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 Legacy Health will take place on May 26, 2015

General Registration is CLOSED

Honoree Registration is CLOSED

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

Pamela Altheimer

Jill Schellberg

Larry Rodgers

Maurice Henderson II

Kristian Corbin

Anna Cho

Chikeola Karimou

Darren Powell

Iris Maria Chavez

Bianca Davis

George Whitfield

Darrell Davis

Sanethia Thomas

Vernetta Dorsey

Lauren Smith

Rhiannon Patterson

Martina Iniguez

Jazmine Bowles

Gabriela Viesca Chavez

Arone Andu

Michael Smith

Kali Hobson

Andrea Allen

DorisJane Iglesia

Brendan Deiz

Lynne Steger

John Miles II

John Fraire

Shari Dunn

Taylor Steele

Mike Pichay

Andrea Glaeser

Jessica Arzate

Milyon Trulove

Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica

Marc Rodriguez

"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"