

Join us June 25th for a panel discussion and action-oriented evening on tackling this complex, critical topic. Co-hosted by workplace wellness consultancy Health Equity Partners, come ready to listen, learn, share and—we hope—leave inspired and motivated to make changes you need both for yourself, your company, and your community. 

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June Happy Hour
Jun
18
4:30 PM16:30

June Happy Hour

Join us for June Happy Hour at WeWork Pioneer Place, hosted by Green Bits!

In our aim to be an organization that supports and empowers women, non-binary folks and people of color, we want to address racism head on. One way that racism can be expressed is through lack of recognition of indigenous lands and erasure of indigenous history. We are moving towards incorporating land acknowledgement into the introduction at all of our events and will be dedicating our June happy hour to providing some additional context on how we will be doing this.

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Volunteer Info Night
Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Info Night

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT

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How to Study for a Technical Interview
May
1
5:00 PM17:00

How to Study for a Technical Interview

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates.

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How to Navigate The Tech Field: A Beginner's Guide
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

How to Navigate The Tech Field: A Beginner's Guide

Many people starting out in the software industry experience frustration when work conversations are riddled with acronyms or tech jargon they do not understand. They become overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information to learn and do not know where to start. To rectify that, we have a group of women speaking who can demystify some of the tools, jargon, and jobs around software.

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April Happy Hour Networking Event
Apr
16
5:00 PM17:00

April Happy Hour Networking Event

We all know the tech industry is full of networking events; in fact, you are reading about one right now! It can be tough to be our authentic selves in these situations. Let’s face it: sometimes it can be awkward to network. The theme of our April Happy Hour is “Stay Authentic: From the Office to Networking.” To get people talking about this, our conversation prompt for the event will be “What does authenticity mean to you?”

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Diversity Dinner (APPLY TO ATTEND)
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Diversity Dinner (APPLY TO ATTEND)

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Heather Knight. This is an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

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