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Women of Color in Tech

  • Port of Portland Headquarters 7200 Northeast Airport Way Portland, OR, 97218 United States (map)

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.

Moderated by Priscilla Lim from Port of Portland and speakers Tanya Webb, from Puppet, Lakecia Gunter from Intel, and Tara Zaremba from the city of Seattle, this panel will discuss different types of emotional labor in the workplace, race and how it affects people of color, and cultural norms and stereotypes that are happening in the workplace.

Who should attend?

The PDXWIT Women of Color in Tech group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those in which the group is dedicated to first and foremost.

5:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking
6:15 p.m. - Introductions
6:30 p.m. - Panel Begins and Q&A
7:15 p.m. - Networking
7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.


We’re on the lookout for speakers

Do you have a unique story to tell? Do you have a specific skill set you’d like to share with our community? We’re always looking for speakers to share their knowledge at an upcoming PDXWIT event. Learn more about our current speaking opportunities.

Do you want to host an event?

Is your company interested in hosting a PDXWIT event? This is a great opportunity to gain powerful exposure to the local workforce while showing your support for inclusion in Portland’s technology industry.

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Earlier Event: October 21
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