PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) June Happy Hour
Join us for June Happy Hour at WeWork Pioneer Place, hosted by Green Bits! 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. 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 members of our community: A representative from our host company Green Bits will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company. We will be joined by Court Morse who will share information about Portland’s indigenous lands and history. 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. A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected. Agenda: 4:30 p.m. - Doors open 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightening Speakers 6:30 p.m. - 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 Q: What is the parking situation? A: No onsite parking, just street parking. Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Guests will enter through the mall entrance on Morrison and 5th, then proceed to the 3rd floor of the mall. Doors will lock at 6 p.m., but guest may still exit the space. Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes for members of Wework; guests are welcome to park on the street. Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event. 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.
700 SW 5th Ave