PDXWIT

New
BIPOC-Led Organization

Mission

We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.

Bottom Line for Portland

The tech industry is a pathway into economic empowerment for people from historically marginalized communities, but only if they can thrive once they’re there. We’ve partnered with more than 75 tech companies in Portland and beyond to bring together hundreds of people looking to break into the industry or advance their careers. 

 

We create access by offering more than $20,000 in scholarships annually, cultivating a robust  mentorship program, and managing an active job board filled with employers in Portland and beyond eager to hire folks from the PDXWIT community. 

 

We dismantle inequities by administering our State of the Community Survey to identify the specific challenges that must be addressed to ensure equity in the workplace, nurturing thought leaders, and though our Speakers Bureau delivering DEI talks at companies looking to improve their workplace culture. 

 

We fuel belonging by hosting a myriad of community building events and featuring the success stories of PDXWIT members through our Humanizing Tech podcast.  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As an organization committed to advancing inclusion in the technology industry, we support and celebrate those who are underrepresented in tech. While our events and programming are open to everyone, we create dedicated spaces for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, tech professionals over 50, and Native Americans.

 

Incentives

  • Tier: Dismantle inequities 
    • $10 - $99 Back it because you believe it
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  • Tier: Fuel belonging
    • $100 - Supports a speaker stipend
    • $250 - Supports a podcast episode
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  • Tier: Creating access
    • $500 - Fund a full micro-grant
    • $1500 - Fund a full #InvestingInYou scholarship

Business Partner(s)

Autodesk is a long time Executive Sponsor for PDXWIT and is proudly supporting our Winter Celebration Happy Hour!

$42,604 raised of $40,000 goal
181 donations
107% of Goal

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Year Founded: 2011

Tax ID: 81-3445550


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