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PDXWIT Presents: Building Equity with Mindfulness

KinderCare Education
650 NE Holladay Street
Portland, or 97201, us (map)

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Join us for a powerful talk on “human skills” and how to build equity in tech through empathy and self-awareness with featured speaker Del Likins (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mxlikins/) of BeginWithin (http://www.beginwith.in). Del will cover the following key topics: -- Ego’s inclination for self-centeredness, and the practice of “centering” other voices -- Mindfulness for holding discomfort and difference -- “The power of pause” and what to do with the impulse to fix -- Ego habits common in methods of oppression: silencing, filling the space, explaining -- Mindful habits common in building equity: allowing for discomfort, deep listening and skillful responses

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open 6:15 p.m. - PDXWIT and Kindercare Education Introduction 6:30 p.m. - Presentation and Q & A 7:15 p.m. - Networking 7:30 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 and a pay garage in the building.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There are entrances on either side of the building. There will be signs in the main lobby directing attendees to the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are bike racks behind the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! Max, Bus, and Streetcar stops are all outside the front door.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

Purpose: 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.

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