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Who We Are

Our Purpose

PDXWIT empowers individuals within the Portland-area tech industry by offering community and skill-building events, mentorship, and access to jobs and opportunities. We dedicate ourselves to nurturing community leaders, advocating for the underrepresented, and inspiring change both locally and in the wider world. We leverage our leadership, commitment and influence towards reducing the imbalances that exist today in an industry that is shaping the future of humanity.

Who We Support

As an organization committed to advancing inclusion in Portland’s technology industry, we support and celebrate those who identify as women, non-binary and underrepresented in tech.

We encourage those who identify as women, non-binary, and underrepresented people to join tech and support and empower them to stay in tech.

We are advancing inclusion in Portland’s technology industry.

 

Meet Our Team

Staff

 

Board of Directors

 

Our Values

Inclusion

We are many, we are one. Everyone is included on the journey and we are committed to ensuring space and safety is never compromised.

Community

Serving the community. We believe in nurturing our community through career growth and opportunities, mentorship, and skill-building events in a way that is authentic, clear, accessible and relatable.

Advocacy

Serving the community. We believe in nurturing our community through career growth and opportunities, mentorship, and skill-building events in a way that is authentic, clear, accessible and relatable.

Self Awareness

There is always more to learn. We are receptive to each person’s story by listening, learning, reflecting, and evolving to better serve our community.

Technology

Technology is shaping the future. We believe in reducing the imbalances that exist in tech today so that everyone is represented and skilled in an industry that is shaping the future of humanity.

 
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Our Guiding Principles:

 
 

Sustain

Keep the organization operating and growing sustainably in addition to helping our members sustain a successful and healthy career in tech.

 

Empower

Create spaces where women, non-binary and underrepresented people in tech feel connected and supported throughout their careers in tech.

 

Influence

Foster diversity and inclusion for tech companies in Portland.

 

Expand

Inspire change both locally and in the wider world by expanding our reach.

 

Learn

Dedicated to learning, reflecting, and evolving to better serve our community.

Meet Our Sponsors

Through the generous donations of our sponsors, we are able to provide community events, educational experiences, and so much more to inspire change both locally and in the wider world.

 

Meet Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization. Learn more about why they chose to dedicate their time to support PDXWIT and our community members.

 

Meet Our Members

Get to know our community members through their own words. Learn about their career paths, the scariest moments they’ve overcome, what organizations they are most passionate about, and much more!

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