PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at Vacasa for our next happy hour! The theme for this month is Accessibility in Technology. The conversation starters to keep the networking flowing will be “How can tech be more accessible?” and “What does an accessible tech environment mean to you?”
Whether or not we dare admit it, this simplistic view fuels an adversarial dynamic across genders. By shifting from fighting for our rights to standing for the common good, we can continue to elevate gender related conversations towards greater partnership and synergy.
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
“We're Out Here: Queer folk talk work, tech and life” will feature 3 brave storytellers sharing their personal experiences.
Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and Fiserv’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics. The event will be primarily networking focused, but we will have a couple guest speakers
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.
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.
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.
The cryptocurrency bear market of 2018 saw both Ethereum and Bitcoin tokens lose more than 80% of their peak value, but that doesn’t mean development has slowed. Ignoring the market and speculation of crypto tokens, let's explore how these crypto tokens, notably Ethereum, have improved!
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.
Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology? 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 awhile? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.
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.
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?”
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.
Join us for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks in partnership with Portland Ad Federation, an ongoing panel series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their careers.
Don’t miss the latest edition of our Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications.
We’ll also have a team reviewing resumes; bring a printed copy along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.
PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our March Happy Hour at Cambia Health! A lot of people talk about the Importance of diversity in the technology Industry, but does diversity even matter if there are not meaningful efforts to achieve inclusion? The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What is the Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion?”