Say Hey!

In 2005, major employers in Oregon & Southwest Washington joined forces as "Partners in Diversity" (PiD) to cooperatively support diversity in the workplace and community. The Say Hey! event series was created to honor new minority professionals relocating to the Oregon and SW Washington area with the goal of helping them connect with the multicultural community.

Say Hey! events are held quarterly. At each Say Hey! PiD recognizes Honorees of color who have recently moved to Oregon and SW Washington. Community leaders, corporate and public sector leaders, community organizations and other individuals attend Say Hey! to help make honorees feel welcome and more connected to their new community. Everyone is welcome to attend Say Hey! This multicultural event provides a great opportunity to enjoy an evening of meeting new friends and learning about what makes our community a great place to live and work.
Partners in Diversity is accepting Say Hey! host requests. Is your company interested in hosting or co-hosting a Say Hey? Send Mari Watanabe an e-mail and let's begin the discussion. Remember, there are only four Say Hey!'s per year, so get your request in early!

Say Hey! sponsored by Portland General Electric will be on August 21, 2014 at Two World Trade Center.

General Registration is CLOSED

Honoree Registration for August 21 is CLOSED

Please click on the images of our upcoming Honorees below for more information.

Ngoni Murandu

Yvonne Ryans

Claudia Dorado

Nathan Baptiste

Dorcie Johnson

Gohar Shafiq

Kuo-Hsuan Pan

Abenet Asmare Gebre

Jon Arakaki

Danielle Ashley

Derek Spears

Soo Pak

Maya Agarwal

Tania Manners

Sabrina Balderama

Ambret Mcchristian

Alfred McQuarters

Jason Leon

Tiffany McClain

Candace Avalos

Robert James

Edward Hill

Amanda Park

Randy West

Jeremy Jarrett

Karin Edwards

"Being introduced made me feel truly welcomed into the Say Hey Portland community. It was wonderful to meet professionals representing such diverse backgrounds, yet passionate about their shared interests in building and sustaining a sense of community and connection with the Portland area"