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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Confronting the Gender Gap: Stories from The Home Depot QuoteCenter

1455 NW Irving Street (First Floor Conference Room)
Portland, OR 97209, us (map)



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QuoteCenter, located in Vancouver, Washington, is a 139-person software startup within The Home Depot. QuoteCenter builds a portfolio of software applications using cutting-edge technology to facilitate building material sales to Pro contractors. Their team has grown dramatically to 150 people from 70 people in October 2016 due to their proactive and intentional diversity recruiting efforts. These diverse people account for 40% of all new hires!

Come hear real stories of real people who joined QuoteCenter. This event will be an informal collections of stories about why they joined the team and why they are important to The Home Depot.

QuoteCenter is committed to building a diverse team, which they see as an important reason for their success and growth, from $0 in revenue at time of acquisition (2013) to $400M in 2015, $600M in 2016. (Revenue’s for 2017 were even larger!)


5:00 - Door open, networking

5:30 - Intro + 3 minute lightning talks throughout the evening from:

Natalee Webb (Mgr, Product Management)

Denise Hale (Lead Software Engineer)

Lena Bruncaj (Digital Content Data Analyst)

Caitlin Cox (Digital Content Data Analyst)

Dianna Chavarria (Vendor Operations Analyst)

Whitney Williams (Frontend Software Engineer)

Kelly Leverich (Associate Product Manager/Product Owner)

6:00 - Q & A

6:30 - 7:00 Networking, 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. Paid street parking is available.

Q. Is there secure bike parking? A. The secure bike parking is in the parking garage and requires a FOB for the building. However, there are racks in front of the building.

Q. Should I consider using public transportation? A. We are close to the street and not far from bus routes. However, we would recommend driving and plenty of street parking is available.


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.