This is a guest post from a member of our tech community, David Welton, who is spearheading the local YIMBY movement, which is interested in more finding more affordable housing solutions. David connects the dots for why this is an issue for the tech community and beyond.
So Teri approached me and asked if I would help develop a equity, diversity and leadership workshop series targeted at startups and small businesses that would offer practical knowledge on these topics at an affordable price? As the former principal research director for Microsoft, I focused on diversity and specifically bring more underrepresented groups into computing, so this was in my wheelhouse. I opened the Ranemaker Institute and began developing the TAO workshop series, researching, and working with the City of Bend and the Bend Chamber on how we could better support our City’s equity needs.
This is a guest post, reprinted with permission from the Cascade Angels website.
By Julie Harrelson, fund manager, Cascade Angels
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