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Pathways to Leadership: The Power of Mentorship

Two Portland powerhouses are joining forces to humanize tech, create access and connect awesome people! PDXWIT + Cinder presents a panel discussion, moderated by Katy Byrtus, focused on tech leaders who come from backgrounds that have been systematically excluded from positions of power.

We believe anyone who identifies as a leader is a leader. Your title doesn’t define you and we will unpack some of these beliefs while discussing how community and mentorship (or lack thereof) have shaped career pathways for leaders.

Our panel will feature professionals with intersecting identities who are changing the industry. We will get real, get vulnerable, and share authentically as we reflect on some difficult questions.

There will be ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout.

Panelists include:
Cinthia Manuel (she/her), CEO + Founder, Autentica Consulting
Himalaya Rao (she/her), GP + Managing Director @ Black Founders Matter
Trip Longworth (they/he), Developer Relations @ Garden

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12:00 p.m. – Event opens
12:03 p.m. – Introductions + Announcements
12:10 p.m. – Leadership Panel
1:00 p.m. – Event ends

We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers, and fueling belonging.

We are committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact to request any additional accessibility accommodations. If you are having trouble registering for this event please let us know and we will be glad to assist you. At our event, we will automatically provide ASL interpretation, live captioning, and relevant materials in pdf format in advance, and we are helping our presenters be more inclusive in their materials and presentations.

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Apr 21 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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