Tag: diversity

Toward more diverse speakers, panels, and events in our community

Saying diversity and inclusion is a problem in the tech world is a staggering understatement. And when you live in the most infamously white city in the United States with an incredibly small tech and startup community, that issue is only exacerbated. Exponentially. That’s why I’m always happy to see how other folks are working to change that. Read More

Amid controversy, Brendan Eich resigns Mozilla CEO position

Mozilla has a significant presence here in Portland. And many of their employees have been critical participants in forming and maintaining the community we have here. That’s why I felt it was important to highlight that their recently appointed CEO has stepped down. Read More

In pursuit of a more diverse Portland startup scene: Include. Innovate. Invest. PORTLAND.

I’m a firm believer that, if the Portland startup scene is to truly take its place among other leading startup epicenters, it will only come with increased diversity in our companies. We’re making slight inroads here and there. But there’s much more to be done. That’s why the Portland Development Commission is looking to gather folks to get more going. Introducing Include. Innovate. Invest. PORTLAND. Read More

Field notes from the most diverse tech conference on the planet

[Editor: This kicks off a series of on-going guest posts from Katherine Krajnak, who works on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Portland Development Commission.]

“If you’re building a social tech company and you aren’t paying attention to Black women, you’re stupid.” Read More

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