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May 15, 2018
WWCode - Diversity in Tech: Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity
WeWork Pioneer Place

Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to feature “Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity”, by Kristina Houck, LCSW and Tanya Crenshaw, PhD.

Tech culture needs to change. All too often, underrepresented groups are marginalized and excluded as a result of implicit bias expressed through microaggressions. Creating a culture in which everyone experiences a sense of acceptance and belonging requires a collective commitment.

What to Expect
- Presentation and interactive workshop
- Learn about the relationship between implicit bias and the microaggressions that can surface

Key Takeaways
- Actionable ways to disrupt bias
- Identify and practice strategies to engage in culture change
- Changing the culture requires a lot of people making individual choices that actively tear down and confront everyday biases and microaggressions

6:00 - 6:30 - Networking, food, and mingle
6:30 - 6:45 - Women Who Code Portland and WeWork Intro
6:45 - 7:45 - Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity
7:45 - 8:00 - Audience / Speaker Q-n-A
8:00 - 8:30 - Networking + opportunity to connect with speakers

About Women Who Code Portland
Women Who Code is a non-profit global organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers -- we are the Portland chapter!

About the Facilitators
The workshop is co-facilitated by Kristina Houck, LCSW and Tanya Crenshaw, PhD.
Kristina is a Clinical Social Worker with more than a decade of experience as a therapist and advocate. She has implemented several bystander intervention projects to create communities of inclusivity and safety. She facilitates difficult conversations with openness and authenticity.
Tanya has a Computer Science Ph.D. with over twenty years of technical experience. A published researcher she has spent over a decade investigating people’s sense of community and belonging in tech. Her candidness inspires action.
Together, Kristina and Tanya provide practical solutions for complex problems.

About our Hosts
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. They transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. More than just the best place to work, though, this is a movement toward humanizing work. They believe that CEOs can help each other, offices can use the comforts of home, and we can all look forward to Monday if we find real meaning in what we do.

Who Should Attend
Everyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.
Our {short} Code of Conduct
Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

Mar 26, 2019
Portland Code School Student and Graduate Panel

If you're contemplating attending a code school, academy or bootcamp this will be a great opportunity to learn from previous and current students. A handful of panelists from Epicodus and Alchemy Code Lab will join us and they will share with us some of their experiences, challenges both in school and in hunting for jobs.

There will be plenty of Q&A time so get your questions ready so you can make better choices.

We are excited to host our first Meetup at Vacasa in the Pearl Distrcit (Downtown PDX).

More details to come!

Please RSVP at