The underrepresentation of women and communities of color in the tech industry is a challenge we’re taking on collectively through TechTown Portland – a collaboration among our technology communities. The Tech Diversity Pledge is focused on these five key actions:
Partner with groups in Portland that can assist with hiring and career advancement for underrepresented communities.
Create and implement strategies to increase hiring of women and people of color, from intern programs to full-time positions at all levels within our organizations.
Educate staff on unconscious workplace biases and implement specific actions designed to alleviate them.
Provide internal development and progression programs and ensure underrepresented employees can access these programs.
Share our collective data on the demographic representation within our offices in the Portland metro area of gender and race.