Portland Startup Women live in Portland, Oregon, and offer peer mentoring and a safe, confidential space to support and challenge each other. You are welcome to join if you (1) identify as a woman or non-binary and (2) have started, or are in the process of starting, a business.
MEETUPS + SPECIAL EVENTS
Our weekly meetups are 1 hour and modeled after Lean Coffee, an effective and fun way to ensure diverse topics are addressed in a timely and meaningful fashion. Everyone pitches topics or questions, we vote and then spend 5 minutes on each. Setup takes less than 10 minutes and we share asks + offers at the end.
We also host barn raisings (collaborative work days), lunches, power-up learning sessions, networking, informational events + help promote each other's events.
ONLINE SUPPORT + COMMUNITY + VOICE
In addition to meetups, we host a Slack chat where we share wins, questions, resources, events and ongoing inspiration and support. On Twitter at @pdxstartupwomen (https://twitter.com/pdxstartupwomen)
We are a powerful community supporting each other through the tough roads ahead as we build our companies inside an ecosystem and culture that caters to men. We believe in the power of forging our own paths to success and trust each other to best define success for herself. We believe in the power of accountability and pay it forward when possible: extending offers as well as asks. We value each other’s and our own time like saffron (it’s priced higher than gold). We treat each other and ourselves with respect, dignity, trust and keep all conversations and data shared in confidence.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Our community guidelines and code of conduct are open sourced and you can read them @ http://bit.ly/23gA7g0