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PDXWIT Presents: March Happy Hour

Autodesk
221 Southeast Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)

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Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-march-happy-hour-tickets-94745368949) is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Happy Hour at Autodesk on March 18th!

We spend quite a bit of time at work, so why not create a community and a work culture that supports meaningful relationships? This month’s theme is Work, Culture and Community. To facilitate this discussion our conversation starter will be: What is one positive way to create a positive work culture?

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. -- Anusha Neelam, PDXWIT Scholarship recipient will talk about developing relationships at work and in the community -- Paris Hyun, PDXWIT Scholarship recipient, will talk about creating the work culture we deserve

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 PDXWIT volunteer opportunities table -- A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected

Parents: PDXWIT has teamed up with DivCarePDX to provide caregiver services for kids ages 2-13! We have a limited number of tickets available and if you would like to register your child for childcare, please contact: [email protected] for information. You can also bring children and opt out of the childcare portion, as long as the children stick with you throughout the night.

Agenda: 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.

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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