Festival registration is open! Design Week 2020 runs virtually from August 3-7.
Portland networking group Diversity in Design, will host a virtual gathering of small group discussions with Career Collaborators (aka mentors) who are professionals of color. Unlike traditional mentor-mentee structures, our mentor figures hosting each virtual room will represent professionals of color at various stages of their careers including recent graduates, emerging professionals, and established senior leaders.
Discussions will focus on what professionals of color are looking for in mentors, what mentorship and collaborationship could and should look like, and how to build connections outside of this one event. As a mentee, you'll be able to ask questions of the mentors of how they've navigated their career path, handled challenging workplace situations, and what advice they might have for you.
What to expect:
8:30am-8:45am: Introductions and Interactive Community Agreement
8:45am-9:45am: Mentor "Rooms" Virtual Break Out Sessions
9:45am-10:00am: Interactive Share-out and Q&A
Note: All ticket holders for our event will receive an email from us the day before the event with the Zoom event link and day-of reference information, so keep an eye out in your inbox and check your spam if you don't see it!
Special thanks to Eugenie Jolivett Fontana, founder of Gather & Garner and We Are Here, for letting us use the term "Career Collaborators", defined by her as inspirational role models that guide you through your path of purpose or career journey.
Ticket sale and sponsorship profits go to Diversity in Design, a grass roots, aspiring non-profit, and local networking organization. Your contributions allow us to support our programming that works to create a community for professionals of color throughout the year. In order to be as inclusive as possible, we do not charge for our monthly gatherings or have membership dues, so your support of this event makes a huge difference for us and what we can do for our fellow professionals of color! Learn more about us: Diversity in Design
We believe people of color need to be visibly represented as design professionals for the environments we create to reflect and support our diverse communities. People of color must be a part of the conversation if design industries are to advance and stay relevant.
Our mission is to engage professionals of color in the design industries in creating and sustaining a community that provides useful resources, hosts dynamic evens, and fosters meaningful connections.
Our goal is to support and raise awareness of the current accomplishments of professionals of color, empower them to achieve future success, and inspire the next generation of design professionals of color to reach their full potential.