Join us for March Happy Hour at Cambia Health!
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?”
While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.
An employee of Cambia will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities
Filmmaker Casey Hastings will screen her short film “Diversity Hires,” and she and the actors involved will speak briefly on the making of the film
During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:
- An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.
- Table Topics to help break the ice.
- A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.
4:30 p.m. - Doors open
5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speaking segments
6:30 p.m. - Event ends
Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?
Q: What is the parking situation?
A: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.
Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?
A: We will have signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.
Q: Is there secured bike parking?
Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: Yes - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.
Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.
MEET BETH SHIFFMAN
Title: Assistant Director Strategic Partnerships
What is your favorite thing about your job?
I love being on the forefront of innovation in healthcare. This industry has a great need for transformation to bring better care to consumers at a lower cost, and being able to have an impact here is a tremendous privilege.
How did you become involved in PDXWIT?
A couple years ago I was looking to connect with more women in technical roles in the Portland area and the community at PDX WIT has been amazing!
What do you like to do for fun in Portland?
I am a huge foodie – I love to cook and I love to eat. I love taking advantage of Portland’s vibrant restaurant and farm-to-table scene.
Where can we find you on a Saturday night?
I am a huge soccer fan, and during soccer season I love to be at Timbers games or watching my two kids play competitive soccer.
Find her on LinkedIn
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