Building a Tech Industry for Everyone
We believe through collective action and accountability, Portland Tech companies can cultivate more diverse, equitable, and inclusive corporate cultures, and an industry and community that welcome and value racial, ethnic and gender diversity.
Empowering Champions for Corporate Change
Changing corporate culture to foster a more inclusive workplace and elevate underrepresented voices in the workforce is critical and necessary work, but it is not linear and cannot be accomplished by just one person.
We provide the space, support and structure for leaders and champions within the Portland Tech industry to come together to better understand the importance and necessity of consistent effort and commitment toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work within their own companies.
We believe through a shared community effort centered around accountability and transparency, our members can make effective progress toward a more diverse and inclusive industry.
Creating a Supportive Space for Collective Progress
We are facilitators of community, tough conversations, critical trainings and shared expert resources. As a membership-based group, our structured approach clears a path for executive and internal champions to prioritize DEI action through:
ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY:
Quarterly assessments and community reporting to help you maintain momentum, celebrate the small wins, and accelerate change.
Monthly connections with our Community of Action sessions and a dedicated Slack Channel to foster relationships and shared experiences.
Partnership with Portland Means Progress, TechTown’s sister program, to provide access to DEI training and resources for businesses.
Dedicated staff members and budget through Prosper Portland to create and facilitate TechTown programming
Is TechTown Right for Me?
As a TechTown member, you are expected to:
- Do the Work: to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company (with our support).
- Show Up, Be Engaged: participation in our monthly Community of Action sessions and TechTown opportunities is vital to the strength of our group and our collective progress.
- Set a Goal and Measure Progress: each member must be accountable for their own commitment to change.
How You and Your Company Can Participate:
I’m Ready to Join
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I Want to Learn More
Find out how this Prosper Portland initiative can provide training and support for your DEI journey