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New Relic

Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 9 2018
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fireside Chat with Mayor Ted Wheeler

    New Relic

    Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-fireside-chat-with-mayor-ted-wheeler-tickets-39088561941) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event *

    Join PDXWIT for a lively discussion of Portland’s present and future with Mayor Ted Wheeler. The city faces complex challenges and new opportunities, and the tech industry has a pivotal role to play. Mayor Ted Wheeler will discuss the city’s policy agenda for the coming year and address your questions about some of PDXWIT’s top local issues: education, homelessness, transportation and public safety.

    Ted Wheeler started his term as Portland’s mayor on January 1, 2017. Prior to that, he was the Chair of Multnomah County from 2007-2010 and the State Treasurer from 2010-2015. A sixth-generation Oregonian, Ted was born in Portland and graduated from Lincoln High School. Ted earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University, and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

    Moderator Terra Soma works at Legacy Health as a Sr. Organizational Development and Change Consultant where she leads teams through strategic planning, improving their culture, and reducing burnout.


    5:30 Doors open and welcome

    6:00 Conversation begins

    7:00 Final remarks from Mayor and moderator

    7:30 Event Ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: No onsite parking available.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes, the Max green, yellow, blue and red lines are very close.

    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.