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Experienced Women in Tech Virtual Event

May 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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We tell stories all the time: to persuade someone to support our idea, to explain to an employee how they might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill. But what makes a compelling story? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade? Learn techniques to use in an interview when you want to convey your experience in a compelling and interesting way. Tell a story to generate the attention you need to move a project forward.

Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology?

Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for a while? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

On May 21st, join PDXWIT and host Edgelink for an entertaining and practical event where you will learn:

  • Why storytelling is such an important skill
  • How to use common narrative structures to make your stories more memorable and effective
  • How to apply these techniques to your own stories
  • Bring a story of your own (factual or fictional); you will have a chance to give it a makeover, and to learn from others as they do the same.

The evening will involve a story about storytelling, and then we’ll break out into small groups and rewrite the story you brought with you — or write one while you’re there. We’ll reconvene with a few examples of your story makeover and hear how you used a new framework to enhance your story.

Phil Weber, a professional trainer, fantastic storyteller and local musician will coach us on techniques that can transform the way we tell a tale.


5:30 p.m. – Webinar open /networking
6:00 p.m. – PDXWIT Introductions and Announcements
6:15 p.m. – Host welcome
6:30 p.m. – Presentation/Panel Begins
7:00 p.m. – Q&A
7:30 p.m. – Event Ends

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.


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