Say Hey! Honorees Receive a Warm Welcome in Hillsboro

For the very first time, we had the opportunity to take our signature Say Hey! event west of Portland to the City of Hillsboro! 500 attendees came out to network, connect with professionals of color, and welcome this quarter’s forty…

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Breakfast for Champions | Inclusive Interviewing

January 24, 2023 – It is no secret that recruiting and hiring are lengthy and expensive processes. Individuals joining an organization have a great impact on the long-term culture and effectiveness of a team, and conversely, new employees are looking…

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This is not the time to cut DEI efforts

Mari's Memo

January 2023 – Happy New Year, everyone. I hope your holidays were wonderful and safe. Over the last weeks, several recent headlines sent alarms blaring in my head. “Tech layoffs spell trouble for HR and diversity professionals.” – Fortune “DEI…

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CEO Forum: DEI Lessons Learned

Dec. 1, 2022 – Start with the why. Speakers at the 2022 Partners in Diversity CEO Forum agreed that defining what diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging mean to the organization is an important first step. Find the reality within your…

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Breakfast for Champions | Building an Effective DEI Council

October 26, 2022 – Diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, productive and happier (1). Despite the benefits, few organizations know what steps to take to create and foster diverse teams. Participants in this month's virtual Breakfast for Champions explored…

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