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PDXWIT Presents: February Happy Hour Networking Event

PGE PGE Sky Bridge Terrace 2WTC 121 SW Salmon Street, Use either escalator at Building 1 or 3 to enter Portland, OR 97204
2WTC 121 SW Salmon Street, Use either escalator at Building 1 or 3 to enter
Portland, OR 97204, USA (map)



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Join us for Happy Hour at PGE on February 18th!

At our February Happy Hour we will be honoring a local legend here in Portland: Donna Hammond, one of Oregon’s first black female electricians. Ms. Hammond has lived a tremendous life, having dealt with significant cultural isolation within her industry.

The theme of the evening will be “Isolation at Work.” To get the conversation flowing, the conversation prompt will be “Have you ever felt isolated at work?”

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

Hazel Valdez and Dawn Mott will be our emcees for the evening.

A representative from our host company PGE will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Donna Hammond will share her story and highlight a local organization that is making a difference in Portland.

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.

A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

A PDXWIT volunteer table, where community members can learn about volunteer opportunities that exist within the organization.


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

5:00 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No

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: Street parking is available with several Smart Park garages in the area

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The Sky Bridge Terrace is located in 2WTC 121 SW Salmon Street. Please use either escalator at Building 1 or 3 to enter.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is an area for bicycle parking for the building. Please bring your own lock.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

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.