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Women Who Tech: Kiki Prottsman

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This month we sat down with Kiki Prottsman, Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Geek who is on a mission to shake up the world. Kiki shares the importance of having support, how important allies can be and why a flying cow gave her motivation! Kiki tells us about her tech journey. Kiki: My dad is an […]

Community

Women Who Tech: Emily Clyde

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Emily Clyde has become a staple in the community here in Eugene, OR. You will find her wherever you can find a tech event as she works to invite more women into the Eugene Tech scene. Originally from Northern Willamette Valley, life and serendipity brought Emily to Eugene. She sat down with us to tell […]

Careers

Women Who Tech: Cat Whitaker

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We are kicking off our Women Who Tech series with Cat Whitaker, a world traveling, adventure seeker trying to solve problems with tech. Each month we will share another interview with women who are in tech or tech adjacent. Cat came to Eugene by way of Colorado, by way of Florida, by way of several […]

Community

Community Support and the Future of Women in Tech

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 When we talk about encouraging more women to enter tech, you often hear we need to start early. You have probably seen the studies showing that girls interest in tech wanes around middle school which had led to the creation of many girls groups like Girls Who Code or Girl Develop It. Even the Girl Scouts has added badges for […]

Careers

11 High Demand Jobs Prime for Career Transition

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Discover the strategic, operations, and communications roles in technology and learn how to compete for them. As the lines between the tech industry and every other industry become increasingly blurred, the call for talented coders has become widespread. Yet, for each programming job in tech there are plenty of other jobs prime for mid-career professionals ready for […]

Health

The Purple Path

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 What to do with what the news and social media do to us? Many people check their phones in the morning before their first sip of coffee or tea. Our first moments of wakefulness are most often filled with information about other people’s lives, whether through social media or news stories about global warming, war, injustice […]

Equity & Equality

#MeToo — A Battle Cry

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 Accepting the unacceptable. That’s me, pictured on the right. Maybe it was my introduction to power tools and SciFi as a kid, but my interests have never been “normal” for a girl my age, at any age. My style, if you could call it that, has always been colorful, and I’ve always had a hard […]

Community

Belonging in Tech

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Community Sessions   Cressa Perloff facilitates a group discussion on inclusion and belonging at our first Community Sessions event in Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Lyssa Louise. We are a Tech Community To many, this may seem like an oxymoron. Communal is not usually the first descriptive word that comes to mind when it comes to tech culture. A […]

Careers

Discovering Untapped Talent for Tech Careers

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Sarah’s Story I recently co-organized an event in Eugene, Oregon for women interested in technology careers. We hope we can start to find solutions to some of the gaps in the Eugene tech hiring market, along with many broader goals. My take on our inaugural event: Redefining #Women in #Tech — A #Eugene #Oregon Experiment. […]