PDXWIT Presents: 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? While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 p.m. to share important announcements and showcase three members of our community. A representative from our host company AltSource will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company Kristy LaFollette, Healthy Workplace Advocate at Health Equity Partners, will give the following lightning talk: Beyond Beer and Corn Hole: Workplace Change for Families Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at Wright Behavior, will talk about Decoding The Language of Behavior 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 those hiring, to ensure people get connected. Agenda: 4:30 pm - Doors open 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 6:30 pm - Event ends Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes. Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes. Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, we will be providing food/drink and it will be clearly marked with the dietary restrictions. Q: What is the parking situation? A: We do have a few(10ish) free parking spaces onsite. There is street parking and neighborhood parking available (it’s easiest to find parking in the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood). Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Enter through the main entrance, which faces Hawthorne and is across the street from Burgerville. Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes. Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Either work, however there are multiple bus stops within a block of our building so public transportation is fairly easy. Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Purpose: 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.
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