PDXWIT Presents: Latinx in Tech

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Squarespace Portland

311 Southwest Washington Street

Portland, OR 97204

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Experiences and Insights of Latinas in the Portland Tech Community

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In collaboration with Latinx Tech PDX and host Squarespace and their ERGs, join us for a night of learning, insight and perspective as we hear stories from prominent up-and-coming Latina women in the Portland Tech Community.

Squarespace ERGs act as a launchpad to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and are leveraged as strategic inputs to maximize business impact and build an equitable workforce. Additionally, ERGs serve as an important reference in unlocking nuances related to Squarespace’s diverse customers to enable future business success. Squarespace has three office locations with a total of 14 ERG's company wide, and here in Portland, they currently have the following groups: MINDS (Mental Inclusivity Neurodiversity at Squarespace), Trans @ Squarespace, Unity @ Squarespace (multicultural group), Women @ Squarespace, Queerspace

Community partner Portland State University will also be on site to share information about their graduate business programs that have garnered worldwide recognition for developing leaders with a focus on innovation and sustainability. Their mission is to create positive social, ecological and economic impact through inclusive, transformative learning and meaningful research.

Moderated by Fabio Valentino, founder of Latinx Tech PDX and Nelia Terrazas, and speakers Diana Laboy Rush from The Math Learning Center, Nancy Perez from Zapproved, Maya Hoffman from IT Motives, and panelists from Squarespace (to be announced), this panel will show us a day in the life and perspectives of how they got into tech and how they navigate the tech industry here in Portland.


5:30 pm - Doors open and Networking

6:00 pm - Introductions

6:15 pm - Panel Begins

7:00 pm - Q & A

7:15 pm - More networking

7:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Bathrooms on the ground floor are gender neutral.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, through a side entrance. Please let the host know so someone can help open it.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes. Light snacks will be labelled.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is no dedicated parking lot, however street parking is free after 6pm and there are many close downtown parking garages.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The downtown location is served by buses and the Max.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.


PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Squarespace Portland

311 Southwest Washington Street

Portland, OR 97204

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