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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) October Happy Hour


221 SE Ankeny Street Portland, OR 97214



Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-october-happy-hour-tickets-50234060427] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Happy Hour at Autodesk on October 23rd.

We all know that the professional world can have its challenges. The good news is that the challenges we face at work can often support our growth and development. This month we are reflecting on personal growth from professional challenges. To facilitate this discussion our conversation starter will be: How have you grown from a past or current professional challenge?

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase three women in our community.

An employee of Autodesk will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

Melanie Rickmann, of Grey Ghost Studio, will tell us how to Use Adversity to Fuel Your Career

Zhou Fang, Advisor, will talk about Navigating biases and coming out on top

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

Table Topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.


4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Anyone is free to use any restroom that they are comfortable using. We do have gender neutral restrooms located on the 5th floor that guests are welcome to use. They would need to be accompanied by an Autodesk employee as they are not located in a public space.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes. We will provide light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. We will provide vegan and GF options.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We do not have onsite parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: All guests must enter and exit through our front door located between 2nd and 3rd on Ankeny. All guests will need to sign in at the front desk and sign an NDA.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, we can provide bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: YES! There is a street car and bus line stop very close to our office.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.


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.