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Thursday
Jan 27
PDXWIT Presents: Demystifying Financial Wellness
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

A new year is upon us and with that often comes a financial check in. Join PDXWIT, Simple X, and First Tech Federal Credit Union for industry tips exploring the basics of getting your finances in order.

During the first half of the presentation, we’ll share how to build a plan for getting out of debt and how to save in ways that fit your budget. . The second half of the presentation will focus on ways to secure your financial future that go beyond saving a little bit every month.

We recognize that not everyone has had the opportunity or means to save, and that the financial sector has historically been set up to benefit existing racial and class hierarchies. We will spend some time touching on these important themes, and the myths that back them, during the event.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 12:05 p.m. - Introductions 12:10 p.m. - Presentation begins 12:50 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Jul 1, 2021
Empowering Ourselves: A ProDev Workshop for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ Founders & Allies
Online Webinar

How often do you take the time to invest in yourself, especially if you're consistently labeled as "underrepresented"?

StartOut welcomes BIPOC, LGBTQ+ founders and allies to connect in a space designed to uplift diverse identities.

This networking and professional development event is to represent the underrepresented entrepreneurs out there; particularly those that are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, people of color and our allies/supporters. Breakout rooms with discussion moderators will lead safe-space conversations for how to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive, challenges people of color experience while fundraising, leading/building an authentically diverse team, and how to activate your allyship to diverse founders.

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Wednesday
Nov 10, 2021
Investing in BIPOC Founders
Zoom

Join our expert panel for a conversation about investing in BIPOC Founder-led companies. We will examine motivations for investing and what factors you should consider. What investment opportunities exist and how you can get started. Most importantly, whether you plan to invest or not, we will discuss why it is so important to support BIPOC Founders.

Working together we can level the playing field.

Date: Wed, Nov 10 2021, 4:30-5:30pm PT

Panelists: Marceau Michel, Founder, Black Founders Matter Melanie Strong, Founding Partner, Next Ventures Nitin Rai, Managing Partner, Elevate Capital Kate Delhagen, Founder, Oregon Sports Angels

Facilitator: Andy Robbins, Founder, Oyster

Registration: Free

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Thursday
Jan 20
PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ in Tech: Authentic Representation in the Gaming Industry
virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

The wise video game director of “Tell Me Why,” Florent Guillaume said, “...authentic representation was crucial, in part, because video games can put you in the shoes of characters that you don't necessarily relate to.” Gaming is a big industry. With representation from all over the world, it takes more than just code to represent the authenticity of a character within a game. It also means that the people creating it are well represented in order to provide as accurate a representation of the cultures and behaviors enacted within a game.

Join PDXWIT for this panel discussion to learn more about how game acculturation is changing the gaming industry and what it takes to create characters and stories that you and I can relate to in a virtual environment.

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff and Hazel Valdez, you will hear from Kate Edwards, Executive Director of Global Game Jam, as well as game developers including Lauren Lizardo and Zach Deocadiz as they discuss what’s happening in the gaming industry today.

You will also hear from our host and find out if they have open positions.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 12:05 p.m. - Introductions 12:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins 12:50 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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