July 28, 2020
On July 10, Prosper Portland announced through the Portland Business Journal that it would be overhauling the TechTown Diversity Pledge after a lack of progress.
Prosper Portland manages the TechTown program that launched a diversity pledge five years ago. The program was meant to push companies on workforce diversity, but the numbers haven’t changed significantly.
The full article is available on the Portland Business Journal.Read Article
About TechTown Portland
A movement. A commitment. A community.
Started in 2015, TechTownPDX is a collection of Portland tech companies who have come together to commit to a Diversity Pledge – a shared commitment and action plan to collectively advance workplace diversity and inclusion in order to grow the industry while broadening prosperity.
Earlier this year, TechTown launched the “Building an Industry for Everyone” video to highlight their achievements in 2019 as well as their need for help to make more progress together.
About Prosper Portland
TechTown is powered by Prosper Portland. Prosper Portland creates economic growth and opportunity for Portland. Prosper Portland’s vision is to make Portland one of the most globally competitive, healthy, and equitable cities in the world by investing in job creation, encouraging broad economic prosperity, and fostering great places throughout the city. We aspire to be a workplace of choice with passionate staff excelling in an open and empowering environment and sharing a commitment to our collective success.
Portland tech companies have joined the Diversity & Inclusion Pledge since its initial launch in 2015.