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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Never Take the First Offer

121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 900
Portland, OR 97204, USA (map)



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We’ve all been at the negotiation table, whether we choose to participate or not. While it’s easy to avoid this short-lived discomfort, doing so can cost the average person around $500,000 in lost income over the course of their lifetime. Making the decision to negotiate is the first step — this talk will help with the rest.

In this talk, we will discuss the circumstances that have lead to the pervasive underpaying of minority groups; the ways that companies can improve the situation; and how we, as job seekers, can take the reins and better advocate for our own value.


5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and Cayuse (event host) introduction

6:15 p.m. - Presentation Begins

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, there will be gender neutral restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, food and drink will be available.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is a parking garage located under Building 2 of World Trade Center Portland, and the garage address for GPS is 56 SW Taylor Street, Portland, Oregon 97204. The entrance is off Taylor between Naito and 1st. From the garage take the elevators to the bridge level (B) and walk over the bridge into Building 1's lobby (east). Parking can also be validated for up to 2 hours with a stamp.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We are located at World Trade Center Portland - Building 1 at 121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 900. The lobby to Building 1 is up escalators (SW corner of 2nd and Salmon) on the 2nd floor. For ADA access, take the ground floor elevator to the 9th floor (press '9' outside the elevators and use the indicated cab). Follow signs to the Cayuse lobby. The security desk and a representative from Cayuse will be there to direct you to the event space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are bike racks located in the parking garage, as well as racks around the World Trade Center Campus.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The event is located nearby to MAX and bus lines.

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.