Communities
PDX Lunch & Learn: Building Inclusive Work and Workplaces

Event Details

Date
Apr 24, 2019
Time
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location
Viewpoint
1515 SE Water Ave #300
Portland, OR 97214
Price

TAO Member: $10

Non-Member: $20

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The local technology industry is working hard to be a more inclusive space, attracting and keeping more diverse candidates. Together we’ll explore building a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered to contribute. We'll be diving into some examples and case studies of inclusion working and not working at organizations and making individual plans for making our workplaces and our work more inclusive.

Technology Association of Oregon invite you to join the non-profit Free Geek and Cloudability on Wednesday, April 24th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Viewpoint (1515 SE Water Ave #300, Portland) to discuss the differences in diversity and inclusion, the work that needs to be done to solve digital inclusion on a local level, and what your company can do to foster inclusion in your work and workplace.

Some of the questions that will be explored include:

  • What we can do to address biases and prejudices in an open and honest way?
  • How do we collectively create an inclusive workplace?

PRESENTERS

Sara Rasmussen   

Sara Rasmussen
Digital Inclusion Manager
Free Geek

Sara manages community-powered tech education and technology access programs. Sara sees technology as a powerful tool for social justice. An interdisciplinary strategist, designer, and project manager, Sara was a 2016-2017 NTEN/Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fellow.

   
Marcus Carter II Marcus Carter
Talent Acquisition Partner
Cloudability

Marcus manages recruitment at Cloudability and is part of the Advisory Council for the TechTown Diversity Pledge – a movement around achieving greater diversity and creating a more inclusive tech community in Portland. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Technology and technology-related companies of all shapes and sizes interested in attracting diverse candidates.

ABOUT FREE GEEK
Free Geek is committed to including everyone in our digital future. We sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.