The Say Hey! event series was created to honor new professionals of color who have recently relocated to Oregon or Southwest Washington and help them connect with our region's multicultural community. This quarterly event brings together business and public sector leaders, community organization representatives, and other individuals to help make the honorees feel welcome and more immersed in their new community. Everyone is welcome to attend Say Hey! Sponsorship for this event is available only to Platinum PiD members.
Breakfast for Champions
Breakfast for Champions is PiD’s members-only educational program. Held in January, April, July and October, this event brings HR and diversity practitioners together to network with one another and share best practices through expert panels, presentations, and open dialogue with a focus on recruiting, retaining or supporting professionals of color. Space is limited for Breakfast for Champions, therefore, registration is required. Sponsorship for this event is available only to Gold and Platinum PiD members.
Say Hey! for Interns
Say Hey! for Interns is PiD’s new and innovative networking event focused on summer interns of color working with PiD member employers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Young people from all over the nation come to this region for summer internships. This program, offered early in the summer, helps jumpstart the networking experience while showing off the best of our region as a great place to work and live. Tabling opportunities exist for this program. Sponsorship for this event is available only to Platinum PiD members.
Held biennially, Partners in Diversity’s CEO Forum brings together chief executives from around the region to discuss various topics on diversity as a “must have” commitment from the top. This forum is a safe space for chief executives to discuss successes and challenges encountered while working to diversify their workforce and create a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work environment for professionals of color. Contact us for sponsorship information.
Workforce Diversity Project
In 2014, Partners in Diversity and the Portland Business Alliance joined forces to create the Workforce Diversity Project (WDP); a three-year grant-funded endeavor that saught to understand how qualified, diverse workers could better connect to businesses that need a strong labor supply for manufacturing, healthcare and other skilled trades jobs; jobs that pay a living wage. Findings from Phase One are available here: Demographic Analysis of the Healthcare, Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Industries and PSU research report on Women Working in Manufacturing, Healthcare and Skilled Trades. Findings from Phases Two and Three will be released soon.
Partners in Diversity also hosts various other events on an ad hoc basis in support of our mission. Check back for updates.