What we're about

We are a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community. We encourage women and other under-represented groups who are in or around tech and their allies to join us! Trans and non-binary people are always welcome.

Upcoming events (5)

PDXWIT Presents: Why Neurodiversity is Essential to Our Future

***Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l5O9aW2dRue7rXouRSIUIA is required to gain entry to this virtual event*** Join PDXWIT, Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at BEHCA and Lori Eberly, LCSW, Author, Founder and Facilitator of Radius ECD as we explore diverse perspectives through the lens of neurodiversity. Who is to say what specific neurology is going to be ideal at any given moment? Having diverse perspectives and neural-processing opens up pathways for new discoveries and solving complex problems. The barrier is overcoming bias to see past assumptions and appreciate the brain process that may very well solve a critical problem. How can we learn to communicate with one another differently and avoid quick, bias-filled, assumptions that otherwise exclude neurodiverse populations? Following the presentation, we hope to hear from you all on your perspective. Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Presentation 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

PDXWIT Presents: Pitch Forward: Pitch to investors and take your company forward

***Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MiH9o1JDSOG08EoS-a_tbQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event*** *** Entrepreneurs, Fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjQ-YLMwFhM_xAsc2E-O0cQzIUv1gviae6KspvpyzHcLsvwQ/viewform to tell us about your company. We have limited slots so sign up today! *** Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for our 2nd annual pitch event. Calling all entrepreneurs! Are you in the process of growing your business and ready for the next phase of talking with investors? Keep your momentum going by pitching your vision and the progress of your product development and customer discovery. Oregon Venture Fund investors will weigh in with constructive feedback and connections. Ninety percent of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a great way to get feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders. Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and OVF welcome and introductions 5:05 p.m. - Entrepreneur pitches (5 minutes each + 1 min questions) 6:00 p.m. - Investors and community connect directly with entrepreneurs 6:30 p.m. - Event ends OVF Investors: Please sign up to provide constructive feedback and connections for local entrepreneurs. Community Members: Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next pitch event! Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

PDXWIT Presents: November Virtual Happy Hour

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*** Zoom registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q341HMBLRcqmnMjCt8R0iw *** PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Simple for a special edition happy hour on November 17th as part of the annual Give!Guide campaign. This year we get to do it from the comfort of our homes, but we will still raffle off some amazing prizes to folks who donate during the event! PDXWIT has meant something to all of us over the last year and we are going to hear from community members about how their involvement with the organization has been a buoy during these challenging times. We will hear from Simple's Recruiter, Madeline Schinipper, and find out about the company as well as open job opportunities. As always, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event. We will have ASL interpretation throughout the event. Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Special Edition Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

PDXWIT Presents: Community Talent Show

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*** Zoom registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-eZfynXfQRemFaNXFHnF4Q *** Join PDXWIT, Cambia Health Solutions, and talented folks throughout our community for a night of fun and talent! We can do more than code. We can sing! We can dance! We can tell jokes, read poetry, twirl a baton! And did we mention our extremely talented pets and kids? Join us for the first ever PDXWIT Talent Show. This is a free event designed to serve as our main fundraiser for PDXWIT’s Give!Guide campaign. For those of you who donate during the event, there will be amazing raffle prizes. Don’t miss this! Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talent Show & Raffle Drawings 6:00 p.m. - Voting and Announcement of Winner 6:15 p.m. - Event ends Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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