portland tech diversity

Technology companies are solving profound challenges.

The underrepresentation of women and communities of color in the tech industry is a challenge we're taking on collectively in Portland. Our initial efforts are focused on educating ourselves on the dynamic challenges associated with this.


how are we working to diversify portland tech?

Read the pledge and see who in Portland tech has joined the effort. If you would like to learn more, please contact us.


1. Partner with groups in Portland that can assist with hiring and career advancement for underrepresented communities.
2. 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.
3. Educate staff on unconscious workplace biases and implement specific actions designed to alleviate them.
4. Provide internal development and progression programs and ensure underrepresented employees can access these programs.
5. Share our collective data on the demographic representation within our offices in the Portland metro area of gender and race.


Portland, Oregon Regional Diversity Statistics

Data Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. (EMSI), first quarter 2015.  Primary data for population data is from US Census Bureau, birth and mortality rates from the US Health Department, and projected regional job growth.  Primary data for workforce and industry data is Oregon Employment Department, Oregon Labor Market Information System; Washington State Employment Security Department, Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch. NAICS Codes: 511210; 512110; 512191; 512199; 518210; 519130; 541511; 541512; 541513; 541519.

Data Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. (EMSI), first quarter 2015. 
Primary data for population data is from US Census Bureau, birth and mortality rates from the US Health Department, and projected regional job growth. 
Primary data for workforce and industry data is Oregon Employment Department, Oregon Labor Market Information System; Washington State Employment Security Department, Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch. NAICS Codes: 511210; 512110; 512191; 512199; 518210; 519130; 541511; 541512; 541513; 541519.

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WHY WE'RE DOING THIS

"Our efforts will create a needed pool of talent for our industry and establish Portland as a place where everyone can have a fruitful career in technology. There is a long road ahead but we are proud to be united."

- Portland Tech Diversity Pledge

Many tech companies across America are taking real steps to acknowledge and address tech diversity and inclusion, and they should be applauded. However, little has been done beyond the silos of individual companies. In Portland, we're changing this. 

We believe collective action and accountability are required to address the underrepresentation of women and people of color in our industry. We're coming together because it's the right thing to do, it will help our companies, and will make Portland Tech stronger.