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PDXWIT Higher Ed & Tech team up to promote diversity and inclusion

Colleges and universities in the Portland area are great places to work, and higher education has a lot of jobs in tech and related fields. With over 1500 positions across institutions in the PDX metro area, higher ed offers a wealth of opportunities for folks in tech.

Join PDXWIT and Reed College for a tech networking and learning event. Our focus is on information sharing for women and people of other genders generally underrepresented in the tech field. All allies are welcome and encouraged to attend.


The Reed community supports individuals with identities from across the spectrum. A significant part of that support involves actively combating racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ableism, and all forms of oppression and marginalization.

Kristina King and Marianne Colgrove are the organizers for the event, which will feature:

Welcome & Introduction to Reed College

Happy hour and networking

Lightning round talks, including:

  • Tech opportunities in higher ed (jobs and more) (Marianne Colgrove, Deputy CIO, Reed College)
  • Teaching (with) technology (Kristin Bott, Associate Director of Instructional Technology Services, Reed College)
  • How bringing our authentic selves to the workplace is part and parcel of increasing diversity in tech (Kathy Lee, Windows Software Developer)
  • Servant Leadership in Times of Distress: Cherishing Uncertainty in a Black and White World (Marie Daniels, Owner at Me Out Loud, LLC)
  • I can do anything; get out of my car! (Janessa Olson, Junior Product Manager at Womply)
  • How to network in higher ed (Michelle Valintis, Director of Human Resources, Reed College)
  • More practice! kick off more networking

The Reed community supports individuals with identities from across the spectrum. A significant part of that support involves actively combating racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ableism, and all forms of oppression and marginalization.

Note:

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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Kaul Auditorium, Gray Lounge
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Informational Session

Audience

Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Parents & Family

Tags

PDXWIT

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-h...

Cost

Free

Department
Computing & Information Services
Hashtag

#PDXWIT

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