THIS IS NOT OKAY
But it can become better.
Tech in Portland operates in the whitest city in America. We work, network and recruit among people who look, talk, act and sound demographically alike. We exclude women, people of color and the LGBTQ community.
As members of an industry committed to so-called disruption, are we okay with this?
So eROI signed the Portland Tech Diversity Pledge, joining local tech companies committed to—with five specific steps—solving our industry’s endemic lack of diversity.
Let’s acknowledge who we are and how far we need to go.
Our gender identity tends slightly female.
Responses include “all that apply.” All responders had the option “I prefer not to respond.”
We’re pretty young. Over two-thirds of us are between 18-34 years old.
All responders had the option “I prefer not to respond.”
We’re crazy white. Over 93%, in fact.
Because responses include “all that apply,” our percentage is greater than 100. All responders had the option “I prefer not to respond.”
*As we diversify, we’ll update our demographic data. Stay tuned.