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PDXWIT Presents: Address Sexual Harassment: Create a Healthy Work Culture in Tech

851 SW Sixth Avenue, 8th Floor
Portland, OR 97204, us (map)



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Have you ever had someone tell you, "Things are really sexist and you just have to deal with it?" Have you ever thought you shouldn't be the one to have to deal with it because you're not the one being sexist? If so, you're not alone.

The good news is there are solutions. In this presentation learn: -- What sexual harassment is and how to identify it in your environment. -- How to respond as an ally when you see bullying or abuse in your work environment. -- The three key things you can do to create not just a safe, but a healthy workplace culture for yourself, no matter what.

Agenda: 5:30 pm - Doors open / networking 6:00 pm - Introductions 6:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A 7:00 pm - Networking 7:30 pm - 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, and we will label vegan & gluten-free.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: YES—however, it is not free. The on-site parking is in Pacific Center Garage, which is located in the basement floors of our building, The entrance ramp is on SW Taylor, right-hand side of the street, between SW 6th & Broadway.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Before 6:00pm, both Pacific Center entrances are available (SW 6th Avenue or Broadway).

After 6:00pm, for attendees who do not use the parking garage, Pacific Center access is through the main SW 6th Avenue building entrance. The building is locked to visitors after 6:00pm.

For attendees who are using the Pacific Center parking garage (this applies to cyclists who will lock their bikes in the garage, too). The parking garage is located on B1 and B2. From B1/B2, you will be able to access only the 1st Floor (this is the street level / lobby floor of Pacific Center). Take the elevator to the 1st floor, and exit to the elevator lobby. From there, a PDXWIT volunteer and Smarsh employee will be stationed in the elevator lobby to provide elevator badge access to the 8th floor.

For all attendees exiting the event, elevators will take attendees from the 8th floor to the 1st floor (street-level, lobby exit) or to B1/B2 (basement, parking garage exit) without requiring an access badge.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, there is bike parking in Pacific Center Garage, at the base of the ramp. It is free and secured, but not within Smarsh premises.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes—Smarsh is located on SW 6th Avenue, which is a transit mall street, and most MAX lines have a stop within a 2 block walk.

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.